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Review: Fawkes by Nadine Brandes

Title: Fawkes Author: Nadine Brandes Genre: YA Historical Fiction/Fantasy Release Date: 10 July, 2018 Summary:  Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king…

Review: Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Title: Emergency Contact Author: Mary H.K. Choi Genre: YA Release Date: 27 March, 2018 Summary:  For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas,…

Review: Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Almost Midnight Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance Summary: Midnights is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year’s Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time . . . Kindred Spirits is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and…

Review: All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth

Title: All These Beautiful Strangers Author: Elizabeth Klehfoth Genre: Suspense, Mystery, Scandal Release Date: July 10th, 2018 Summary: In the last day of summer, Grace Fairchild, the beautiful young wife of real estate mogul Allister Calloway, vanished from the family’s lake house without a trace, leaving behind her seven-year old daughter, Charlie, and a slew of unanswered questions. Years…

Review: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Title: Truly Devious Author: Maureen Johnson Genre: YA, Mystery Summary:  Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is…

Review: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Title: Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda Author: Becky Albertalli Genre: Young adult, LGBTQIA+, Romance Summary:  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 Simon is actually being blackmailed: if…

Review: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Title: A Study in Charlotte Author: Brittany Cavallaro Genre: YA, Mystery, Sherlockian Summary: The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not…