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    KING OF SCARS BY LEIGH BARDUGO

    Title: King of Scars Author: Leigh Bardugo Release date: January 29, 2019 Book details: Book 1 of 2: King of Scars Duology Pages: 604 Rating: FOUR STARS BLURB Face your demons… or feed them. The dashing young king, Nikolai Lantsov, has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war–and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, Nikolai must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy…

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    ACT YOUR AGE, EVE BROWN BY TALIA HIBBERT

    Title: Act Your Age, Eve Brown Author: Talia Hibbert Release date: March 9, 2021 Series: Book 3 of 3 in the Brown Sisters Series Pages: 400  Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb eve Brown is a certified hot mess. No matter how hard she strives to do right, her life always goes horribly wrong. So she’s given up trying. But when her personal brand of chaos ruins an expensive wedding (someone had to liberate those poor doves), her parents draw the line. It’s time for Eve to grow up and prove herself—even though she’s not entirely sure how… Jacob Wayne is in control. Always. The bed and breakfast owner’s on a mission to dominate the hospitality…

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    SPELLMAKER BY CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG

    Title: Spellmaker Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Release date: March 9, 2021 Pages: 301 Series: Book 2 of 2: Spellbreaker Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Dead wizards, stolen enchantments, and broken promises force a young spellbreaker out of the shadows in the next thrilling installment of the Spellbreaker series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician. England, 1895. An unsolved series of magician murders and opus thefts isn’t a puzzle to Elsie Camden. But to reveal a master spellcaster as the culprit means incriminating herself as an unregistered spellbreaker. When Elsie refuses to join forces with the charming assassin, her secret is exposed, she’s thrown in jail, and the murderer disappears. But Elsie’s…

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    SPELLBREAKER BY CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG

    Title: Spellbreaker Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Release date: November 1, 2020 Pages: 300 Series: Book 1 of 2: Spellbreaker Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb A world of enchanted injustice needs a disenchanting woman in the newest fantasy series by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician. The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against…

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    FABLE BY ADRIENNE YOUNG

    Title: Fable Author: Adrienne Young Release date:  September 1, 2020 Series: Fable Pages: 361  Rating: 4 STARS Blurb Filled with all of the action, emotion, and lyrical writing that brought readers to Sky in the Deep, New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young returns with Fable, the first book in this new captivating duology. Welcome to a world made dangerous by the sea and by those who wish to profit from it. Where a young girl must find her place and her family while trying to survive in a world built for men. As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever…

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    MAKE UP BREAK UP BY LILY MENON

    Title: Make Up Break Up Author: Lily Menon Release date: February 2, 2021 Book details: Standalone Pages: 336 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Love, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings…these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the “Google Translate for failing relationships.” High efficiency break-ups, flashy start-ups, penthouses, fast cars…these are the things Hudson Craft believes in. His app, Break Up, is known as the “Uber for break-ups.” It’s wildly successful―and anathema to Annika’s life philosophy. Which wouldn’t be a problem if they’d gone their separate ways after that summer fling in Las Vegas, never to see each other again. Unfortunately for Annika, Hudson’s moving…

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    THE EX-TALK BY RACHEL LYNN SOLOMON

    Title: The Ex Talk Author: Rachel Lynn Solomon Release date: January 26, 2021 Book details: Standalone Pages: 345 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon’s sparkling romantic comedy debut. Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can’t imagine working anywhere else. But lately it’s been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who’s fresh off a journalism master’s program and convinced he knows everything about public radio. When the struggling station needs a new concept, Shay proposes a show that her boss green-lights with excitement. On The Ex Talk,…

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    AURORA RISING BY AMIE KAUFMAN & JAY KRISTOFF

    Title: Aurora Rising Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Release date: November 24th, 2020 Book details: Book 1 of 2: The Aurora Cycle Pages: 475 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb From the New York Times and internationally bestselling authors of the Illuminae Files comes a new science fiction epic . . . The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the academy would touch . . . A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasmA sociopath scientist with…

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    CONCRETE ROSE BY ANGIE THOMAS

    Title: Concrete Rose Author: Angie Thomas Release date: January 12, 2021 Book details: Prequel of The Hate U Give Pages: 368 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison. Life’s not…

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    AMELIA UNABRIDGED BY ASHLEY SCHUMACHER

    Title: Amelia Unabridged Author: Ashley Schumacher Release date: February 16, 2021 Book details: Standalone Pages: 304 Rating: FOUR STARS Blurb Sparks fly between two teens as they grapple with grief, love, and the future in this unforgettable debut novel sure to entice fans of Jandy Nelson and Jennifer E. Smith Eighteen-year-old Amelia Griffin is obsessed with the famous Orman Chronicles, written by the young and reclusive prodigy N. E. Endsley. They’re the books that brought her and her best friend Jenna together after Amelia’s father left and her family imploded. So when Amelia and Jenna get the opportunity to attend a book festival with Endsley in attendance, Amelia is ecstatic.…