Archive for February, 2012

Close Calls: Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen

Every year we read so many great books, and it’s to get the list down to the top 15. Close Calls gives us a chance to promote the books we loved and debated over that just missed being on the final list. First up is Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen  on the 2012 Close Calls page!

P.S. It’s not too late to vote for your favorite from the top 15! Votes are due by March 1st!

February 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm Leave a comment

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Blood Red Road by Moira Young, the last of our 15 nominees, is posted over at the 2012 Review Page.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite by March 1st! You can e-mail us your vote at or you can use the ballot to vote by dropping it off at a Milwaukee County library, or by mail. Happy Reading!

February 17, 2012 at 10:36 am Leave a comment

Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivian

We’re nearing the end of the 2012 MCTBA nominees, just one more to go.  But don’t worry the close call reviews will start the week of February 27!  And here’s the penultimate nominee review, Not That Kind of Girl by Siobhan Vivan.

February 16, 2012 at 10:01 am Leave a comment

I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

 Want to know more about Holly Goldberg Sloan’s I”ll Be There? Check it out on the 2012 Nominee Review Page.

February 14, 2012 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Read about our latest nominee, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, over on the 2012 Nominee Reviews page!

February 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

Check out our latest review of Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt over on the 2012 Nominees Review page!

February 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm Leave a comment

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Click here to read our review of Divergent by Veronica Roth.

February 6, 2012 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel

Check out what we have to say about This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel on our 2012 Nominee Review Page.

February 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

 Here’s our review of  Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

February 1, 2012 at 9:08 am Leave a comment

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