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Featured Review: Hot British Boyfriend (Kristy Boyce)

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About This Book: This enchanting debut teen romance novel, which follows one girl across the Atlantic in a quest to find adventure, love (preferably with a guy with a cute accent), and maybe even herself, is perfect for fans of Kasie West and Stephanie Perkins. After a horrifying public rejection by...
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Featured Review: The Afterlife of the Party (Marlene Perez)

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About This Book: I didn’t even want to go to the party. Seriously, I’d rather have stayed home with my librarian-witch grandmother and her mystical book club than go. But my best friend Skyler begged me. So I went. And it was the worst party of my life. Actually, it was...
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Featured Review: Everything That Burns (Gita Trelease)

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About This Book: Gita Trelease's Everything That Burns is the transporting sequel to All That Glitters, hailed by NPR as a “soaring success”! Camille Durbonne gambled everything she had to keep herself and her sister safe. But as the people of Paris starve and mobs riot, safety may no longer be...
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Featured Review: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega (Crystal Maldondo)

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About This Book: Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard. Harder when your whole life is on fire, though. Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom....
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Featured Review: The Project (Courtney Summers)

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About This Book: From Courtney Summers, the New York Times bestselling author of the 2019 Edgar Award Winner and breakout hit, Sadie, comes a sensational follow-up—another pulls-no-punches thriller about an aspiring young journalist determined to save her sister from a cult. "The Unity Project saved my life." Lo Denham is used...
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Featured Review: The Obsession (Jesse Q. Sutanto)

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About This Book: A classic sort of love story...except somebody might wind up dead. Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does. Nobody. He makes sure of it by learning everything he can through her social media and watching her through a hidden camera he has trained on her house. Some might call...
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Featured Review: All the Tides of Fate (Adalyn Grace)

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About This Book: Through blood and sacrifice, Amora Montara has conquered a rebellion and taken her rightful place as queen of Visidia. Now, with the islands in turmoil and the people questioning her authority, Amora cannot allow anyone to see her weaknesses. No one can know about the curse in her...
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Featured Review: Watch Over Me (Nina LaCour)

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About This Book: Mila is used to being alone. Maybe that’s why she said yes. Yes to a second chance in this remote place, among the flowers and the fog and the crash of waves far below. But she hadn’t known about the ghosts. Newly graduated from high school, Mila has...
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Featured Review: Born at Dawn (Christina Davis)

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About This Book: Don’t miss this action-packed, highly anticipated fantasy novel with deadly secrets, thrilling love interests, and a brilliant, morally gray female lead. You’ll be on the edge of your seat – perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Mistborn, or The Cruel Prince! At 17, half-human thief Neva Roberts...
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Featured Review: I'll Be the One (Lyla Lee)

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About This Book: The world of K-Pop has never met a star like this. Debut author Lyla Lee delivers a deliciously fun, thoughtful rom-com celebrating confidence and body positivity—perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Julie Murphy. Skye Shin has heard it all. Fat girls shouldn’t dance. Wear bright colors. Shouldn’t...
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