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Featured Review: Lobizona (Romina Garber)

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About This Book: Some people  ARE illegal. Lobizonas do NOT exist. Both of these statements are false. Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who's on the run from her father's Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment...
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This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. This is very nice one and gives indepth information. Thanks for ... Read More
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Featured Review: Between Burning Worlds (System Divine #2) (Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell)

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About This Book: Laterre is on the brink of war. The Third Estate are rioting against the injustices of a corrupt system. The Patriarche, reeling from the murder of his only heir, makes brutal attempts to quash the unrest, while a new militant faction launches a series of deadly attacks. Marcellus...
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Featured Review: Girl With Razor Hearts (Suzanne Young)

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About This Book: It’s time to fight back in this second novel in a thrilling, subversive near future series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young about a girls-only private high school that is far more than it appears to be. Make me a girl with a razor heart… It’s...
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Its time to fight back in this second novel in a thrilling, subversive near future series from New York Times bestselling author S... Read More
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Featured Review: The Twin (Natasha Preston)

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About This Book: After their parents divorced, 10-year-old twins Ivy and Iris were split up--Ivy lived with Dad, Iris with Mom. Now, after a tragic accident takes their mom's life, the twins are reunited and Iris moves in with Ivy and their dad. Devastated over Mom's death, Iris spends the first...
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Featured Review: Seven Deadly Shadows (Courtney Alameda)

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About This Book: Kira Fujikawa has always been a girl on the fringe. Bullied by her peers and ignored by her parents, the only place Kira’s ever felt at home is at her grandfather’s Shinto shrine, where she trains to be a priestess. But Kira’s life is shattered on the night...
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Featured Review: Echoes Between Us (Katie McGarry)

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About This Book: Echoes Between Us  is bestselling author Katie McGarry’s breakout teen contemporary novel about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to save her. Veronica sees ghosts. More specifically, her mother's ghost. The afterimages of blinding migraines caused by the brain tumor that...
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Featured Review: Dangerous Alliance (Jennieke Cohen)

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About This Book: Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home. But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with...
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Featured Review: The Fountains of Silence (Ruta Sepetys)

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About This Book: Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into the country under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives...
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Featured Review: Gods Of Jade And Shadow (Silvia Moreno-Garcia)

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About This Book: The Mayan god of death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark, one-of-a-kind fairy tale inspired by Mexican folklore. The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to...
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Featured Review: Wilder Girls (Rory Power)

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About This Book: It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and...
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