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THE LAST UNICORN: THE LOST JOURNEY BY PETER S. BEAGLE: BOOK REVIEW

The Last Unicorn: The Lost Journey By Peter S. Beagle ISBN: 9781616963088 Author Website: peterbeagle(.)com   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis: Peter S. Beagle first imagined his beloved unicorn at the age of twenty-three, five years before she would spring fully-realized into the world. Now, alongside Beagle’s … Continue reading

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ON A SUNBEAM BY TILLIE WALDEN: BOOK REVIEW

On a Sunbeam By Tillie Walden ISBN: 9781250178138 Author website: tilliewalden(.)com   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Review: The story begins with a girl joining a group of people that specialize in rebuilding structures throughout space. Mia, the new recruit, meets the crew and is immediately taken into … Continue reading

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THE DIVIDED EARTH (THE NAMELESS CITY, VOL #3) BY FAITH ERIN HICKS: BOOK REVIEW

The Divided Earth The Nameless City, Vol #3 By Faith Erin Hicks ISBN: 9781626721609 Author Website: faitherinhicks(.)com   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Review: The Divided Earth begins with people burning evidence of a tool that can serve as a powerful weapon against any war. One woman saves … Continue reading

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CHECK, PLEASE!: # HOCKEY BY NGOZI UKAZU: BOOK REVIEW

Check, Please!: # Hockey By Ngozi Ukazu Author’s website: www(.)ngoziu(.)com   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar                                          Synopsis Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here! Check, Please!: # Hockey Y’all… I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented … Continue reading

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INTRODUCTIONS (THE GHOST BIRD, BOOK #1) BY C.L. STONE: BOOK REVIEW

2 Stars Introductions The Ghost Bird, Book #1 By C.L. Stone Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Teenage Sang just moved to town with her family.  With a mother that is scared to go outside of her own house, she has tried to force her children to live within … Continue reading

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THE PLASTIC MAGICIAN (THE PAPER MAGICIAN, BOOK #4 [SPIN-OFF]) BY CHARLIE N. HOLMBERG: BOOK REVIEW

The Plastic Magician The Paper Magician, Book #4 [spin-off] By Charlie N. Holmberg ISBN13:  9781542047913 Author’s Website: charlienholmberg(.)com   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar              Summary Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg returns to the enchanting world of The Paper Magician. Alvie Brechenmacher has arrived in … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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TWILIGHT / LIFE AND DEATH (TWILIGHT #1, 1.75) BY STEPHENIE MEYER: BOOK REVIEW

Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined Twilight, Book #1.75 Stephenie Meyer ISBN: 9780349002484 Author Website: http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/ Spoilers!!! Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis:   Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Twilight! This special double-feature book includes the classic novel, Twilight, and a bold and surprising reimagining, Life and Death, by Stephenie … Continue reading

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CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE (LEGACY OF ORÏSHA, BOOK #1) BY TOMI ADEYEMI: BOOK REVIEW

Children of Blood and Bone Legacy of Orïsha, Book #1 By Tomi Adeyemi Read by Bahni Turpin ISBN 9781250170972 Author Website: tomiadeyemi.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro   Synopsis: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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ANNE OF THE GREEN GABLES (ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, BOOK# 1) BY L.M. MONTGOMERY: BOOK REVIEW

Anne of Green Gables Anne of Green Gables, Book #1 By L.M. Montgomery ISBN#9780143131854 Author Website: www(.)lmmontgomery(.)ca/about/lmm/her-life   Brought to you by OB Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: The beloved coming-of-age tale of a spunky heroine named Anne “with an E,” now for the first time in Penguin Classics and packaged in … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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ANGELFALL (PENRYN & THE END OF DAYS, BOOK #1) BY SUSAN EE: BOOK REVIEW

Angelfall Penryn & the End of Days, Book #1 By Susan Ee ISBN# 9781444778519 Author’s Website:  http://www.susanee.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi It’s been six weeks since the angels descended on Earth and left nothing, but destruction in their wake.  Now everybody lives in fear.  Fear of the … Continue reading

