Review: Limelight (Penny Green #1) – Emily Organ

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Penny Green is one of a few women journalists in 1883 London, and she is asked to help Inspector Blakely investigate the death of her close friend Lizzie Dixie, an actress. Only problem is that Lizzie supposedly drowned in the Thames five years previous.


Why this book?: I was in a historical mood, apparently. And it sounded interesting.

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Review: The Battle of Hackham Heath (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years #2) – John Flanagan

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After Morgarath’s untimely escape, an uneasy peace spreads throughout Araluen. But there’s a lot of work in repairing the country after Morgarath’s influence: figuring out which Baron’s are trustworthy, finding Rangers to fill their quota, and protecting the country from Morgarath’s eventual return. When he does, they are faced with fierce creatures called Wargals, and are greatly outnumbered.


Why this book?: The Ranger’s Apprentice is one of my favorite childhood series. I loved the first prequel, and I was SO excited for this one as well!!

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Review: On the Edge of Gone – Corinne Duyvis

With a comet coming to destroy the earth, Denise and her mother and sister need to get to a shelter to survive the impact. Except Iris, her sister, is missing, and her mother is still struggling with drugs, making things so much harder for her. While running late, Denise and her mother stumble upon the opportunity to join a Generation ship, they must prove that their worth it to take along.


Why this book?: The main character is autistic and it’s also #OwnVoices! Also, I’m in a huge sci-fi/dystopia mood.

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Review: Shadowshaper (Shadowshaper #1) – Daniel José Older

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With the first party of the summer season being crashed by some zombie-like thing, Sierra Santiago soon learns about her familial heritage that was kept from her. She must learn the art of shadowshaping, if only to save her family from an anthropologist named Jonathon Wick.


Why this book?: Diverse reads! And my adviser had this one on his shelves for a while, so I figured I needed to try it.

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Review: Wink Poppy Midnight – April Genevieve Tucholke

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In Wink Poppy Midnight, Wink and Midnight team up to get back at Poppy for being a bully, but not everything is clear as to what happened that night, or what happened to Poppy afterwards.


Why this book?: I’d read a few reviews that absolutely raved about this book and how dark and bewitching it is. When my school library got it in, I had to be the first to pick it up.

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