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Valerie Biel's love for travel inspires her books for teens and tweens. Circle of Nine - Beltany is set partially in Ireland where Valerie was inspired by the ancient stone circles which dot the countryside. Beltany, an actual stone circle in County Donegal, Ireland, plays an important part in this novel. "There's something eerie and beautiful about these circles which rise up out of the greenest grass you've ever seen. Who built them? Why did they build them? If that's not enough to start a story, nothing is."

Circle of Nine: Beltany has been honored as a 2015 Kindle Book Award Finalist, a finalist in the Gotham Writers' YA Novel Discovery Contest and the Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest as well as being a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree.The
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Norbury pens an extremely suspenseful, hard-to-put-down thriller in this prequel to “Castle Danger.” The author hooks the reader with intrigue from the early pages and never lets go. Growing up in Midwest farm country, I could see my neighbors (and r ...more
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Mercer's YA debut was a stand-out read for me. Mixing three intriguing teen characters with a series of onboard thefts (that any of them might have committed), would make a great story, but Mercer doesn’t stop there. She adds in an cast of adult char ...more
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“With the last of the sun flickering orange light across her face, she hitched up her long skirt and started the steep climb to the stone circle.”
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“I was suddenly conscious of my nudity under my robe as the fabric swished against my bare skin. It felt strangely liberating and slightly naughty.”
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“I would have winked back - that is - if I could. Ever since I was little and tried to wink, it always looked like a painful squint.”
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