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Featured Review: Glass Kingdom (M Lynn)

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About This Book: A hidden princess is an obedient princess. On the shores of Madra, tradition is law. For Princess Helena Rhodipus, this means wearing masks to hide from common eyes. For the people, it means bowing down to a king who cares little for them. Wanting to rid herself of...
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Must Read! 10 Amazing Contemporaries by Black Authors!











***List provided by YABC Staffer Stephanie Augustine***     The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds     https://www.goodreads.com/ book/show/21490991-the-boy-in- the-black-suit     This Side of Home by Renee Watson         https://www.goodreads.com/ book/show/22392935-this-side- of-home     The Voice in My Head by Dana Davis    ...
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Featured Review: Golden Chains (M Lynn)

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About This Book: Never fall in love with the enemy. If only it were that simple. Persinette Basile has always known the ruling family of Gaule were meant to be her enemy. With no other choice, she fought to join them anyway. And they will break her now that they know...
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Featured Review: Golden Crown (M Lynn)

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About This Book: No longer only a warrior. Not just a queen. Persinette Basile has a new purpose. The chains she’s carried since the curse began are gone, replaced by a crown. But freedom can’t exist while enemies surround Bela on all sides. La Dame lurks on the border in Dracon,...
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Featured Review: Fire Falling (Elise Kova)

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About This Book: Soldier... Sorcerer... Savior... Who is Vhalla Yarl? Vhalla Yarl marches to war as property of the Solaris Empire. The Emperor counts on her to bring victory, the Senate counts on her death, and the only thing Vhalla can count on is the fight of her life. As she...
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Featured Review: Catching Ivy (Eliza Tilton)

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About This Book:   Damion Scole has an obsession--one that just might get him killed. Damion spends his free time hooking into VRR's: Virtual Reality Reads which replaced e-readers almost thirty years ago. When his connection sells him a new vid, Damion slips into the virtual world and watches a grim...
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Featured Review: Mercury Rises (Scarlott Kol)

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About This Book: A girl looking for a way out. Being the daughter of New America’s leader, Mercury Masters has everything a girl could want. A glamorous life full of beautiful people, and the power to have anything she wants, except for one thing—to escape. Because Mercury’s perfect life comes with...
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Featured Review: Emerge: The Captive (Melissa A Craven)

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About This Book:   A moment of distraction has cost him his freedom but Quinnton Loukas has a dangerous secret Held as a captive of the Immortal organization, known as Soma, if his secret is discovered it will be used against him. From the moment of his Awakening, Quinn has struggled...
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Featured Review: Emerge: The Judgement (Melissa Craven)

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About This Book: The prophecy's about you, Red... Allie Carmichael has been haunted by those words for months. After dropping a huge bombshell and then leaving her in limbo, Greggory McBrien still hasn't given her the answers she craves. The knowledge of her past and the absence of both Gregg and...
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Featured Review: Areion (Lela Grayce)

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About This Book:   Twins raised far from the darkness are the key to Gaai's salvation. Turning eighteen is the highlight of every teenager's life. Or at least it is for Wendy and her twin sister DeeDee. When their adoptive parents gift them with medallions belonging to their late mother, they...
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