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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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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: A Bond Of Venom and Magic (Karen Tomlinson)

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About This Book: A breathtaking fantasy romance, the first in a sensational new series by British author Karen Tomlinson. Magic awakens. Darkness stirs. The Wraith Lord is hunting. The war raging in the South seems a remote danger for seventeen-year-old Diamond Gillon until her home is brutally attacked by the Wraith...
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Featured Review: Mage's Apprentice (Sean Fletcher)

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About This Book: Vampires. Shifters. Fae. Mages. This ain’t the New York City you know… Aspen is a Norm. A non-magic. A human. And in the magically hidden boroughs of New York City, that’s a quick way to wind up dead. Or worse. So instead of magic, Aspen relies on her...
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Featured Review: Stepsister (Jennifer Donnelly)

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About This Book: Isabelle should be blissfully happy – she’s about to win the handsome prince. Except Isabelle isn’t the beautiful girl who lost the glass slipper and captured the prince’s heart. She’s the ugly stepsister who’s cut off her toes to fit into Cinderella’s shoe ... which is now filling...
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