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The Adventurers Guild (The Adventurers Guild #1) by Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos

TJ Burns — July 14, 2017 The Adventurers Guild was a fantastic read! I haven’t read anything this good in a long time! An exciting, suspenseful, intriguing, imaginative story, with diverse, colorful, and interesting characters, and a creative, intelligent, and … Continue reading

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Knights of the Borrowed Dark (Knights of the Borrowed Dark Trilogy #1) by Dave Rudden

TJ Burns — May 17, 2017 Knights of the Borrowed Dark is exciting, suspenseful, and entertaining! Full of mystery and intrigue. The story is both thrilling and entertaining. Particularly amusing is the contrast between Denizen’s thoughts and his words/actions. Denizen’s … Continue reading

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The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon

TJ Burns — January 2017 Wow! That was a difficult read. But I’m so glad I pushed through. The Bone Sparrow is amazing — tragic, heart-breaking, tear-jerking… yet hopeful, showing the power of friendship, family, love, story-telling, and remembering. I … Continue reading

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The Big L Hotel by Sjoerd Kuyper

TJ Burns — June 21, 2017 Fantastic! Creative! Refreshingly original! Surprises at every turn (and there were a lot of turns)! Kos is a sympathetic, interesting, and entertaining character — I loved following his thoughts and being privy to his … Continue reading

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Bug Girl (Bug Girl, #1) by Benjamin Harper & Sarah Hines Stephens, Anoosha Syed (Illustrations)

TJ Burns — June 15, 2017 A girl who loves bugs? That was enough to captivate me. Amanda is a likable character, who despite being mobbed and bullied because of her tastes and interests is still able to rise above … Continue reading

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Sunbaked by Junie Coffey

TJ Burns — May 25, 2017 Sunbaked was a fun read! It was a lot more than I bargained for (in a good way)! The mystery was easy to guess and not a big shocker, but that wasn’t the point. … Continue reading

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The Best Kind of Magic (Windy City Magic #1) by Crystal Cestari

TJ Burns — May 1, 2017 I liked the voice. Amber’s matter-of-fact, sarcastic, joke-dropping, sassy, and a little self-depreciating style resonated with me, as did the setting — my parents are from Chicago. I thoroughly enjoyed Amber’s snide remarks and … Continue reading

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Tricked (Fairy Tale Reform School #3) by Jen Calonita

TJ Burns — April 23, 2017 Another exciting adventure to Gilly and friends! This time they go on a quest, during the course of which they all stretch their preconceived notions of what they (and their friends) are capable of … Continue reading

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Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren

TJ Burns — April 4, 2017 I loved this book right from the start — the quick foreshadowing of the events to come pulled me right in and didn’t let me go, as questions upon questions accumulated, straight through until … Continue reading

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Charmed (Fairy Tale Reform School, #2) by Jen Calonita

TJ Burns — March 30, 2017 Yet another exciting adventure for Gillian Cobbler and her fairy tale friends! Gilly finds that living up to a hero’s reputation is not as easy as it might seem. She has trouble balancing fame … Continue reading

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