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Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney

Tom is the seventh son of a seventh son, which means two things: one, his father is all out of tradesmen to apprentice his sons to.  And two, Tom can hear the dead.  These two things mean that Tom is going to … Continue reading

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Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Nyx Triskelion lives in a parchment world of alchemy and myth—a land called Arcadia that was mysteriously split from earth centuries ago and that has been ravaged by demons ever since.  Groomed from birth to marry the king of the demons and … Continue reading

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Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

Perry Stormaire has a major problem: all he wants to do is go play a gig with his band in New York City, but instead, his parents are making him take the weird Lithuanian exchange student to prom.  Perry is chronically unable to say no … Continue reading

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These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman

Lilac LaRoux is the richest girl in the galaxy, the scion of a massive terraforming empire. Tarver Merendson is a military hero from a poor far-flung planet.  When they meet on the massive starliner the Icarus, their chemistry is immediate–but so is the … Continue reading

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Victor Vale and Eli Cardale are brilliant calculating risk-takers and the smartest pre-med students at their prestigious university; they also happen to be best friends.  For a class project, Eli decides to research the so-called E.O.’s–extraordinary people who seem to demonstrate abnormal … Continue reading

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On Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson

Like his most recent work, At Home, travel and history writer Bill Bryson uses a loose premise to explore all of the quirky nooks and crannies of history with his trademark humor and insight. Bryson covers the more eventful happenings in the summer of … Continue reading

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up hungover from a wild party at a remote farmhouse, surrounded by dead classmates, she thinks things can’t get any worse…until she discovers a mysterious vampire named Gavriel chained up in the same room as her bitten ex-boyfriend Aiden, … Continue reading

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The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton

Soren Bearskin has grown up in a United States colonized by the Vikings rather than the Puritans, a country where trolls hide in the mountains and Norse gods walk the land, where children learn how to sword-fight in school and … Continue reading

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Murder Below Montparnasse by Cara Black

Aimee Leduc, private investigator, starts the novel with her longtime partner Rene Friant absent and out of the country.  Already concerned about running Leduc Detective on her own, matters grow exponentially worse when her friend Saj hits and possibly kills a … Continue reading

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Splintered by A. G. Howard

Alyssa Gardner skewers bugs so she won’t have to hear them talk.  Like all the women in her family, she suffers from a distinctive madness – a madness that’s afflicted her family since young Alice Liddell emerged from Wonderland and … Continue reading

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