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Featured Review: The Midnight Lie (Marie Rutkoski)

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About This Book: Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe...
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Featured Review: Most Likely (Sarah Watson)

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About This Book: A novel about a future female president's senior year of high school. Ava, CJ, Jordan, and Martha (listed in alphabetical order out of fairness) have been friends since kindergarten. Now they're in their senior year, facing their biggest fears about growing up and growing apart. But there's more...
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Featured Review: The Winter Duke (Claire Eliza Bartlett)

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About This Book: An enchanted tale of intrigue where a duke's daughter is the only survivor of a magical curse. When Ekata's brother is finally named heir, there will be nothing to keep her at home in Kylma Above with her murderous family. Not her books or science experiments, not her...
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Featured Review: The Shadows Between Us (Tricia Levenseller)

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About This Book: Tricia Levenseller, author of Daughter of the Pirate King, is back with an epic YA tale of ambition and love in The Shadows Between Us… “They’ve never found the body of the first and only boy who broke my heart. And they never will.” Alessandra is tired of...
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Featured Review: Ink In The Blood (Kim Smejkal)

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About This Book: A lush, dark YA fantasy debut that weaves together tattoo magic, faith, and eccentric theater in a world where lies are currency and ink is a weapon, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake. Celia Sand and her best friend, Anya Burtoni, are inklings for the...
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Featured Review: Freaky in Fresno (Laurie Boyle Crompton)

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About This Book: Ricki has one goal: save the Starlight Drive-in movie theater from going dark forever. Okay, make that two goals … she may also want a first kiss from her cinema-rescuing partner and major crush, Jake. Lana definitely has only one goal: grow her online makeup channel to keep...
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Featured Review: Scavenge The Stars (Tara Sim)

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About This Book: When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous...
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Featured Review: Daughter of Chaos (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #2) (Sarah Rees Brennan)

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About This Book: Half-witch, half-mortal sixteen-year-old Sabrina Spellman has made her choice: She's embraced her dark side and her witchy roots. Now her power is growing daily... but will it come at too high a price? Sabrina Spellman has just made the hardest decision of her life: She's leaving behind her...
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Featured Review: The Stars We Steal (Alexa Donne)

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About This Book: Engagement season is in the air. Eighteen-year-old Princess Leonie “Leo” Kolburg, heir to a faded European spaceship, has only one thing on her mind: which lucky bachelor can save her family from financial ruin? But when Leo’s childhood friend and first love, Elliot, returns as the captain of...
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Featured Review: All The Stars and Teeth (Adalyn Grace)

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About This Book: Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Adalyn Grace’s  All the Stars and Teeth  is a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber’s  Caraval  and Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series. She will reign....
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