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Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

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The Power by Naomi Alderman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Viking

Summary:  In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who larks around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with...

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Book Review: Bannerless (Bannerless Saga #1) by Carrie Vaughn

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Bannerless by Carrie Vaughn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin

Summary:   A mysterious murder in a dystopian future leads a novice investigator to question what she's learned about the foundation of her population-controlled society. Decades after economic and environmental collapse destroys much of civilization in the United States, the Coast Road region isn't just surviving but...

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Review: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

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The Book of Ivy
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Summary:   After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the...

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Book Review: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

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Scarlet
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Summary:  Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive. 
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Book Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

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The Giver
The Giver by Lois Lowry

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Summary:   This haunting story centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he's given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.

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