girl next to yellow hydrant

Review by: Jessie Full title: Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis This is the book I didn’t know I needed in my life. Rachel Hollis gets down to the nitty-gritty of the lies we tell ourselves.…

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bloody crown on cover

Reviews by: Jessie Red Queen​ (#1) by: Victoria Aveyard    A country divided. On one side are the Reds, common everyday people.  On the other side are the Silvers, people with superhero-like powers. Mare  Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from a poverty-stricken area, discovers that although she is Red she can control electricity. To disguise…

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blue backdrop with rain and Eiffel Tower

Review by: Andrea If you love historical fiction, this is the book for you.  This is a tale about two sisters in France during the German occupation in WWII.  One sister has a family she struggles to keep alive; the other is risking everything to be an integral part of the resistance.  Wonderfully written and in…

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girl in blanket, eating chips and drinking soda

Review by: Sarah Himouto! Umaru-chan, Volume 1 by Sankakuhead is a hilarious manga about a little sister who is perfect in public but is a spoiled, lazy brat at home and drives her brother crazy. This series is complete in Japan at 12 volumes, though the English version has not yet caught up.  We have…

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boy with green eye

Review by: Alyca Rot & Ruin series by Jonathan Maberry I was so sad when I finished this series. I just wanted more! I loved all of the characters and how much they grow throughout the series. Benny Imura lives in California with his brother, Tom. It’s been 15 years since the virus that turned…

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exhausted gray striped cat on cover

Review by: Sarah Chi’s Sweet Home, Volume 1 by Konami Kanata is a delightful manga series for all ages.  It is complete in English at 12 volumes, though we currently only have volume 1 on Overdrive.  Unlike other Japanese manga, it is read in what we consider the “right” way, and not “backwards” like most…

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book with dog on cover

Review by: Sarah Good Dog, Cerberus!, Volume 1 is a delightful manga for all ages.  Unfortunately, one volume is all that’s out, even in Japan, and it is too short. I want more of Hades and Cerberus.  This is a funny manga with no real story.  It’s just about Hades and his dog, Cerberus, who…

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Review by: Sarah Tomes Apprentice is the first book in The Tomes of Kaleria series by Honor Raconteur.  Mei Li is a Tomes apprentice lost at sea after fleeing separately from her master.  They are the only two people in the world that can read and understand the tomes, which are records of how to…

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Review by: Alyca Based on the classic board game Clue, this book is set at a fancy boarding school in Maine. The characters get confined to a dorm house because of a terrible storm with flood waters rising. As with all clue mysteries someone gets murdered. Everyone has a motive to kill the headmaster. A…

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