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Full Fathom Five My Father Lies (Review: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater)

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Maggie Stievfater
Scholastic 2014

Blue Lily, Lily Blue is the third book in Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Cycle. This review therefore may contain mild spoilers for the previous two books (reviews of which you can find here and here).

In the arena of 300 Fox Way, Monmouth Manufactu…

Introducing our Youngest Contributor and her First Book Review

We don't really review books for anyone under YA age here on MOI, but that's all about to change because we have a new reviewer: Lady M.  Lady M is six and has been interested in getting in about these here hills for a while. So here is her first book review, originally written out by hand …

Weighed And Found Wanting (Review: #Scandal by Daisy Ockler)

#Scandal Daisy Ockler Simon Pulse 2014 Lavender Oaks High is online, all the time.At least the students are… and most of the staff, too.It’s a digital world, with Facebook ruling the technological roost – much like the majority of high school s in the Western world.At Lavender Oaks, the hive mind is o…