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Book Review: ‘Ramayana: An Illustrated Retelling’ by Arshia Sattar, Illustrations by Sonali Zohra

Illustration by Sonali Zohra from Ramayana: An Illustrated Retelling

Sattar captures the enormous foundational Indian epic in a package written for older children and young adult readers. But it's accessible for all ages, and many adults ignorant of Indian legends, like me, will find it of interest, as well as visually striking.

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Graphic Novel Review: ‘Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter’ by Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor, From First Second

'Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter' from the team of Marcus Sedgwick and Thomas Taylor is a graphic novel where monster-hunting adventure is as fun for kids as it is adults!

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Book Review: ‘Freshly Brewed’ by Pamela Ford

Award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance Pamela Ford brings us the irrepressible Breanna Mitchell who is on her way to a relaxing vacation at the ocean with the hopes of getting over a recent breakup. A tropical storm and a chance encounter deliver a great opportunity that comes with …

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Book Review: ‘The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage’ by Philip Pullman

'The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage' by Philip Pullman is a wonderful book which should please any who read and enjoyed 'His Dark Materials'. It promises to be every bit as interesting and exciting as the previous series.

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Book Review: ‘Summer on East End: Double Eclipse,’ a Young Adult Novel by Melissa De La Cruz

In 'Summer on the East End: Double Eclipse' by Melissa De La Cruz supplies us with a great addition to her Witches of East End series and another terrific read for your young adult.

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Book Review: ‘Library of Souls’ by Ransom Riggs – Book 3 of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children

Library of Souls' by Ransom Riggs, the concluding novel in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series, is a fitting finale. Read it for the simple pleasure of enjoying a gracefully imagined and elegantly executed story.

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Book Review: ‘All Things New,’ a Young Adult Novel by Lauren Miller

In 'All Things New' by Lauren Miller she takes us into the life of seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray. Jessa was always a great student, but then life changed in unexpected ways. Her parents split up, her mom moved on, getting remarried and having another family. Her family decided that Jessa should stay with her mom, never consulting her about her own feelings. Suddenly life has darkened, her grades have dropped and she begins having severe anxiety, barely able to leave her home.

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