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Book Review: Children of the Fox

by Kevin Sands *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* Five kids with unusual talents are brought together to commit an impossible crime. A magic-infused fantasy that brings together a ragtag group of kids to pull off a crime so difficult, countless adults have already tried and failed. Lured by the promise of more money than they've… Continue reading Book Review: Children of the Fox

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Book Review: A Little Taste of Poison

by R. J. Anderson ***Cover and synopsis from Goodreads*** The city of Tarreton is powered by magic, from simple tablets that light lamps to advanced Sagery that can murder a man from afar. Isaveth has a talent for spell-making, but as a girl from a poor neighborhood she never dreamed she could study at the… Continue reading Book Review: A Little Taste of Poison

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Book Review: How to Get Away with Myrtle

by Elizabeth C. Bunce **Cover image from Goodreads** Myrtle Hardcastle solved the murder of her neighbor. The last thing she wants to do now is going on is take a seaside vacation with her Aunt Helena. However, Myrtle has no say in the matter, and so she, Aunt Helena, and Miss Judson board a private… Continue reading Book Review: How to Get Away with Myrtle

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Book Review: Premediated Myrtle

by Elizabeth C. Bunce **Cover image from Goodreads** Myrtle Hardcastle is considered an unusual child by most adults. Being fascinated with science, police investigations, toxicology, and other things considering unfitting of ladies of quality will do that. When Myrtle's neighbor suddenly dies under mysterious circumstances, Myrtle instantly assumes that some sort of foul play is… Continue reading Book Review: Premediated Myrtle

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Book Review: A Pocket Full of Murder

by R. J. Anderson *Cover image from Amazon* Life may be challenging for Isaveth Breck, but it's not too difficult. Yes, her family is shunned because of their beliefs and her father struggles to find work as a result, but they all have each other and they make do. However, Isaveth's world is tipped upside-down… Continue reading Book Review: A Pocket Full of Murder

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Book Review: Nightingale

by Deva Fagan *cover image from publisher's website* Nightingale is a fun middle-grade fantasy novel. It follows the story of Lark, a young orphan doing her best to stay out of the factory. When the story begins, we find Lark in the middle of robbing the museum, needing to steal something so that she can… Continue reading Book Review: Nightingale

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Book Review: Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery

by Ally Carter *image from publisher's website* Note: This review contains spoilers for book one in the series! Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery picks up several months after the ending of the first book, Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valor. April, Colin, Sadie, Tim, and Violet are all settling into life at Winterborne House… Continue reading Book Review: Winterborne Home for Mayhem and Mystery

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Book Review: The Vanderbeekers, Lost and Found

by Karina Yan Glaser Adventure never seems to leave the Vanderbeekers! As autumn and the start of a new school year roll around, the Vanderbeekers are busy helping Mr. Beiderman prepare for the city marathon and trying to figure out who the mysterious person sleeping the community garden shed is. When the Vanderbeekers do discover… Continue reading Book Review: The Vanderbeekers, Lost and Found

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Book Review: Swift

by R. J. Anderson Ivy wants two things in life: to be able to fly, and for her mother to return home. But unlike every other piskey, Ivy was born without wings, so she'll never fly. And her mother was stolen away by spriggans and it's unlikely she'll ever be found again. When Ivy's fellow… Continue reading Book Review: Swift

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Book Review: The Shadow Throne

by Jennifer A. Nieslen War has come to Carthya, with attacks on all sides and allies far away. And Imogen has been captured. Jaron knows that Avenia plans to use her to bring Carthya to her knees, but he can't leave Imogen to them. Besides, he's outsmarted Avenia plenty of times before. This time, though,… Continue reading Book Review: The Shadow Throne