Deadly Sweet

Deadly Sweet (The Spellwork Syndicate #1) by Lola Dodge (2018)

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YA Fiction | Paranormal
4 StarsBlurb:

Anise Wise loves three things: baking, potion making, and reading her spellbooks in blissful silence. She might not be the most powerful witch, but enchantment is a rare skill, and her ability to bake with magic is even rarer. Too bad no one wants witchcraft on their campus. Anise’s dream of attending pastry school crumbles with rejection letter after rejection letter. Continue reading

The Haunted

The Haunted by Danielle Vega (2019)

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YA Fiction | Paranormal | Horror | Mystery
Blurb:

From Danielle Vega, YA’s answer to Stephen King, comes a new paranormal novel about dark family secrets, deep-seated vengeance, and the horrifying truth that evil often lurks in the unlikeliest of places.  Continue reading

Undead Girl Gang

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson (2018)

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Teen Fiction | Paranormal Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

Mila Flores and her best friend Riley have always been inseparable. There’s not much excitement in their small town of Cross Creek, so Mila and Riley make their own fun, devoting most of their time to Riley’s favorite activity: amateur witchcraft.

So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that her BFF was involved in a suicide pact. Instead, armed with a tube of lip gloss and an ancient grimoire, Mila does the unthinkable to uncover the truth: she brings the girls back to life. Continue reading

Keep This to Yourself

Keep This to Yourself by Tom Ryan

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YA Fiction | Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“It’s been a year since the Catalog Killer terrorized the sleepy seaside town of Camera Cove, killing four people before disappearing without a trace. Like everyone else in town, eighteen-year-old Mac Bell is trying to put that horrible summer behind him—easier said than done since Mac’s best friend Connor was the murderer’s final victim. But when he finds a cryptic message from Connor, he’s drawn back into the search for the killer—who might not have been a random drifter after all. Continue reading

People Like Us

People Like Us by Dana Mele (2018)

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YA Fiction | Contemporary | Mystery
3.5 StarsBlurb:

“Kay Donovan may have skeletons in her closet, but the past is past, and she’s reinvented herself entirely. Now she’s a star soccer player whose group of gorgeous friends run their private school with effortless popularity and acerbic wit. But when a girl’s body is found in the lake, Kay’s carefully constructed life begins to topple. Continue reading

The Female of the Species

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (2016)

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(YA) Fiction | Contemporary
5 starsBlurb:

“Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it.

Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex uncaged the language she knows best—the language of violence. While her own crime goes unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack, the star athlete who wants to really know her but still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s kid with a defiant streak who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Not anyone. Continue reading