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Featured Review: Where the Drowned Girls Go (Seanan McGuire)

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About This Book: In Where the Drowned Girls Go, the next addition to Seanan McGuire's beloved Wayward Children series, students at an anti-magical school rebel against the oppressive faculty "Welcome to the Whitethorn Institute. The first step is always admitting you need help, and you’ve already taken that step by requesting...
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Author Chat with Alechia Dow (The Kindred)!

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Today we are chatting with Alechia Dow, author of The Kindred ! Read on for more about Alechia and her book!         Meet Alechia Dow !        Alechia Dow is a former pastry chef, teacher, and librarian. When she's not writing, you can find her having...
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Author Chat with Jodi Meadows (Nightrender), Plus Giveaway! ~ US Only

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Today we are chatting with Jodi Meadows, author of Nightrender ! Read on for more about Jodi, her book and giveaway!         Meet Jodi Meadows !        Jodi Meadows is the author of the Orphan Queen duology and the Incarnate and Fallen Isles trilogies, as well...
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Jamie Lynn Bass
The cover is dark and mysterious. The synopsis is an attention getter.
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 10:05
Jaiden Miller
The cover gives me creepy vibes, which I am here for, and the synopsis is sort of confusing yet intriguing.... Read More
Thursday, 13 January 2022 00:18
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Waiting on Wednesday ~ January 5, 2022

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.     *Kim’s Choice* (YABC Staff Reviewer)    I Must Betray You Author:  Ruta Sepatys Expected publication:  February 1, 2022 A gut-wrenching, startling historical thriller about communist...
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Kids Review: SuperJoe Does Not Do Cuddles (Michael Catchpool)

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About This Book: Even the mightiest of superheroes sometimes need a cuddle from their mom… SuperJoe is convinced he doesn’t need cuddles from his mom. He flies around the neighborhood rescuing people from escaped tigers, runaway trains and raging rivers, all while battling his nemesis the Gray Shadow. Naturally, he refuses...
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Hello everyone, my name is Walter George I am so overwhelmed with joy all thanks to Dr. Wale spell. My Wife  left me for another m... Read More
Wednesday, 05 January 2022 08:18
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Middle Grade Review: Out of My Heart (Sharon M. Draper)

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About This Book: Melody, the huge-hearted heroine of Out of My Mind, is a year older, and a year braver. And now with her Medi-talker, she feels nothing’s out of her reach, not even summer camp. There have to be camps for differently-abled kids like her, and she’s going to sleuth...
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Hello everyone, my name is Walter George I am so overwhelmed with joy all thanks to Dr. Wale spell. My Wife  left me for another m... Read More
Wednesday, 05 January 2022 08:19
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Featured Review: The Chosen One (Echo Brown)

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About This Book: There are many watchers and they are always white. That’s the first thing Echo notices as she settles into Dartmouth College. Despite graduating high school in Cleveland as valedictorian, Echo immediately struggles to keep up in demanding classes. Dartmouth made many promises it couldn't keep. The campus is...
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GIVEAWAY: One True Loves (Elise Bryant) ~US Only

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One True Loves Author: Elise Bryant Publisher: Balzer + Bray  Publish Date: January 4th, 2022           Meet One True Loves ! From the author of  Happily Ever Afters  comes another irresistible YA romantic comedy full of self-discovery and Black love—and a dreamy European cruise. Perfect for fans of...
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Keia
I loved Happily Ever Afters, and I'm excited to read this one now!
Tuesday, 11 January 2022 22:14
Jamie Lynn Bass
Happily Ever Afters was fabulous, and this one looks amazing!
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 10:22
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Author Chat with K.Ibura (When The World Turned Upside Down), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)

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Today we are chatting with K. Ibura, author of When The World Turned Upside Down ! Read on for more about K., her book, plus a giveaway!         Meet K. Ibura !        K. Ibura was born as the middle child in a family of seven...
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What's New In YA? The Week of January 4, 2022

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What's New In YA? The Week of January 4, 2022       Salaam, with Love (Sara Sharaf Beg) Publisher: ‎  Underlined (January 4, 2022) Reading age ‏ : ‎  12 - 17 years Lexile measure: ‎  HL710L Grade level: ‎  7 - 9   This heartfelt and humorous YA contemporary...
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