*spoiler-free* The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Rating: 4.5/5 Synopsis Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when Emma was twelve. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges. Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life […]

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*spoilers* The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Rating: 4.5/5 Synopsis Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when Emma was twelve. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges. Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life […]

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s […]

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Rating: 4/5 Synopsis France, 1939 – In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill […]

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Pitcher Plant by Melissa Eskue Ousley

Rating: 4/5 Synopsis When Tawny Ellis spots a fixer-upper on the Oregon coast, she and her husband jump at the chance to own a cottage near the beach. But as expensive repairs turn their dream home into a nightmare, their marriage unravels. And worse… the house is not quite vacant. Something in the house’s dark […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a […]

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