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Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Uprooted is a straightforward fantasy featuring a YA-type of protagonist and a fairy-tale feel. The book is a very well written standalone that will appeal to many ages from teen on up. And while it does rack up cliches in … Continue reading

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Defiant by Karina Sumner-Smith

The first book in the Towers Trilogy, Radiant, topped my best of 2014 list. Intricate storytelling, nuanced characters, distinct magic system, and an exquisitely written story of an unusual friendship made for a very satisfying read. With this second book, … Continue reading

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Qualify by Vera Nazarian

Qualify is a decently written YA sci-fi featuring a suitably strong heroine and interesting world building. At 600 pages, it really could have used tighter editing and a bit more restraint. But the story is easy to follow and the … Continue reading

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