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Maddie & Sayara by Sanjyot P. Dunung

TJ Burns — August 20, 2017 My 10-year-old daughter gave it 4/5 points, but I have to give it 2.5-3/5 points. We both agree with the message: Girls have a right to be treated with respect and as equals to … Continue reading

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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

TJ Burns — August 19, 2017 Stimulating, thought-provoking, suspenseful, captivating! I couldn’t stop reading and when life (or sleep) forced me to stop reading, I couldn’t stop thinking about it – I even dreamed about it, sending the story off … Continue reading

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RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

TJ Burns — January 10, 2017 I received a copy of this book from Amulet Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.   Published January 10th 2017 by Harry N. Abram. You can find this book at: Amazon: … Continue reading

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A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess

TJ Burns — February 28, 2017 I very much like Ms. Cluess’ writing style – it flows nicely. I was pulled in right from the start –intrigued, interested — and had so many questions: What is the prophecy? What does … Continue reading

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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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