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Truly Devious: A Mystery by Maureen Johnson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062338051
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 16th, 2018

Stevie Bell is a junior at a elite boarding school built by a 1920s railroad baron. She got in because of her essay, she wanted in because of the murders… She wants to solve them. But cold cases are hard to break, and in the meantime there are new friends to make, classes to attend, secret tunnels to explore... Intriguing and funny, this is a faster read than it looks, and Stevie is a great sarcastic main character!
14+ for drugs/drinking and frank teen conversations ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Until I Find Julian by Patricia Reilly Giff - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385744850
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Published: Yearling - September 13th, 2016

What would you do if your big brother disappeared? For Matteo the only choice is to try to find him, even though it means swimming a huge river and sneaking into a country that speaks a different language, were he could be arrested at any time. Was that what happened to his brother? Why did the letters stop coming to their family home in Mexico? Will he ever be able to find Julian?
Wonderful, vivid and an important book for discussion. Patricia Reilly Giff writes another great novel! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780763691103
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Published: Candlewick - March 13th, 2018

Nor's family tree is thorny and full of secrets...
Descendant of a witch, cursed by her use of black magic, doomed to enchanted, obsessed love, the Blackburn women have paid for the crime for 8 generations.
But Nor is different, the 9th generation - her magic is stronger.
And she knows she will need all of that power when her estranged mother begins making headlines with public displays of magic. Because magic come with a price, and it's not counted in dollars... Gripping and dark, this bewitching family drama will have you reading to midnight! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

All Summer Long by Hope Larson - Book Review

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By Hope Larson, Hope Larson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374310714
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 1st, 2018

Best friends and summer days are the best combination, so when Austin tells Bina he's going to camp for a month, she knows this will be the most boring summer ever.
Bina fills her days with binge-watching and babysitting, until she accidentally makes friends with Austin's older sister, who turns out to like the same music! Maybe the summer can rock, even when your best friend won't text you back...
Relatable modern-life story with fun art and likable characters, great for reading by the pool! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062653864
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Published: HarperAlley - August 7th, 2018

Edmund lives a normal life, but he is far from normal.
In fact, he isn't human - he is Fae, his parents, a King and Queen, stole a human child and left Edmund in the World Above. When that human boy appears on Edmund's street with news of betrayal and war, Edmund knows his life has changed forever, but he has to go down back to the World Below. He has to face Hawthorne, evil sorceress, and claim his place on the throne.
Fantastic art and strong story-telling make this an incredible graphic novel, sure to grab everyone who opens it. A stand-alone with hints at a sequel - hopefully! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore

Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780345524256
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Published: Del Rey - February 1st, 2011

London Constable Peter Grant is a grounded, scientifically minded, dependable officer of the law, which is why interviewing a witness to a murder didn't shake him. What did shake him was realizing the witness was a ghost. You just can't put that down on a form... Wonderful combination of wise-cracking British humor, good old-fashioned detective work, and magic, this series of stand alone novels will be a new favorite for fans of Dresden Files and Doctor Who. ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


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