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Featured Review: Born Royal (Marissa Allen)

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About This Book: Imprisoned and experimented on since she was twelve, Princess Genevieve “Vi” Astor is ready for revenge. After manipulating her way to the throne of Kabria, Queen Esmerelda caused the death of the king and kept Vi as a royal hostage. For six years, the queen poked and prodded...
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Featured Review: Notebook Doodles Adorable Pets: Coloring & Activity Book (Jess Volinski)

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About This Book: From hamsters and hermit crabs to cats and canaries, you'll meet your favorite animal companions inside this fun and engaging coloring book for tweens! 32 dazzling Notebook Doodles animal designs waiting to be filled with color 20 fun color palettes to help you get started on your coloring...
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Featured Review: Fae's Deception (Queens of the Fae #1) (M. Lynn & Melissa A. Craven)

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About This Book: Brea Robinson is a murderer. That’s what everyone tells her when she’s accused of killing her best friend. Her mother always claimed she belonged in a straitjacket. Turns out, she was right. When the man with flashing violet eyes whisks her through a portal into a world beyond...
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Featured Review: Adeline's Aria (Laynie Bynum)

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About This Book: What would you give up to be with your idol? Your reputation? Your best friend? Your sanity? Addie is a small-town high school senior with a best friend to take care of and college plans to figure out. Jude is a British rock star turned actor and one-half...
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Featured Review: Of Beast and Beauty (Chanda Hahn)

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About This Book:  Something evil this way comes. 7 Vengeful Sisters 7 Fairytale Kingdoms 7 Daughters of Eville Everyone dreams of marrying a prince—except for me. I am nothing more than a pawn in my adoptive mother's diabolical plot against the seven kingdoms.I was the chosen tool, her sharpened blade that...
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Featured Review: Hushed (Joanne MacGregor)

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About This Book: * Hushed - a modern romance inspired by the classic tale of The Little Mermaid * Would you sacrifice your voice for love? 18-year-old Romy Morgan desperately longs to escape the boring future her parents have planned for her, and explore the world. When she saves her celebrity...
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Featured Review: Legacy Awakened (Tamar Sloan)

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About This Book :   They fell in love long before they met. Now the harshness of reality will be their love's ultimate test. Wolves are endangered, thanks to human culling after a spate of attacks 18 years ago. Their low numbers mean they have no immunity when a virulent strain...
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Featured Review: Prophecy Untold (Kelly Carrero)

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About This Book: Finding out my mother was taken by the demons was both devastating and the best news I’d ever gotten. She’s still alive—and I’m going to get her back. The only problem is I need someone on the inside, someone I can trust. Someone who just might get us...
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Featured Review: Batman: Nightwalker (Marie Lu)

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About This Book: Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy. The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list. One by one, the city's elites are being executed...
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Featured Review: Hitched: The Bachelorette (G.K. DeRosa)

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About This Book: One innocent human girl. Twenty-five supernatural bachelors. Six weeks to choose the one. When struggling actress Kimmie-Jayne Starr discovers she’s snagged the starring role on the next huge reality TV show, Hitched, she thinks all her dreams have finally come true. But as soon as she lands on...
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