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Double Buddy Read: Silence + Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick


Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick 
Series: Hush Hush, #3
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 334 pages
Published on October 4th 2011 by WSOY
Becca Fitzpatrick: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Hiljaisuus”. Contains some spoilers.


Nora Grey can’t remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks – with no one knowing where she was or who she was with – she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom’s creepy new boyfriend.

But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.

And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.

Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers…and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.

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Buddy Read: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick


Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick 
Series: Hush Hush, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 327 pages
Published on November 10th 2011 by WSOY
Becca Fitzpatrick: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Riitasointu”.

Nora Grey’s life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn’t pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it. A mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He’s more elusive than ever (if that’s possible) and what’s worse, he seems to be spending time with Nora’s archenemy, Marcie Millar.Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn’t been acting so distant. Even with Scott’s totally infuriating attitude, Nora finds herself drawn to him – despite her lingering feelings that he is hiding something.If that weren’t enough, Nora is haunted by images of her murdered father, and comes to question whether her Nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death. Desperate to figure out what happened, she puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations to get the answer. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything – and everyone – she trusts.

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Buddy Read: Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick


Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick 
Series: Hush Hush, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 299 pages
Published on 2011 by WSOY
Becca Fitzpatrick: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Langennut Enkeli”.


Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

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Book Review: Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare


Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare 
Series: The Infernal Devices, #2
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 512 pages
Published on December 6th 2011 by  Walker Books
Cassandra Clare: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

In a time when Shadowhunters are barely winning the fight against the forces of darkness, one battle will change the course of history forever. Welcome to the Infernal Devices trilogy, a stunning and dangerous prequel to the New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them….

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Book Review: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead


Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines, #1
Genre: Paranormal | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Paperback, 423 pages
Published on May 24th of 2011 by RAZORBILL
Richelle Mead: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. 

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Graphic Novel Review: Vampire Academy


Vampire Academy The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead and illustrated by Emma Vieceli 
Series: Vampire Academy, #1
Genre: Paranormal | Graphic Novels
Age Range: Young Adult
Format:Paperback, 144 pages
Published on 23rd August 2011 by RAZORBILL
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Leigh Dragoon: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

After two years on the run, best friends Rose and Lissa are caught and returned to St. Vladimir’s Academy, a private high school for vampires and half-bloods. It’s filled with intrigue, danger—and even romance.

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