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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Lexi’s War by Rosie James || Mini Book Review

“In Cecilia’s opinion, her daughter was still a child, far too young to be assuming any financial responsibility. There was plenty of time for all that.” Synopsis: A family at breaking point. A nation at war… 1914. Young Lexi doesn’t want much – just her family’s happiness. She’s been working all the hours she can […]

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Kill Code by Clive Fleury || Book Review

“Taking a deep breath, I ripped the envelope open and pulled out an official- looking letter. I scanned the note quickly as Max peered over my shoulder. ‘Well?’” Synopsis: WHEN THE OCEANS RISE…THE TRUTH DROWNS. It’s the year 2031. Our future. Their present. A world decimated by climate catastrophe, where the sun’s heat is deadly […]

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For the Blood is the Life by Joe Albanese || Book Review

“Then he took a final breath, and his eyes closed.” Synopsis: Evan Summers is a detective with a shameful past, a muddled present, and an uncertain future. While investigating a series of gruesome murders and trying to battle his alcoholism, Summers will try to reconnect with his young son. But when a break in the […]

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The Ghost of Crow Cavern by Norman Mounter & John Wedlake || Book Review

“The realisation that there was a big wide world out there beyond the coast – a world full of danger yet wonder and excitement – was no longer squirreled away within the cavernous confines of Old Normsk’s mind.” Synopsis: A wave of delight and anticipation sweeps through a small community of red squirrels as they […]

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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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