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Roben’s Best of 2017!

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I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo  Desi is the student-body president, a straight A student, on the soccer team, and is planning to go to Stanford and become a surgeon. She, also, believes that you can … Continue reading

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Andieh About:  In this re-imagining of One Thousand and One Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend, Shiva,  by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan, but discovers … Continue reading

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A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotwood

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotwood ABOUT: “Crisscross America – on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains – from pirates ships off the Carolinas to the peace, love, … Continue reading

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness About: What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the … 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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The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass About: The Selection is the first book in the dystopian series The Selection Trilogy. It takes place in the country of Illéa—formerly known as The United States of America, Mexico, and Canada, which disbanded after war tore them … Continue reading

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