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Featured Review: A Love Hate Thing (Whitney D. Grandison)

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About This Book: When they’re stuck under one roof, the house may not be big enough for their hate…or their love. When Tyson Trice finds himself tossed into the wealthy coastal community of Pacific Hills, he’s ready for the questions, the stares and the feeling of not belonging. Not that he...
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Featured Review: Welcome To Chanu-Con! (Beth Rodgers)

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About This Book: Join Max and his sister Lila as they navigate their synagogue's Chanukah extravaganza, "Chanu-Con!" Their day's highlights include making a human menorah, dipping Chanukah candles, tasting latkes and Chanukah treats, and dancing to festive music. A comic-book style graphic children's book written in verse and inclusive of the...
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Featured Review: Kismet and Karma (Robin Daniels)

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About This Book: Everyone knows that Bryce and Paige belong together - except for Bryce and Paige. Getting the couple to realize they're perfect for one another will take a miracle. Or maybe just an elaborate hoax. When inspiration hits one of their friends, a crazy plan is concocted in the...
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Featured Review: Falling For My Nemesis (Tia Souders)

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About This Book: Spending time with my nemesis never felt so good. Carson Brooks has been my enemy since the day he moved to Sweet Water and tried to drown me in a rogue wave. Not only are we enemies, but we're not quiet about it either. We're polar opposites. Where...
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Featured Review: OverRun (Brittney Joy)

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About This Book: TWO LIVES BOUND BY ONE LIE. Magic has consequences— and the sacrifices it requires are devastating. Jade is now the Queen of Sterling, but ruling the kingdom has proven harder than she ever imagined. The decisions she must make are gut-wrenching and painful, and the man she loves...
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Featured Review: Bittersweet Wreckage (Erin Richards)

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    Her dad wasn't supposed to die. He wasn't supposed to have a second family, and her mom wasn't supposed to slip into a prescription drug haze. And she definitely wasn't supposed to kiss her new "half-brother." Ivy Lynwood has spent her life under the oppressive thumb of her abusive...
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Featured Review: This Summer (Katlyn Duncan)

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About This Book:   Before college, before responsibilities, Hadley Beauman and best friend Lily are determined to have a summer to remember. There will be all the usual dramas - ex-boyfriends who don't seem to know what 'ex' means, pesky younger brothers with unrequited crushes, but what Hadley didn't anticipate was...
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Featured Review: Together At Midnight (Jennifer Castle)

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About This Book: What does it really mean to be kind . . . and why does it sometimes feel like the hardest thing in the world to do? High school senior Kendall, who just returned from a life-changing semester in Europe, and Max, who is drifting his way through a...
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Featured Review: The Return (Kelly St Clare)

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About This Book: The dystopian science fiction story continues in this action-packed novel for young adults by internationally best-selling author Kelly St. Clare. Three months ago, Romy emerged from the cultivation tanks after a year floating inside. Body intact. Mind broken. Memory gone. Now she undergoes regular testing as doctors work...
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Featured Review: Other Breakable Things (Kelley York & Rowan Altwood)

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About This Book: According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will grant you healing. Evelyn Abel will fold two thousand if it will bring Luc back to her. Luc Argent has always been intimately acquainted with death. After a car crash got him a second chance at life—via someone...
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