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ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (ANNA, BOOK #1) BY KENDARE BLAKE: BOOK REVIEW

Anna Dressed in Blood Anna, Book #1 By Kendare Blake ISBN# 9780765328656 Author’s Website:  http://www.kendareblake.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Seventeen year old Cas Lowood has taken up an odd profession, traveling place to place with his Wiccan mother, so he can kill ghosts.  It was a job … Continue reading

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FOLLY COVE BY HOLLY ROBINSON: BOOK REVIEW

Folly Cove Holly Robinson ISBN: 9781101991534 Author Website: http://www.authorhollyrobinson.com/   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer jerjen Synopsis: An emotional and rich new novel about family and secrets from the acclaimed author of Chance Harbor. The ties of family bind us forever—no matter how far we may go to escape … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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THE WINNER’S CRIME (THE WINNER’S TRILOGY, BOOK #2) BY MARIE RUTKOSKI: BOOK REVIEW

The Winner’s Crime The Winner’s Trilogy, Book #2 By Marie Rutkoski ISBN# 9780374384708 Author’s Website:  www.marierutkoski.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Kestrel is now having to deal with the consequences of the choice she made in the previous book, The Winner’s Curse.  She bargained with the Emperor agreeing … Continue reading

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THE WEIGHT OF ZERO BY KAREN FORTUNATI: BOOK REVIEW

The Weight of Zero By Karen Fortunati ISBN: 9781101938898   Author Website: karenfortunati.com   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Cath knows Zero is coming for her. Zero, the devastating depression born of Catherine’s bipolar disease, has almost triumphed once, propelling Catherine to her first suicide attempt. … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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THE WINNER’S CURSE (THE WINNER’S TRILOGY, BOOK #1) BY MARIE RUTKOSKI: BOOK REVIEW

The Winner’s Curse The Winner’s Trilogy, Book #1 By Marie Rutkoski ISBN# 9780374384685 Author’s Website:  http://www.marierutkoski.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi It’s been ten years since the Herran War.  The Valorian army led by General Trajan, who happens to be our leading lady, Kestrel’s, father won the territory.  … Continue reading

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THE WINNER’S KISS (THE WINNER’S TRILOGY, BOOK #3) BY MARIE RUTKOSKI: BOOK REVIEW

The Winner’s Kiss The Winner’s Trilogy, Book #3 By Marie Rutkoski ISBN# 9780374384739                                                                           Author’s Website:  www.marierutkoski.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi *Beware of possible spoilers* The Final installment of the Winner’s Trilogy is finally upon us!  War has begun, the Valorians against the Herrani and the Easterners that … Continue reading

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THE KILL ORDER (THE MAZE RUNNER, BOOK #0.5) BY JAMES DASHNER: BOOK REVIEW

  The Kill Order The Maze Runner, Book #0.5 By James Dashner ISBN: 9780385742887 Author Website: http://www.jamesdashner.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro   Review: Mark and Trina have been friends since they were little. When the sun flares ravaged the world they knew, they were together, and ever … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE SECRET OF DREARCLIFF GRANGE SCHOOL BY KIM NEWMAN: BOOK REVIEW

The Secret of Drearcliff Grange School By Kim Newman ISBN: 9781781165720 Author’s Website: https://johnnyalucard.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Summary A week after Mother found her sleeping on the ceiling, Amy Thomsett is delivered to her new school, Drearcliff Grange in Somerset. Although it looks like a … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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BAD DREAMS BY KENNETH BUFF: BOOK REVIEW

Bad Dreams By Kenneth Buff ISBN-13: 978-1505465150 Author’s Website: http://www.kennethbuff.com Review brought to you by OBS reviewer LizzyO   Synopsis: We all have nightmares, but not all of us have to live them. Johnathon Clarke did. His bullies beat him. They humiliated him. They stole his life. So at the … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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JUMPER (JUMPER, BOOK #1) BY STEVEN GOULD: BOOK REVIEW

