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The Disappearances

By Emily Bain Murphy 2 out of 5 stars Summary What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared? Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town… Continue reading The Disappearances

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Reign of the Fallen (ARC) (Reign of the Fallen #1)

By Sarah Glenn Marsh 5 out of 5 stars Summary Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised--the… Continue reading Reign of the Fallen (ARC) (Reign of the Fallen #1)

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Wanted (The Storymakers #2)

By Betsy Schow 3.75 out of 5 stars Summary In the sequel to Spelled, can Robin Hood's daughter, Rexi, stop the Wicked Witch from finding Excalibur? Fairy-Tale Survival Rule No. 52: No matter how difficult the obstacles or all-powerful the evil villain, one can rest assured that the hero of the story never dies. The sidekicks… Continue reading Wanted (The Storymakers #2)

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Spellbook of the Lost and Found

By Moira Fowley-Doyle 5 out of 5 stars Summary One stormy summer night, Olive and her best friend, Rose, begin to lose things. It starts with simple items like hair clips and jewellery, but soon it’s clear that Rose has lost something bigger; something she won’t talk about. Then Olive meets three wild, mysterious strangers:… Continue reading Spellbook of the Lost and Found

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An Enchantment of Ravens

By Margaret Rogerson 4 out of 5 stars Summary Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are… Continue reading An Enchantment of Ravens

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By Betsy Schow Book #1 of The Storymakers trilogy Reread | 3.5 out of 5 stars Summary Fairy Tale Survival Rule No. 32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day. Yeah, no thanks. Dorthea is completely princed out.… Continue reading Spelled

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By J.K. Rowling Hogwarts Library Reread | 5 out of 5 stars Summary Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's classic compendium of magical creatures, has delighted generations of wizarding readers. With this beautiful, large-scale new edition illustrated in full color, Muggles too will have the chance to discover where the Runespoor lives,… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them