Book Review: Birthmarked
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Book Review: Birthmarked

Caraugh M. O’Brien Gaia Stone is a teenage midwife. And those two words, teenage and midwife, encapsulate many of her struggles in the Birthmarked Trilogy. TEENAGE. It’s a coming-of-age story. Gaia loses parental guidance, challenges a dystopian system, considers romance, and struggles with how her birthmarked face has come to define her. MIDWIFE. This series … Continue reading

Book Review: The One
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Book Review: The One

Series: The Selection Kiera Cass YA There’s a lot to like about this last installment of Kiera Cass’s The Selection series. To bring you up to speed, America Singer is in a reality-show style contest to wed Prince Maxon. But each of them has other romantic entanglements. And then there are the political rebellions, terrorist … Continue reading

Book Review: The Elite
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Book Review: The Elite

Series: The Selection Kiera Cass YA        Welcome back to this dystopian cupcake of a series.   I liked Elite, the middle book of The Selection Series trilogy, the same way I liked The Empire Strikes Back as a mid-trilogy installment. We’re past all the exposition and can delve deeper into our characterizations and plot complications. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Selection
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Book Review: The Selection

Kiera Cass It was bound to happen: Princesses +dystopias +reality TV _________ The Selection I made a feast of this odd little stew of a book, swallowing some sections whole, sometimes savoring a passage as I sorted it into its component ingredients. Oh, I’m on The Bachelor. Nope, I’m in The Hunger Games. The plot: … Continue reading