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THE SUMMER PRINCE by Alaya Dawn Johnson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 1, 2013

"Luminous. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
An art project, a rebellion and a sacrifice make up this nuanced, original cyberpunk adventure. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS THE DRUG by Alaya Dawn Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Utterly absorbing. (Suspense. 13 & up)"
Lost memories, a deadly pandemic flu and the children of D.C.'s elite come together in this sophisticated bio-thriller. Read full book review >

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MOONSHINE by Alaya Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A bit jumbled, but entertaining and potentially a good start for a series offering a different take on the undead craze."
Good-hearted advocate of vampire rights negotiates the mean streets of 1920s Manhattan. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE ROSE by Flavia Alaya
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 1999

"In this memoir, as in opera, it's the powerful feeling, not the melodramatic plot, that will capture the reader. (b&w photos)"
A torrid tale of illicit love between an Italian-American woman and an Irish-American Roman Catholic priest that lasted for 20 years and produced three children. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for The Shadow Cabinet (The Shades of London #3) by Maureen Johnson

Cover Story: Smoke and Mirrors

BFF Charm: Yay

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: Straight Up With A Sense of Humor

Bonus Factors: Cults, Underground London

Relationship Status: Where Do You Think You’re Going?

 

Cover Story: Smoke and Mirrors

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ALL THE WHILE THE SLIME WAS UNDER THE BUILDING
by Sarah Pitre

 

BOOK REPORT for The Madness Underneath (Shades of London #2)  by Maureen Johnson

Cover Story: A For Effort
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist
Bonus Factors: Ghosts, London, Creepy Old Insane Asylum
Relationship Status: Rebound


 

Cover Story: A For Effort

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BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A likable tale that gently encourages would-be night owls to roost for the evening. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Best buddies Blossom and Boo decide to explore the mysteries of the nighttime forest. Read full book review >

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IVY’S EVER AFTER by Dawn Lairamore
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2010

"Evenly paced with humor to match, this fractured fairy tale will delight tween readers. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
The Reluctant Dragon meets Ella Enchanted in this lighthearted adventure debut. Read full book review >

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HALLOWEEN by Dawn Sirett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A decent, durable first Halloween book. (Board book. 1-3)"
Halloween gets the touchy-feely treatment in this simple, textured introduction to the holiday. Read full book review >