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ARC Review: Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan

Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most cruel. But this year, there’s a ninth girl. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire. In this lush fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and…… Continue reading ARC Review: Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan

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Review: Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng

Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet. So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is…… Continue reading Review: Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng

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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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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: 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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Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time – Roshani Chokshi

Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest…… Continue reading Review: Aru Shah and the End of Time – Roshani Chokshi

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Review: The Bone Knife – Intisar Khanani

Rae knows how to look out for family. Born with a deformed foot, she feigns indifference to the pity and insults that come her way. Wary of all things beautiful, Rae instantly distrusts their latest visitor: an appallingly attractive faerie. Further, his presence imperils the secret her sister guards. But when the local townspeople show…… Continue reading Review: The Bone Knife – Intisar Khanani

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ARC Review: Baker Thief – Claudie Arseneault

Adèle has only one goal: catch the purple-haired thief who broke into her home and stole her exocore, thus proving herself to her new police team. Little does she know, her thief is also the local baker. Claire owns the Croissant-toi, but while her days are filled with pastries and customers, her nights are dedicated…… Continue reading ARC Review: Baker Thief – Claudie Arseneault

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Review: The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death…… Continue reading Review: The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas