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Featured Review: Shadow Wings by Kelly St. Clare & Raye Wagner

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About This Book: I will never be controlled again. A manipulative dragon shifter. A sexy phaetyn prince. Me? I shouldn’t even exist. With peace established in Verald, I should be free; Lord Tyrrik is liberated from his blood oath, after all. But the freedom in Verald is an illusion. If I...
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Featured Review: Into Darkness by Hayley Barrett!

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About This Book: Fifteen-year-old Alexandra Spencer's life was not supposed to turn out this way. She was not supposed to go on trial for a crime she did not commit. She was not supposed to be found guilty. And she was not supposed to be sent to Elder Grey Detention Centre,...
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Featured Review: You May Now Kill the Bride by R.L. Stine

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About This Book: Two sisters, divided by time. Each with a terrible resentment she can barely contain. Two Fear family weddings, decades apart... Each bride will find that the ancient curse that haunts the Fears LIVES ON. It feeds off the evil that courses through their blood. It takes its toll...
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Featured Review: The Outcasts (The Blood Dagger: Volume 1) by Misty Hayes

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About This Book: Mystical relics. Powerful vampires. Strange allies. It's hell being a teenager. Larna Collins has never understood why her dad skipped out on her and her mother when she was twelve years old. Until then, he was a devoted and loving father. But six years later, during a renovation...
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Featured Review: Ascent (A Peak Marcello Adventure #3) by Roland Smith

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About This Book: After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than fifty years, to visit Alessia. When he’s invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world,...
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Featured Review: We, the Lucky Few by P.S. Lurie!

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About This Book: "Each time I think this night reaches its lowest point I'm mistaken. I stop and let the twisted truth sink in: it's only going to get worse." The world is drowning. Tonight everyone in the disappearing Middlelands gathers in their homes to watch an announcement from the Upperlands....
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Featured Review: Crunch Time Cam by Jordan Lyons

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About This Book: Basketball is in Cameron Flint’s blood. His brothers are taking the state by storm with their play on the school’s varsity team. Cam hopes he can do the same one day, but he has a few years to go. Now that he’s finally old enough to join the...
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Spotlight on LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff

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About This Book: On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap. Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping...
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Featured Review: Any Way You Slice It by Kristine Asselin

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About This Book: Penelope Spaulding justcan't catch a break. Between long hours at the family pizza shop, pilesof homework, and her dad's new obsession--getting the restaurant on a new foodie reality show--it's hard to find a spare moment to breathe. Butwhen she laces up her skates and steps on the ice,...
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Featured Review: Calmer Girls by Jennifer Kelland Perry!

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About This Book: First love and family turmoil in a meaningful YA story. Sixteen-year-old introvert Samantha Cross is falling in love for the first time. There’s only one problem: she’s falling for her older sister’s boyfriend, Ben Swift. Her sister Veronica is beautiful, outgoing, and confident. Samantha is used to her...
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