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The Collection: a poetic exploration of friendship, love, fantasies & the soulmate by Jacqueline Belle

A graceful, elegiac contemplation of life… In her second collection of poems which feels familiar, yet honest and original, Belle creates an exhilarating matrix of love, friendship, and life. “My Heart Lay Open” examine the susceptibility that comes with loving…
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The Price of Safety by Michael C. Bland

  An intelligent, mind-bending sci-fi thriller… Driven by cutting-edge science and pulse-pounding action, Bland’s debut tells the story of Dray who would go to any length to protect his family. It is 2047. No crime goes unpunished in America: the…
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The Danger Seekers Club by Bryan Cates

  A sinister tale of suspense… The graveyard in the dreary fictional town conceals some creepy secrets in Cates’s debut, a dark tale of suspense. The great graveyard is off limit as for as the children know, but Dalton, the…
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Bullets and Bandages: Bond of Brothers by Robert J. Saniscalchi

  Thoroughly engrossing… Inspired by his own brother’s journey in Vietnam war, Saniscalchi’s military action tells the story of nineteen-year-old Patrick, who flew into Vietnam as a US Army Field Medic in January 1968 and went through ordeals of war…
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Danielle Grant Series (three-book series) by Sarah Gerdes

Seductively readable… Set in Zurich, Gerdes‘s three-book series is a resonant portrayal of a successful, independent woman who finds true love in unexpected circumstances. In the first installment (Made for Me) readers see Danielle Grant moves to Zurich to take…
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Tracking Pythons: The Quest to Catch an Invasive Predator and Save an Ecosystem by Kate Messner

  Informative and intriguing… Messner’s brilliant field guide takes readers on a fascinating journey as scientists track an invasive python species in South Florida. A team from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida sets on a tracking expedition to capture the…
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Disenchanted (Disenchanted #1) by Brianna Sugalski

  An intricate, deeply satisfying, well-told fantasy… Sugalski makes her foray into the world of dark fantasy with this fabulous first installment of the Disenchanted series, set in a medieval world where a Brenton princess struggles to deal with her…
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Vengeance of Grimbald: Book II of the Alchimeia by Richard Hacker

  A rollicking time travel adventure… An intelligent blend of science fiction and history, Hacker’s action-packed sequel in the Alchimeia series takes readers on a thrilling journey across centuries as members of the alchemist organization pursue a deadly enemy to…
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Can You See Me? by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

A moving, thoughtful account of autism… Inspired by eleven-year-old Libby Scott’s (coauthor) own experiences with autism, Westcott tells the story of a smart, compassionate young girl who is struggling to find her own place in the world. Being autistic never…
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Promised Land by Brandon Dean

  An engrossing YA drama… Set against the backdrop of World War II, Dean’s gripping debut examines the question of shifting morals in the face of dire circumstances. After German forces invade the US mainland and destroy several cities, seventeen-year-old…