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“Mr. Westover evokes pure creativity in this fantasy story of young adults working together for a perilous cause no matter the hazards they face.

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“The plot of The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind is highly plausible, with down-to-earth characters and situations highlighting how a young woman learns to find her place and happi

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“Though Truth might lean a little heavy on the feminism at times, it also contains the heart and soul of an authentic coming-of-age story that perfectly captures the essence of fir

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“Written in the first person, The Dead of Winter introduces us to Michael by explaining his need to pen the eerie happenings around him.

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“Fracture is a powerful, gripping tale of friendship and the sanctity of life.

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“Rusty Fischer does an amazing job of writing a first-person narrative of Maddy Swift’s decent into zombie-hood.

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“So if you possess a penis, are a bathroom bibliophile with the attention span of a gnat, and happen to be looking for a read that is as timely as, say, feather hair extensions, then perhap

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“Despite being aimed at teenagers, The Space Between takes the road less traveled, resulting in a more refined story that can appeal to adults as well.

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“Joe Schreiber has created an acutely teen-focused action thriller that blurs the line between gender and age, making it an enjoyable book for almost anyone.”

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“Sound Bender is a fast and involving read, and it’s worth recommending to the kids.”

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“Deeply insightful, daring and filled with unanticipated background information, The Iron Knight could provide what may possibly be the perfect ending to a spectacular series—or pe

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“Dearly, Departed is a lush, roaming story, but the threads all come together masterfully at the end, with nothing left dangling. And it’s addictive.

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“In her sequel to Stork, Wendy Delsol has once again beautifully woven modern day life with ancient legends and fantastic fairy tales, creating a story of adventure, romance, and u

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“Much of what has been said or written about Legend by Marie Lu could be called hype, but this debut novel is substantive and will stand on its own; . . .

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A Beautiful Dark is the debut novel of Jocelyn Davies. She’s an editor of young adult fiction and decided to take the plunge into the genre herself.

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“Fever is an engaging heroine, intelligent yet oddly naïve in the ways of life. Mr. Reeve is a talented world-maker and first-class storyteller.

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I Am So Strong is a classic tale of ego run amuck.

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“. . . a plot-driven novel conveyed in crisp, descriptive, and thought-provoking prose via an engagingly intelligent third-person narrator. . . . an auspicious debut.”

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“It is this tactic—literally providing the vocabulary for assertive communication—that makes Hey, Back Off! A standout in the field.

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The Eleventh Plague is Jeff Hirsh’s debut novel. It’s a dystopian YA saga about 15-year-old Stephen Quinn.

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“. . . my 13-year-old grandson picked it up and began reading the first chapter after I had put it down.

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“Though fast-paced to the point of flowing somewhat erratically, the moral of the story does focus on the fact that we do live in a free country where we should be allowed to read what we w

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“While the story begins with promise, Eyes in the Mirror fails to live up to expectations.”

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“. . . between keeping an off-kilter teenage boy out of trouble, tracking random rogue paranormals and maintaining a normal relationship with a shapeshifter—who has time for homework?

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