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Dragonwitch, by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

A Kind of Death, by Katherine Massengill, Sophia Heotzler, H.A. Titus, Anna Tan, Rosalie Valentine, Kristina Mahr, Savannah Jezowski, Savannah Grace, Beka Gremikova, Zimri A.Z. Zoran, C.W. Briar, Janeen Ippolito, Bethany A. Jennings

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adventurous dark emotional inspiring mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

Second Son, by Jenelle Leanne Schmidt

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adventurous hopeful inspiring sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Once Upon a Dream, by Liz Braswell

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adventurous dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Roxy, by Jarrod Shusterman, Neal Shusterman

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dark emotional reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Yikes. This is a book that made me think. And also crushed my heart. But so, so compelling. Especially the third act.
The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells

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dark mysterious sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

Portal to Eartha, by E.E. Rawls

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adventurous funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

Cinder Ellie, by J.M. Stengl

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adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

This was a cute little read! I was absolutely fascinated with this modern fantasy world. The resort was such a unique idea and so well done. I have a feeling we'll get to see more about these characters in future books, but the little I did see of them was delightful. It's a very quick and fun read, so I heartily recommend!
Trouble In Bookland (Part One), by Marlene Simonette

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adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced

3.5

This was such an intriguing idea! I only wish it could have been longer! I know there's a second part, but why not just put them together? But overall, it was a lot of fun with a really good cliffhanger.
Emmeline, by Sarah Holman

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funny inspiring lighthearted relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

This was such a fun, relaxing story to read! I have a soft spot for historical fiction, so this book was great fun. The characters were all so unique and fun; Emmeline was so endearingly annoying (if that makes sense, lol), and all of her antics were both frustrating and very entertaining to read. The ending was really sweet and I loved the overall homey, cozy aesthetic of the story. I definitely recommend if you're looking for a lighthearted, historical fiction novel!