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Magan: The Originals by Cat Patrick

The Originals by Cat Patrick (website | twitter) Publication Date: May 7, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 304 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: sisters, clones, scandal, hiding Format read: ARC received via Edelweiss (Thank you!) Summary: Lizzie, Betsey, and Ella split each and every day into thirds. They’re allowed outside their […]

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May 5, 2013 - 11:38 am

Estelle's Shelve It >> Cinco de Mayo Books, Estelle - […] The GLORIOUS list of May releases Magan’s glowing review of Winger by Andrew Smith My EEE I’m so excited review of Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith A review of Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike, which came out this week. Magan’s exciting review of The Originals by Cat Patrick […]

May 3, 2013 - 11:20 am

May 2013 Young Adult Book Releases - […] | Amazon | Magan’s Review […]

May 1, 2013 - 3:32 am

Laura @ the Booksmartie - So, at first this absolutely did not sound like my kind of story, but…woah. The plot seems SO intruiging-and so original. I think I have to get this book and soon 🙂

April 30, 2013 - 6:57 pm

Renae @ Respiring Thoughts - I’ve read Patrick’s Revived and didn’t care for it quite so much, but I really want to read The Originals. I do love how this author picks super original and fascinating science fiction concepts. I love the idea of three clones living one life, and it really sounds like this book is seriously engrossing, which is perfect for this topic.

April 29, 2013 - 9:19 pm

Cassie - I loved Revived! And I simply CANT WAIT for this one as well as her book that she is writing with Suzanne Young, Just Like Fate! So glad to hear you loved this one!

April 29, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Mel@thedailyprophecy. - I’ve read one book about cloning before and I was so fascinated by the concept. I can’t wait to read another book about it! 🙂

Mel@thedailyprophecy.

April 29, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Janita @ Book, Interrupted - I am so desperate for a stand-alone, and this sounds awesome! Thanks for the great review, I’ll definitely check this one out and add it to my TBR list.

April 29, 2013 - 1:51 pm

Annette - Ohhh. I’ve read Forgotten and Revived and enjoyed them both. She always comes up with an interesting premise. I’m putting this on my list. Thanks!

April 29, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Alexa Y. - A book about CLONES? I’m definitely interested in checking this one out. It sounds like Patrick did a great job making each girl sound different (despite having to pretend to be one person), and I want to see what they do about it. Plus, that romance sounds wonderfully different too!

April 29, 2013 - 10:35 am

Natalie - Oh man. This sounds so good!! I seriously need to stop adding my books to my TBR list but I reallllly think this one deserves to be on it. It sounds so interesting, and I just want to know how it all turns out!!! Great review Magan 🙂

Estelle: Rosie and Skate by Beth Ann Bauman

Rosie and Skate by Beth Ann Bauman Publication Date: August 11, 2009 Publisher: Wendy Lamb Pages: 224 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: Sisters, alcoholism, winter at the beach, New Jersey Format read: Bought used hardcover after reading/reviewing Jersey Angel. Summary: The summer folks have left the Boardwalk, and while Rosie and Skate embrace time without the crowds they […]

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December 29, 2012 - 10:41 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - Oh my goodness gracious, Estelle!
My heart SWELLS with all of these feelings that I’m having right now about how much I want to read this book. I can’t even tell you how much I want to read it. I have to find it.

(YAY, I just checked and my library has a copy! YAY!)

December 27, 2012 - 4:54 am

VeganYANerds - Wonderful review, Estelle! I’m so glad this book was more of what you were expecting in a story about the Shore. I’ve had it on my to-read list for ages and I don’t even know why. The fact that it’s about sisters really appeals to me!

December 26, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Alexa Y. - Oh wow! This book sounds really great. I love that it’s about sisters, and I love how it features the both of them dealing with their own separate issues. It’s an intriguing book, and I definitely think I need to read this.

