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Featured Review: The Paper Girl of Paris (Jordyn Taylor)

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About This Book: Now: Sixteen-year-old Alice is spending the summer in Paris, but she isn’t there for pastries and walks along the Seine. When her grandmother passed away two months ago, she left Alice an apartment in France that no one knew existed. An apartment that has been locked for more...
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Featured Review: The Jewel Thief (Jeannie Mobley)

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About This Book: A lush, slow-burn romance set in 17th century France, and centered around the broken history of the Hope Diamond-- the high-society intrigue of Richelle Mead's Glittering Court series meets the romance of Melissa de la Cruz's Alex and Eliza. In the depths of the Bastille, sixteen-year-old Juliet Pitau...
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Featured Review: Jack Kerouac Is Dead To Me (Gae Polisner)

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About This Book: Fifteen-year-old JL Markham's life used to be filled with carnival nights and hot summer days spent giggling with her forever best friend Aubrey about their families and boys. Together, they were unstoppable. But they aren't the friends they once were. With JL's father gone on long term business,...
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Featured Review: Seneca Element (Rayya Deeb)

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About This Book: If you knew that creating singularity between your mind and machine would open Pandora’s Box would you do it? Not even teen math-genius, Doro Campbell, could have known what she was getting herself into when she made the choice to get an implant connecting her brain to her...
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Featured Review: End and Other Beginnings (Veronica Roth)

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About The Book: Bestselling Divergent and Carve the Mark author Veronica Roth delivers a stunning collection of novella-length stories set in the future, illustrated with startling black-and-white artwork. No world is like the other. Within this masterful collection, each setting is more strange and wonderful than the last, brimming with new...
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Featured Review: The Hive (Barry Lyga & Morgan Baden)

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About This Book: Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive. Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart by trolls and doxxers. Even hackers - like Cassie's dad - were powerless against it. But then the Hive came. A better way to sanction people...
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Katherine mate
Thanks for the review.
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 02:05
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Featured Review: No Place Like Here (Christina June)

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About This Book: Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She’s just spent a year at boarding school and can’t wait to get home. But when Ashlyn’s father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a rehab facility for “exhaustion,” a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down....
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Featured Review: Tin Heart (Shivaun Plozza)

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About This Book: When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants is to thank her donor’s family. Maybe then she can move on. Maybe then she’ll discover who she is if she’s no longer ‘The Dying Girl’. But with a little brother who dresses...
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Featured Review: You'd Be Mine (Erin Hahn)

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About This Book: Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things. But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his...
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Budding startlets on cusps sound like a good literary theme!
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Featured Review: The Girl With The Broken Heart (Lurlene McDaniel)

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About This Book: "Sorry, John Green fans, but McDaniel's been making us cry . . . for decades." --Bustle.com An inspirational story about love, tragedy, heartbreak, and renewal as a young woman deals with her serious health issues, a fractured family life, and the prospect of romantic love while trying to...
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