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ARC Review: The Spy with the Red Balloon – Katherine Locke

In a nuclear arms race, you’d use anything for an edge. Even magic. Ilse and Wolf Klein bear many secrets. Genius Ilse is unsure if her parents will ever accept her love of physics. Her brother Wolf strives for a quiet life, though he worries that there’s no place in the world for people like…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Spy with the Red Balloon – Katherine Locke

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ARC Review: Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi

Three lush and adventurous stories in the Star-Touched world. Death and Night He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will…… Continue reading ARC Review: Star-Touched Stories by Roshani Chokshi

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Review: Cry of the Flying Rhino – Ivy Ngeow

Cry of the Flying Rhino is set in 1996 Malaysia and Borneo, told from multiple viewpoints and in multiple voices. Malaysian Chinese family doctor Benjie Lee has had a careless one night stand with his new employee – mysterious, teenage Talisa, the adopted daughter of a wealthy, crass Scottish plantation owner, Ian, in the provincial…… Continue reading Review: Cry of the Flying Rhino – Ivy Ngeow

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Review: Seven Tears at High Tide – C. B. Lee

The sea holds many secrets … Kevin Luong walks to the ocean’s edge with a broken heart. Remembering a legend his mother told him, he lets seven tears fall into the sea. “I just want one summer—one summer to be happy and in love.” Instead, he finds himself saving a mysterious boy from the Pacific—a…… Continue reading Review: Seven Tears at High Tide – C. B. Lee

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Review: Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde

When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever. Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as…… Continue reading Review: Queens of Geek – Jen Wilde

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Review: A Promise Broken – Lynn E. O’Connacht

Not all promises can be kept. Four-year-old Eiryn doesn’t understand why her mother left her, but she knows things will never be the same again. When Eiryn tries to call for water during her mother’s funeral, everything starts to go wrong. Her uncle is always sad; her best friend is always getting himself into fights;…… Continue reading Review: A Promise Broken – Lynn E. O’Connacht

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Review: The Rice Mother – Rani Manicka

Nothing in Lakshmi’s childhood, running carefree and barefoot on the sun-baked earth amid the coconut and mango trees of Ceylon, could have prepared her for what life was to bring her. At fourteen, she finds herself traded in marriage to a stranger across the ocean in the fascinating land of Malaysia. Duped into thinking her…… Continue reading Review: The Rice Mother – Rani Manicka

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Review: Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho

Magic and mayhem collide with the British elite in this whimsical and sparkling debut. At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave, eminently proficient magician, and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers—one of the most respected organizations throughout all of Britain—ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks are drying up.…… Continue reading Review: Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho

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Review: The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

A reimagining of the world-famous Indian epic, the Mahabharat—told from the point of view of an amazing woman. Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to a time that is half history, half myth, and wholly magical. Narrated by Panchaali, the wife of the legendary Pandavas brothers in the Mahabharat,…… Continue reading Review: The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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ARC Review: Ruin of Stars – Linsey Miller

As Opal, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and most importantly the ability to hunt the lords who killed their family. But Sal has to figure out who the culprits are before putting them down. Which means trying to ignore the fact that Elise is being kept a virtual prisoner, and that the queen may…… Continue reading ARC Review: Ruin of Stars – Linsey Miller