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August 2022 Mini-Reviews

Review: The Charmed List by Julie Abe

*We received this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Ellie Kobata is tired of being the quiet girl. She’s ready to take risks, go on adventures and have an unforgettable summer. That starts with creating her Anti-Wallflower List — 13 items to complete before school starts in the fall. But number four on her list, get revenge on her nemesis Jack Yasuda, goes wrong, Ellie has to spend her epic summer road trip with him instead of her best friend Lia.

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Review: Always Jane by Jenn Bennett

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An accident two years ago left Jane Marlow with Aphasia, a condition that sometimes makes it difficult to communicate. Jane spent that summer at Lake Condor and hasn’t been back since. She has no memory of that night, all she knows is what people told her afterward when she woke up in a hospital. But two people know the truth: Eddie and Fen Sarafian.

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YA City Guide: Los Angeles

Los Angeles: The California Dream. While it’s not our goal to be a celeb, it’s always a fun plot point. We listed our favorite books set in LA and can’t wait to share! Let us know if you’ve read any in the comments 👇.

1. The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare

Amazon.com: The Dark Artifices, the Complete Collection: Lady Midnight;  Lord of Shadows; Queen of Air and Darkness (9781534449541): Clare,  Cassandra: Books

Set five years after The Mortal Instruments, we see Emma Cartiars and Julian Blackthorn at age 17. The Dark Artifices follows a group of shadowhunters at the Los Angeles Institute. Emma and Julian investigate a demonic plot, which takes through the city and around the amazing beaches. The Dark Artifices features old favorite characters, but has a completely different vibe from Clare’s other books. LA is a lot different from NYC and London. If you’re looking for a fantasy with California sunshine, look no further!

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Review: Clique Bait by Ann Valett

Amazon.com: Clique Bait (9780062918086): Valett, Ann: Books

Chloe Whitticker wants one thing: revenge. Last year, a group of rich and popular students destroyed the life of Monica Pennington, Chloe’s best friend. Now, Chloe won’t stop to make them pay for ruining Monica’s life.

At this elite private school outside of Los Angeles, most students have money, but some have everything handed to them. They’re known to Chloe as Level 1. They’re evil and will crush anyone who stands in their way.

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