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Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

The main character in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series is a type of heroine I like to call “the flawed hero who can’t stop herself from helping those in trouble even if it gets her into trouble; sometimes potentially fatal trouble.” There … Continue reading

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

When I first started reading The Bone Season I wasn’t sure I would like it. There was a fair amount of slang and the tone was dark. Even after finishing it, I can’t say it’ll be on my favorites list. And yet, … Continue reading

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Hitler’s Children (DVD)

What would you do if you found out that your father, grandfather, or great-uncle was responsible for the murder and torture of thousands of men, women, and children? Would you change your name? Live in isolation? Deny what your family … Continue reading

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The Witching Hour by Anne Rice

If you’re in the mood for a long book and like family histories with a supernatural twist, try The Witching Hour by Anne Rice. While the story is set in the same world as her vampire series, there are no vampires in this … Continue reading

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Something Real by Heather Demetrios

Something Real gives us a deliciously inside look at the truth behind “reality” shows. It reminded me of The Truman Show, except that the people being filmed are aware that millions are watching their private lives unfold. So many people in today’s … Continue reading

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Landry Park by Bethany Hagen

If you liked the dystopian themes in Kiera Cass’ The Selection, Ally Condie’s Matched or Gennifer Albin’s Crewel, then ​Landry Park is for you. In a future where nuclear energy has replaced electricity, there is a sharp divide between those who live privileged lives fueled … Continue reading

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Lara’s Gift by Annemarie O’Brien

The setting is Russia. The time is 1914. The place is a count’s estate. From the time she was young, Lara has spent most of her time in the kennels with the famed borzoi dogs. For centuries these dogs were … Continue reading

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The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

In The Husband’s Secret the lives of three Australian women are intertwined in ways they would never have thought possible. For years, the tragedy of a teenage daughter’s death has haunted one of the women and unknowingly affected another. The … Continue reading

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Warehouse 13 (DVD)

Warehouse 13 stores and safeguards objects imbued with magical powers. Gandhi’s sandals bring a sense of peace, Marilyn Monroe’s hairbrush can turn your hair blond, an ancient Roman coin can erase memories. These objects can be healing, frivolous, or extremely … Continue reading

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Fables Volume One: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham

Fables tells the story of fairy tale characters who have been forced to leave their magical homelands and relocate in our world. An underground government of sorts is set up with Old King Cole as the nominal head and Snow … Continue reading

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