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Arabella and the Magic Pencil – Stephanie M. Ward

★★★★ ½ She was the only child of a duke and duchess who doted on their delightful daughter Beloved Arabella is used to having things her way - not in a mean or bratty way - just her way.  She's always been the apple of her parents eye and she loves being their only child. Except... Avery… Continue reading Arabella and the Magic Pencil – Stephanie M. Ward

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The Darkness: A Bulwark Anthology – Brittney Leigh

After all, every town has its secrets. Sophie, an aspiring high school reporter, has always known her town was a bit odd...but she's never had the proof until now. High school students are missing and yet no one wants to look into where they went. Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands - after all: This… Continue reading The Darkness: A Bulwark Anthology – Brittney Leigh

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BIG and Small in the Mirror – Mary Feliciani

★★★★ Brrring! Brrring! Brrring! The recess bell rang as the double doors were swung open… Marco and Carlo – best friends – do everything together. Eating lunch, talking and (above all) playing soccer. They take recess seriously – extremely seriously. There was no time to waste, and the ten fourth grade boys ran with lightening speed, their feet… Continue reading BIG and Small in the Mirror – Mary Feliciani

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Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer

★★★★ Oh the memories. The angsty teen memories. They're all flooding back. It should come as no surprise that I have a dark and dangerous past - I was a Twihard. I loved this series with every beat of my teenage heart. I had a poster, I had a vegetarian vampire shirt, I had a themed birthday party, and… Continue reading Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer

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The Shamer’s Daughter – Lene Kaaberbøl

★★★ ½ But no. Not me. Not the Shamer's daughter. In Dina's world, there are Shamers. She is one of them, and so is her mother. Just by looking you in the eyes, a Shamer has the power to elicit dark confessions and make you feel crippling guilt. (Though Dina, aged 11, must also use words rather than… Continue reading The Shamer’s Daughter – Lene Kaaberbøl

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Seven Questions on a Saturday – John Edward Marszalkowski

When I was writing and publishing my first book, I was trying desperately to not take myself and the book too seriously.  John Edward Marszalkowski - photographer, videographer, podcaster, stay-at-home dad and now author - has already published two stunning books and rumor has it, is working on his third. Prior to taking up the… Continue reading Seven Questions on a Saturday – John Edward Marszalkowski

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The Dark Lord Clementine – Sarah Jean Horwitz

★★★★★ "Father," Clementine said as she watched him spear a piece of melon on the tip of his pointy wooden finger. "I do believe you have been cursed." Twelve-year-old Clementine comes from a long line of Dark Lords. She's trained since birth to earn her birthright. Her father, Elithor, was strict but fair. He taught her dark… Continue reading The Dark Lord Clementine – Sarah Jean Horwitz