Spoiler-Free Review: Once was Lost

by Sara Zarr

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“I wonder how you’re supposed to know the exact moment when there’s no more hope.”

Samara Taylor lives in a quiet little town with her loving, happily married, mother and father.  It’s a perfect life! At least that’s what everyone thinks.

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Spoiler-Free Review: The Tyrant’s Daughter

by J. C. Carleson

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“What kind of person doesn’t know whether her father was a king or a monster?”

Laila’s father was a kind and loving husband and father. Laila’s father was also one of the worst tyrants in the world. When her uncle killed her father and took over their country, the family fled to America, exchanging information to the CIA.

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Minor Spoiler Review: Illuminae

By: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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“The universe owes you nothing, Kady. It has already given you everything, after all. It was here long before you, and it will go on long after you.”

When a mining colony is attacked as the opening move of a corporate war, 17-year-old evacuees, and ex-couple, Kady and Ezra are just grateful to be alive. But they have no idea that the fight for their lives has just begun.

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