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The Woods Are Always Watching | book review

Neena and Josie have been best friends all through high school. But the summer after graduation is coming to an end, and soon, Neena will be leaving Josie behind to attend college in LA. As a last hurrah, the girls decide to go hiking and camping in the woods for three days. But the further they go into the woods, the higher the tension . . .

If We Were Villains | book review

After spending ten years in prison for murder, Oliver is finally free. The man who put him there, Detective Colborne, is retiring -- but before he does, he wants to know the truth: is Oliver truly guilty? What's the real story? Oliver is finally ready to tell it, so he takes Detective Colborne back to 1997, to Dellecher Classical Conservatory. There, Oliver is one of . . .

10 Books with Numbers in the Title

Top Ten Tuesday was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This Week: Books with Numbers in the Title. I thought it was going to be a difficult prompt, but I've actually read many books with numbers in the title. So to challenge myself a bit, I tried to come up with books with numbers 1-10 in the title. I cheated . . .

The Taking of Jake Livingston

Jake is one of the only black kids at his high school. Also, he can see the dead. Like, all the time. Most of them don't bother him intentionally -- they're just stuck in their death loops, reliving their deaths over and over. But then a ghost named Sawyer starts haunting Jake. Sawyer shot and killed kids at his school before killing himself a year ago, and . . .

The Midnight Library | book review

Nora Seed is not living her best life. At 35, she has just lost her job, her cat, her only piano tutoring student, and even the minor responsibility of assisting her elderly neighbor. She has nothing, and because of that, she decides she wants to die. Instead of meeting death, she winds up in a strange library where she can choose various parallel lives of hers to . . .