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Featured Review: Ferryman (Claire McFall)

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About This Book: After a deadly train crash, the afterlife is waiting for Dylan. But that’s only if she and her intriguing Ferryman can make it across the demon-infested wasteland—and if she can bear to let him go. When Dylan wakes up after her train has crashed, she thinks she has...
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Featured Review: Black Was the Ink (Michelle Coles)

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About This Book: Through the help of a ghostly ancestor, sixteen-year-old Malcolm is sent on a journey through Reconstruction-era America to find his place in modern-day Black progress. Forgotten heroes still leave their mark. Malcolm Williams hasn't been okay for a while. He's angry and despondent and feels like nothing good...
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Featured Review: Golden Boys Beware (Hannah Capin)

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About This Book: For the girls who have had enough – Hannah Capin’s Golden Boys Beware, originally published as Foul is Fair, is the bloody, thrilling revenge fantasy that reimagines Lady Macbeth’s story for the modern day. Jade and her friends Jenny, Mads, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable,...
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Featured Review: Gilded (Marissa Meyer)

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About This Book: In Gilded, #1 New York Timesbestselling author Marissa Meyer returns to the fairytale world with this haunting retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. Long ago cursed by the god of lies, a poor miller's daughter has developed a talent for spinning stories that are fantastical and spellbinding and entirely untrue. Or...
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Featured Review: Catwalk (Nicole Gabor)

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About This Book: Being a fashion model is nearly every girl's dream. But what happens when dreams come true? Eighteen-year-old shy, suburban aspiring model Catherine Watson longed for adventure, for a life less…ordinary and moves away to pursue her modeling dream in New York City. When she is “discovered” by the...
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Featured Review: Our Violent Ends (Chloe Gong)

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About This Book: The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution. After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood feud, Juliette has been a girl on the warpath. One wrong move, and her cousin will step in to usurp her place as the...
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Featured Review: Dark Rise (C.S. Pacat)

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About This Book: * Instant New York Times Bestseller * Indie Bestseller * In this stunning new fantasy novel from international bestselling author C. S. Pacat, heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war are reborn and begin to draw new battle lines. This epic fantasy with high-stakes romance will sit perfectly...
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Featured Review: You've Reached Sam (Dustin Thao)

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About This Book: If I Stay meets Your Name in Dustin Thao's You've Reached Sam, a heartfelt novel about love and loss and what it means to say goodbye. How do you move forward when everything you love in on the line? Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future all planned out―move out...
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Featured Review: You Can Go Your Own Way (Eric Smith)

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About This Book: No one ever said love would be easy…but did they mention it would be freezing? Adam Stillwater is in over his head. At least, that’s what his best friend would say. And his mom. And the guy who runs the hardware store down the street. But this pinball...
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Featured Review: Going Viral: A Socially Distant Love Story (Katie Cicatelli-Kuc)

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About This Book: When Claire Draper's fictional love story goes viral in the wake of a pandemic, the line between reality and fiction is blurred. But will she be able to tell the difference? Claire is a junior in high school when a worldwide pandemic strikes, and she's in the epicenter...
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