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Essence & Existence

by John M. Murray

The deep lore that backs Essence & Existence makes it a vibrant urban fantasy. Concluding an epic trilogy, B. & T. Pecile’s urban fantasy novel Essence & Existence finds siblings trying to save the world while staying true... Read More

Book Review

Reunion

by Holly Jordan

"Reunion" is a tragic novel about a young man marked by abuse who, in his adulthood, is still trying to learn to live for himself. In P. W. Walters’s harrowing novel "Reunion", a young man tries to recover from his childhood traumas.... Read More

Book Review

Frozen Secrets

by Aimee Jodoin

Middle school crushes, competitive sports games, and teenage shenanigans play out on Jupiter’s ice moon Europa in Myles Christensen’s "Frozen Secrets". Thirteen-year-old Max and his family move to Europa for his father’s job.... Read More

Book Review

The Good Hawk

by Ho Lin

"The Good Hawk" imagines a mythological medieval Scotland whose mainland was devastated by plague and whose outer island clans are struggling to survive. On the Isle of Skye, Jaime is a reluctant teen from the Clann a Tuath. He’s... Read More

Book Review

What Kind of Girl

by Danielle Ballantyne

When Maya reveals to the school principal that her boyfriend, Mike, has been hitting her, North Bay Academy fractures down its center, forcing Maya and those around her to come to terms with cracks within themselves. Shifting... Read More

Book Review

The Opposite of Falling Apart

by Jaime Herndon

Micah Good’s "The Opposite of Falling Apart" includes a meet-cute, angst, and lots of introspection as its characters confront weighty issues. Jonas, an amputee, and Brennan, a girl with severe anxiety, are hardly a perfect match, but... Read More

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