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Ghost Riders of Cumberland Gap

by Nancy Powell

"Ghost Riders of Cumberland Gap" is thoughtful when tackling both its historical subject matter and adolescent concerns. In Ron Chandler’s coming-of-age novel "Ghost Riders of Cumberland Gap", chronically ill teenagers travel through... Read More

Book Review

No Fences in Alaska

by Laura Leavitt

A love letter to family relationships and Alaskan life, "No Fences in Alaska" is a gratifying young adult novel. Glen Sobey’s young adult novel "No Fences in Alaska" is a coming-of-age story set against the arresting backdrop of the... Read More

Book Review

The Cardorian Complex

by John M. Murray

Aura readings are at the center of this thoughtful young adult character study. In J. Taylor Baker’s contemplative young adult novel, "The Cardorian Complex", a shy high school student is introduced to esoteric philosophies. As his... Read More

Book Review

Castle of Concrete

by Michelle Anne Schingler

Imagine becoming an adult under the imposing shadow of the Soviet Union. That’s what Sonya faces when she’s pulled down from her quiet life in Siberia to rejoin her mother, a Jewish dissident, in the USSR’s waning days. In Katia... Read More

Book Review

The Path Keeper

by Carolina Ciucci

In "The Path Keeper"—the first book in N. J. Simmonds’s fantasy trilogy The Indigo Chronicles—angels rule the world, love spans across lifetimes, and unexpected choices change your destiny. When Ella starts at university, all she... Read More

Book Review

Shortcuts

by Aimee Jodoin

Parker Mills has a secret that she knows is both a gift and a burden: she is a psychic empath who senses the emotions of those around her. One of the few children born to parents who used a mysterious fertility treatment that has since... Read More

Book Review

Venators

by Aimee Jodoin

In Devri Walls’s gritty young adult fantasy Venators: Promises Forged, three teens settle into a magical world and face life-or-death circumstances. Rune, her brother Ryker, and her friend Grey have entered the fae world of Eon through... Read More

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