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Today is the day SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by the wonderfully talented Susan Dennard hits shelves, and I am SO EXCITED! I’ve read this book (more than once), and let me tell you, it’s fantastic! It’s a fast-paced, hold-onto-your-hats read … Continue reading

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Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and … Continue reading

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In 1940, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin invaded the Baltic nations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and annexed them into the USSR. Shortly thereafter, he began a systematic ethnic cleansing of the Baltic people. BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY begins when Soviet … Continue reading

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I’m kicking off a new feature on the blog this week called Friday Faves. Basically just a round-up of my favorite things from the Internet and beyond. Blog posts, 365 pictures, links, hilarious YouTube videos, whatever else I’m dying to … Continue reading

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You guys. It’s rare that a book blows me away as much as DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE did. But it’s true. This book? Blew. Me. Away. Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged … Continue reading

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Hi friends! Today is a very special day here on the blog because author Shel Delisle is joining us. Her new book, DOLPHIN GIRL, tells the story of Jane, a girl who wants the life of a dolphin: Wild. Graceful. … Continue reading

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Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit — more sparkly, more fun, more wild — the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted … Continue reading

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