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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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Cross between Snow White and A Court of Thorns and Roses

Karis has been blind for as long as she can remember. However, when she sees through the smoke that stands between the human world and the faerie one, she knows she has to go in. Iric, Karis's "adopted brother", is one of the fastest humans. He worries about Karis going...

Young Adult Fiction
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3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

A Story Full of Tornadoes!

THE DYSASTERS opens up with Foster and her stepmom Cora on the run and have been for a full year. When they arrive at a small town, Cora tells Foster that they're looking for someone. That someone is Tate. When the "Core Four" show up, disaster happens and Cora passes...

Kids Fiction
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4.0
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4.0
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Perfect for fans of Horses and Greek Myth!

WINGS OF OLYMPUS is a middle grade fantasy that those who love horses and Greek mythology won't want to miss. Pippa loves horses and has a certain way with them. She can usually tell what's wrong with one. When she sees a winged horse flying over head,...

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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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4.0

Great for Fans of Creature of the Past

In OCEAN RENEGADES, Ronnie takes a trip into the Paleozoic Era with Miss Lernin. Here, she learns all there is to know about the creatures of the past. She learns about the different types like arthropods, echinoderms, crinoids, and more! OCEAN RENEGADES is a graphic novel that...

Young Adult Fiction
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4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
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4.0

Romance in the Spotlight

When Lacey scores a leading role in a zombie movie, she wants to give it her all. However, she struggles with the chemistry between her character and the leading male, the famous heartthrob Grant. Not to mention that her dad keeps breathing down her neck about finishing her schoolwork. ...

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5.0
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5.0
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5.0

Another Fun Installment

This one picks up where the last one ended. Maldred the evil sorcerer is back and wants to gain control of the Naga, an extremely powerful earth dragon who lives deep within the earth. The wizards put him there because he was too powerful in the wrong hands. There are...

Young Adult Fiction
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4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0

Unique Contemporary Romance

ONLY A BREATH APART alternates POV between Jesse and Scarlett. The two of them used to be best friends as children, but are torn apart and grow to be enemies. This is a story of love, loss, and friendship. Jesse has always had a connection to the...

Young Adult Indie
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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N/A
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5.0
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5.0

Entrancing Spin on The Nutcracker

Clara is the princess and has a duty to meet with suitors to find a husband. But when a curse falls upon her after touching a nutcracker, she has to retrieve a special nut to save herself. If she fails, she will become a nutcracker. Her father gives the task...

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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Perfect for Fans of Mysteries

Hilde is at it again to get a factual story for the newspaper. This time, it's a mysterious flash of light in the sky. When the whole town starts talking about the possibility of aliens, it's up to Izzy and Hilde to find out the truth. Izzy...

Kids Fiction
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4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0

Great for Fans of Monsters

To Ghoulia, she's just the average girl. To us, she's something completely different: a zombie. Ghoulia's aunt wants her to stay away from the other children because she's scared they'll be chased out of their home if the truth of what they are is discovered. Ghoulia has her pet dog...

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5.0
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5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
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5.0

So Much World History Packed into One Book

ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING includes factual information on our world history. It's divided by time periods and eras of importance. This book is perfect for the curious minds aged nine and up. This will answer most, if not all, all of their questions of what happened in the past. ...

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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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5.0

Importance of Family

Amy's family rushes for everything. "They walked fast, drove fast, shopped fast, and ate fast." This upsets Amy because there isn't any time for laughter or fun. When Amy finds a sloth hanging from a tree in the park, she never expected the impact he'd have on her family. ...

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5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0

Perfect for Fans of Space

My Little Golden Book About the Solar System is the perfect way to introduce the planets. The pictures are vibrant and the words are simple for children to understand. It talks about the different makeups of the planets in our solar system and also includes interesting facts about them. ...

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5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
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5.0

Perfect for Flash Fans!

THE FLASH: THE SECRET FILES OF BARRY ALLEN is the perfect guide for the Flash tv show. The layout of the book gives it an intriguing "top secret" feel that makes you feel like a detective as you flip through. It talks about all of the different characters, especially our...

Kids Fiction
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5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0

Beautiful Artwork

HOW DO I LOVE THEE is a beautifully illustrated children's book that is based on Elizabeth Barrett Browning's "Sonnet 43". The most popular phrase from it being, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways". In this version, three friends are exploring the ways they...

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