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Featured Review: City Of Dust (Michelle Kenney)

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About This Book: The fight is never over. Life in Arafel is no longer safe. Not since August’s disappearance, and whispers of a ghost controlling Pantheon. Meanwhile, Talia stands torn between secretive twin, Eli, and best friend, Max. Betrayal forces Talia to leave the sanctuary of her forest home as she...
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Featured Review: The Caged Queen (Kristen Ciccarelli)

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About This Book: Kristen Ciccarelli’s distinct brand of lyrical, haunting fantasy continues in the companion to her bestselling debut, The Last Namsara. Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and Renee Ahdieh. Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. Roa and Essie...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Ever Read

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Ever Read
Welcome to Young Adult Book Central's Top Ten Tuesday post! Each Tuesday we will be hosting a different theme or topic  involving all  things bookish!!! The Top Ten Tuesday post was originally created at The Broke and The Bookish so visit there site for all the fun details about this awesome meme!!  ...
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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books We Would Love To See As A TV Show or Movie! (2/28/17)

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books We Would Love To See As A TV Show or Movie! (2/28/17)
Welcome to Young Adult Book Central's Top Ten Tuesday post! Each Tuesday we will be hosting a different theme or topic  involving all  things bookish!!! The Top Ten Tuesday post was originally created at The Broke and The Bookish so visit there site for all the fun details about this awesome meme!!  ...
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Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
 
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On the Come Up
 
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Sixteen-year-old Paris Secord's (aka DJ ParSec) career--and life--has come to...
Leah on the Offbeat
 
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The Brightsiders
 
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City of Beasts
 
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The Grace Year
 
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The Fractured Empire
 
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The Ceithren Empire is finally at peace, but for...
The Survival List
 
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Sloane Weber is devastated when her older sister dies...
To Kill a Kingdom
 
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This action-packed YA debut pits a deadly siren princess and...
Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1)
 
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Into the Crooked Place begins a gritty two-book YA fantasy...
Kingdom of Souls
 
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Magic has a price—if you’re willing to pay. The...
A Warm Friendship
 
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The Rift
 
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Abraham Lincoln: The Making of America #3
 
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Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel
 
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"As Middle Grade graphic novel adaptations go, this urban fantasy is above par. The artwork has a bit..."
Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1)
 
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"INTO THE CROOKED PLACE is an engaging YA fantasy that follows five characters on a quest of aligned goals- even..."
To Kill a Kingdom
 
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"TO KILL A KINGDOM is a wonderful YA fantasy about a siren and a pirate. Told in alternating points of..."
A Warm Friendship
 
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"A WARM FRIENDSHIP is a story of friendship and loss, celebrating the time that you have together. Squirrel finds Snowman..."
Winter's Captive
 
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"YA fantasy has always been my favorite. However, the past few months, I'd been in a slump. I struggled getting..."
The Rift
 
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"THE RIFT is a unique YA fantasy that takes place on Black Water Island, a place prized for the herd..."
The Fractured Empire
 
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"I don’t know where to start! The Fractured Empire by Robin D. Mahle is the first in the World Apart..."
Abraham Lincoln: The Making of America #3
 
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"A highly accessible biographical overview of (arguably) the most renowned and history-altering of all the United States presidents. The book..."
The Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)
 
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Hilda and the Mountain King (Hilda, #6)
 
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"HILDA AND THE MOUNTAIN KING is an engaging and thrilling children's fantasy adventure. This graphic novel tells the story of..."
 
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"Eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson goes to Madrid, Spain with his family in order for his mother to reconnect with the country..."
Glow of the Fireflies
 
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"GLOW OF THE FIREFLIES is a YA fantasy that follows a teenaged girl, Briony, who has no memories from before..."
Good Night, Santa: A Magical Christmas Story
 
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"GOOD NIGHT, SANTA is a simple but elegant book that celebrates the Christmas season, perfect for bedtime. The illustrations are..."
Jolly Jingly Christmas: The Best Christmas Book Ever!
 
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Dear Sweet Pea
 
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"Sweet Pea is in her last year of primary school (K-7th grade) and will be starting at secondary school the..."
I Can Make This Promise
 
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"I CAN MAKE THIS PROMISE is a moving middle grade contemporary fiction about trusting your parents, finding your heritage, and..."
Peppa Pig Festival of Mud
 
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"What I Loved: The story is based off an episode of Peppa Pig, and definitely reads like one. It..."
Everybody Says Meow
 
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The Other, Better Me
 
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"THE OTHER, BETTER ME is a contemporary middle grade novel that follows a ten-year-old, Lola, as she explores herself and..."
Goldilocks For Dinner
 
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"What I loved: The illustrations in this book are unique and eye catching, engaging the children from the outset. The..."