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Survival of the Fittest by Jacqui Murray

Five tribes. One leader. A treacherous journey across three continents in search of a new home. *** That’s a great tagline. And I enjoyed the book, too. It starts like this: Xhosa is a female, a would-be budding leader of

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Call of the Guardian by J.M. Williams

Call of the Guardian is a fun read, a classy and classic fantasy adventure. A boy, Draven, plunges into a dragon cave while running in desperation one day and discovers a mentor. The dragon, Razal, provides both strength and stability

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Emerging from Shadows, Poetry by Balroop Singh

Emerging from Shadows is no callow compilation of a lovestruck young adult’s first sonnets. Rather, it’s the reflections of an emotionally mature writer who has faced life’s stings with a determination to grow from them in an honest and healthy

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Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney–Book Review and Author Interview

Watching Glass Shatter is one of the best literary books I’ve read. I often get impatient with lit fic–I typically find it long on character and short on plot. This book fits into that mold, but in this case the

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Prayers Were No Help by Paul Lawrence

Prayers Were No Help is an interesting read, and it has a superb title for the story. I have a cordial dislike to most overtly Christian literature, despite being Catholic myself. I usually find it too didactic. But this volume

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The Heart’s Lullaby by Natalie Ducey

The Heart’s Lullaby is an evocative little book revolving around the theme of love, in all it’s permutations–fertile poetic ground that has inspired the likes of Shakespeare, Longfellow, and Kipling. Ms. Ducy is none of these, of course–she has her

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Vampyrie by Tina Frisco

Vampyrie contains all the classic vampire lore–the fangs, silent movement, brutal attacks, and human senses that are outmatched by their unearthly antagonists. In addition to this, it also holds some unique world-building, everything from the biochemical roots of vampires to

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