When I first saw this book on the library bookshelf, I admit I was attracted to it by the cover: a young girl in a gorgeous gown. Since I had recently finished a few other YA books that had to do with princesses, I thought I would give it a try. It was so much different than I expected! Though it was full of royalty and some romance, this dystopian YA book is one that will make you think about the world that Amy Ewing has created where the personal freedom and choice comes at a high cost. This......more
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IN THE BLOG
I’m not a long-time lover of the hobby but I fell hard and fast for it recently. By total luck, right now happens to the most exciting time to be a board gaming enthusiast. When most people think of “tabletop” games they think of either casino gambling, antiquated board games like Clue or Monopoly, or worst of all, the fantasy dice games from the 1980s, often stigmatized as being played by Middle Earth-loving, Dungeons & Dragons outcasts. Well, that’s changing. A lot of cross-pollina...
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