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Nightshade by Morgana de Winter - 3 stars Gargoyle porn with a sprinkling of early domestic violence, complete with throwing your spouse over the ramparts. Not your typical fare for medieval fantasy romance, and not half bad either. Deception's Calling by Marie Harte - 3 stars Psychic police officers get frisky in the shower, then promptly experience sexual amnesia. Very different, pretty cool. Didn't like the succubus part, though. Arrested Desires by Michelle M. Pillow - 2 stars Rich house wife is evicted from home by hot cop, he takes her in and they have hawt sex. The only thing futuristic about this story is that wifey knows how to program the toaster and the cleaning bots, and can program her food processor to make cordon bleu, a dish apparently unheard of by the local police force. Cute story, nothing to write home about. The Wolf of Cnoc Meadha by Sherrill Quinn - 1 star Couldn't finish this at all. Morpheus by Alicia Sparks - 2.5 stars This short story has an ethereal, dreamy quality about it, very apropos for a story titled "Morpheus." However, the ending has a twist that just didn't ring true to me, and left me feeling clammy.
Brown, J. (2009). Hate List. New York: Little, Brown and Company. Gr. 7-12. A boyfriend who understands a list of hated classmates; and then a school shooting. Now Val is left in the wake of what Nick took into his own hands. Nick was planning to go further than just write names in a notebook, but Val was oblivious, and the morning of May 3, Val walked into her own living hell – her boyfriend opened fire on her classmates in the cafeteria. After a summer of therapy and recovery, Val is starting her senior year of high school, the year that is supposed to be the best one. Val has to learn how to navigate her new life and somehow survive her senior year; a surprising new friend and a family falling apart spur her to evaluate her life, and, in the words of her therapist, “see what is really there.” Curriculum: A good book to use in psychology to discuss bullying and the effects of bullying on people, as well as therapy and how it works. You could also use it in sociology to discuss the school shooting and how it affects communities. You could use it in English to discuss the themes of bullying, loneliness, and friendship. You could use it in history classes to discuss hate crimes across the decades and how they all relate, no matter time, place, or involved parties. Awards: Michigan Library Association Thumbs Up! Award (2010), The White Ravens (2010), Voya Perfect Ten (2009)