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The Care and Feeding of Books Old and New by Margot Rosenberg
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The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter
Everlasting by Angie Frazier
Floors by Patrick Carman
Ghouls Just Haunt to Have Fun by Victoria Laurie The Haunted Mask by R.L. Stine
I Could Pee on This by Francesco Marciuliano
Innocence by Jane Mendelsohn
The Lost Children by Carolyn Cohagan
Making Money by Terry Pratchett
The Mummy's Mother by Tony Johnston
My Favorite Band Does Not Exist by Robert T. Jeschonek
Nine Lives Last Forever by Rebecca M. Hale
Poetics Of Cinema by David Bordwell
The Pricker Boy by Reade Scott Whinnem
Reunification: A Monterey Mary Returns to Berlin by T.H.E. Hill
Shattered Silk by Barbara Michaels
The Solar System Through Infographics by Nadia Higgins
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
Thud by Terry Pratchett
Timeless by Gail Carriger
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard
Voltron Force Volume 2: Tournament of Lions by Brian Smith
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Wacky Wednesday by Theo LeSieg

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Comments for Everlasting

Everlasting: 04/23/14

cover artEverlasting by Angie Frazier is a YA historical fiction. Camille Rowan of San Francisco is having one last sailing adventure with her father before settling down to marry the man who can save her father's financially troubled business. She, though, is secretly (or not so secretly) in love with Oscar, a man who shares her love of the sea.

The last voyage takes Camille, her father and their crew down to Australia. Things though go awry and soon Camille is separated from the ship. That's the opening to the fantasy element of this book.

Except that there have been so many other recent YA books about immortality that I just had to stop. Australia &emdash; while historically interesting &emdash; seemed like such an odd choice. It's not an especially piratical place. Nor does it have any local legends of immortality (even the Dreamtime stuff is farther west on the continent).

There just wasn't enough explanation for why New South Wales and the Tasman strait were THE PLACE for immortality hunting. Nor was there enough over the top bravado to pull off the choice in spite of my misgivings.

One star

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