I’m glad it served as a nice reminder to you of the Jersey Shore. I’ve only been twice, but it made me sad too to see what happened after Sandy hit 🙁

December 26, 2012 - 1:21 pm

elena - aww i’m so glad it brought out memories for you and proved to be a refreshing read. i love that they have similar issues (like with skate and her bf, rosie and wondering about her love live) yet remain their own person. great review!

December 26, 2012 - 11:18 am

Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea - I hadn’t heard of this one before I saw your review, but you’ve made me want to hunt out a copy of it! I love that this doesn’t seem to be a typical sibling book where they spend all their time together too, and that it seems to deal with some tough issues too. Great review! 🙂

Estelle: All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin

All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin ( website | tweet ) Publication Date: October 9, 2012 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Pages: 240 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: siblings, re-marriage, insecurity Format read: ARC from NetGalley (Thanks!) Summary: Sister relationships are never easy, but ever since their mother’s remarriage to a wealthy […]

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November 20, 2012 - 12:08 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Ten Books We're Thankful For - […] 1. All You Never Wanted: A review copy that set me on a rampage to read any Adele Griffin I could get my hands on. This book is about sisters, lies, and secrets when a family is torn apart by their new money and pressure to fit in. I fail to come up with the right words to classify Adele’s writing but it’s crisp and to the point. But not impersonal. Her stories are complex, kind of dark, and full of hidden treasures. (My review.) […]

October 28, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (10/28/2012) - […] + Review: Dante’s Girl by Courtney Cole + Dear Teen Me: A Letter From Estelle + Dear Teen Me: A Letter From Magan + Review: Better than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts + Helping Books of Wonder in NYC  + Review: All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin […]

October 26, 2012 - 10:49 am

Kelly - It seems totally justifiable that a family could be at odds without even knowing it, nostalgic about the way things used to be but ignoring the reality of their current situation.

THIS! Yes! Pretty much perfectly sums up this book.

And like you, I’d love to give this another go, just to see what I missed the first time around!

Oh, and thanks so much for mentioning my review Estelle!

October 25, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Estelle - April, so jealous you got a signed copy! I’m hoping Adele will be in NYC sometimes soon! Backstabby is a good word. Very good.

October 25, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Estelle - Kristen, thanks so much for your comment (as always)! I definitely think you should give it a shot too + look into Adele’s other books. I haven’t been disappointed yet!

October 25, 2012 - 12:33 pm

Estelle - Alexa, this is probably unlike any sister book you have encountered. (At least I think so.) The dynamics are so interesting. I do hope you pick this up.

October 23, 2012 - 7:21 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - This cover is such a stand out..it looks like nothing out there right now, and reading what the story is about makes it so dang intriguing!! I hadn’t planned on reading this one, but I’m totally adding it to my wishlist after your review, Estelle. 🙂

October 23, 2012 - 5:44 pm

elena - Dark and twisty, ooh! This book sounds so intriguing and one I need to keep in mind if I want a darker, compelling read. Fantastic review, E! <3

October 23, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I definitely have a soft spot for books about sibling relationships, especially sisters. I’ve had my ups and downs with my own sisters, and there are definitely things I wish I had or was capable of that they are. I’d definitely be interested in learning more about Thea + Alex and seeing how things work out for them in this novel.

October 22, 2012 - 9:50 pm

Kristen Evey - The synopsis on Goodreads makes it seem like I wouldn’t like it, but your review makes me want to give it a shot. It sounds very… complicated, but intriguing. Great review, Estelle. 🙂

October 22, 2012 - 11:51 am

April Books & Wine - I’m glad to see All You Never Wanted is excellent, because I purchased a copy at full price from a signing and this sounds SO good.I feel like I didn’t waste my money haha.

ALSO. I love complex backstabby stories and dysfunction so I’m on tenterhooks to read this!

October 22, 2012 - 9:18 am

Lori - I’ve been really curious about this book, but now I must read it! I have a sister so I always find sister books fascinating and easy to relate to.