On the Come Up by Angie Thomas || Book Review

“All these folks I’ve never met became gods over my life. Now I gotta take the power back.” Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he […]

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If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka || Book Review

“I know the truth can hurt, even when you need to hear it.” Synopsis: High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her […]

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The Many Adventures of Peter and Fi by Kelvyn Fernandes || Book Review

“You’ve only scratched the surface of what you’re capable of.” Synopsis: Follow Peter and Fi as they work together, each searching for something uniquely special to them through the four kingdoms of their known world. It’s a tale of fantastical beasts, peculiar characters, remarkable settings, and a unique brand of biochemistry-based magic. A story that […]

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Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills || Book Review

“When I was little, I thought that once fireworks went off, all those shiny bits would rain back down to earth like brightly colored coins [ … ] I didn’t understand that they weren’t something you could grasp once they’d been spent. Their existence was temporary — you had to lose them in order to […]

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The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong || Book Review

“You know children, always playing with the forces of darkness.” Synopsis: Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, Chloe happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be ‘cursed’?) friends are now running for their lives […]

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The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong || Book Review

“There was no closing my eyes and sliding back into that blissful dream of normal. This was my normal now.” Synopsis: Chloe Saunders is on the run and raising hell. Literally. Chloe Saunders is not your average supernatural teenager. Genetically altered at birth by a sinister team of scientists, she can barely control her terrifying […]

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The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong || Book Review

“That’s what we all want, isn’t it? Power without price.” Synopsis: My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again. All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I […]

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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott || Book Review

“I’m tired of living without really living.” Synopsis: Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself […]

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Charlie the Fearless and Tancho the Brave by Suhmayah Banda || Book Review

“Tancho smiled. He liked his new name, and it made him happy to know that his fearless brother thought he was brave.” Banda’s Charlie the Fearless and Tancho the Brave is an imaginative and remarkable tale concerning acceptance and the strength that comes with having a strong support system. As Charlie and Tancho go out on […]

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Book Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

“Kaz leaned back. ‘What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?’ ‘Knife to the throat?’ asked Inej. ‘Gun to the back?’ said Jesper. ‘Poison in his cup?’ suggested Nina. ‘You’re all horrible,’ said Matthias.” A daring and original YA novel, Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows brings a whole new meaning to the brilliance that […]

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