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Book Review: The Fountains of Silence

by Ruta Sepetys cover and synopsis from Goodreads A portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old… Continue reading Book Review: The Fountains of Silence

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Beneath the Haunting Sea

by Joanna Ruth Meyer Cover and synopsis from Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Talia was born to a life of certainty and luxury, destined to become Empress of half the world. But when an ambitious rival seizes power, she and her mother are banished to a nowhere province on the far edge of the Northern Sea.It is here,… Continue reading Beneath the Haunting Sea

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Book Review: The Inkwell Chronicles

by J. D. Peabody cover and synopsis from Goodreads Immerse yourself in this fast-paced middle-grade fantasy about magic ink, a secret society, and a boy who yearns to make his mark. When their father goes missing after a mysterious train crash, Everett and his little sister Bea find a curious pen in his belongings, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Inkwell Chronicles

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Book Review: The Girl Who Could Not Dream

by Sarah Beth Durst cover and synopsis from Goodreads Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents' bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend—a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl Who Could Not Dream

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Book Review: The Star That Always Stays

by Anna Rose Johnson cover and synopsis from Goodreads When bright and spirited Norvia moves from the country to the city, she has to live by one new rule: Never let anyone know you're Ojibwe. Growing up on Beaver Island, Grand-pere told Norvia stories--stories about her ancestor Migizi, about Biboonke-o-nini the Wintermaker, about the Crane… Continue reading Book Review: The Star That Always Stays

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Book Review: The Library of Ever

by Zeno Alexander cover and synopsis from Goodreads With her parents off traveling the globe, Lenora is bored, bored, bored—until she discovers a secret doorway in the library and becomes its newly appointed Fourth Assistant Apprentice Librarian. In her new job, Lenora finds herself helping future civilizations figure out the date, relocates lost penguins, uncovers… Continue reading Book Review: The Library of Ever

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Book Review: Wishtress

by Nadine Brandes cover and synopsis from Goodreads She didn't ask to be the Wishtress. Myrthe was born with the ability to turn her tears into wishes. It's a big secret to keep. When a granted wish goes wrong, a curse is placed on her: the next tear she sheds will kill her. She needs… Continue reading Book Review: Wishtress

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Book Review: The Prince of Nowhere

by Rochelle Hassan Publisher's Synopsis Roda isn't afraid of the monsters that roam the wilds of the Aerlands. She's safe in her small town, surrounded by a wall of freezing, enchanted mist that keeps the beasts away. So when Roda rescues an injured crow on the instruction of her secret pen pal, Anonymous – whose… Continue reading Book Review: The Prince of Nowhere

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Book Review: The Italian Ballerina

by Kristy Cambron Publisher's Synopsis A prima ballerina. Two American medics. And a young Jewish girl with no name . . . At the height of the Nazi occupation of Rome, an unlikely band of heroes comes together to save Italian Jews in this breathtaking World War II novel based on real historical events. Rome,… Continue reading Book Review: The Italian Ballerina

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Clean Reads

What’s something you’re passionate about?In the book world, something I’m passionate about is clean reads. Now, what a “clean read” is varies from person to person. So what do I mean by clean reads? Clean reads for me personally don’t have much language in them—both swearing and blasphemy. Clean reads don’t have overly heavy romance… Continue reading Clean Reads