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Featured Review: The Werewolf Queen (Brandi Elledge)

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About This Book: I always wished I had supernatural powers. Now I wish I didn’t. Sadie’s a dud, a failure–the only one in high school who doesn’t have any kind of supernatural powers. Her psychic bff, Jo, knows something about Sadie’s future, but just won’t tell. And what the heck is...
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Featured Review: Wilder Girls (Rory Power)

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About This Book: It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and...
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Featured Review: Girl Gone Viral (Arvin Ahmadi)

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About This Book: For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires. But she can't code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after her tenth birthday, leaving only a cryptic note, Opal tried desperately...
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Featured Review: This Time Will Be Different (Misa Sugiura)

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About This Book: Katsuyamas never quit—but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn’t even know where to start. She’s never lived up to her mom’s type A ambition, and she’s perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family’s flower shop. She doesn’t buy into Hannah’s romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings,...
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Featured Review: Shock Of Fate (D.L. Armillei)

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About This Book: One ordinary teenager. One extraordinary mission. And a destiny she never expected. Like every other teenager on Providence Island, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Cross is so ready to party her summer away—until her father disappears. And rumors fly that he’s a traitor. Plucked from her ordinary life to journey to...
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Featured Review: Shadow Realms (Kelly Carrero)

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About This Book: In order to defeat a monster, one must become a monster. Vampires live amongst us, feeding off the innocent and succumbing to the demons controlling their desires. I tried to pretend they didn’t exist—until the government kidnapped my fifteen-year-old turd of a little brother because he holds the...
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Featured Review: The Exact Opposite Of Okay (Laura Steven)

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About This Book: Eighteen-year-old Izzy O’Neill knows exactly who she is—a loyal friend, an aspiring comedian, and a person who believes that milk shakes and Reese’s peanut butter cups are major food groups. But after she’s caught in a compromising position with the son of a politician, it seems like everyone...
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Featured Review: Patron Saints Of Nothing (Randy Ribay)

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About This Book: A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder. Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But...
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Featured Review: OverRun (Brittney Joy)

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About This Book: TWO LIVES BOUND BY ONE LIE. Magic has consequences— and the sacrifices it requires are devastating. Jade is now the Queen of Sterling, but ruling the kingdom has proven harder than she ever imagined. The decisions she must make are gut-wrenching and painful, and the man she loves...
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Featured Review: The Virtue Of Sin (Shannon Schuren)

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About This Book: A novel about speaking out, standing up, and breaking free. Miriam lives in New Jerusalem, a haven in the desert far away from the sins and depravity of the outside world. Within the gates of New Jerusalem, and under the eye of its founder and leader, Daniel, Miriam...
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