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Featured Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Escape the Underdark: An Endless Quest Book (Matt Forbeck)

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About This Book:   Welcome to the Forgotten Realms Endless Quest books, where you don’t just read a fantastic tale. You become the hero — and choose your own fate. You awaken in an underground cell, stripped of your armor and your sword. Your fellow prisoners inform you that you’re trapped...
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Featured Review: Sanctuary (Caryn Lix)

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About This Book: Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything. As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Kenzie has trained her entire life for one goal: to become an elite guard on Sanctuary, Omnistellar’s space prison for superpowered teens too dangerous...
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Featured Review: Meet The Sky (McCall Hoyle)

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About This Book:  It all started with the accident. The one that caused Sophie’s dad to walk out of her life. The one that left Sophie’s older sister, Meredith, barely able to walk at all. With nothing but pain in her past, all Sophie wants is to plan for the future—keep...
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Featured Review: When Dimple Met Rishi (Sandhya Menon)

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About This Book:  Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed...
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Featured Review: The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse (Nicholas Gannon)

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About This Book: The stand-alone sequel to The Doldrums, which the New York Times called “a dreamy charmer of a book,” is a second tour-de-force by author-illustrator Nicholas Gannon. It brims with the spirit of exploration and celebrates the bond of friendship. The exquisite package features Gannon’s distinctive full-color art throughout,...
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Featured Review: All Things New (Lauren Miller)

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About This Book: Jessa has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten very good at hiding it. No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that didn't help, the meds that haven’t worked. But when a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and visible scars, Jessa’s...
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Featured Review: The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories (Terry Pratchett)

Featured Review: The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories (Terry Pratchett)
About The Book: Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards? An exciting journey in an airship or down in a submarine? Would you like to meet the fastest truncheon in the Wild West? The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner is the second fabulously funny short-story collection from the...
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