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Featured Review: The Secret Lives Of Princesses (Seven Steps)

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About This Book: ONE RULE. DON'T FALL FOR THE BAD BOY. Sixteen-year-old Jasmine Patel dreams of becoming a painter. When an art contest win gives her the opportunity to paint the school mural, she's overjoyed at the chance to leave her artistic mark on St. Mary's Academy. There's just one problem....
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Featured Review: Watch You Burn (Amanda Searcy)

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About This Book: Jenny didn't want to move to the creepy, possibly haunted town with her dad. But the cops are on to her, and the only way she can protect herself is by moving as far away from her hometown as possible and staying out of trouble. But even after...
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Featured Review: Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss (Kasie West)

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About This Book: Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was...
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Featured Review: Through Fathoms Dark and Deep: Lady Pirates #2 ~ (Jennifer Ellision)

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About This Book:   What’s a pirate without her crew? Abandoned on an island and left for dead, pirate Grace Porter has no idea how she’ll save the crew of the Lady Luck from the traitors in their midst... until an unexpected ally appears, bringing new hope with them. But Grace...
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Featured Review: Only A Breath Apart (Katie McGarry)

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About This Book:   Bestselling author Katie McGarry’s trademark wrong-side-of-the-tracks romance is given a new twist in the gritty YA contemporary novel, Only a Breath Apart.   Jesse Lachlin is cursed.  So the town folklore says, but while Jesse’s had his fair share of tragedy, the only curse he believes is...
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Featured Review: Over Raging Tides (Jennifer Ellision )

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About This Book: The pirate crew of the Lady Luck lives by many rules, but chief among them is this: they do not allow men on board. That’s a rule that quartermaster Grace Porter is willing to break when a shipwrecked young nobleman offers her information of an omniscient map, stolen...
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Featured Review: Wings & Destruction (GK DeRosa)

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About This Book:   First the vampires attacked.  Then the angels came.  Humans thought they were saved.  They were wrong.  In less than a year, the Vampire and Angel War ravaged the country and decimated the human population, razing lands in golden fire and pools of crimson blood.  Seventeen year-old Liv...
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Featured Review: The Flash: The Secret Files of Barry Allen: The Ultimate Guide to the Hit TV Show

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About This Book: My name is Barry Allen. You probably know me as The Flash. This is my story. As Central City’s guardian speedster, Barry Allen has experienced—and survived—a lot. Everything you need to know about The Flash, including all of his top-secret notes, is compiled in this ultimate guidebook. Sneak...
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Featured Review: Chasing Mermaids (Seven Steps)

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About This Book: A HOT EX-BOYFRIEND, A DETERMINED SWIM STAR, AND A BATTLE OF WILLS THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH, CRY AND CHEER. Ariel Swimworthy thought her life was perfect. She was the new captain of her school's swim team, she had a new best friend, and even a shiny new...
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Featured Review: My Almost Flawless Toyko Dream Life (Rachel Cohn)

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About This Book:   In the Land of the Rising Sun, where high culture meets high kitsch, and fashion and technology are at the forefront of the First World's future, the foreign-born teen elite attend ICS-the International Collegiate School of Tokyo. Their accents are fluid. Their homes are ridiculously posh. Their...
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