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Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan

Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan

Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan A startling and evocative novel, harkening to both One Day and Gravity, a man and a woman revisit memories of their love affair on a utopian Earth while they are trapped in the vast void of space with only ninety minutes of oxygen left. After the catastrophic destruction of the Middle East and the United States, Europe has become a utopia and, every three years, the European population …

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Cruel Beauty Universe Series by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty Universe Series by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty Universe Series by Rosamund Hodge Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart. Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe #1) Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny. Since birth, Nyx has been …

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Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices #2)

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight. Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences …

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Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices #1)

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare In a kingdom by the sea… In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word. A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other—but they can never fall in love. Emma Carstairs is a warrior, a Shadowhunter, and the best in her generation. She lives for battle. …

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The Evolution of Sin Trilogy by Giana Darling

The Evolution of Sin Trilogy by Giana Darling

The Evolution of Sin Trilogy by Giana Darling Is a week of passion enough to warrant changing their lives forever?  Italian born Giselle Moore is reinventing herself for the second time in her short twenty-four years of life, trading in her bohemian artist’s life in Paris for the grit and glamour of New York City where the family she hasn’t seen in years awaits her. But before beginning her new life, she travels to Cabo San …

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Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Hunted by Meagan Spooner Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them. So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. …

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Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich

Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich

Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich Given his status as arguably the most despised political figure in history, it is surprising that there have only been four serious biographies of the Führer since the 1930s. Perhaps even more surprisingly, his biographers have been more interested in how he came to power and how he exercised his leadership than in Hitler the person. Yet to render Hitler as a political animal with no personality to speak …

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The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The Sellout by Paul Beatty Paul Beatty’s The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. A biting satire about a young man’s isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, it challenges the sacred tenets of the United States Constitution, urban life, the civil rights movement, the father-son relationship, and the holy grail of racial equality—the black Chinese restaurant. Born in the “agrarian ghetto” of Dickens—on …

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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st Century’ by Jodi Picoult (Ruth Jefferson #1) ‘To Kill a Mockingbird for the 21st Century’ Real Reader Review When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is …

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Holy Cow!: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald

Holy Cow!: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald

Holy Cow!: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald In her twenties, journalist Sarah Macdonald backpacked around India and came away with a lasting impression of heat, pollution and poverty. So when an airport beggar read her palm and told her she would return to India—and for love—she screamed, “Never!” and gave the country, and him, the finger. But eleven years later, the prophecy comes true. When the love of Sarah’s life is posted to India, …

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Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Ill Will by Dan Chaon

Ill Will by Dan Chaon Two sensational unsolved crimes—one in the past, another in the present—are linked by one man’s memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon. “We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves,” Dustin Tillman likes to say. It’s one of the little mantras he shares with his patients, and it’s meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is …

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One Summer at Deer’s Leap by Elizabeth Elgin

One Summer at Deer's Leap by Elizabeth Elgin

One Summer at Deer’s Leap by Elizabeth Elgin A present-day love story which springs from a tragic wartime romance … It is the 1990s. Cassie Johns is a young, lovely writer on the threshold of success after a less-than-silver-spooned girlhood. Driving through the glorious countryside to a fancy-dress party in the Vale of Boland, she gives a lift to a mysteriously attractive young man wearing the uniform of an RAF pilot: ready for the party …

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Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. And lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from the bank—letters with large red sums …

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The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these “guests,” and human names for the animals, it’s no wonder that the zoo’s code name became “The House Under a Crazy Star.” Best-selling naturalist and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research …

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Crybaby by Caitlyn Siehl

Crybaby by Caitlyn Siehl

Crybaby by Caitlyn Siehl Caitlyn Siehl’s debut collection, What We Buried, has been loved by thousands of hearts, in her much-anticipated second book, she continues to astound: “God, what gorgeous writing. Like I do with all great books, I kept have to stop and step away every few pages to think about what I’d just read. Crybaby is tender and full of carefully chosen, luxurious language. It’s poem after poem of sensual, wide-eyed desire and …

