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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Review: The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl from Everywhere #1) – Heidi Heilig

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Nix has spent her life traveling through maps with her father. The ability to be able to travel through different maps, fictional or real, is something her father, a Navigator, has a knack for. The problem is that he has an obsession to find the map of Hawaii 1868, so he could find Nix’s mother . . . and erase his daughter from existence?


Why this book?: This is the Keep it Diverse Book Club’s first group read! I was so excited!

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Review: And the Trees Crept In – Dawn Kurtagich

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After fleeing their home in favor of their aunt’s old manor, Silla and her little sister Nori finally feel safe with “Crazy” Auntie Cath. Until the day Cath finally loses it, and locks herself in the attic, everything seemed fine. And then the trees started moving closer. And the nighttime story Cath had told them one night soon doesn’t seem like JUST a story anymore.


Why this book?: Halloween! Gimme all the creepy reads.

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