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Tonina Talks Tales

Lifelong reader with the food-smudged and bath-drowned books to prove it. I read YA and SF/F with forays into history, politics, classic lit, and *good* historical fiction. My e-reader is my constant companion.

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The Bone Season
Samantha Shannon
This is W.A.R.
'Lisa Roecker', 'Laura Roecker'

The Program

The Program - Suzanne Young Note: I read this book for free through the Simon PulseIt program and in exchange I am contributing a fair and honest review.I honestly didn't expect much from The Program - the blurb sounded pretty generic people-over-30-are-evil to me. However, I must admit that this book surprised me. The Program's typical fight-against-the-adults YA-dystopian aspects weren't terribly original, but they were decently plotted and well written. What made this book stand out for me were the surprisingly accurate and nuanced portrayals of depression, suicide, and the overwhelming sense of pressure that comes from knowing that everyone around you is watching you for signs of a breakdown. If you're into contemporary YA and like dystopian lit, there's a good chance you'll enjoy The Program. My thanks to Simon Pulse for the chance to read this!