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A Gathering of Shadows – V.E. Schwab

★★★★ She bent most of the rules. She broke the rest. There are four Londons, layered on top of each other, each existing without knowing of the other. Black London - wild, untamed magic. All-consuming madness. White London - crippled, desperate, hungry magic. Slowly dying. Red London - vibrant, thriving, full of magic Grey London - the "boring" London, no… Continue reading A Gathering of Shadows – V.E. Schwab

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A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

★★★★ “I'm not going to die," she said. "Not till I've seen it." "Seen what?" Her smile widened. "Everything.” Kell - one of the last Antari - is playing a dangerous game. Being an Antari, he travels between worlds.  He knows of four worlds and all four of them have one, conveniently overlapping city: London. Grey London -… Continue reading A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab

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Skunk and Badger – Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen

★★★★ Badger didn't normally shut the door on animals that knocked. But there was too much slick in this one's stripe... Badger lives in a little brownstone home thanks to the generosity of Aunt Lula, a pine martin. All Badger wants is to be left alone to do his Important Rock Work but then...Aunt Lula invites a roommate to… Continue reading Skunk and Badger – Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen

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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson – Mitch Albom

★★★★ "You know, Mitch, now that I'm dying, I've become much more interesting to people." While he was an undergrad, Mitch absolutely loved Morrie Schwartz's college courses - he took every class that professor taught. But, like most students, Mitch lost contact with everything and anything to do with his undergraduate years as soon as he graduated. That is...until… Continue reading Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man and Life’s Greatest Lesson – Mitch Albom

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Zombie Walkabout – Phillip Murrel

★★★★ ½ This book is dedicated to Patient Zero apocalypse. Your sacrifice will lead to these adventures. The Zombie Apocalypse has come...and gone. But the fun is here to stay. While there's no denying that Australia was among the worst-hit continents, they are pulling themselves up by their bootstraps and are making the best of a bad situation.… Continue reading Zombie Walkabout – Phillip Murrel

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Bright We Burn – Kiersten White

★★★★ She was a dragon. She was a prince. She was a woman. It was the last that scared them most of all. Lada Dracul has finally earned her prize - she is Prince of Wallachia, her beloved home country. And as Prince, she has shaken up the country. Crime is practically nonexistent, the old rulers are all dead, and… Continue reading Bright We Burn – Kiersten White

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Now I Rise – Kiersten White

★★★★ Do not lose that hunger. You will always have to fight... You will have to be more ruthless, more brutal, more everything. Lada Dracul - Prince of Wallachia - is ready to rule her country...only that country refuses to be ruled by a Dracul or by a woman. However, Lada has made her decision, and that is… Continue reading Now I Rise – Kiersten White

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And I Darken – Kiersten White

★★★★ Rivetingly dark and heartbreakingly human. the nurse offered her own prayer. Let her be strong. Let her be sly. And let her be ugly. Much like the nurse's prayer, Lada Dragwlya grew up single-minded, cruel and absolutely ruthless. Completely in contrast to her beautiful younger brother, Radu. “So the question becomes, Daughter of the Dragon,… Continue reading And I Darken – Kiersten White

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I Was Told It Would Get Easier – Abbi Waxman

★★★★ “Beauty always fades, but it lasts so much longer if you lay a thick layer of intelligence and integrity underneath it.” Jessica is a one-woman powerhouse. Lawyer and mother, she's thought she's seen it all...but nothing and I mean nothing could have prepared her for this. Not the courtrooms, nor the late nights could have… Continue reading I Was Told It Would Get Easier – Abbi Waxman