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As of April 30, 2014 we will no longer be posting reviews on tHe crooKed WorD. Reading is like breathing for us - and discovering new books and authors has been a wonderful adventure - but the time has come for us to move on. Thank you for your support, for allowing us into your lives, and for letting us influence in some small way the contents of your bookshelves.


A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter
A Thief of Nightshade by J. S. Chancellor
Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) by Brandon Sanderson
Always a Witch (Witch #2) by Carolyn MacCullough
Amaranth Enchantment, The by Julie Berry
An Unexpected Angel byJanet Halling
Angel Evolution by David Estes
Angel in the Shadows by Lisa Grace
Angel in the Storm by Lisa Grace
Annexed (The Refuge Trilogy, book 1) by Rebecca McKinnon
Any Love but Mine (The Erosions, #1) by Debbie Davies
Apothecary's Daugher, The by Julie Klassen 
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
Assassin's Curse, The by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Back to the Stars (Nebador, #5) by J. Z. Colby
Bad Apple by Barbara Morgenroth

Bear Man of Admiralty Island by 

Between by Cyndi Teff

Blackwood by Gwenda Bond

Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore 

Blink by Lloyd Poas

Blud and Magyk by Preston Norton

Boo Hag, The by David Morgan

Born on Snowshoes by Evelyn Shore
Borrowing Abby Grace by Kelly Green
Bras, Boys, and Blunders by Vidya Samson 
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 
Broken by A. E. Rought
Broken Ladders (Divided Decade Trilogy, #2) by Michelle Isenhoff
Brotherhood of Piaxia, The by Michael Drakich
Bulletproof Mascara by Bethany Maines
Bumped (Bumped, #1) by Megan McCafferty
Bye for Now by Kathleen Churchyard

Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale, Nathan Hale & Dean Hale
Candle Star, The (Divided Decade Trilogy #1) by Michelle Isenhoff
Casey Barnes Eponymous by E.A. Rigg
Childe, The (The Childe Series, #1) by C. A. Kunz
Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon
Chase Tinker and the House of Magic by Malie Ann Haberman
Chime by Frannie Billingsley
Christmas List, The by Richard Paul Evans
Circle of Tivedon by Ryan Shorten
Cloak by James Gough
Compact with the Devil by Bethany Maines
Compel (Rae Wilder, #2) by Penelope Fletche
Crimson Crown, The by Cinda Williams Chima
Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie
Crystal Shade by  

Dark is Rising, The by Susan Cooper
Darke (Septimus Heap, #6) by Angie Sage
Darwin's Children by Natasha Larry
Death Cure, The (Maze Runner, #3) by James Dashner
Deep Blue Secret (The Water Keepers, #1) by Christie Anderson
Delta Project: Hide by Jessica L. Jaster
Demons (Seers, #2) by Heather Frost
Discovery of Witches, A (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness
Divergent by Veronica Rot
Dragon Castle by Joseph Bruchac
Dragon Soul by B. J. Whittington
Dragonforge by James Maxey
Dune by Frank Herbert

Earthquake Machine, The by Mary Pauline Lowry
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson 
Eden's Root by Rachel Fisher
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Elemental: The First by Alexandra May
Embers at Galdrilene (Dragon's Call) by A. D. Trosper
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Everblossom by Larissa Hinton
Exiled Queen, The (Seven Realms #2) by Cinda Williams Chima

Fairest (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #2) by Chanda Hahn
Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen, The by Andrea Cefalo
Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate
The Faustian Host by David Becker
Feyland by Anthea Sharp
Feyland: The Bright Court by Anthea Sharp
Feyland: The Twilight Kingdom by Anthea Sharp
Fire (The Seven Kingdoms, #2) by Kristin Cashore
Firelight (Firelight, #1) by Sophie Jordan
Flanagan, Underage Detective by Andreu Martin / Jaume RiberaForever
 (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
Florence by Ciye Cho
Forgotten Souls (The Saving Angels, #2) by Tiffany King
Forsaken, The (The Forsaken, #1) by Lisa M. Stasse
Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan
Freak by E.K. Henry
Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlin
Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi

Gain Health, Lose Weight by Felicity Garver
Girl of Fire and Thorns, The by Rae Carson
Girl Steals Guy by Kelly Green
Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1) by Kristin Cashore
Gray Wolf Throne, The (Seven Realms, #3) by Cinda Williams Chima
Glamour (Rae Wilder, #1) by Penelope Fletcher
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Goose Girl, The (Books of Bayern #1) by Shannon Hale

Happily Never After (The Grimm Chrnicles, #2) by Isabella Fontaine
Happy Birthday to Me by Brian Rowe
Happy Birthday to Me Again by Brian Rowe
Happy Birthday to You by Brian Rowe
Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
Heid by Johanna Spyri
Hell's Game by Teresa Lo
Hero and the Crown, The by Robin McKinley
Holders, The by Julianna Scott
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten! by Trisha Speed Shaskan
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Hourglass Door, The (Hourglass Door, #1) by Lisa Mangum
Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure by B. K. Bostick
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Hunted (The Shadowing, #1) by Adam Slater

In the Hall of the Dragon King (Dragon King, #1) by Stephen R. Lawhead
Indian Maidens Bust Loose by Vidya Samson
Indralas by Bridgette Conrow
Inheritance, The by Louisa May Alcott
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Insight (Beholders, #1) by Terron James
Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth
Into the Mist: Silver Hand by Steve Finegan

