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Middle Grade Book Review: Curiosity House - The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver

"Welcome to Dumfrey's Dime Museum of Freaks, Oddities, and Wonders"

The Shrunken Head is a charming book, one easily enjoyed by both young readers and their older counterparts. Set during the 1930's in New York City, it is the first book in author Lauren Oliver's newest series titled the Curiosity House. As the story begins, readers will immediately get the sense of being part of it as they are welcomed to: "step right up and don't be shy. You must not-you absolutely cannot!-put this book down." And, it is hard to do so, even as an adult the storytelling is easy to fall into.

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Book Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

As a fan of Megan Shepherd's The Madman's Daughter trilogy, I knew THE CAGE would be a must read for me. The summary intrigued me: teen captives in a human zoo, only this zoo is not of Earthly origin, but rather the alien, otherworldly kind. I couldn't wait to see how Shepherd turns her pen towards science fiction and aliens.

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Siren's Fury by Mary Weber

What continues to impress me about this series is Nym's wonderful character and Mary Weber's thoughtful writing. Siren's Fury is the second book in the Storm Siren Trilogy and a book I've been highly anticipating. There's plenty of dangers, action and magic of course in the story to keep fans happy, but what I loved the most was how much Nym grew, and continues to grow as a character. A heroine who is learning her strengths while working past her vulnerabilities. Once again, we are taken on a ride into the Elemental world as Nym, Eogan and Rasha fight a future that still threaten Faelen. 

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