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BOOK REVIEW: CHERRY BLOSSOM EYES by S.T. Cartledge

Review copy provided courtesy of the author.
Blanko and Margo live on the Isle of Flowers, which must be protected from shapeshifting creatures known as Tourists.

I generally shy away from books geared towards the young adult audience (I'm a grouchy old lady I guess), but YA bizarro was something new to me, and I was so curious about it that I requested a review copy of Cherry Blossom Eyes despite having made the decision to not take on any more ARC's.  I'm beyond happy to report that it was completely worth adding to my overwhelming TBR, and I'm really hoping to see more YA bizarro make it's way into the world. It has the tropes I expect in YA--young love and youths vs. adults, but done in such a way that doesn't make me feel like I've been tossed back into high school.

There's a respect for it's audience that many of the YA books I've read seem to lack (again, grumpy old lady, so take my opinions on the matter with many a grain of salt). It a…

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