Jumper Jumper, Book #1 By Steven Gould ISBN: 9780765342287 Author’s Website: http://eatourbrains.com/steve/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro   Review: In the story, a seventeen year old Davy discovers that he can teleport, or jump, from one place to another. But his ability only works with specific places that … Continue reading

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THE CLIQUE BY LISI HARRISON: BOOK COVERS AROUND THE WORLD

Lisi Harrison’s The Clique has been critical to the development of my writing. I fell in love with her brilliantly witty prose five years ago, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. Now, without further ado, here are the covers (but first, a synopsis):   About The Clique: Massie Block: With … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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HEIST SOCIETY BY ALLY CARTER: OBS PLAYLIST

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie Heist Society is perhaps one of my favorite YA books ever. Funny, fabulous, and freaking amazing, this book totally needs a playlist. About THE HEIST SOCIETY: When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case … Continue reading

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A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC BY V.E. SCHWAB: OBS PLAYLIST

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie I read A Darker Shade of Magic over break. This book is seedily spellbinding, burningly brilliant, and in desperate need of a playlist…   About A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC: Kell is one of the last Travelers—rare magicians who choose a parallel universe … Continue reading

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STOLEN SONGBIRD BY DANIELLE L. JENSEN: OBS PLAYLIST

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie I recently read Danielle Jensen’s Stolen Songbird, an intoxicating novel with a strong heroine and charming love interest. I hope this playlist fits the book well! About STOLEN SONGBIRD: For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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DIVERSITY IN YA GENRE (YOUNG ADULT): OBS SPEAKS OUT

  Brought to you by OBS reviewer Valerie OBS Speaks Out: Diversity in YA Genre (Young Adult) Discussion of diversity in media, young adult fiction in particular, has exploded in the past few months. An increasing number of authors are trying to include characters of varying ethnicities, classes, and sexual … Continue reading

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INK (PAPER GODS, BOOK #1) BY AMANDA SUN: BOOK REVIEW

    Ink Paper Gods #1 Amanda Sun ISBN# 9780373210718 Author’s Website:  http://www.amandasunbooks.com/ Brought to by guest reviewer Lynda  Katie Greene does not want to be in Japan. Her mother is dead, isn’t that enough to completely shatter her world? Did she have to move to a place where she doesn’t … Continue reading

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LIVING VIOLET (THE CAMBION CHRONICLES, BOOK #1) BY JAIME REED: BOOK REVIEW

Living Violet The Cambion Chronicles #1 By Jaime Reed ISBN# 9780758269249 Author’s Website:  http://www.jaimereedbooks.com/ Brought to you by guest reviewer Lynda *Beware of Spoilers* Regular girl meets mythical creature/supernatural boy. They are smitten but alas! cannot be together because, reasons.  This is a story we all know. It’s fairly common among … Continue reading

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ONE LAST SONG BY S.K. FALLS: BOOK REVIEW

  One Last Song By:  S. K. Falls ISBN# 9781455563074 Author’s Website: http://www.skfalls.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra  Some Spoilers Synopsis: I was seven when I swallowed my first needle. My mom freaked out and rushed me to the emergency room. She stayed by my side all night. I never … Continue reading

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PRINCESS DECOMPOSIA AND COUNT SPATULA BY ANDI WATSON: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula By Andi Watson ISBN# 978-1-62672-149-4 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro *Possible spoilers* While the king of The Underworld is sick in bed, his daughter, princess Decomposia is in charge. Every morning she is given letters from the public to read, cabinet documents … Continue reading

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TEARDROP (TEARDROP, BOOK #1) BY LAUREN KATE: BOOK REVIEW

  Teardrop Teardrop,  Book #1 By Lauren Kate ISBN#  9780375990694 Author’s Website:  http://laurenkatebooks.net/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Eureka Boudreaux’s happy life comes crashing down along with the huge unexplainable wave that knocks her mom’s car off the bridge and into the ocean.  By some miracle Eureka survives, … Continue reading

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