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romance

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Title: Spells
Author: Aprilynne Pike

This is an amazing book! It was a quick read and very thrilling!
The story is based upon a 15 year old Lauren and her life as a little girl growing up with hippie parents (no medicine, no artifical, all healthy) and when she turns 15 her life has suddenly begin to change...
She finds out her parents are not her true parents, she has a plant-cell based body (no blood just cloroplast) and she finds out she is a fairy and finds her true home! This book is a true mystical fiction with trolls,fairies,romance,and fighting for the right cause.

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Author: Melissa Jensen

Summary: Ella is invisible at Willing School and that's okay with her. She has her two best friends Frankie and Sadie, art, and Edward Willing, a 19th - century painter. But Ella wishes sometimes she wasn't invisible since her crush is Alex Bainbridge, one of the most popular guys in school. Will Ella find a way to get the boy of her dreams? Read It!

I loved this book! It wasn't what I thought it would be when I first picked it up, but I still liked. The French/Italian statements added a nice tough to the book, but I wish there would have been translations. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes love stories, art, or just a good book. Rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars

WISH
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Title: Wish
Author: CLAMP (Mangaka group)

This has the right mix of fantasy and action that makes me go back and re-read the story all over again. :)

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Title: Matched
Author: Ally Concle

I Thought that it was 5 stars because it is so exciting and I love books that take place in the future because you have to wonder if life could really be that way. I also liked it so much because I can relate to different characters. Its worth reading.

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Author: Gayle Forman

Didn't find this novel quite as gripping as the first, but still a great read.

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Author: Beth Revis

I read "Across the Universe" which I give a 5 out of 5 for creativity and the uniqueness of the book and plot. There was adventure, sci-fi, and romance which I enjoyed and I can't wait to see the sequel!

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Title: Matched
Author: Allie Condie

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

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Author: Abby McDonald

Sadie's been in love with her best friend for two years. She's sure he feels the same way for her. That is, until he calls from poetry camp and claims he's "found the one". Poor Sadie. She doesn't get to see her best friend for five more weeks, and worse yet, he's probably off proposing to this mystery girl right now. So Sadie does what every girl does when suffering heartbreak: Spend summer vacation at a crazed cafe and do everything she can to get over Mr. Garrett Delaney. She will do whatever it takes to remove him from her head. It's not as easy as she thought, though.

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AMAZING

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Title: Illusions
Author: Aprilynne Pike

I just had to point this out first: This is the third book of the Wings Series. Second: If you read "Illusions" right away, you're not going to understand anything that happens in the book, UNLESS you read the first two books. Third: This book is AMAZING! Okay, now, this book is about a girl named Laurel Sewell who is a scion (a scion is a faerie sent to live in the human world). In this book, Laurel has been with her boyfriend David Lawson for two years. This year is senior year. And throughout these years, Tamani has been in love with Laurel since before Laurel was sent to the human world. Tamani is a sentry from Avalon, who was sent to watch Laurel grow up without problems, that is until the events in the first book with the trolls. Continuing on with Illusions, in this book Laurel finds out that she has another enemy other than trolls. Laurels love life is slipping from the grasps of her hands from the constant fights between Tam (Tamani) and David.

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Title: Legacy
Author: Cayla Kluver

Set in the mythical country of Hytanica, this fantasy story centers around the princess of a kingdom that was once at war with a ruthless country, Cokyri. As Alera is the crown princess and nearing her 18th birthday, she is being pressured to chose a man to marry with all the traits that will suit the next ruler of the country. While Alera attempts to find any suitor to her liking that her father will approve of more than his choice for succession, the arrogant Lord Steldor, a young man, Narian, who was stolen from his home country of Hytanica as a baby to be raised in Cokyi returns to his birth place to find his family and captures Alera's attention. With an impending war ensuing over Narian's return the choices that Alera make became even more important as heir to the throne. Struggling to deal with growing up while balancing her wishes, her father's wishes and what is best for the kingdom, this is also a coming of age story for a young girl. While the writing style is a somewhat unrefined in the first novel of this series, the story is captivating to the point that I couldn't stop reading and the writing definitely improves in the second book of the series.

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