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Amanda's Bookshelf

I'm a culture junkie who works at a bookstore. Pop, high-brow, junk -- it's all good. I try and consume it all. I read tons, especially young adult fiction. I also love quirky, offbeat novels; cultural analysis; mythology; girly fiction; fantasy; screwball romantic comedies; books with extremely flawed characters, yet somehow you really empathize with them; nonlinear narratives and language play.

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The Runaway King
Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Lost Girl
Sangu Mandanna
Another Little Piece
Kate Karyus Quinn
Moranthology
Caitlin Moran
There Is No Dog
Meg Rosoff
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Ransom Riggs
Fated
S.G. Browne
Room
Emma Donoghue
Topics About Which I Know Nothing
Patrick Ness
The Little Friend
Donna Tartt
Today
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
Sangu Mandanna
Kate Karyus Quinn
Caitlin Moran
Meg Rosoff
S.G. Browne
Emma Donoghue
Donna Tartt
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text: YA Books with at least one Latino main character (Part Two)
Biggest Flirts - JenniferEchols From What I Remember... - Stacy Kramer,Valerie Thomas Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secr...
Chain Reaction - Simone Elkeles When Reason Breaks - Cindy L. Rodriguez More Happy Than Not - Adam Silvera Kiss Kill Vanish - Jessica Martinez Dream Things True - Marie F. Marquardt Rules of Attraction - Simone Elkeles He Forgot to Say Goodbye - Benjamin Alire Sáenz On the Edge - Allison van Diepen Before We Were Free - Julia Alvarez dancergirl - Carol M. Tanzman
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Biggest Flirts - JenniferEchols From What I Remember... - Stacy Kramer,Valerie Thomas Aristotle and Dante Discover the Se...
Biggest Flirts[BIGGEST FLIRTS][Paperback] - JenniferEchols From What I Remember... - Stacy Kramer, Valerie  Thomas Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Sáenz Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass - Meg Medina Out of Darkness (Fiction - Young Adult) - Ashley Hope Pérez The Weight of Feathers: A Novel - Anna-Marie McLemore More Happy Than Not - Adam Silvera When Reason Breaks - Cindy L. Rodriguez Dream Things True - Marie F. Marquardt Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles
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reviewed: Miss Chatterley, Part 1: Hungry
Interesting concept for a re-telling. More of a 3.5.
Miss Chatterley, Part I: Hungry - Logan Belle
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reviewed: 17 & Gone
Great novel touching on two different, serious subjects affecting not only young people, but people of all ages. Another grea...
17 & Gone - Nova Ren Suma
reviewed: Dreamless (Starcrossed)
Amazing! What a perfect ending to the trilogy. Like Christina said about [b:Dreamless|12995284|Dreamless (Starcrossed, #2)|Jo...
Dreamless - Josephine Angelini
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reviewed: Hidden Gates (P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy)
Some of the politics made me go "hmm..." and there was a lot of things that didn't quite gel with me (I found some of the myt...
Hidden Gates (P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy) - D. T. Dyllin
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reviewed: Taken at Dusk (Shadow Falls)
This book really started to lag in the second half and started out with a rather odd sexual tone (in my opinion), but kept me...
Taken at Dusk - C.C. Hunter
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reviewed: Altered
Had aspects I wasn't that into, but very addictive and easy-to-read thriller with elements of sci-fi and romance.
Altered - Jennifer Rush
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reviewed: Just One Day
Well written, but I just couldn't connect with the characters or the story
Just One Day  - Gayle Forman
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reviewed: Greta and the Goblin King
I'm pretty sure the reason I enjoyed this so much as that when I think of Goblin Kings my mind automatically goes to David Bo...
Greta and the Goblin King - Chloe Jacobs
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reviewed: Touched (Sense Thieves)
Very Twilightish
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reviewed: Crewel (Crewel World)
Definitely an interesting start to a series with a unique premise/world with thought-out politics. I look forward to the next...
Crewel - Gennifer Albin
reviewed: For Darkness Shows the Stars
More of a 3.5. Bumped up since I love Persuasion that much.
For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund
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reviewed: Poison Princess (Arcana Chronicles, Book 1)
More like a 4.5, but there moments where Evie annoyed me a bit too much and there were character traits of Jackson's that wer...
Poison Princess - Kresley Cole
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