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Featured Review: Half-Blood (G.K. DeRosa)

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About This Book: Welcome to Darkblood—oops, I mean Darkhen Academy. There are three rules to survive the elite supernatural school: 1. Do not talk or even look at The Seven, the uber-powerful supes that rule the academy. 2. Never go into the Fae forest on a full moon… or else. 3....
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Featured Review: Wings & Destruction (GK DeRosa)

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About This Book:   First the vampires attacked.  Then the angels came.  Humans thought they were saved.  They were wrong.  In less than a year, the Vampire and Angel War ravaged the country and decimated the human population, razing lands in golden fire and pools of crimson blood.  Seventeen year-old Liv...
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Featured Review: Dark Oblivion (G.K. DeRosa & J.N. Colon)

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About This Book:  There’s no stopping a prophecy. Solaris and Kaige can no longer deny their feelings. And their world is about to pay the ultimate price. Death is quickly spreading through Imera, endangering all the inhabitants of Draconis in the process. Synth is running out, and the nocturnes are becoming...
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Featured Review: Dark Divide (GK DeRosa)

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About This Book: Secrets have a way of coming out. Divided by the dark wasteland between worlds, Kaige and Solaris deal with the consequences of their blood bond and the dangerous secrets they share. Their attempt at normalcy is quickly interrupted when Solaris stumbles upon a gruesome discovery in Imera, one...
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Featured Review: Dark Fates by GK DeRosa & J.N. Colon!

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About This Book: Would you risk it all for love? A high-ranking official’s daughter, Solaris is wild and reckless, a daredevil with no regard for authority. For icy Kaige, the nocturne prince of Draconis, life is discipline and self-control. A prophecy split their worlds in two—a decree issued outlawing all human...
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Featured Review: Wilder Legacy by GK DeRosa

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About This Book: The life of a Guardian is a dangerous one, and with everything Celeste has lost in the past year, will she find the strength to continue on? Battling the growing evil inside her proved to be Celeste Wilder’s most formidable challenge—and the fight isn’t over yet. As her...
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Featured Review: Magic Bound by G.K. DeRosa

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About This Book: Discovering a supernatural hunter wants you dead isn’t the worst thing that could happen at seventeen, right? I’m Aria Negrescu, and I just shot fireballs out of my hands. And I have no idea how. My whole life I was the poor little orphan girl who bounced around...
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