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Featured Review: A Constellation Of Roses (Miranda Asebedo)

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About This Book: Ever since her mother walked out, Trix McCabe has been determined to make it on her own. And with her near-magical gift for pulling valuables off unsuspecting strangers, Trix is confident she has what it takes to survive. Until she’s caught and given a choice: jail time, or...
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Featured Review: Refraction (Naomi Hughes)

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About This Book: After an attack on earth, all reflective surfaces become weapons to release monsters, causing a planet-wide ban on mirrors. Despite the danger, the demand rises, and 17-year-old Marty Callahan becomes a distributor in an illegal mirror trade―until he’s caught by the mayor's son, whose slate is far from...
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Featured Review: All The Things We Do In The Dark (Saundra Mitchell)

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About This Book: There’s no such thing as a secret. SOMETHING happened to Ava. The curving scar on her face is proof. But Ava would rather keep that something hidden—buried deep in her heart and her soul. She has her best friend Syd, and she has her tattoos—a colorful quilt, like...
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Featured Review: The Light At The Bottom Of The World (London Shah)

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About This Book: Hope had abandoned them to the wrath of all the waters. At the end of the twenty-first century, the world has changed dramatically, but life continues one thousand feet below the ocean's surface. In Great Britain, sea creatures swim among the ruins of Big Ben and the Tower...
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Featured Review: The Beautiful (Renee Ahdieh)

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About This Book: New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight. In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a...
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Featured Review: What Makes Us (Rafi Mittlefehldt)

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About This Book: A viral video reveals a teen’s dark family history, leaving him to reckon with his heritage, legacy, and identity in this fiery, conversation-starting novel. Eran Sharon knows nothing of his father except that he left when Eran was a baby. Now a senior in high school and living...
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Featured Review: Into The Crooked Place (Alexandra Christo)

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About This Book: Into the Crooked Place  begins a gritty two-book YA fantasy series from Alexandra Christo, the author of  To Kill a Kingdom . The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve...
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Featured Review: By Any Means Necessary (Candice Montgomery)

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About This Book: An honest reflection on cultural identify, class, and gentrification. Fans of Nic Stone and Elizabeth Acevedo will eagerly anticipate Torrey. On the day Torrey officially becomes a college freshman, he gets a call that might force him to drop out before he’s even made it through orientation: the...
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Featured Review: Fireborne (Rosaria Munda)

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About This Book: Game of Thrones  meets  Red Rising  in a debut young adult fantasy that's full of rivalry, romance... and dragons. Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders. Now they are...
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Featured Review: The Library of Lost Things (Laura Taylor Namey)

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About This Book: From the moment she first learned to read, literary genius Darcy Wells has spent most of her time living in the worlds of her books. There, she can avoid the crushing reality of her mother’s hoarding and pretend her life is simply ordinary. But when a new property...
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