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Boy Nobody by Allen Zadoff

<a href="" style="float: left; padding-right: 20px"><img border="0" alt="Boy Nobody (The Unknown Assassin, #1)" src="" /></a><a href="">Boy Nobody</a> by <a href="">Allen Zadoff</a><br/>
My rating: <a href="">5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I had this on my TBR shelf but with April as mystery month with my twitter book club #yearofya, I pushed it forward and boy am I glad I did! Talk about a thriller; you have a teen assassin who completes his missions (get in quickly, don't be noticed, befriend the target, kill, & leave unnoticed) for The Program which has a very very dark side. "Boy Nobody" gets his information in coded texts & calls from Mom and Dad and the latest is to kill the mayor of NY. But this mission is unusual, he has only 5 days to complete it and with this come questions about his life both before and during his time with The Program. Zadoff created a very believable teen assassin, the chapters, the boy's thoughts and words are all short & clipped creating a very tense atmosphere with each page. I am looking forward to more in this series!
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The weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie Mclemore

The Weight of FeathersThe Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh did I love this audiobook, one of my favorites; the magical realism reminded me of Bone Gap by Laura Ruby but the carnival traveling shows reminded me of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern! This is also part of the Hub Challenge, Morris Award winner I am involved in completing. There are 2 rival shows - the acts of the Paloma's are mermaids and the Corbeau's are birds and along with this is a long history of hatred, lies, secrets, taboos & suspicions. Enter Lace (a Paloma) and Cluck (a Corbeau) who happen to save each other on separate occasions. From this meeting, all of the sick family history and taboos sever Lace from her family but luckily she secretly works for the Corbeau family as a make-up artist. And it is here that Lace & Cluck fall in love and the long standing myths are tested, revealed, and overflow in a magnificent scene where Lace & Cluck take on both families. McLemore's plot, setting, imagery, dialogue and language (French & Spanish) drew me in and had me rooting for Lace & Cluck. Especially beguiling were the narrators, Kirby Heyborne and Cynthia Farrell, they brought this magical world to life and continued the fantasy as each chapter unfolded and the reader was plunged into this world of urban fantasy. Highly recommended!!!

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Found (Mickey Bolitar Book 3) by Harlan Coben

Found (Mickey Bolitar, #3)Found by Harlan Coben
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I will enjoy discussing this mystery with #Yearofya on 4/26 at 8pm. If you love mysteries, join in this twitter chat! I loved this 3rd book in the Mickey Bolitar series & I certainly hope there will be a #4. Mickey and his friends Ema, Rachel, and Spoon continue to help save/rescue others as part of The Abeona Shelter network, help Ema find a lost online boyfriend, and Mickey continues to try find out more about his father's death. There was right amount of tension, drama, mystery, gore, and scary moments; I look forward to more YA mysteries from Harlan Coben!

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…Hope you will be willing to share with your teacher and student populations, particularly in light of President Obama’s recent visit to Cuba.


The groundbreaking documentary movie Havana Motor Club will be released by Samuel Goldwyn Films 8 April.


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