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Published on January 13, 2013

Anna remembers a time before boys, when she was little and everything made sense. When she and her mom were a family, just the two of them against the world. But now her mom is gone most of the time, chasing the next marriage, bringing home the next stepfather. Anna is left on her own—until she discovers that she can make boys her family. From Desmond to Joey, Todd to Sam, Anna learns that if you give boys what they want, you can get what you need. But the price is high—the other kids make fun of her; the girls call her a slut. Anna's new friend, Toy, seems to have found a way around the loneliness, but Toy has her own secrets that even Anna can't know.

Then comes Sam. When Anna actually meets a boy who is more than just useful, whose family eats dinner together, laughs, and tells stories, the truth about love becomes clear. And she finally learns how it feels to have something to lose—and something to offer. Real, shocking, uplifting, and stunningly lyrical,  Uses for Boys  is a story of breaking down and growing up.


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 Published on Feb. 26, 3013

You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

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  1. Hey there! Love your choices! I so want to read Uses for Boys!!! :))

    New GFC follower!

    My Wow this week!

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    1. Thank you for that, and thanks for following! :)

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  2. I'm dying to read Uses For Boys and Jan 13 is just a few days away! Yay! :D

    Dualed sounds interesting, I hope you like it!

    Hey, I'm also following your blog now! (I LOVE your blog name, by the way! *thumbs up*)

    Thanks for sharing and happy reading! :D

    Here's my Waiting On Wednesday post.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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    1. I know right! Me too!

      Thanks so much for following! Well it should be, I thought long and hard for it, lol :))

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  3. Hi there, thanks for dropping by our blog. ;> I'm actually waitinf for Dualed too, pretty interesting isn't it? :>

    And yes, we are from the Philippines. :)

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    1. Wow, first time ko maka-encounter ng blogger the taga Pinas na alam ko :)) This is so exciting, off to follow you now :)

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    2. Really? There are a few of us around and we actually had a sort of blogger party last December. :o

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    3. WHAT?! Really? How come I never met any of them? :|

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  4. I have Uses For Boys on preorder. Can't wait for it to arrive! Dualed looks fantastic too!
    xoxo
    Doodle

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    1. Really cool! Yeah.. :D I hope they come sooner! :))

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  5. I can't wait for Dualed! It seems like I've been waiting for it FOREVER ;) Awesome picks! :D

    Here's my WoW

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  6. Great picks! I'm especially excited about Dualed!

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  7. I've seen the 'Uses for boys' one and thought that sounded good but I haven't seen 'Dualed' before. Putting both of these on my to read.

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    1. :) Thanks for stopping by. Yeah, they're both great! :)

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  8. A genetic alternate - what an interesting idea. I think I will have to check that one out. :)
    Thanks for the share!

    Patricia @ Night Readings

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    1. Yeahp! Thanks for stopping by too, and no problem :)

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  9. I haven't seen Uses For Boys before but it sounds really good. Dualed I've heard of, and I am really excited for it!

    Thanks for stoppong by! :)

    Myra @ Pieces of Whimsy

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    1. No problem, and thanks for stopping by here too! :)

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  10. Uses for Boys sounds awesome! I love Contemporary books so this is right up my alley.

    Btw I saw that you're a Filipina blogger too so of course I followed back. :)) Thanks for sharing!

    Dea @ Teen Readers' Diary

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    1. Yeahp, contemporary books are cool! :D

      Woah, you're a Filipina too? Yay! Thanks for following back!:D

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  11. I've heard about Uses For Boys, and it seems really good! Great picks :)
    And thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  12. Wow Dualed looks fascinating, I might look into that one. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my WOW.

    Nicki

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  13. 1. I love the name of your blog. 2. I love books about twins! Thanks for sharing. Check out our WoW

    http://yafictionandwhiskeysours.blogspot.com/

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  14. Heh--your blog name made me smile (I'm sure you get that a lot). And yay for awesome-sounding books! THere's so much fabulosity in 2013, I need to just read this year. If only.

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    1. Nah, not really. Countable with my ten little fingers :D Yup, me too. If only there were no homework, I could read all day! Oh, and don't forget the distractions, lol :))

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  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Both of these sound amazing, I'm really intrigued by Dualed since the whole idea of someone just like you somewhere in the world is really original. I also can't wait to check out Uses for Boys :)

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    1. Yes, I know right! That's why I'm waiting for it :D

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  16. I heard about Uses For Boys a while ago, I can't wait to get it. :3
    As for Dualed - it looks incredible! I've just added it to my TBR list, thanks so much for sharing it! :D
    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog. ^.^ I really appreciate it. :)

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    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

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    1. Yeah, I cant wait to get it either! Thanks and no problem :)

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  17. Uses for Boys really captured my interest. Thanks for sharing...and enjoy them both.

    And thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. No problem, and thanks for stopping by too :)

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  18. Yeah, these both sound excellent! I'll be on the lookout for early reviews to see how these two are received. LOVE the concept for Dualed! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog earlier!

