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Featured Review: ALEX HUNT and the Chase for Rhapta by Urcelia Teixeira

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About This Book: An action-packed Archaeological Adventure Mystery for Indiana Jones lovers! This is Relic Hunting at it’s best! Based on the true legend of the ancient Lost City of Rhapta which mysteriously disappeared near Mafia island off the coast of Africa. "I'm a big fan of Indiana Jones/archeology type books...
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Featured Review: Russian Roulette (Helena Hawthorn Series Book 1) by May Freighter

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About This Book: Helena Hawthorn is a young, free-spirited nineteen-year-old girl right on the cusp of womanhood. She has always known that their world holds secrets behind the veil of normality—having her own Guardian Angel, Michael, ‘on call’ all her life has been a massive indicator of that. Desperate to know...
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Featured Review: Restart by Gordon Korman

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About This Book: Chase's memory just went out the window. Chase doesn't remember falling off the roof. He doesn't remember hitting his head. He doesn't, in fact, remember anything. He wakes up in a hospital room and suddenly has to learn his whole life all over again . . . starting...
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Featured Review: Fathom by Merrie Destefano

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About This Book: She just turned 16. Now it was time for her to die. Turning 16 should have been wonderful. It wasn’t. That was when Kira Callahan found out all her family secrets—and one of those secrets had already killed two people in her family. Now she’s next on the...
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Featured Review: And She Was by Jessica Verdi

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About This Book: Dara’s lived a sheltered life with her single mom, Mellie. Now, at eighteen, she’s dreaming of more. When Dara digs up her never-before-seen birth certificate, her world implodes. Why are two strangers listed as her parents? Dara confronts her mother, and is stunned by what she learns: Mellie...
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Featured Review: Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West

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About This Book: Kasie West brings us another compelling read with “Listen to your Heart,” a story about lake life, friendships, secrets, and podcasting. Our main character, Kate Bailey, would choose spending all her time on the lake if it wasn’t for her parents insisting she go to school, her best...
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Featured Review: Marked Beauty by S.A. Larsen

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About This Book: Uncovering hidden secrets can sometimes kill you . . . or worse, steal your soul. Anastasia Tate has a secret. She can feel the emotions of others through their life energy auras. Not a welcome gift for a teenager. Especially when a sinister presence begins stalking her. Viktor...
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Featured Review: The Trail Rules by Melanie Hooyenga

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About This Book: Junior year’s looking up for sixteen-year old Mike. Her new BFF isn’t a sadistic control freak, her boyfriend adores her, and she’s learning to bike in the mountains without decapitating herself on a tree. Well, almost. When she meets a group of riders who welcome her into their...
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Featured Review: Friends For Life by Andrew Norriss

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About This Book: A timeless and uplifting book about friendship, filled with humor and heart. When Jessica sits next to Francis on a bench during recess, he's surprised to learn that she isn't actually alive--she's a ghost. And she's surprised, too, because Francis is the first person who has been able...
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Featured Review: Make it Count by Tamar Sloan

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About This Book: Casey’s touch can reveal the one thing a person would never want to know — the number of days they have left to live. By the time Casey turns seventeen, she’s learned to withdraw. But the phobia she fakes in order to avoid human contact is sorely tested...
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