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Tales from the Hinterland (The Hazel Wood) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250302724
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 12th, 2021

Melissa Albert's writing is deep and detailed as she takes readers through 12 brutal and beautiful Tales from the Hinterland. These tales are not stories like Hansel and Gretel leaving a trail of bread crumbs in the woods. These tales are dark and epic and will leave readers stunned.  

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White Ivy: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982100599
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 3rd, 2020

Beautiful, dark, and different, White Ivy has everything, a relatable protagonist, a love triangle, a family with A LOT of personality, and a thrilling unexpected end. Ivy was raised by her strict Chinese-American family in Boston with little money, and a grandmother who taught her how to steal from yard sales and second hand shops. All her life, Ivy’s been seen as an outsider and because of this, as she grows up, she becomes obsessed with the lives of the privileged. Despite all the questionable choices that Ivy makes in this book to climb the social ladder, you still find yourself rooting for her in the end. Susie Yang will delight and shock readers with this debut!   

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You Are Not Alone: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250202031
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 3rd, 2020

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen have done it again. Their creepy new thriller You Are Not Alone is a fast-paced novel written in multiple point-of-views, with the focus being of a young woman, Shay Miller, who witnessed something tragic, but it’s her choices following that tragedy that could have fatal consequences when she meets a group of young vigilantes. The chapters are only about four pages and they all leave on a cliffhanger that will keep you coasting though book, right to its shocking ending. I devoured this book in just two days! Hendricks and Pekkanen’s storytelling is suburb and this book deserves to me made into a movie.   

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By Jim Ottaviani, Maris Wicks (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250760036
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

I didn’t know much about NASA, but this book taught me a lot! The text is informative and humorous, and the charming illustrations make it a fun, fascinating read for everyone. If you have a child that has any interest is space, astronauts, history, or NASA this book is a great read, and also a wonderful teaching aid. Told through astronaut Mary Cleave’s point of view, Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier educates readers about what female astronauts underwent during the process of being accepted into NASA.  

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An Unwanted Guest: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525557647
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Published: Penguin Books - May 14th, 2019

A classic who-done-it mystery with an unexpected surprise on the very last page. Gripping, chilling, and a must-read for mystery lovers.

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ISBN: 9781524714680
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 30th, 2017

Mystery, romance, liars, and sass, One of Us is Lying is the perfect teen murder mystery with a surprise twist you won't see coming. The Breakfast Club meets Gossip Girl in a page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.

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