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Dark Farm by Dean Raven

Brilliantly unsettling and addictive… The volatile supernatural world of powerful wizards, destructive gods, magic, and cosmic terror proves an impressive setting for a story that’s high on suspense and intrigue in Raven’s supernatural thriller. Sam Morgan from the government’s National…
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Everything, Somewhere by David Duane Kummer

An enticing and haunting story of friendship, loss, and hope… Old secrets, betrayal, loneliness, and small-town intrigue propel Kummer’s excellent YA drama. Hudson, Mason, and Willow, the high school seniors and best friends, are barely going through the motions of…
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The Tempter’s Bane (The Drifters’ Road Book 2) by Kyle McCurry

A gorgeous, page-turning fantasy… Adroegen and his friends take readers on an exhilarating journey in McCurry’s engrossing second installment in The Drifters’ Road series, as they set to face a powerful, sinister enemy. The goblin chief is killed, but the…
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Surviving Carmelita by Susan Miura

Haunting and beautiful… A poignant tale. Miura’s powerful, uplifting latest delves into themes of guilt, trauma, and recovery. After Josie accidently kills Carmelita, her best friend’s little daughter, she is unable to function. Weighed down with guilt, she leaves her…
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Skullduggery at Quanah by Dennis Boyd Call

Meticulously researched and elegantly written… A gripping tale. Set in the area around Quanah, Texas, Call’s excellent latest is an informed, moving portrait of one young man’s remarkable resilience and pride. On his eighteenth birthday, Jonathan is given responsibility to…
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Tales From The Mud Hole, Why Pigs Are My Friends by Vally Mulford

Precisely observed and beautifully written… A rewarding book. Mulford debuts with this endearing personal memoir, taking readers on his year-long journey as the manager of a commercial hog farm. When Mulford, newly married and just out of college, decided to…
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Blackout (The Sunrise Regiment Book 1) by Christine Luft

Original and intriguing… Weaving the strands of dystopia and zombie apocalypse—with touches of space opera and light fantasy—Luft’s SF takes readers on an exhilarating journey as the university students Danielle Proulx and her girlfriend Maisy find themselves struggling to survive…
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Craven Falls (3 book series) by Donna M. Zadunajsky

A thrilling web of mystery and intrigue… Set in the quiet town of Craven Falls, Ohio, this suspenseful series from Zadunajsky shines with teenage drama, deadly secrets, murder, and intrigue. The first installment sees Scarlet Fitzgerald, the queen bee of…
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Lily…Laura by Carol Di Prima

A powerful and tender tale… Imaginative prose and sharply drawn characters elevate the intriguing, original premise in Di Prima’s marvelous middle-grade drama. Someone is spreading malicious rumors about Jonathan Stephens. Twelve-year-old Laura Stephens is determined to get to the truth…
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Letter to Lilly by Funmi Coker

Refreshing… Powerful. Coker’s impressive debut pulses with rhythms and assertiveness as it talks defiance against accepted order. The uplifting and inspiring “What Were You Told” urges all females, from a girl child to a mature woman, to believe in their…