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The Coal Miner’s War by Randall Reese

A page-turner… Reese weaves a compelling fictionalized retelling of history, taking readers into a turbulent time in Colorado’s unsavory past. Struggling to come to terms with the tragic death of his wife and child, Louis Tikas is determined to stay…
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Wanting Aidan by Alyssa Hall

Addictive, thoroughly gripping… Hall’s solid latest sees the private investigator Joe Parrott on the trail of a young woman’s killer. Joe finds himself entangled into a murder investigation after the body of a young woman is found near his home.…
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Skullduggery at Downtown Medicine Mound by Dennis Boyd Call

Original, compelling, otherworldly… Call’s compelling, heartwarming latest continues Jonathan Parker’s journey as he comes face to face with a powerful enemy. Jonathan has barely celebrated his earlier victory when he finds himself entangled in yet another problem: the To-sa-wi Alliance…
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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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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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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…