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Featured Review: Freshmen by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison!

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About This Book: A laugh-out-loud, realistic portrayal of a freshman year in college for fans of Broad City. Getting in is just the beginning. Phoebe can't wait to get to college. On her own, discovering new things, no curfew . . . she'll be free. And she'll be totally different: cooler,...
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Featured Review: Promises (New Beginnings #2) by Michelle Lynn

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About This Book: Do you promise you’ll always be here for me? It was a game they played, only it wasn’t a game. Maggie Marks held on to Elijah’s childhood promises as a way of escaping a life that was far from perfect. Elijah Lugo was her neighbor, her best friend,...
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Featured Review: Challenge Accepted by Amanda Abram

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About This Book: Emma Dawson and Logan Reynolds have been neighbors and enemies for as long as either one can remember. Despite the fact their BFF fathers have been encouraging them their whole lives to be friends, they've managed to avoid each other at all costs. Emma thinks Logan is a...
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Featured Review: Where the Sea Takes Me by Heidi Kling

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About This Book: Two years later might as well be two lifetimes. Sienna’s in college, working hard to achieve her dreams, and trying to love another boy—and halfway succeeding. She’d be totally happy with her life if she could just stop dreaming about him. Deni. The boy she left behind on...
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Featured Review: Kingdom of Embers by Tricia Copeland

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About This Book: “He wouldn’t understand. He didn’t live in a pretend world. In truth, he did. Most beings, pure humans, walked around thinking they were the only type of people that existed.” –Alena As a creature forbidden by both vampire and witch cultures, Alena traverses the country with her mother...
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Featured Review: Soul Catchers by Carrie Pulkinen

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About This Book: Whoever kills the wolf becomes the wolf…   Wren Lewis shouldn't be alive. Magic is illegal, making her mere existence a crime, and if the government ever discovers the truth about her powers, she'll be killed on the spot. Or worse. But when she uses her magic to...
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Featured Review: Royals by Rachel Hawkins

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About This Book: Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her...
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Featured Review: Ignited (Dance of the Elements #1) by A.M. Reese

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About This Book: A NOBLE DAUGHTER. A FORMER SLAVE. SCORCHED EARTH AND DANGEROUS GAMES. “Jura imagined it sounded like rain.” Juggling death is nothing new for seventeen-year-old Jura, daughter of the First of the Thirteen, successive rulers of the Republic of the Sand Sea. However, when a blood chain ensnares her...
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Featured Review: Cross Fire by Fonda Lee

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About This Book: Earth's century of peace as a colony of an alien race has been shattered. As the alien-run government navigates peace talks with the human terrorist group Sapience, Donovan tries to put his life back together and return to his duty as a member of the security forces. But...
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Featured Review: Always Forever Maybe by Anica Mrose Rissi

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About This Book: When Betts meets Aiden at the candy store where she works, their connection is like a sugar rush to the heart. Betts already knows the two of them are infinite. Inevitable. Destined to become an us. Betts has only ever kept one secret from her best friend, Jo,...
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