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More happy than notMore Happy Than Not

Culture FLY, Megan Davies

More Happy That Not is Aaron’s story, a sixteen-year-old boy from the Bronx who’s trying to remember what happiness feels like after a couple of months where life has proven to be a bit too tough to cope with.

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Save the DateSave the Date

Bustle, Kerri Jarema

To me, nothing says summertime like a new Morgan Matson novel. The YA author has become synonymous with contemporary romances set during the steamy months — from 2010's Amy and Roger's Epic Detour to 2016's The Unexpected EverythingMatson has created compelling characters, page-turning plots...

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DreamfalDreamfall Decrypted

Amy Plum Blog

Cata’s first nightmare in the book comes straight from my 16-year-old brain. I lived in the crazy run-down antebellum mansion she lived in. And my father was the same type of monster hers was.  As her story progressed, I let myself pepper it with actual words and events from my childhood.

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The Crowns FateThe Crown’s Fate

Epic Reads, Team Harper Teen

When we last saw Vika, Nikolai and Pasha the drama was at an all-time high and everyone’s futures were so uncertain and there was just SO MUCH going down in Imperial Russia that we were not ready for it to end. 

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Lord of ShadowsLord of Shadows

The Dark Artifices Trilogy

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word. A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other – but they can never fall in love.

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Gangsta Granny blogGangsta Granny

The World of David Walliams

Meet the characters!

We’re celebrating ten wonderful Walliams years with a spectacularly special gift edition of Gangsta Granny one of David Walliams’ best-loved and critically acclaimed books.

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Bookshop GirlBookshop Girl

Amy's Bookish Life,

This was a short, sweet all about town spirit and fighting for what you believe in..and I loved that. The way everyone rallied around to save the bookshop was so heartwarming and brought a big smile to face.
 
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KatinkaMog author Judith Kerr, 94

The Guardian, Danuta Kean

The story of a “perfectly ordinary cat with a not-so-ordinary tail” was inspired by Kerr’s observations of her cat, the ninth in an inspirational line. “She is a ridiculous-looking white cat with a tabby tail that looks as though it belonged to somebody else,” she said.

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Mirror Mirror reviewMirror, Mirror is out!

USA Today, Sara M Moniuszko

13 Reasons Why-esque, the book is filled with highschoolers dealing with some heavy stuff including rape, drugs and depression. An intriguing concept, though it takes about 150 pages to get to the hook. Several suspects are introduced but cleared too quickly to build suspense, leaving an obvious answer.

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Piggy Handsome00Piggy Handsome Review

Piggy Handsome is 19th in a line of illustrious guinea pigs, each “an utter sensation”. Despite reaching the age of three (getting on, in guinea pig years), our hero has yet to achieve the fame he yearns for.

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