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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: The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith

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Happy Halloween everyone! To celebrate this time of year, we decided to reread one of our favorite series about witches: The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith. We read the original trilogy: The Initiation, The Captive and The Power. While we love the other three books: The Divide, The Hunt and The Temptation, they were actually written later by ghost writer Aubrey Clark. We decided to stick with the original books to get us into the Halloween spirit.

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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: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

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Emilia and her twin sister, Vittoria, are streghe— witches who are forced to live secretly among humans in fear of persecution. Together with their family they run a famous restaurant nestled in Sicily. One night, Vittoria does not arrive for her shift at the restaurant, so Emilia sets off to look for her. She is led to the underbelly of the monastery by a strange sensation and sounds, where she finds the body of her twin, desecrated with her heart carved out. Vittoria and Emilia’s nonna has forbade them from using dark magic or seeking out the Wicked— the princes of Hell. But Emilia is out for blood and vengeance. 

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Review: Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin

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Blood & Honey picks up where Serpent & Dove left off— with Lou, Reid, Coco, Ansel, and Beau on the run from the Dames Blanches and the chasseurs. Lou’s mother, Morgane, is still trying to kill her, and Reid is struggling to reconcile his newfound witch powers with his religious chasseur upbringing. With Madame LaBelle in tow, the group is on the run in a magical forest with nowhere to turn. They need a plan— and fast. 

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If You Liked That, Read This

If you’re like us, you’re always looking for book recommendations! We created a list of recommendations based on some popular YA books. Let us know if you’ve read any of these and if you have some recommendations for us!

1. If you liked The Hunger Games, read The Testing

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The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is an underrated YA series, and is basically a more intellectual version of The Hunger Games. Cia and three other students in her region get chosen to compete for spots at University. In this dystopian future United States, a massive world war left most of the world in shambles. Only the brightest can help bring back the country.

Cia believes that if she doesn’t pass her tests, then she’ll go back to her normal life. However, once students start disappearing, she realizes the price for failure is a lot higher than she ever imagined. 

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Review: The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh

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Seventeen-year old Celine Rousseau arrives in New Orleans in 1872. Looking to leave her dark past behind in Paris, Celine boards a ship to America to reinvent herself with the help of the Ursuline convent. But when she arrives in America, Celine finds that the city of New Orleans is nothing like she imagined. She becomes enamored with the city’s glamorous parties, delicious food, and lively atmosphere. 

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Review: Curse of a Witch’s Blood by Hayley L. Morgan

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Strange things have been happening to Eve Jones, things that she can’t explain. All Eve wants is for the bullying to stop, so she is no longer a social outcast. But every time she sets foot in her horrible high school, lockers go crazy and inanimate objects crash. 

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