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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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Featured Review: Half-Blood (G.K. DeRosa)

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About This Book: Welcome to Darkblood—oops, I mean Darkhen Academy. There are three rules to survive the elite supernatural school: 1. Do not talk or even look at The Seven, the uber-powerful supes that rule the academy. 2. Never go into the Fae forest on a full moon… or else. 3....
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Featured Review: Tiger Queen (Annie Sullivan)

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About This Book: From Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold, comes Tiger Queen, a sweeping YA fantasy adventure that tells the story of a fierce desert princess battling to save her kingdom. Fans of Rebel of the Sands and Meagan Spooner will devour this retelling of Frank Stockton’s famous...
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Featured Review: Dragon's Awakening (Sean Fletcher)

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About This Book: Kaylee looked at her hands. No, not hands. Claws. She had claws.   “What am I?”   “You’re a freak. An abomination. You never should have existed.”   For Kaylee Richards, starting high school is hard enough. Growing dragon scales and blasting her date with lightning just makes...
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Featured Review: Under The Moon: A Catwoman Tale (Lauren Myracle)

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About This Book: When fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle, aka the future Catwoman, becomes homeless, she must confront questions of who she is and who she will become. She rejects human cruelty, but sometimes it seems as though brute force is the only way to "win." And if Selina is to survive on...
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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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