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Review: Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch 

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

Willow and Mason have lived opposite lives on different coasts. Willow lives with her rich mom outside of Los Angeles in a fancy modern house, while Mason has spent the last few years in the foster care system in Boston. But two things happen at the same time, leading to Willow and Mason to travel to the mysterious Salem, Massachusetts.

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Review: Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber

Summary

Twins Princess Rose Valhart and Wren Greenrock have lived completely different lives. Rose never wanted for anything at the beautiful palace. While Wren trained, always preparing to steal the crown from her sister.

When Rose wakes up one morning in the desert, she’s determined to get back home immediately. She has no idea who Shen Lee is and she doesn’t even realize she has a twin, let alone that Wren is pretending to be her back at the palace.

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13 YA Books Perfect For Halloween

This is Halloween, everybody scream! We’ve mentioned before that we absolutely love this time of year. It’s perfect for picking up a spooky read while drinking apple cider. Christy enjoys everything about Halloween, especially reading books and watching movies to get into the spirit.

What are your favorite books to get ready for Halloween? Let us know in the comments. Also, feel free to let us know your plans for Halloweekend in the comments.

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Review: The Witch Haven by Sahsa Peyton Smith

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It’s New York City in 1911. Frances Hallowell is an ordinary seamstress who lives with the other girls she works with. Her life changes forever when she kills a man who is trying to attack her. Except, she never moved a muscle. 

Afraid of the impending murder investigation, Frances tries to lay low when a couple of women whisk her away from Manhattan to a place called Haxahaven Academy located in Queens. 

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Review: A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

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Our August 2020 book club pick! We discussed A Song Below Water last night at our virtual YA book club that we co-host with Bards Alley, an independent bookstore.

It was chosen because of the timely discussion of protests, but with a touch of fantasy. Like last month, we will give a brief summary of the plot and then go over some of our discussion questions.

Our next book club meeting is September 21! We hope to see you there.   

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Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

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This review was featured on Twinkl in their article ‘Fantasy Books for Kids

After fleeing her coven for the city of Cesarine two years ago, Louise le Blanc (Lou) has been living as a thief, using her quick wit and intellect to survive. In Belterra, magic is forbidden and white witches are hunted by the Chasseurs, witch hunters who have sworn allegiance to the Church. Lou and her best friend, Coco— a blood witch— are looking to pull of a heist: stealing a magical ring from a powerful Vicomte. The ring is the last chance Lou has to protect herself from her coven, because with every day that passes, they grow closer to catching her. 

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October 2019 Book Club: The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

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The Book

Our October book club pick is The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh. It will be released on October 8, 2019.

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Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

This is our book club pick for August 2019. If you’ve read it, let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Enchantée tells the story of Camille Durbonne, an orphan living in Paris during the lead up to the French Revolution. In Trelease’s reimagining of the year 1789, la magie (magic) is real but outlawed by society’s aristocracy. 

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