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Featured Review: Girl At Heart (Kelly Oram)

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About This Book: As the daughter of a successful Major League pitcher, Charlie Hastings has baseball in her blood. Unfortunately, being the only girl on her high school baseball team, Charlie has always been just one of the guys. When her best friend, and secret love of her life, asks another...
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Featured Review: The Reader (MK Harkins)

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About This Book: Hunted, shot, and without her memory, eighteen-year-old Ann Baker wakes in shallow water on a deserted Pacific Northwest island. She is soon approached by two young men claiming to be her friends. Something isn’t right, but when gunshots sound, Ann is left with little choice but to allow...
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Featured Review: The Fractured Empire (Robin D Mahle)

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About This Book: Clark and Adelaide think their lives can’t get any worse. Until they meet each other. Adelaide — heiress to the wealthiest man in the Ceithren Empire — has felt a void since her sister’s death. Just as she’s resigned herself to the empty life her father chose for...
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Featured Review: The Last Hope (Krista & Becca Ritchie)

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About This Book: A stunning conclusion to the sci-fi romance duology by writing duo Krista & Becca Ritchie,  The Last Hope  is filled with twists and turns you'll never see coming. Sacrifice all you have to survive. Imprisoned for weeks on an enemy starcraft, Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with...
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Featured Review: Plague Of Death (D.L. Armillei)

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About This Book:   Her light protects her world. But to defeat an unspeakable evil, she’ll have to embrace her darkness… ***Solo Medalist Winner of the New Apple Book Awards presents*** Sixteen-year-old Vanessa Cross’s first clue that summer break will be anything but fun? She wipes out on her surfboard and...
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Featured Review: The Genie Dagger (Bethany Wicker)

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About This Book: A magical dagger. An evil genie. A hidden past. In a land where genies and magic have been destroyed, Ara—a street rat—never anticipated stealing a magical dagger and it changing her life. When she wields it, she unlocks a whole new world of magic. Taron is used to...
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