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Book Review: Dream of Kings

by Sharon Hinck publisher's synopsis: The Future Never Sleeps In the glacial nation of Norgard, Jolan the Dream Teller serves every seeker, whether peasant or high lord. Though she loves using her gift, she struggles to navigate the corrupt and dangerous court and the jealousies of the Guildagard. When an old man’s nightmare imparts a… Continue reading Book Review: Dream of Kings

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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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Book Review: 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 Book Review: Beneath the Haunting Sea

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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: 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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Book Review: The Wolf Queen

by Tabitha Caplinger Publisher's Synopsis Ylva was raised by wolves. That is the story her clan tells of their Wolf Queen. The truth is far more miraculous. Her Gift, bestowed by the Light, enables her to see deep inside the hearts of men. Prince Rohan considers the Light mere superstition and only believes in what… Continue reading Book Review: The Wolf Queen

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Book Review: The Last Cuentista

by Donna Barba Higuera Publisher's Synopsis There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children – among them Petra and her family – have… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Cuentista