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Rise of the School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780063161528
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Published: HarperCollins - May 31st, 2022

This is the origin story of how the School for Good and Evil came to be. It is also the story of two brothers sworn to love each other forever and never betray the other under penalty of losing the immortality the Storian gave them in exchange for becoming Good Schoolmaster and Evil Schoolmaster. Sounds simple, except for the whole living-forever thing and growing bored of the only companion they’ve had for the past hundred years. But there are consequences for upsetting the balance between Good and Evil. Prepare for a roller coaster ride of betrayal, treachery, desire, trickery, love, romance, jealousy, and magic. ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780593427538
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Published: Delacorte Press - July 26th, 2022

What at first feels to be a whimsical world full of fairies and fairy dust and magical seers quickly turns into a frightening setting of cursed beasts, invasive briars, and deadly prophecies. Violet, who walks the line between heroism and villainy, finds the fate of not just the kingdom but also the prince she claims to despise…and her own life… in her hands. But she has built her life on so many lies that the truth will destroy everything. I was unable to put this book down as Violet teeters between the sides of good and evil while she tries to unravel the mystery of the dreams she has of a dark future and the voice in her head encouraging her to be free. ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


Together We Burn by Isabel Ibañez - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250803351
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 31st, 2022

Step into a world of dragon rage and glory full of fierce passion and fiery celebrations. The risk is great, but the reward even greater…if all goes well. The infuriatingly stubborn heroine, Zarela, refuses to give up the dragon-fighting ring that has been in her family for centuries, no matter what she must sacrifice, including the only life she has ever known. With an antagonist that is just as stubborn and determined not to give in to any of Zarela’s demands, the story is driven by a battle of wills with two combatants that refuse to give an inch. ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


Once Upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs - Book Review

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By Stuart Gibbs, Stacy Curtis (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534499256
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

A humorous story of a peasant tired of "peasanting" and in desperate need of a change. Timely illustrations paired with iconic scenes give readers a visual on what's happening. Stuart Gibbs looks to expand the vocabulary of readers of all ages with "IQ Boosters" strategically placed throughout the book. A frolicking, fun knights' tale! ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


The Secret of Glendunny: The Haunting by Kathryn Lasky - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780063031012
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Published: HarperCollins - March 15th, 2022

Alternating point-of-view between various animal species as well as some humans drives the plot of this story at a fairly rapid pace. There is more than one mystery to be solved, adding an element of suspense to the action of the story. Since the setting is mainly in the beaver’s environment, readers not only learn some interesting facts about beavers but also see a glimpse of their world. ~ Reviewed by Hannah Odasz


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