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The Blameless is about the Princess of Predonia named Briana. One day, her castle is broken into and overthrown, which resulted in her family being brutally killed. The royal family is dead except for her. Brie, the terrified princess, does not know what to do, and she is scared for her life. Three burly men come to her aid and make sure that she is safe from harm’s way. Brie was then revealed to the Blameless, magical humans that were given magic by the gods.

Daniel’s Dreams: Monster Mountain is a book about a boy named Daniel who is very nervous about an assembly at his school. Daniel is going to have to talk in front of many people, and he is extremely anxious about how it will turn out. Daniel gets ready for bed and is excited about his nightly dream that involves many adventures and new friends. Daniel wakes up as he hears someone talking and finds that it’s a monster! Dex, the mysterious monster, takes Daniel to Monster Mountain where Dex’s family and friends are located. Daniel cannot believe this!

 Eve’s Ducklings follows a young girl named Eve and her grandpa visiting the lake for the first time. They see ducklings at the lake, and Eve attempts to be friends with them by trying to hug, pat, and touch them. Her attempts fail, but Eve tries a different method, which is to feed them. A couple of days later, Eve and Grandpa go back to the lake and don’t see any ducklings. Eve sets out some sunflower seeds for them, and the ducklings eventually come to greet their new friend and eat the delicious seeds.

Who Put This Song On? follows a black, depressed, 17-year-old teen named Morgan Parker. She is one of the few black teenagers at her Christian high school and has had many instances where she’s the only black kid who participates in after-school activities such as sleepovers and hanging out.  Morgan has to put up with racist comments and often feels like an outsider because of her race.

Happy Messy Scary Love follows a 17-year-old girl named Olivia Knight who is a passionate horror movie lover. She absolutely loves them and discusses her hobby with an anonymous friend she has found on Reddit. Olivia tried to get into New York University and unfortunately failed because she waited until the last minute to start the admission process. One day, her anonymous Reddit friend, aka Elm, sends a picture of what he looks like and asks for a picture of her in return.

That’s How it Was starts off with a 12-year-old girl named Sarah and her 10-year-old sister, Mel, wondering what their father’s childhood was like. While the sisters are at their grandmother’s house, they look through boxes in the attic to search for information about their dad’s childhood. Sarah finds letters from her father to his future family which he was required to write for school, and while on her way home, she reads through them.


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