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jeremy's Christmas Journey by Scott A. Johnson
Johnny Graphic and the Etheric Bomb by D. R. Martin
Journeys of John and Julia, The, #1: Genesis by Aureli
Just a Kiss Away by Jill Barnett

Katya's World (Katya Kuriakova, #1) by Jonathan L. Howard
Keeper of Dreams by Orson Scott Card
Keeper's Curse, The by Diana Harrison
Kindling, The by Braden Bell

Lady of Chains and Other Stories, The by V. Shaw
Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, The by Julie Andrews
Last Ride, The by James A. Thomas
Legacies (Shadow Grail, #1) by Mercedes Lackey, Rosemary Edghill
Legend by Marie Lu
Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Lost December by Richard Paul Evans
Lost Stones, The by Paul Rimmasch
Lucy in the Sky by Jon Vorhaus
Lure of Shapinsay, The by Krista Holle

Madman Dreams (Reanimation, #1) by  Keith A. Ferstl
Malamute Man: Memoirs of an Arctic Traveler by Joe G. Henderson
Mastiff (Beka Cooper, #3) by Tamora Pierce
Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie
Meant to Be (The Saving Angels, #1) by Tiffany King
Mephisto Covenant, The (The Mephisto Covenant, #1) by Trinity Faegen
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Mindfront by Dave Becker
Moon Coin, The by Richard Due
Moonlight Mayhem(Spellbound, #2) by Sherry Soule
Mozart's Last Aria by Matt Rees

Name of This Book is Secret, The by Pseudonymous Bosch
New Phenomenon, The by Chris Raabe
Night of the Purple Moon by Scott Cramer
Noah Zarc by D Robert Pease
Noah Zarc: Cataclysm (book #2) by D Robert Pease

Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Orphanage of Doom, The (The Grimm Chronicles, #4) by Isabella Fontaine and Ken Brosky

Pantomime by Laura Lam
Paraglide by Peter Anthony Kelley
Passion (Fallen #3) by Lauren Kate
A Piece of Time by Victoria Fielding
Pineville Heist, The by Lee Chambers
Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings
Portal (Portal Chronicles, #1) by Imogen Rose
Power Within by C. L. Causer
Prince Charming Must Die (The Grimm Chronicles, #1) by Isabella Fontaine
Princess Curse, The by Merrie Haskell 
Protectors, The (The Protectors Saga, #1) by P. M. Dooling
Psion Beta by Jacob Gowans
Psion Gamma by Jacob Gowans
Pull, The by Chelsie Shakespeare
Purple by Graham J. Sharpe


Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale, Nathan Hale & Dean Hale
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurie
Revenge of the Castle Cats (Grimm Chronicles, #3) by Isabella Fontaine and Ken Brosky
Revenge of the Homecoming Queen by Stephanie Hale
Revenge of the Shadow King by Derek Benz, J.S. Lewis
Revival by Jen Leigh
Rock Star's Daughter, The (Treadwell Academy, #1) by Caitlyn Duffy
Ruby (Dakota Treasures, #1) by Lauraine Snelling

Saints by Orson Scott Card
Scary School by Derek the Ghost
'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy (Bombay Assassins, #1)) by Leslie Langtry
Secret Garden, The by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Seeds of War (Eden's Root Trilogy, #2) by Rachel Fisher
Seers by Heather Frost
Shadow of the Wind, The by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Shadowbinders by Kambrea Pratt, Thomas Pratt
Shattered by Sophia Sharp
Shiewo: A Fantasy Flight to Adventure (Shiewo Odyssey, #1) by Ciye Cho
Shift by Kim Curran
Shimmerspell (Faerie Tale Girl #1) by Kimberly Spencer
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, The by Stephenie Meyer
Silver and Stone by J.D. Thompson
Skipping Stones at the Center of the Earth by Andy Hueller 
Sleight (AVRA-K #1) by Jennifer Sommersby
Solid (Solid, #1) by Shelly Workinger
Spear of Seth by Rene Daniel
Speed of Dark, The by Elizabeth Moon
Spirits of Glory byEmily Devenport
Solo by Sarah Schofield
Soloist, The by Steve Lopez
Start Up, The (The Anti-Social Network, #1) by Sadie Hayes
Steel by Carrie Vaughn 
Substitute, The by Holly Barrington
Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year I Completely, Truly Lost It, The by Lisa Shanahan
Swimming to Antarctica by Lynne Cox

Terrier (Beka Cooper, #1) by Tamora Pierce
Tess, Terrorists, and the Tiara by Terry Baldwin 
These Is My Words by Nancy Turner
Thumped (Bumped, #2) by Megan McCaffert
Thrall (Daughters of Lilith, #1) by Jennifer Quintenz
Tiberius Found by Andrew Goodman
Tiger's Quest (The Tiger Saga, #2) by Colleen Houck
Tiger's Voyage (The Tiger Saga, #3) by Colleen Houck
Time Gangsters by Berin Stephens
Top of the Class by Kelly Green
Torment (Fallen, #2) by Lauren Kate
Torn by Ashley Morgan

Ugly to Start With by John Michael Cummings
1493: Uncovering the World Columbus Created by Charles C Mann
UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale, #1) by Chanda Hahn
Underworld, The (Fallen Star, #2) by Jessica Sorensen
Uneasy Fortunes by Mandi Ellsworth
Unity Alpha by Corey McKinnon
Unnatural Law by Natasha Larry


Wife of Reilly, The by Jennifer Coburn
Wise Man's Fear, The (Kingkiller Chronicles, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss
Wishing Pearl, The by Nicole O'Dell
Witches, The by Roald Dahl
Word Gang, The by Mark McKenna