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Review of “Midnight at the Tuscany Hotel” by James Markert

This novel is about a hotel in California that has a fountain at its center, the water from which restores the memories of those who drink from it. The water has some deleterious side effects however, so the restoration of … Continue reading

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Review of “The Guinevere Deception” by Kiersten White

The King Arthur stories are so numerous and varied that they offer a lot of opportunity for reworking. This appealing re-telling of the legend for young adults adds diversity, a coming-of-age aspect, and unexpected romance and gender reversals. Most significantly, … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family” by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S.K. Ali

You may recognize the author’s name from her success at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where she earned the bronze medal competing for the American fencing team (while wearing a hijab). Ibtihaj Muhammad was born and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey, … Continue reading

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Review of “Scavenge the Stars” by Tara Sim

Author Tara Sim used The Count of Monte Cristo as a template for the plot of this young adult fantasy, re-situating the action in a different world, updating it, switching genders of some of the characters, and adding a lot … Continue reading

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Review of “Hour of the Wolf” by Håkan Nesser

Håkan Nesser is one of Sweden’s most popular crime writers. This particular title is the seventh of a “Nordic Noir” police procedural series featuring Chief Inspector Van Veeteren. Much of the book is narrated by a criminal who is being … Continue reading

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