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The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu A publishing event: Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his award-winning science fiction and fantasy tales for a groundbreaking collection—including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume. With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie. This mesmerizing collection features all of Ken’s award-winning and award-finalist stories, including: “The Man …

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver They say ‘live every day as if it’s your last’—but you never actually think it’s going to be. At least I didn’t. The thing is, you don’t get to know when it happens. You don’t remember to tell your family that you love them or—in my case—remember to say goodbye to them at all. But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? …

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See Me by Nicholas Sparks

See Me by Nicholas Sparks See me just as I see you . . . Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. With a history of violence and bad decisions behind him and the threat of prison dogging his every step, he’s determined to walk a straight line. To Colin, that means applying himself single-mindedly toward his teaching degree and avoiding everything that proved destructive in his earlier life. Reminding himself daily …

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I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . until …

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Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan

Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan

Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan The coming out story that will completely change the way you look at love. Juliet represents the road less traveled. Will Lena take it? Lena Newman is 17, her best friend’s a cheerleader, her boyfriend’s a football player, and as far as everyone is concerned, her life is sorted. But that’s before she befriends the new girl. Juliet is confident, slightly damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and a lesbian. Lena realizes that …

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Release by Patrick Ness

Release by Patrick Ness

Release by Patrick Ness Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Blume’s Forever, Release is one day in the life of Adam Thorn, 17. It’s a big day. Things go wrong. It’s intense, and all the while, weirdness approaches… Adam Thorn is having what will turn out to be the most unsettling, difficult day of his life, with relationships fracturing, a harrowing incident at work, and a showdown between this gay teen and his preacher father …

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Kill Me Lovingly by Alycia Linwood

Kill Me Lovingly by Alycia Linwood

Kill Me Lovingly (Deadly Destiny #2) by Alycia Linwood Destiny has only one thing on her mind: to find out who wanted her dead and why. But before she can do anything about that, she has to accompany Enrique to a vampire gathering in another city. Their hosts are anything but pleasant, and when bodies start dropping, no one seems to care, since the local hunters chalk it all up to accidental drug overdose. Certain that …

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time …

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Born of Earth by A. L. Knorr (Elemental Origins, #3)

Born of Earth by A. L. Knorr

Born of Earth by A. L. Knorr (Elemental Origins, #3) 17-year-old Georjayna Sutherland isn’t exactly thrilled about going to Ireland to live with her aunt for the summer, and even less thrilled when her adopted cousin Jasher (cute though he may be) turns out to be as friendly as a nest of vipers. But at least it gets her out of Saltford and away from her neglectful mother, Liz. When Georjie unearths Jasher’s terrifying secret, …

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Born of Fire by A. L. Knorr (Elemental Origins, #2)

Born of Fire by A. L. Knorr

Born of Fire by A. L. Knorr (Elemental Origins, #2) What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. Right?  Saxony Cagney counts herself lucky when she wins a position as an au pair in Venice for the summer. It’s her responsibility to take care of two young boys – speak to them in English, make sure they get to their swimming lessons on time. Piece of cake, right? She unexpectedly forms a strong bond with the …

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Born of Water by A. L. Knorr (Elemental Origins, #1)

Born of Water by A. L. Knorr

Born of Water by A. L. Knorr (Elemental Origins, #1) Everything you thought you knew about mermaids is wrong. Life for a small-town high school kid in Saltford should be simple and straightforward – for 17-year-old Targa MacAuley, it’s anything but. Navigating life with a supernatural mother is tricky enough, but dealing with the feelings of guilt that she’s never been able to ‘change’, and confusion that she doesn’t seem to be attracted to boys …

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Fallen Series by Lauren Kate

Fallen Series by Lauren Kate

Fallen (Fallen, #1) What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours? 17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword & Cross . . . only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good & evil forces plot to keep them apart. Get ready to …

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