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  • For Every One

    Sometimes you need a little pick me up and Jason Reynolds provides it. I am a dreamer on the hunt for my dream. I find truth and inspiration in his letter. I will use it to guide me on the long and often dark road. "Dreams don't have timelines, deadlines, and aren't always in straight lines. Jump Anyway."

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  • The Book of Essie

    When Essie tells her mother she is pregnant she knows there is only one real option. The Hicks family are reality superstars. Pastor Hicks has a megachurch that preacher to thousands. Mrs. Hicks is the iron will of the family and the show. The Six for Hicks stars are the six children of the family: four boys and two girls. Essie is the youngest and has been mostly on her own since her sister Lissie left for college. So she knows that even though her mother discusses other options with the shows producers there will be no abortion or adoption.

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  • Kill Switch

    WINTER

    Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could've done. It didn't matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I'd have time to disappear before he got out or he'd cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.

    But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he's anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.

    And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn't expect this.

    He doesn't want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.

    DAMON

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  • A Court of Mist and Fury

    In the second book of the Court of Thorns and Roses series we find Feyre returned to the spring court after being brought back to life by the High Lords of all the Courts. She is now fae with a bit of each of the courts powers. She is alive, immortal but profoundly unhappy at the cost of her immortality. Set to marry her love, Tamlin, she is plagued by nightmares and the growing despair at having to give one week a month to the terrifying Rhysland, High Lord of the Night Court. As she is going down the aisle to wed Tamlin, Rhysland appears to take her to fulfill her obligation.

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  • The Hazel Wood

    Alice and her mother Ella have been on the run from the "bad luck" that seems to follow them wherever they move to and they move around a lot. Then they get a letter telling them that Alice's grandmother Althea has died. Althea wrote a best-selling book "Tales from the Hinterland", a set of bloody Grimm fairytales, tales forbidden for Alice to read - her Mom won't discuss Althea at all with Alice. Now her mother feels comfortable settling down, and gets married.

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  • Becoming

    Michelle Obama's memoir is exactly what one would expect it to be. It is excellent, inspiring, poignant and full of her experiences. I loved the way it was organized and the main theme of becoming what she is today.

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  • Front Desk

    Mia, a young Chinese immigrant, ran the front desk of the hotel her parents managed. Having immigrated from China, Mia's family was having a hard time adjusting to life in America. They were struggling to survive and were easy prey for those who would take advantage of the desperation of the immigrants who came to America with little money or knowledge of how to avoid such predators.

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  • Josie and the Pussycats Vol. 2

    I didn't like this one as well as the first volume. I guess I'm not as in to the group being crime busters instead of singers. There was more info on the pasts of Valerie and Melody and the relationship between Alex and Alexandra. Who knows what comes next.

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  • Perfect

    A rootless foster child, Julie Mathison had blossomed under the love showered upon her by her adoptive family. Now a lovely and vivacious young woman, she was a respected teacher in her small Texas town, and she passionately lived her ideals. Julie was determined to give back all the kindness she'd received; nothing and no one would ever shatter the perfect life she had fashioned.

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  • Bound by Duty

    Dante – The Boss – Cavallaro’s wife died four years ago. On the verge of becoming the youngest head in the history of the Chicago mafia, Dante needs a new wife and Valentina was chosen for the role.

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  • Bound by Honor

    Born into one of the leading Mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given. Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca – The Vice – Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families.

    Now with eighteen, the day Aria has been dreading for years is looming dangerously: her wedding to Luca.

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  • Cut and Run

    Trauma victims are not new to medical examiner Faith McIntyre, but this one is different. The unconscious woman clinging to life after a hit and run is FBI agent Macy Crow. What the woman from Quantico was doing in a dark alley after midnight is just one mystery. The other is more unsettling: Macy is Faith’s mirror image—the twin sister she never knew she had.

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  • The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic

    Written by Emma, a French blogger about women and the roles placed upon them in society and when I say roles, women are pretty much responsible for every role in society. I like the way the book reads and feels. Emma, is a true feminist and this a good thing and I will read more of her work.

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