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  1. Book Review: The Summer Prince

    The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson June and her best friend Gil are thrilled to wrangle an invite to the official celebration of the newly elected Summer King, Enki. But they never anticipate that Gil and Enki will fall in love, or how much Enki will affect both of…

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  2. Book Review: The Archived

    The Archived by Victoria Schwab It hasn’t even been a year since Ben died, and Mackenzie Bishop is already forgetting what her brother looked like. Her mother copes with the grief by throwing herself with artificial cheerfulness into projects, while her father copes by retreating into himself. Mac knows…

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  3. Book Review: Shadows

    Shadows by Robin McKinley It’s not just that Maggie misses her father, or understandably resents her new stepfather, Val. No, it goes beyond that: Val has too many shadows. Whenever Maggie looks at him, she sees him surrounded by wiggly shadow shapes with too many appendages. It can’t…

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  4. Book Review: The 5th Wave

    The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey The 1st Wave: Lights Out The 2nd Wave: Surf’s Up The 3rd Wave: Pestilence The 4th Wave: Silencer Plot: Nearly 7 billion people are dead, almost the entire population of the world, killed in four successive waves of destruction sent by the aliens.…

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  5. Book Review: Grave Mercy

    Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers Plot: Ismae Rienne still bears the scars of the poison her mother took in an attempt to abort her. Her survival from that, and the scars from the incident, prove that she was sired by the god of Death. At seventeen, when her abusive father…

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  6. Book Review: Throne of Glass

    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas Plot: 18-year old Celaena Sardothien was an assassin with a feared reputation, until she was sentenced to hard labor in the death camp of Endovier. After she has suffered a year of torture in Endovier, Crown Prince Dorian visits her in the prison…

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  7. Book Review: Losers in Space

    Losers in Space by John Barnes Plot: In a future where celebrity status is regulated by the government, a group of teen celebrity offspring stowaway on a ship to Mars in order to get media attention and boost their recognition scores enough to qualify for celebrity status. To the teens,…

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  8. Book Review: Planesrunner

    Planesrunner Everness, Book One by Ian McDonald I decided to try a new format for my reviews. I hope this is a useful format. Plot: Everett Singh’s dad, a quantum physicist, is kidnapped off the street in view of Everett by three men in a black car. Later that…

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  9. Book Review: Bitterblue

    Bitterblue Sequel to Graceling; Companion to Fire by Kristin Cashore Bitterblue is that rare sequel that not only lives up to expectations set by the first book, but exceeds them by quite a bit. Each book in this series is better than the previous one, and Bitterblue is an exceptional…

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  10. Book Review: Black Heart

    Black Heart The Curse Workers, book 3 by Holly Black Take The Godfather, mix in a little bit of The Sting, and add some magic, and you have a recipe for a great series. That alone would be enough, but Holly Black didn’t stop there. The Curse Workers is…

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