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BOOK REVIEW: Teen Titans: Raven by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)

Title: Teen Titans: RavenAuthor: Kami Garcia (Author) & Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)Publication: July 2, 2019Publisher: DC InkGenre: Graphic Novel SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When a tragic accident takes the life of seventeen-year-old Raven Roth’s foster mom–and Raven’s memory–she moves to New Orleans to live with her foster mother’s family and finish her …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Title: The Night CircusAuthor: Erin MorgensternPublication: September 13, 2011Publisher: AnchorGenre: Historical FantasyPages: 401 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Title: The Lovely BonesAuthor: Alice SeboldPublication: July 3, 2002Publisher: Little Brown and CompanyGenre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, TeenPages: 372 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder — a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? Remarkably, first-time novelist Alice Sebold …

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BOOK REVIEW: Happily and Madly by Alexis Bass

Title: Happily and MadlyAuthor: Alexis BassPublication: May 21, 2019Publisher: Tor TeenGenre: YA Fiction, Thriller/SuspensePages: 345 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Maris Brown has been told two things about her destiny: 1. She will fall happily and madly in love.2. She could be dead before she turns eighteen. The summer before that fateful …

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BOOK REVIEW: Promising You, Promising Me by Tylor Paige

Title: Promising You, Promising MeAuthor: Tylor PaigePublication: May 7, 2019Publisher: Amazon Digital PublishingGenre: Romance, LGBTQPages: 371 SYNOPSIS (From Goodreads): Adrian is used to being on the go with the band. Traveling during the day, playing at night, and partying til morning. But now everyone’s getting older and starting to settle …

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BOOK REVIEW: Swamplandia! by by Karen Russell

Title: Swamplandia!Author: Karen RussellPublication: February 1, 2011Publisher: Random HouseGenre: HumorPages: 418 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline–think Buddenbrooks set in the Florida Everglades–and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a sophisticated competitor known as the “World of Darkness.”  Ava, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Title: Crazy Rich AsiansAuthor: Kevin KwanPublication: June 11, 2013Publisher: AnchorGenre: Asian FictionPages: 546 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But …

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BOOK REVIEW: Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward

Title: Beautiful BadAuthor: Annie WardPublication: March 5, 2019Publisher: Park RowGenre: Mystery, Thriller, PsychologicalPages: 368 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) In the most explosive and twisted psychological thriller since The Woman in the Window, a beautiful marriage turns beautifully bad. Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks …

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BOOK REVIEW: Educated by Tara Westover

Title: EducatedAuthor: Tara WestoverPublication: February 20, 2018Publisher: Random HouseGenre: Biographies, MemoirsPages: 512 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Tara Westover grew up preparing for the End of Days, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood. She spent her summers bottling peaches and her winters rotating …

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BOOK REVIEW: Good Grief by Lolly Winston

Title: Good GriefAuthor: Lolly WinstonPublication: April 4, 2005Publisher: Grand Central PublishingGenre: Self Help, HumorPages: 368 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Thirty-six-year-old Sophie Stanton desperately wants to be a good widow-a graceful, composed, Jackie Kennedy kind of widow. Alas, she is more of the Jack Daniels kind. Self-medicating with ice cream for breakfast, …

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