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Featured Review: Let's Call It Doomsday (Katie Henry)

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About This Book: There are so many ways the world could end. There could be a fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one. What she doesn’t expect is meeting Hannah...
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Featured Review: T-Minus (Shannon Greenland)

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About This Book: A terror with no answer needs a girl with no limits. I am the daughter of the first female POTUS, and today is about to become the longest day of my life… 24 hours—that’s how much time I have to save my mother before terrorists assassinate her. But...
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Featured Review: Beasts Of The Frozen Sun (Jill Criswell)

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About This Book: Burn brightly. Love fiercely. For all else is dust. Every child of Glasnith learns the last words of Aillira, the god-gifted mortal whose doomed love affair sparked a war of gods and men, and Lira of clan Stone knows the story better than most. As a descendant of...
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Featured Review: Choices (Michelle MacQueen)

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About This Book: When perfection became flawed…  Michaela Matthews--future wife of Connecticut’s most eligible bachelor--lived the perfect life.  An upcoming socialite, all she had to do was embrace the good fortune handed to her. But nothing was ever that simple.  When she envisioned what her life would entail, she freaked and...
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Featured Review: Utopia (L.J. Higgins)

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About This Book: The floating city, Utopia, is all sixteen-year-old Aurora has ever known. With three other cities, it is home to the survivors of cataclysmic events that ended life on Earth years ago. After witnessing her mother’s murder, Aurora finds herself on the run from the very people who are...
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Featured Review: The Silence Between Us (Alison Gervais)

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About This Book: Moving halfway across the country to Colorado right before senior year isn’t Maya’s idea of a good time. Leaving behind Pratt School for the Deaf where she’s been a student for years only to attend a hearing school is even worse. Maya has dreams of breaking into the...
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Featured Review: The Last Hope (Krista & Becca Ritchie)

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About This Book: A stunning conclusion to the sci-fi romance duology by writing duo Krista & Becca Ritchie,  The Last Hope  is filled with twists and turns you'll never see coming. Sacrifice all you have to survive. Imprisoned for weeks on an enemy starcraft, Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with...
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Featured Review: My Virtual Prince Charming (Maggie Dallen)

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About This Book: Some girls have a dream guy, but Suzie's ideal boyfriend is totally real. He’s just...virtual. Suzie doesn't need to see her online gaming buddy to know that he’s her perfect match. The problem lies in reality, AKA high school. Ever since a humiliating photo of her surfaced on...
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Featured Review: Twelfth Knight (Jessica Bucher)

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About This Book: Where there’s love, there’s misery. Violet Noble loves a good challenge. That’s why her parents were so insistent on getting her and her twin brother, Sebastian, a scholarship to Shelfbrooke Academy. But when Sebastian bails on the plan, Violet is left alone in a strange land of rich...
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Featured Review: Gods Of Jade And Shadow (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

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About This Book: The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to...
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