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Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

In the very near future, Trent McCauley is a 16-year-old in northern England who makes videos by cutting, pasting, and editing movies starring a dead actor he’s obsessed with. This isn’t just a hobby of Trent’s, it’s his passion (much … Continue reading

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

When I was in elementary school, I read many, many books on monsters and the paranormal. Books about ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, mummies, werewolves…and vampires. Outside of books, there wasn’t a lot to see with vampires at … Continue reading

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The Story of Owen by E. K. Johnston

After famed dragon slayer, Lottie Thorskard, is injured on the job she takes early retirement and moves to the small town of Trondheim to escape her notoriety and the big city. She brings her partner Hannah, and nephew Owen, whose … Continue reading

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Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols

If you like country music, Dirty Little Secret is a great summer read.  Bailey and her sister Julie have been singing together as long as she can remember.  But now, Bailey has been relegated to playing back-up to costumed country … Continue reading

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Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Girls from every state in the U.S. are on a plane bound for the Miss Teen Dream Pageant when the plane crashes on a deserted island. The surviving girls use their skills and backgrounds to continue living and in their quest … Continue reading

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Half Bad by Sally Green

Nathan is the seventeen-year-old son of a White Witch and a Black Witch, and in the viciously divided community of English witches that makes him an outcast.  Questioned, brutalized and eventually imprisoned, the Council will stop at nothing to make … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Tom is the seventh son of a seventh son, which means two things: one, his father is all out of tradesmen to apprentice his sons to.  And two, Tom can hear the dead.  These two things mean that Tom is going to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster is a perfect example of a book for the ever-rising category of new adult fiction. New adult fiction is a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18-25 age bracket. Abby Abernathy is a good girl from … Continue reading

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Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer

Mary Faber is a young orphaned girl, begging on the streets of London and struggling to survive. An opportunity presents itself to earn some money and ensure that her belly is well fed daily.  She must take on a new … Continue reading

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park is a really sweet love story. Eleanor, new to school, and a bit of a misfit has trouble finding friends. Park, who is trying to keep his head down, begrudgingly offers Eleanor a seat on the school … Continue reading

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