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  • "Fabulous!"

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    Even though I normally can't stand paranormal or fantasy elements, I loved this book. The focus stays mainly on the relationship between Evie and Jack - who is the most gorgeous hero since ever.



    I thought the narrator was excellent, too. She really mastered the French and Cajun accents, and did a good job of differentiating between characters without this intruding on the story.



    My only complaint? The sequel isn't out yet!

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    Poison Princess: Arcana Chronicles, Book 1

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    • By Kresley Cole
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin, Keith Nobbs
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    She could save the world - or destroy it. Sixteen-year-old Evangeline 'Evie' Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future - and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone.

    Phoenixangelique says: "Just WOW and oh no!"
  • "Best Book I've "Read" All Year"

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    What a fabulous and well-written story! I have discovered a wonderful new YA author.

    Not just for teens, this story is funny, poignant and speaks deeply about the struggle of growing up with a depressed parent. I loved the true-to-life evocation of the teens, and the story-telling voice was spot-on. For anyone 13 and up, I would say.

    (Great narrator, too!)

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    Saving Francesca

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Melina Marchetta
    • Narrated By Rebecca Macauley
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    Francesca is at the beginning of her second term in Year 11 at an all boy's school that has just started accepting girls. She still misses her old friends, and, to make things worse, her mother has had a breakdown and can barely move from her bed.

    J says: "Best Book I've "Read" All Year"
  • "Best book of the year, hands down!"

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    I am so glad I downloaded this book. It is, hands-down, the best book I have read/heard in ages! I found myself wishing it would never end.

    It is truly hilarious while still delivering biting satire on our culture and the roles, expectations and double standards assigned to girls in particular.

    The author reads the book herself and her delivery is an absolute treat, especially her delivery of the differing US accents.

    Do yourself a favour and get this one - you will not be disappointed!

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    Beauty Queens

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Libba Bray
    • Narrated By Libba Bray
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    The 50 contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner. What's a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program - or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan - or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?

    Jenny says: "Unexpectedly wonderful"
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