Shephard Summers

"Read a thousand books and your words will flow like a river." - Lisa See


  MAGONIA by Maria Dahvana Headley Harper Collins, 2015 The shocking and unexpected discovery of who Aza Boyle really is turns her life completely upside down, opening up a world she never knew existed, and relieving her of her life-long struggle with being able to breathe and do the things any normal teenager would do. Except she's not any normal teenager.…

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      SHADOW SCALE by Rachel Hartman Random House Books for Young Readers (2015) Seraphina goes on a quest to find the other half-dragon people in order to create a magical defense against dragon attack on the city. When she discovers that one half-dragon is plotting against her, she must rely on her most trusted friends and her special connection to…

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    THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Percy Jackson & The Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riodan Hyperion, 2005 Late to the party on this one. The movie was very faithful to the book. So I'll just say I liked reading the book because it was told in 1st person--everything from Percy's perspective. If you love Greek Mythology and magickal realism ala HP,…

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    THE RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard HarperTeen (HarperCollins), 2015 Anyone can betray anyone. Those born with silver blood are the elite class-based families gifted with a dizzying array of magical and elemental abilities that ultimatedly oppress and enslave the ordinary born of red-blood, forcing them to fight their wars for them. Mare Barrow is a 17-year old pickpocket from The Stilts who becomes…

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