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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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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From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon || Book Review

“When I’m with you, I feel I can breathe.” Synopsis: Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all […]

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Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell || Book Review

“The whole world is dancing with you.” A lighthearted young adult short story collection, Rainbow Rowell’s Almost Midnight is guaranteed to bring a smile on readers’ faces. Midnights follows the every growing connection between two teens through their multiple New Year celebration experiences, while Kindred Spirits explores the variety of those in the “nerd” Star Wars Fans community by diving […]

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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett || Book Review

“For the evaders, avoiders, dodgers, and side-steppers. You probably have a good reason for hiding. May you work through it and find your inner lion.” An undeniably adorable YA romance novel, Jenn Bennett’s Alex, Approximately is the perfect read to rekindle those “gushy” feelings of passion and young love. When Bailey moves to California for a fresh […]

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Book Review: My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, & Brodi Ashton

“But she was a writer, so while she did get this moment of thinking herself somewhat brilliant, it would soon be offset by a crippling doubt that she had a gift of words at all. Such is the way with all writers. Trust us.” Hand, Meadows and Ashton’s brilliantly written and utterly comical retelling of […]

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