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Featured Review: Girl With Razor Hearts (Suzanne Young)

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About This Book: It’s time to fight back in this second novel in a thrilling, subversive near future series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young about a girls-only private high school that is far more than it appears to be. Make me a girl with a razor heart… It’s...
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Featured Review: When Fall Breaks (Julie Solano)

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About This Book: Kaitlyn Woodley is a beautiful, determined, high school senior who embraces her small-town roots and country life. She’s studious, musically gifted, and headed for a successful career in swimming. Her dreams are well within her reach. That is until she becomes tangled up with the handsome rodeo cowboy,...
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Featured Review: Sting (Cindy R Wilson)

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About This Book:   They call me the Scorpion because they don’t know who I really am. All they know is that someone is stealing from people with excess to help people with nothing survive another day. But then a trusted friend reveals who I am—“just” Tessa, “just” a girl—and sends...
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Featured Review: Meet Me There (Judy Corry)

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About This Book: A dark Chemistry lab. A fake British accent. It's all fun and games until somebody falls in love. When sixteen-year-old, Ashlyn Brooks, runs into a sweet British guy in the dark Chemistry lab, she has no idea she's actually sitting in the pitch black room with her longtime...
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Meet Me There is a standalone novel in The Ridgewater High series, a collection of simmering YA contemporary romances. GAME... Read More
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Featured Review: The Last First Daughter (Abbie Fine)

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About This Book: Lindy is the only surviving member of the First Family. During the first television broadcast in a decade, direct from the White House, terrorists attack. Eighteen-year-old Lindy escapes thanks to her secret service officer, Henry, and now finds her country under the control of a cruel, oppressive regime—and...
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Featured Review: The Midnight Lie (Marie Rutkoski)

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About This Book: Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe...
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Marie Rutkoski's The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ..post... Read More
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Featured Review: Most Likely (Sarah Watson)

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About This Book: A novel about a future female president's senior year of high school. Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha (listed in alphabetical order out of fairness) have been friends since kindergarten. Now they're in their senior year, facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. But there's more...
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Featured Review: Frozen Hearts (Pamela Stewart)

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About This Book: A runaway teenager. A rogue android. A mystery hidden beneath the snow. Trapped at the South Pole Station( A.K.A the Butt Crack of the World) with her ultra-controlling mom, Ionia Sonberg longs to be free. To combat the loneliness of the station, Ionia orders a companion droid. His...
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Featured Review: The Twin (Natasha Preston)

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About This Book: After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up--Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom's life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom's death, Iris spends the first...
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Featured Review: The Winter Duke (Claire Eliza Bartlett)

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About This Book: An enchanted tale of intrigue where a duke's daughter is the only survivor of a magical curse. When Ekata's brother is finally named heir, there will be nothing to keep her at home in Kylma Above with her murderous family. Not her books or science experiments, not her...
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