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Mt. Blue High School ARC Reviews

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Book Title: 
The ash princess
Author: 
Laura Sebastian

I read the whole book however I did not enjoy this book very much the characters lack depth.

Thanks Savanna. Depth is certainly not something I would choose for a character to be lacking!

Book Title: 
My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life
Author: 
Rachel Cohn

The book was really good, I liked how the characters had their own stories and how somethings ended up happening when you didn't expect them to.

Book Title: 
The Girl King
Author: 
Mimi Yu

This is an astonishing story filled with magic and mythology. Princess Lu of the First Flame is traveling across her land to retrieve her stolen throne. She seeks the help of the ancient Yunians, and Ashinas, the survivors of the land that her grandfather and father destroyed. Mimi Yu did an amazing job of mixing magic into this thrilling and gruesome tale. I loved the vivid descriptions throughout the entire story. I hope Mimi Yu writes another one.

Mimi Yu does have a sequel coming out Kayla. It is called Empress of Flames and is scheduled to come out March 12, 2020

Book Title: 
Ship It
Author: 
Britta Lundin

I really enjoyed this book. It was a really good representation of fandom and how it affects different people.

Book Title: 
Crown of Feathers
Author: 
Nicki Pau Preto

I liked this book very much because it kept leaving me hanging but answered all of my questions. Can't wait to read more books coming in that series hopefully.

Book Title: 
Bone Charmer
Author: 
Breeana Shields

This book I loved because this book falls in the category of books that I just absolutely love

Book Title: 
Kiss Number 8
Author: 
Colleen AF Venable & Ellen T. Crenshaw

I wasn't too sure what to think of this book at first because, even though I know you're not supposed to, I definitely judged this book by its cover and title. Although as it would turn out I'm glad I didn't let that completely fog up my opinions because this turned out to be a great read. Though the summery of the book does not do it justice and honestly only covers what a fraction of the actual story is about. I went into this book not really knowing what to expect and not having very high expectations but it soon became one of my favorite graphic novels. The book is a phenomenal story about not only discovering oneself in a place that may not be too accepting of that but also about discovering secrets about family members who may have a very similar story. I recommend this book to any fans of graphic novels and/or fans of good LGBT+ representation.

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Book Title: 
Teeth in the Mist
Author: 
Dawn Kurtagich

The reader is drawn into this dark tale, like it has a hold on you!  It is eerie, spellbinding and haunting.  The connection between Zoey (now) and Roan (then) is strong.  The only downside is Zoey's language is a bit strong, at times even offensive. 

Book Title: 
Missing Presumed Dead
Author: 
Emma Berquist

I'm going to start off by saying I love this book. From the idea of a magical community living in an urban setting to a girl who can see everybody's death, this book drew me in immediately. It was a little odd at first but if you continue reading it you will find yourself not wanting to put it down - or at least that's how it was for me. But on to the book itself.
The main character, Jess, can see the death of anyone she touches and furthermore, see ghosts. At the beginning of the book she seems like she'll end up being a cliché "I'm not like other girls", but as the book progresses she becomes less and less like that - and you can understand why she separates herself from people. In the end she ends up having a lot of character development which is always great.
The book, outside of the characters, is set in Los Angeles and in a magical community that resides there, which is always interesting. It also has a LGBT+ subplot, and by subplot I mean just that. There is a same-sex romance and a seperate gay character but it's never seen as anything more than a completely normal part of life, which it is, of course. And the relationship fits and is not at all rushed - which can be a problem in a lot of YA books that have a romance.
The way this book covers the relationships between the characters, even side characters, as well as the theme of mystery and fantasy is amazing and just works. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a slight mystery, good characters, and/or urban fantasy.

Book Title: 
Missing Presumed Dead
Author: 
Emma Berquist

Thisis a sensational review Emma, thoughtful and incisive. Thanks for sending it in!

Book Title: 
My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant
Author: 
Laura Dockrill

This book is laugh-out-loud hilarious! It inspires you to be true to yourself and teaches you how to learn to be comfortable in your own skin while adding some humor as a touch. The best analogy is like panko chicken, crabby but with a delicious creamy hint of deliciousness.

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Book Title: 
spin
Author: 
maksim malik

i like how the book was made and how they worte it 

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