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Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
Stephen Jay Gould
Dean Koontz: A Writer's Biography
Katherine Ramsland
Marx & Lennon: The Parallel Sayings
Joey Green, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, Groucho Marx, Arthur Marx
Skeleton Creek
Patrick Carman
The Iron Daughter
Julie Kagawa
Scorch
Gina Damico
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories
Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton
Eden at the Edge of Midnight
John Kerry
The Feud: The Hatfields and McCoys
Dean King
Gated - Amy Christine Parker First I will say thanks to Random House books for Young Readers and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title. This was a good book about a young person in what would most likely be called a cult situation. In a way reminded me of the book The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams, and you can read my review of that HERE. This was a much more involved book, and you almost, at least at first, didn't think it was such a crazy place. In fact, the main character, Lyla, seems to really be happy there.Now Lyla's family came to live at Mandrodage Meadows, following Pioneer, after several things happened. Lyla's sister disappeared off the sidewalk outside their brownstone in New York City. Then shortly after, the Twin Towers fell on 9/11. Of course once that happened, the search to find Lyla's sister ended. There was too much going on for the police to worry about that. Pioneer showed up at their house around that time. Saying that he'd seen their story on the news, and The Brethren had sent him a vision saying to help this family. Soon, Lyla's family, along with others had decided this world was only getting worse, and they all went to help build the community that Pioneer had said would be their way to be safe when the world ended.You can read the rest of my review of this book at: Lisa Loves Literature