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Featured Review: The F Word (Ann Maree Craven/Michelle MacQueen)

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About This Book:   One party. One accident Six lives changed forever Peyton Callahan refuses to let the F word define her She has always remained body positive, never letting others’ perceptions color her view of herself. But after the accident that claimed her brother’s life, Peyton’s weight spirals out of...
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Featured Review: Dream Keeper (Amber R Duell)

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About This Book: The Sandman is seventeen-year-old Nora’s closest friend and best-kept secret. He has to be, if she doesn’t want a one-way ticket back to the psychiatrist. It took her too long to learn not to mention the hooded figure in her dreams to her mother, who still watches Nora...
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Featured Review: Thief Of Cahraman (Lucy Tempest)

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About The Book:   The Selection meets Aladdin  ONE MONTH. FIFTY CONTESTANTS. ONE PRINCE. AN IMPOSSIBLE HEIST.  You have been summoned to Sunstone Palace to compete in our search for the future Queen of Cahraman.  After years on the run, Adelaide thinks her lonely and dangerous life as a thief is...
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Featured Review: Glass Princess (M Lynn)

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About This Book:   A shattered princess is a vengeful princess. On the shores of Madra, rebellion has won. Her family dead or missing, Helena seeks help from the kingdom across the sea. Bela. She knows it from stories of magic and war but now finds herself at the mercy of...
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Featured Review: The Tesla Legacy (KK Perez)

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About This Book: An action-packed, young adult coming-of-age adventure, K. K. Perez's The Tesla Legacy follows a precocious young scientist named Lucy Phelps whose fateful encounter in the Tesla Suite of the New Yorker Hotel unlocks her dormant electrical powers. As Lucy struggles to understand her new abilities through scientific experimentation,...
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Featured Review: The Archive of Magic: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Signe Bergstrom)

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About This Book: Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, are back! In The Archive of Magic, an exciting, full-color companion volume to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, readers are transported behind the scenes of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World for an...
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Featured Review: The Dysasters (Kristin Cast & P.C. Cast)

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About This Book: Foster Stewart knows she's different. Her life has never been "normal." Talking to plants and controlling cloud formations aren't things most seventeen year olds are into. Tate "Nighthawk" Taylor is perfect. Star quarterback and all around dreamy boy next door he never thought about his "extra" abilities. What...
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Featured Review: Glamour Of Midnight (Casey L Bond)

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About This Book: Fae bounty hunter Loftin’s life depends on him finding Karis, the daughter of his enemy, but when he does, she isn’t evil like he thought she would be. He certainly didn’t expect to fall for her. She’s beautiful and terrifying, and the only one in Faery who might...
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Featured Review: The Nutcracker Curse (Margo Ryerkerk)

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About This Book: Princess Clara thought she knew the main threat to her freedom. She was wrong. At seventeen years old, Clara isn’t ready to marry, and yet that’s what she must do as the crown princess of Austria. However, getting to know the foreign princes visiting her kingdom becomes the...
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Featured Review: The Blood Spell (CJ Redwine)

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About This Book: Blue de la Cour has her life planned: hide the magic in her blood and continue trying to turn metal into gold so she can help her city’s homeless. But when her father is murdered and a cruel but powerful woman claims custody of Blue and her property,...
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