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    1. Yeah, me too. I need to wait for reviews first before I read them :D

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  19. I want to read Uses For Boys too.

    New GFC follower!

    Here's mine - http://bookbloggermom.blogspot.com/2013/01/waiting-on-wednesday-20.html

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    1. Wow, thanks for following, my 60th follower! :D I'll be sure to visit yours :D

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  20. Brill choices! DUALED is one of my favorite reads of the year so far, so I'm sure you'll love it! I can't wait to hear your thughts!

    Thanks for stopping by, love! xx

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    1. You have read Dualed already? Lucky girl! I might request it from NetGalley, but with the ones I already requested, I dont think Ill have enough time to read it.. :|

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  21. Dualed is one that I have been looking forward to for FOREVER! :) Hehe! And I really love the cover for Uses for Boys so I kinda need that pretty on my shelf! ;)

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  22. Dualed sounds great :) I think I will really like that one!

    WoW at Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  23. I love Dualed's cover, but I've seen mixed reviews for it so I'm not sure if it's for me. I hope you will enjoy it when you get to it!
    Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Yes, me too. Really? I havent seen any reviews on it yet, actually..

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  24. I'm also waiting on both of these. They just look fantastic.

    Thanks for the follow. I'm already following you. :)

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

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  25. Sounds like some intense books. Good luck with waiting.

    Thanks for dropping by on my blog.

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  26. So far I've heard good things about Uses for Boys, but mixed opinions on Dualed. I'll probably end up reading it anyway though because it sounds awesome.
    Great picks!

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    1. I think I would watchout for the reviews ffirst :)

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  27. Oh, I read Uses for Boys last month, and it wasn't my favorite. I hope you enjoy it. Qualed is what I'm looking forward to the most.

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    1. Woah?! You read it already? Eh, I'll be waiting for more reviews! :)

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  28. I haven't heard of either of these, but they both sound awesome. Great picks and thanks for stopping by!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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  29. I just read and reviewed Uses for Boys - it's truly beautifully written.

    Dualed sounds thrilling! I hope you'll enjoy it when you read it.

    Thanks for sharing your picks :)

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  30. Definitely excited for Uses For Boys too! I wish I had requested it back when it was on NetGalley, but I just have too many review books already...
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier :)

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    1. I WASON NETGALLEY?! I never daw it! But maybe that's just because I'm new LOL :))

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  31. Awesome WoW picks. I am not a big fan of contemporary but I really can not wait for Dauled to come out. It sound so awesome. Thanks for sharing and visiting my WoW. I am a New Follower, love your blog name. =]

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  32. I can not wait to read Uses for Boys! Great pick!
    Thanks for stopping by the blog!
    Deidra @ Simply Books.

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  33. I've had my eye on used for boys for a while now. Did not know it was coming out so soon. YAY!! :)

    Awesome picks this week. Thanks for sharing & for stopping by my post :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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    1. Hahaha! Double yay! :D

      Thanks and no problem :)

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  34. Hey, there!

    Happy New Year! I'm a new follower. Thank you for dropping by my WOW and commenting! By the way, your blog's name is very creative -- I love that combination from fantasy and dystopian best sellers!!

    Your choices are terrific!! They both sound like great reading, and I'm adding them to my TBR pile!! : )

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    1. Wow, thanks for following! One follower closer to my goals!:D Thanks! I know right! Love those two books!

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  35. I'm so excited for Dualed. I have the ARC just waiting for me and I haven't been able to get to it. :(

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    1. Aw! How come you got an ARC! I'm so jealous right now :))

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  36. Dualed sounds really good- very intense! I'm picky with dystopians, but that one sounds intriguing.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! (:

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  37. Dualed looks EPIC! I can't wait for it.

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  38. Ooh, love both of your choices. Uses for Boys looks particularly gut-wrenching - my kind of read really. :) Great choices. First time I've heard of Dualed - will be sure to be on the lookout for that title too.

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  39. Dualed sounds so good! And I love the cover for Uses for Boys! Great choices!

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  40. They are great picks!! Love the cover of both of them!!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  41. I never really paid attention to the synopsis of Uses for Boys but now that I have, I really want it!

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  42. Uses for Boys sounds interesting! And the cover is so pretty with the Christmas lights wrapped around them like that. Great choice! Adding that to my TBR pile :)

    New follower BTW!
    Isabel @ Sab The Book Eater

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  43. I have a few friends that would easily fit into the synopsis for Uses for Boys. It is a common tale. Now the synopsis for Dualed? Sounds amazing, and right up my alley.

    Great picks and thanks for stopping by! Following via GFC!

    Otherwhere.Co

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  44. Great picks! I liked Uses for Boys and love the cover! I'm really excited about Dualed though!

