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Wolf by Wolf

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ISBN: 9780316405126
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

What if Hitler had won? This historical dystopia explores what could have been: Yael was a death-camp science experiment, who only escaped because mysterious injections gave her the ability to change her face at will. It's a power that saves her life in a world where the Third Reich is still cruelly purging the population of all non-Aryans. Now, Yael is entering an autobahn motorcycle race across Europe, Africa, and Asia as Adele Wolfe, the victor who danced with Hitler at the celebration ball last year. If Yael wins, she will dance with Hitler—and kill him. The biggest obstacle, however, turns out not to be the race itself, but keeping her true identity from her competitors: Adele's brother and her former love interest. Written with innovative and occasionally powerful prose, Wolf by Wolf is the start of an exciting new series from the author of The Walled City. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Everything, Everything

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ISBN: 9780553496642
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Published: Delacorte Press - September 1st, 2015

Madeline is allergic to the world. Diagnosed with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency at a young age, she's spent most of her life in her house, with her doctor mom and nurse Carla. She's never had a real friend, and visitors have to be decontaminated for an hour before they can come inside. One day, a new family moves in next door and the teenage son, Oliver, catches Maddy's attention. They strike up an online relationship, and Maddy starts to wonder if there's more to life than staying alive. Equal parts sweet and surprising, this contemporary is the perfect one-sitting read. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Bone Gap

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ISBN: 9780062317605
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 3rd, 2015

Bone Gap is a town full of hidden magic. Roza is a Polish immigrant who mysteriously appeared and then disappeared. Finn O'Sullivan is a boy nobody believes when he tells them what really happened to her. Nobody, that is, except Petey Willis: the girl everyone else says is ugly, but Finn doesn't see it. This novel is the kind of quietly magical and powerful story that makes for the most satisfying reading experience imaginable—packed with complex characters and relationships as well as smooth, lyrical writing, Bone Gap will leave you better for having known the O'Sullivan brothers, Roza, and Petey. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Six of Crows

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ISBN: 9781627792127
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - September 29th, 2015

In this edgy companion to Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy, we follow characters in a different part of same world: Ketterdam, hub of several rival street gangs and one Kaz Brekker, the Dregs' thief known as Dirtyhands for his clever escapes and tricky tactics. When Kaz is approached with a deal that could land him and his crew a life-changing sum of money, he must gather a team with the right talents to pull off a seemingly impossible heist. This novel doesn't stop at dangerous magic and a whirlwind plot to keep readers engaged: the characters are compelling and three-dimensional, with authentically complicated relationships that are impossible not to root for. This is the kind of book you keep thinking about long after you've finished—simply put, Bardugo has outdone herself. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Since You've Been Gone

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ISBN: 9781442435018
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

Emily is used to hiding comfortably in her best friend Sloane's shadow, until Sloane moves away suddenly and leaves nothing behind but a list of tasks for her to complete. Even worse for Emily? Each task seems designed to make her come out of her shell — but she finds help in an unexpected form: new friends. With well-developed friendships and a slow-burning romance, this novel is well worth enduring the secondhand embarrassment you'll feel through Emily's awkward phase. A heartfelt and satisfying read. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Landline

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ISBN: 9781250049544
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 7th, 2015

Georgie McCool's professional dreams are coming true, and she couldn't be happier — except that it means the slow implosion of her marriage is about to speed up. Georgie's husband, Neal, and their kids leave for Christmas while Georgie stays behind to work on her new TV show, and she's left alone with memories of when things were better - memories that become almost reality when she discovers that her mother's landline connects her with Neal in 1998, before he proposed. Landline is an incredibly emotional, honest and often hilarious look at a marriage on the brink and the choices that must be made when dreams aren't enough. Rainbow Rowell never fails to write relationships readers will care about, or stories that will make them laugh and cry. Her latest is no exception. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


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