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Featured Review: I Do Not Trust You (Laura K Burns)

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About This Book: Memphis "M" Engle is stubborn to a fault, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures, and a heck of an opponent in a fight. In short: she's awesome. Ashwin Sood is a little too posh for her tastes, a member of an ancient...
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Featured Review: Little White Lies (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)

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About This Book: "I'm not saying this is Sawyer's fault," the prim and proper one said delicately. "But." Eighteen-year-old auto mechanic Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never...
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Featured Review: Freedom Trials (Meredith Tate)

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About This Book: Evelyn Summers is imprisoned for a crime that was wiped from her memory. In order for Evelyn to be released, she―along with other “reformed” prisoners―must pass seven mental, physical, and virtual challenges known as the Freedom Trials. One mistake means execution and, with her history of being a...
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Featured Review: The Deepest Roots (Miranda Asebedo)

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About This Book:  Contemporary with the slightest twist of magic, this stunning debut YA novel is a fresh and heartwarming story about the power of friendship. Cottonwood Hollow, Kansas, is a strange place. For the past century, every girl has been born with a special talent, like the ability to Fix...
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Featured Review: The Truth Lies Here (Lindsey Klingele)

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About This Book: In small town Michigan, Penny, an aspiring journalist, teams up with the nerdy boy-next-door and the town’s star quarterback to find her conspiracy theorist father after he goes missing and several other townspeople turn up dead in the woods. The deeper she digs, the weirder things start to...
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Featured Review: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings (Elsie Chapman & Ellen Oh)

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About This Book:   Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories...
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Featured Review: In Sight Of Stars (Gae Polisner)

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About The Book: Seventeen-year-old Klee’s father was the center of his life. He introduced Klee to the great museums of New York City and the important artists on their walls, he told him stories made of myths and magic. Until his death. Now, forced to live in the suburbs with his...
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Featured Review: The Wood (Chelsea Bobulski)

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About This Book: After her father goes missing in the woods that they protect, Winter tries to seek the truth in what happened, why the wood is changing, and what it all has to do with the arrival of a mysterious stranger in this thrilling YA debut. When Winter’s dad goes...
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Featured Review: Mean Girls (Micol Ostow)

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About This Book:    You know the story--or do you?  Cady Heron grew up homeschooled in Africa with scientist parents as her teachers, monkeys as her classmates and the African plains as her playground. But when her family moves to the suburbs of Illinois, she finds herself a stranger in a...
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Featured Review: Expelled (James Patterson)

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About This Book: A secret Twitter account An anonymous photo Everyone is a suspect Theo Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous--until someone posted The Photo that got him and three other students expelled, their futures ruined forever. But who took the picture, and why are they being targeted? To uncover...
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