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Featured Review: The Ocean Between Stars by Kevin Emerson

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About This Book: It is Earth year 2223, but the Earth, along with the entire solar system, is gone. Liam and Phoebe, having barely escaped our exploding sun with their lives, are in stasis for the decade-long journey to the rogue planet Delphi, where they hope to meet up with the...
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Featured Review: Faded by Melanie Hooyenga!

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About This Book: Biz didn’t think life could get worse after the tragic events that surrounded her last flicker, but when she accidentally flickers on her eighteenth birthday after doing shots of vodka—she’s forced to face the consequences of her actions in a way she never imagined. When an anonymous email...
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Featured Review: The Gods of Men by Barbara Kloss!

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About This Book: Sable hated the gods. She hated what men did in their name. Magic is forbidden throughout the Five Provinces; those born with it are hunted and killed. Sable doesn't know her music holds power over souls--not until, at age nine, she plays her flute before the desert court...
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Featured Review: Fire and Bone by Rachel A. Marks!

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About This Book: “Gossip Girl meets Percy Jackson in the glitz and grit of L.A...." In Hollywood’s underworld of demigods, druids, and ancient bonds, one girl has a dangerous future. Sage is eighteen, down on her luck, and struggling to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. Everything changes the night...
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Featured Review: The Edge Rules by Melanie Hooyenga!

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About This Book: Being a bully isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sixteen-year old Brianna had everything she wanted: money to ski all over the world, underlings to do her bidding, and parents who gave her every freedom—as long as she played by their rules. But when she’s busted shoplifting...
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Featured Review: The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen!

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About This Book: Jennifer A. Nielsen introduces us to an unforgettable new heroine in this New York Times bestselling tale of treachery and intrigue, love and deceit.Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't...
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Featured Review: Seeking Perfect by Jeri Bronson!

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About This Book: Jesse learned early not to trust a soul, but what if he was her soulmate? Senior year of high school should be about friendship, boyfriends, and graduation, but for seventeen-year-old Jesse Barnes it's about escaping the shame of life with an alcoholic mother. Jesse's goals are clear: keep...
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Featured Review: A Kiss in the Dark by Gina Ciocca!

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About This Book: When the lights go out at a Georgia high school football game, Macy Atwood finds herself in the arms of a boy who kisses her senseless – but is gone by the time the lights come back on. All she knows is that there was something special –...
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Featured Review:The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw!

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About This Book: Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them. Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow… Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were...
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Featured Review: Airports, Exes, and Other Things I'm Over by Shani Petroff!

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About This Book: A bad storm, two cancelled flights, trapped with the guy who broke her heart…Shani Petroff delivers laugh out loud comedy and unforgettable disasters in this highly relatable comedy of errors about a teen stuck in an airport with her cheating ex. Flight delayed. Send help. Not him. After...
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