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Yellow Jessamine – Caitlin Starling

Evelyn Perdanu runs a tight ship. She's beyond wealthy, surrounded by loyal servants and is just-so-happening to be harboring the darkest of secrets. She returns from her latest voyage and almost immediately her crew begins to act erratically before slipping into a deathless state. Fearful that she's brought a plague upon the (crumbling) city, she begins to investigate.… Continue reading Yellow Jessamine – Caitlin Starling

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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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Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir

★★★★★ While we were developing common sense, she studied the blade. Gideon the Ninth comes from an universe seeped in necromancy. Her home planet, the Ninth planet, is by far the most isolated but when the Emperor calls for representatives from all of the Houses to a series of trials to determine the worthiest to inherit unimaginable… Continue reading Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir

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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

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Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (illustrator)

★★★★ ...I'm your friend. And friends don't let friends live small lives. Every October, Deja and Josiah work together at the pumpkin patch - stirring the pots at the Succotash Hut. Their Pumpkin Patch is the best one in the entire world and every year, they count down the months until it opens up again. They are… Continue reading Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (illustrator)