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Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

★★★★★ Faith in humanity Young Adult Lit restored “Blue,” he warned, but his voice was chaotic. This close, his throat was scented with mint and wool sweater and vinyl car seat, and Gansey, just Gansey. She said, “I just want to pretend. I want to pretend that I could.” I would normally poke fun at YA for… Continue reading Blue Lily, Lily Blue – Maggie Stiefvater

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Foundryside – Robert Jackson Bennett

★★★★★ The soles of her boots touched earth, and she started to run. No matter the cost, Sancia will do what it takes to survive. She's carved out an existence in one of the most inhospitable places in the city. She's a woman of many hats - thief, liar, plunderer, and more: "But the fire was you as… Continue reading Foundryside – Robert Jackson Bennett

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Next Year in Havana – Chanel Cleeton

★★★★ "I promised I would never see you again." "So this is good-bye, then?" "No." Elisa Perez, daughter of a sugar baron in Cuba, lived a vastly different life from her granddaughter, Marisol Ferrera. Elisa's world is of wealth, and intrigue. Tabloid newspapers and quiet, refined lives. She knows what to expect in her life - courtship, marriage and then… Continue reading Next Year in Havana – Chanel Cleeton

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Brisingr – Christopher Paolini

★★★★★ Absolutely brilliant!  There's something special about a series that you can read time and time again, and always come away with a new interpretation and sense of wonder. One thing that hasn't changed (despite how many times I've read this series) is my complete and utter love for the world of Alegaesia. We follow Eragon, once a simple… Continue reading Brisingr – Christopher Paolini

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A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas

★★★★★ After that ending only one quote can adequately sum up my feelings:  Something thumped in front of me. A bottle of wine. “It’s fine if you drink directly from it,” was all Mor said. This book ensnared me - body and soul - and the last hundred pages? Whew. Talk about stress - like actual heart-pounding stress.  For those who don't… Continue reading A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J. Maas

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Just Play Along – Janna Ariane Lorenzo

★★★★ I didn't understand why I still felt butterflies in my stomach every time I saw her, but it made me feel good inside All it took was one awkward and embarrassing day on Dylan's part (which included, but not limited to: dressing as a cupid - with the diaper - and handing out holiday grams) for… Continue reading Just Play Along – Janna Ariane Lorenzo