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The King of Average by Gary Schwartz (2015)
Middle Grade Fiction | Contemporary | Humor
228 Pages
Published: October 7, 2015

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Vengeance Road

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (2015)

vengeance road

YA Fiction | Historical | Western
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Revenge is worth its weight in gold.

When her father is murdered for a journal revealing the location of a hidden gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers—and justice. What she finds are untrustworthy strangers, endless dust and heat, and a surprising band of allies, among them a young Apache girl and a pair of stubborn brothers who refuse to quit riding in her shadow. But as Kate gets closer to the secrets about her family, a startling truth becomes clear: some men will stop at nothing to get their hands on gold, and Kate’s quest for revenge may prove fatal.”
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Champions: At Fire’s End

Champions: At Fire’s End (Champions #1) by Charlotte Jain (2015)
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Champions At Fire's End

YA Fiction | Fantasy | Mythology
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“Seventeen-year-old best friends, April and Kyle, are thrown into the final battle of the Titan and Olympian war. Locked into an endless struggle, the Immortals have finally reached a solution – bestow mortal Champions with control over the elements to wage their final campaign.  Continue reading

Wolf by Wolf

Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin (2015)

Wolf by Wolf

YA Fiction | WWII | Sci-Fi
4 Stars
Blurb:

Her story begins on a train.

The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, Hitler and Emperor Hirohito host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The victor is awarded an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor’s Ball in Tokyo.

Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. Continue reading

All the Stars in the Sky

All the Stars in the Sky (Until the End of the World #3) by Sarah Lyons Fleming (2015)

all the stars in the sky

NA Fiction | Zombies | Sci-Fi | (TV-14)
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“Cassie Forrest has sworn she’ll never let the world get the best of her again.
She’s chosen to believe everything will be all right.

But on a journey filled with heartbreak and madness and zombies, Cassie and her friends must struggle to stay alive—and it’s hard to believe in a future when survival seems unlikely.” 
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Pale Highway

Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley (2015)
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Pale Highway

Fiction | Sci-Fi
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“Gabriel Schist is spending his remaining years at Bright New Day, a nursing home. He once won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for AIDS. But now, he has Alzheimer’s, and his mind is slowly slipping away.

When one of the residents comes down with a horrific virus, Gabriel realizes that he is the only one who can find a cure. Continue reading

Mad Miss Mimic

Mad Miss Mimic by Sarah Henstra (2017)
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mad miss mimic

(YA) Fiction | Historical | Mystery | Romance
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“Born into an affluent family, Leo outwardly seems like a typical daughter of English privilege in the 1870s: she lives with her wealthy married sister Christabel, and lacks for neither dresses nor trinkets. But Leo has a crippling speech impediment that makes it difficult for her to speak but curiously allows her to mimic other people’s voices flawlessly. Servants and ladies alike call her “Mad Miss Mimic” behind her back… and watch as she unintentionally scares off every potential suitor. Only the impossibly handsome Mr. Thornfax seems interested in Leo…but why? And does he have a connection to the mysterious Black Glove group that has London in its terrifying grasp? Trapped in a city under siege by terror attacks and gripped by opium fever, where doctors (including her brother-in-law) race to patent an injectable formula, Leo must search for truth in increasingly dangerous situations – but to do so, she must first find her voice.”
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