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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black About:  Want a creepy read for Halloween?  Look no further than Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.  Meet Tana, who lives in a world where the monsters have crept out of … Continue reading

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The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein Julia begins her summer vacation by waking up in a hospital with no hair and a terrible headache. Initially anonymous, nurses quickly discover that she is Julia Beaufort-Stuart, 15-year-old granddaughter of the Earl of … Continue reading

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco About: Stalking Jack the Ripper is a cross between A Taste for Monsters, Frankenstein, and Sherlock Holmes. Audrey Rose will not be held back by silly social ideals that women are meant to … Continue reading

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The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters

The Steep and Thorny Way by Cat Winters About: A sixteen-year-old biracial girl in rural Oregon in the 1920s searches for the truth about her father’s death while avoiding trouble from the Ku Klux Klan in this YA historical novel inspired … Continue reading

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard About: This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the … Continue reading

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