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Hang Wire by Adam Christopher

Ted Hall is a San Francisco blogger suddenly hit by strange events. After a fortune cookie explodes in his face in a Chinatown restaurant, he starts having restless sleep, apparently sleepwalking. Even worse, his sleepwalking seems to coincide with the … Continue reading

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

When I was in elementary school, I read many, many books on monsters and the paranormal. Books about ghosts, UFOs, Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, mummies, werewolves…and vampires. Outside of books, there wasn’t a lot to see with vampires at … Continue reading

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Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone

Necromancy student Tara Abernathy has been thrown out of her school–literally–only to be recruited by the stern Ms. Kevarian to work for the international necromantic firm of Kelethres, Albrecht, and Ao. Brother Abelard is a naive, chain-smoking priest of Kos, god of the city of Alt Coulumb, who has … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Some readers like their fictional friends kept safe, never truly in harm’s way, despite immediate apparent dangers; you just know they’ll make out just fine in the end. I am not one of those readers—I like it when happy endings … Continue reading

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The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

In the very first bit of The Marbury Lens, you learn that Jack lives with his grandparents, is best friends with Connor, and that he is kidnapped while drunk, nearly raped, and escapes through sheer luck. It’s all downhill from … Continue reading

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Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Yep, it’s true…the Sookie Stackhouse era is ending.  With her 13th book in the series, Dead Ever After, author Charlaine Harris makes a valiant attempt at wrapping up the world of the little telepathic, vampire-loving, small town waitress, Sookie Stackhouse, … Continue reading

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Iced by Karen Marie Moning

“Imagine a world that doesn’t know its own rules.  No cell phones. No Internet. No stock market. No money. No legal system. A third of the world’s population wiped out in a single night and the count rising by millions … Continue reading

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Cold Days by Jim Butcher

The fourteenth book in The Dresden Files, Cold Days is just as action-packed and emotionally charged as its predecessors.  Fresh from the events of Ghost Story, Harry’s mired in Mab’s daily assassination attempts, Maeve’s political and violent machinations, and the … Continue reading

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Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson

It is 1767 and rebellion is on the horizon. There is a great deal of unrest between the American Colonies and the British Crown. In the midst of this unrest, a young girl is murdered without a mark left on … Continue reading

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Ghost Story by Jim Butcher

The latest entry in the bestselling Dresden Files, Ghost Story picks up right after the shocking ending of Changes.  Everyone’s favorite wizard is in new territory, without his staff, his rod, his magic, or even his body.  Yes, Harry Dresden is a … Continue reading

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