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January 19, 2020
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4.0
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4.0
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Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie!

Agatha loves the work of Detective Hercule Poirot. He's actually her imaginary friend and she uses his work to influence how she handles a case. She and her best friend Liam have their own "detective agency" called Oddlow Agency. They haven't received any work, but Agatha knows it's coming. Everyone...

December 30, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Heart Break and First Loves

After having her heartbroken by J.R., Kassidy swears off love. After her best friend has a nasty breakup too, Kass decides that they have to do something about all of the broken hearts. That's how she comes up with the idea of the Anti-Love club. At first, it sounds ridiculous,...

December 29, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Young Adult Fiction
Unique involvment of scents

Rakel wants nothing more than to get a well-paying job since she's so skilled with scents. Her father his what's called the Rot and doesn't have much longer to live. Rakel is desperate to make money to buy him comfort and medicines that can help extend his life a little...

December 07, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Plot/Story 
 
5.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
5.0
Young Adult Indie
Prophesy Meets Alpha Wolf

Ava is the child of prophesy and all eyes are on her because she is the daughter of the Prime Alpha and the Queen of the Fae. Everyone believes she's the key to saving the wolves from extinction. However, Ava feels useless because she can't shift into a wolf and...

December 07, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
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Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Young Adult Indie
Slow-Paced Read that also Raises Awareness

Romy has just finished school and is torn because she isn't sure what she wants to do with her life. She's being pressured from her parents to either follow in her dad's footsteps in business or her mom's in science. However, Romy doesn't feel like she fits in either of...

December 07, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
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Perfect for Fans of Creepy Reads!

Ren and Kip aren't sure what to expect when they visit their Aunt for Halloween. She works at an Old Folk's home, but is trying to liven things up with a Halloween party. When the two boys notice the new carnival in town, they can't wait to check it out....

December 01, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Plot/Story 
 
4.0
Illustrations (if applicable) 
 
N/A
Characters (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Editing/Design Quality 
 
4.0
Badass Vampire Huntress Series

Kali is the hope of saving the world from vampires and demons. She’s a vampire huntress who also happens to be a badass. But she can’t do it all on her own. She has her friends and family to support her endeavor. Oh and the sexy Max of course. ...

November 27, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
A Look Into Superman's Childhood

Clark Kent is trying to be an ordinary thirteen-year-old boy but he has a very extraordinary pastime. He loves saving people. At school, Clark finds himself losing control of his powers every time he's around his friend Lana. He tends to do things like float... which isn't too good for...

November 27, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
5.0
Holiday Adventure in Camelot!

Jack and Annie are so excited when they receive a Royal Invitation to attend Christmas in Camelot! However, they only find disappointment when they arrive. King Arthur and crew will not be celebrating Christmas this year because someone has put a spell on the kingdom that removes all joy. ...

November 26, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
3.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
3.0
Our Superhero Girls in One Place!

SUPER HERO GIRLS brings us Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Bumblebee, and Zatanna as teenagers. When they aren't trying to save the world, they have to attend school like ordinary students. No using their powers. Follow all of the rules. No being late. When the group...

November 26, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
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Fun for Adventurers

LAUGH OUT LOUD ADVENTURE JOKES FOR KIDS is packed from cover to cover with humor that are made for the little adventurers out there! The jokes are perfect for ages six and up and I was genuinely surprised by how many there were. There are Tongue Twisters, Knock-Knock jokes, and...

November 26, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
Kids Fiction
Great intro to Black Canary

Dinah wants nothing more than to help keep Gotham City safe by following in her dad's footsteps and become a police officer. However, her dad doesn't want that path for her because he knows how dangerous things can get. Feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place, Dinah knows...

November 26, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
Young Adult Fiction
New Orleans Paranormal Read

After killing a man in Paris, Celine is forced to flee to a different country and finds herself in New Orleans. Here, she takes refuge in a convent, but finds it tiresome to follow the rules. She feels as if there's something dark and rebellious within her and she refuses...

November 26, 2019 (Updated: November 26, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Dark Fantasy Twist to Arthurian Legend

Guinevere has one role to play when she arrives in Camelot. She has to protect King Arthur with her life. In Camelot, magic is banned and those being suppressed from using it might try to rise against Arthur. Guinevere is a changeling and has the capability to do magic, especially...

November 14, 2019
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
5.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable)  
 
5.0
Learning Value 
 
5.0
Perfect For the Restless Sick Child

THE TOTALLY SICK SICK-DAY ACTIVITY BOOK is exactly what the title describes. There are crossword puzzles, places to doodle, word searches, mazes, puzzles to solve, and so much more. Not only will this stimulate the brain with activities, but it also includes some facts for general knowledge. I love that...

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