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Down a Dark Hall – Lois Duncan

Kit Gordy's mom just got married and during the absurdly long honeymoon, she's shipped off to Blackwood Hall - an all-girl's school that promises individual attention and personalized learning. At first...she was okay about the idea. She'd do anything for her mother. But very quickly on, she realizes that there's something...off about this school. The dorm rooms… Continue reading Down a Dark Hall – Lois Duncan

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Nimona – Noelle Stevenson

“You can't just go round murdering people. There are rules, Nimona.” Nimona, a wild young shapeshifter, finds a new talent... when it comes to being evil. “In the meantime...how would you feel about robbing a bank? " "Positively! I feel positively about robbing a bank!" She teams up with Lord Ballister Blackheart - the villain… Continue reading Nimona – Noelle Stevenson

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The Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco

★★★★ When people cut us, we are expected to do only two things: smile and bleed. Tea, a young girl in a poor village, comes from a family of witches. She always imagined her powers to be similar to her family - something domestic and heartwarming. But...when her brother returns from the war, dead, and then… Continue reading The Bone Witch – Rin Chupeco

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Jeremy Thatcher – Bruce Coville

★★★ ½ Nothing you love is lost Jeremy Thatch is NOT having a good day. He gets chased by Howard and Freddie, Mary Lou tried to kiss him AND he manages to get lost in his own neighborhood. At least, the shop he's wandered into looks pretty cool. There's all sorts of dangerous and mysterious… Continue reading Jeremy Thatcher – Bruce Coville

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The Monster’s Ring – Bruce Coville, Katherine Coville (illustrator)

★★★ To change yourself into a hideous monsters, place the ring on the ring finger of your right hand...Use with caution, and never on the night of a full moon. Russell Crannaker is constantly being babied by his mom and bullied by the kids at school. He's SO SICK of it! He wishes - for once -… Continue reading The Monster’s Ring – Bruce Coville, Katherine Coville (illustrator)

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Diary of a Fairy Godmother – Esmé Raji Codell & Drazen Kozjan (illustrator)

★★★★ "...she'll be the wickedest witch wherever the four winds blow." Throughout Hunky Dory's life, that's all her mother said. But as she's nearing a hundred years old and finally (FINALLY) graduating school, Hunky Dory has to determine what she'll be for the rest of her witch-y life. But the more she ponders upon it, the less… Continue reading Diary of a Fairy Godmother – Esmé Raji Codell & Drazen Kozjan (illustrator)

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Christopher Pumpkin = Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet, Nick East

★★★★★ The witch raised her wand for one final go. There were SPARKLES and GLITTER... A creepy old witch wants to throw a party - the biggest and bestest and scariest party yet. But that's far too much for one old witch to do. So she brings a few pumpkins to life to help, like: Gnarly,… Continue reading Christopher Pumpkin = Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet, Nick East

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Relatively Dead – Sheila Connolly

★ More like Relatively Dreadful. This one was So. Freaking. Boring. Abby Kimball, enthusiastically unemployed, moved with her boyfriend, Brad, to New England for Brad's career. Brad encourages her to explore her new town and get to know people in the area. So, reluctantly...Abby leaves the apartment. She didn't want to be here. But Brad had told her she… Continue reading Relatively Dead – Sheila Connolly