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The Starlight Claim by Tim Wynne-Jones - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781536222913
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Published: Candlewick - October 12th, 2021

Nate is determined to find the body of his best friend, Ford, who drowned last summer in the lake their families visit each year. But in the dead of winter, he finds his family's camp occupied by recently escaped convicts... Crisp writing, breathless tension, and raw, honest dialogue will make this one stay with you. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250250933
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Published: Square Fish - August 4th, 2020

If you like your dystopia soft, this candy-colored fairytale is for you. Told in non-linear form, it unravels its mysteries to the backdrop of a paradisiacal theme park that is Disneyland on the outside, but Westworld on the inside. Perfect for anyone who loves Disney, but always wished it was a little bit deeper and darker. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow Series #1) by Margaret Owen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250250940
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Published: Square Fish - August 18th, 2020

In the Kingdom of Sabor, everyone is born into a magical caste. Fie is Crow Caste, one of the only people immune to the deadly Sinner's Plague, and capable of working powerful magic by pulling it from the teeth of the dead. This is one of the most interesting fantasy worlds I've come across. Rich world-building, exquisite prose, and sharp, memorable characters make this a story you'll be happy to lose yourself in. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781646140923
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Published: Levine Querido - November 23rd, 2021

It isn't often that I grieve the ending of a book. Little Badger's "reflecting world" is a rich, heartfelt, and imaginative realm that is everything I wish Earth could be. I wanted to stay there forever. Don't try to figure this book out; just open it up and let it take you on a journey. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


The Words in My Hands by Asphyxia - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781773215280
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Published: Annick Press - November 30th, 2021

Set in a near-future Australia that is teetering into economic collapse, this is the story of Piper, a Deaf teen who is struggling to find her way in a world built for hearing people. When she discovers how to use sign language, her life begins to rapidly improve--but fuel price hikes and widespread food shortages make her future uncertain. A charming and earnest story about self discovery--and self reliance. The scrapbook-style illustrations make for a uniquely immersive reading experience. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


Unicorns Are the Worst! (The Worst Series) by Alex Willan - Book Review

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By Alex Willan, Alex Willan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534453838
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

With a hilarious story and charming art that brings its whimsical world to life, this book is one that both children and adults will love. Easily one of my favorite picture books within the last decade. ~ Reviewed by Claire Bennet


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