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Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1)Author: Brigid KemmererGenre: Young Adult, FantasyPublished On: January 29, 2019Publisher: Bloomsbury YAPages: 484 Synopsis: Fall in love, break the curse. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a …

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Book Review: The Winter Series by Elin Hilderbrand

Title: Winter Street, Winter Stroll, Winter Storms, Winter SolsticeAuthor: Elin HilderbrandGenre: Holiday, Women’s FictionPublished On: Oct. 14, 2014; Oct. 13, 2015; Oct. 4, 2016; Oct. 3, 2017Publisher: Little, Brown and CompanyPages: 249, 263, 246, 262 Winter Street* Synopsis: Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket’s Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all …

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Book Review: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Call Down the HawkAuthor: Maggie StiefvaterGenre: Young Adult, FantasyPublished On: November 5, 2019Publisher: Scholastic PressPages: 472 Synopsis: The dreamers walk among us . . . and so do the dreamed. Those who dream cannot stop dreaming – they can only try to control it. Those who are dreamed cannot have their own lives – …

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ARC Review: The German House by Annette Hess

Title: The German HouseAuthor: Annette HessGenre: Historical FictionPublished On: December 3, 2019Publisher: HarperViaPages: 336 Synopsis: Set against the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963, Annette Hess’s international bestseller is a harrowing yet ultimately uplifting coming-of-age story about a young female translator—caught between societal and familial expectations and her unique ability to speak truth to power—as she …

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ARC Review: One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen

Title: One Week ‘Til Christmas Author: Belinda MissenGenre: Holiday, Romance, Women’s FictionPublished On: November 1, 2019Publisher: HQ DigitalPages: 179 Synopsis: Two people. One chance meeting. Seven days to Christmas. Isobel Bennett is waiting for the number 11 bus when a man quite literally falls into her lap. Snow is falling, Christmas lights are twinkling, and …

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ARC Review: The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell

Title: The Family Upstairs Author: Lisa JewellGenre: Adult, Mystery, ThrillerPublished On: November 5, 2019Publisher: Atria BooksPages: 352 Synopsis: Be careful who you let in.  Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I …

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Highlight Review: The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

Title: The Most Fun We Ever HadAuthor: Claire LombardoGenre: Literary FictionPublished On: June 25, 2019Publisher: Doubleday BooksPages: 532 Synopsis: When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that’s to come. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are each in a state of unrest: Wendy, …

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Review: The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff

Title: The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11Author: Garrett M. GraffGenre: NonfictionPublished On: September 10, 2019Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon SchusterPages: 512 Synopsis: Over the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from Lawrence Wright’s The Looming Tower, which traced the rise of al-Qaeda, to The 9/11 Commission Report, …

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ARC Review: The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Title: The Grace Year Author: Kim LiggettGenre: Young Adult, DystopianPublished On: October 8, 2019Publisher: Wednesday BooksPages: 416 Synopsis: Survive the year. No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.  In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe …

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ARC Review: Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Title: Frankly in Love (Frankly in Love #1)Author: David YoonGenre: Young AdultPublished On: September 10th, 2019Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young ReadersPages: 432 Synopsis: High school senior Frank Li is a Limbo–his term for Korean-American kids who find themselves caught between their parents’ traditional expectations and their own Southern California upbringing. His parents have …

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