December 8, 2016

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Morris and Turner Contendas

Hello! It’s roundup time, today focused on contendas for awards other than the Printz. One of these awards is a real actual award, the William C. Morris YA Debut Award; the other is imaginary but no less real in my heart. The Morris you all know about, of course, and we’ve been covering several debut/Morris […]

YA Xpress Reviews | May 2016

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Brand new YA titles reviewed, including a star review for Jaclyn Moriarty’s latest addition to the “Color of Madeleine” series.

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Books in Brief: Series

Books in Brief: Series

Some time in the next few days I’ll have a lot to say about the year end lists, and we’ll be going back and making some additional edits to our start of season list in light of time crunches and more data. Today, though, I’m taking a moment away from that madness to reflect on […]

A Corner of White

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A Corner of White (Book 1 of The Colors of Madeleine), Jaclyn Moriarty Scholastic, April 2013 Reviewed from ARC and final ebook This is a doozy of a book. Clair talked about the difficulties summing up a complex book like The Raven Boys, but that would be a breeze compared to this one. It’s crowded […]

Pick of the Day: A Corner of White

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The first book in “The Colors of Madeleine Series,” a fantasy about two teens living in different worlds, Madeleine in Cambridge, England, and Elliot in the Kingdom of Cello.