    Thanks for visiting my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  45. Dualed looks so good, it's awesome when debuts are coming out and the author is local. Well, local to me at least. :)

    Lindsay | Me on Books

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  46. Great choices! I recently read Uses for Boys, and it was intense! (A bit of shameless promotion but you can see the review for it here. And the entire concept of Dualed . . . Fantastic right?

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Lust For Stories

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    1. Ill be sure to check it out tomorrow in the morning:)

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  47. Dualed sounds interesting, but it doesn't quite catch me.... Uses for Boys was my WoW two weeks ago, so looking forward to that. Thanks for stepping by and sharing =)

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  48. I have Uses for boys from NetGalley but from what I've read so far I'm not very impressed. The story is interesting though, so I'll definitely finish reading it... And I'm very excited about Dualed... I can't wait to read it!
    Great picks!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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    1. I never got to see it on netgalley. Im kinda new there.

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  49. Great picks :D Dualed seems so amazing. Cannot wait to read it :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  50. Really excited for Dualed! Battling your evil twin! Use For Boys was good but very sad. Thanks for stopping by!

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  51. I've had my eye on Dualed for a while now, and I love that cover for Uses for Boys! Great picks. :)

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  52. Ooooh! I'm so excited for Dualed!!! It's one of my most anticipated debuts for this year :)

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  53. Yes! Both Uses for Boys and Dualed look fantastic! Great picks, and thanks for visiting our WoW! :)

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  54. Oooo, two great picks!! I'm dying to read Uses for Boys! And the good news is we don't have to wait much longer!! :)

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    1. Yeah, I know right!:DThanks for stopping by :)

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  55. I have been looking forward to Uses for Boys ever since reading a really great advanced review of it - great pick! Thanks for coming to check out my blog!

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  56. Awesome choices! Thanks for visiting my WoW post this week! I am also a new follower!! Cheers

    Diayll @Mother/Gamer/Writer

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    1. Thanks and no prboelm! Oh, and thanks so much for the follow! :D

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  57. Uses for Boys sounds really cute and I haven't heard of Dualed before but man it sounds pretty interesting! Thanks for sharing, and visiting Bookmunchies (:

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  58. Ooh! I'm waiting for USES FOR BOYS too! It sounds completely fabulous! :D

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  59. Both of these books sound great! Can't wait to check them out :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my WOW!

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  60. These are awesome picks! I'm especially excited for Dualed, it sounds sooo good. Thank you for stopping by my WoW. :)

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  61. These both look so good! I think have digital galleys of both of them, and you just made me so much more excited to get started! Also, I think you have one of the best blog names I've seen so far! So awesome!

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    1. WOAH! Lucky girl! Where did you get them? I heard Uses for Boys used to be available on NetGalley. Unfortunately, I'm only new, so didnt get that :( Thanks for that compliment :D

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  62. ahh i definitly want to add Dualed to my list! it looks amazing! thanks for stopping by and checking out my our wow ! its great chatting with you - Katie @ Inkk

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  63. I am VERY interested in Dualed, I can't wait to read it. On the other hand, USes for Boys isn't really my kind of book so I'll probably pass.
    Great picks!

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    1. Yeahp, me too! Aw, not that into contemp? That's fine :)

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  64. Dualed sounds disturbing which of course means I want to read it :-) Bibliojunkie Bel read Uses For Boys and said it was very good but it upset her quite a bit too due to the subject matter.

    Great picks! Thanks for stopping by our WoW :-)

    Nat

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  65. Not sure if either of these are up my alley, though Dualed sounds like it could end up being pretty interesting if the back story is explained well. I hope you enjoy them both once you get a chance to read them!

    Thank for you sharing, and for stopping by my WoW! =)
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    Reeka @BoundbyWords

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  66. I wasn't interested in Uses for Boys, but now I'm convinced! And Dualed sounds so awesome. Great choices!! Just going to add them to my Amazon order.


    Heather

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  67. I can't wait for Uses for Boys (just look at that cover) & Dualed too! :D
    Nice picks! (:
    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  68. I've got a copy of Uses for Boys (I love that cover so much) and am planning on reading it this week, actually! :) And I absolutely cannot wait for Dualed!!

    Bree / Coffee Bean Bookshelf

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  69. Great picks! I've been hearing really good things about Uses For Boys. Thanks for sharing!

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  70. Both books sound very intriguing! The first calls out to my whimsy and the second to my "darker" side. And I too love the cover for Uses for Boys. So pretty! Thank you for sharing! And thank you for visiting my WoW post!

    Gellie @ A Discombobulated Balladry

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  71. I'm also excited for these two. Great pick <3

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  72. A blogger friend of mine said Uses for Boys made her really uncomfortable, so I'm not sure if I"ll pick it up or not. But I do want to read Dualed!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed

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  73. Awesome! I've been wishing for these, too. Great picks!

    Michelle Shouts Random

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  74. I can't wait to read Uses for Boys too! Even though I have heard some negative things about it, I'm still pretty excited to read it. And the cover is just georgeous!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW and I'm sorry for this late visit.

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