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Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan ARE YOU PLAYING THE GAME OR IS THE GAME PLAYING YOU? Vee doesn’t know if she has the guts to play NERVE, an anonymous online game of dares. But whoever’s behind the game knows exactly what she wants, enticing her with lustworthy prizes and a sizzling-hot partner. With Ian on her team, it’s easy to agree to another dare. And another. And another. At first it’s thrilling as the Watchers cheer …

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The Lone City Series by Amy Ewing

The Lone City Series by Amy Ewing

The Lone City Series by Amy Ewing The Selection meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this darkly riveting debut filled with twists and turns, where all that glitters may not be gold. The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty—but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet finds herself living in the Jewel as a servant at the estate of the Duchess of the Lake. Addressed only by her number—#197—Violet is quickly thrown …

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A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket The series follows the adventures of three siblings: the Baudelaire orphans. Snicket explains that very few positive things happen to the children, but much misfortune befalls them. Violet Baudelaire, the eldest, is 14 when the series begins and is an inventor. Klaus Baudelaire, the middle child, is twelve when the books begin; he loves books and is an extraordinary speed reader who can remember everything he has …

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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry Set in Victorian London and an Essex village in the 1890’s, and enlivened by the debates on scientific and medical discovery which defined the era, The Essex Serpent has at its heart the story of two extraordinary people who fall for each other, but not in the usual way. They are Cora Seaborne and Will Ransome. Cora is a well-to-do London widow who moves to the Essex parish of …

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The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney

The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney

The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. Emma Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of …

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A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell

A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell She’s your best friend. She knows all your secrets. That’s why she’s so dangerous. A single mother’s life is turned upside down when her best friend vanishes in this chilling debut thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son …

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Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And …

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The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik A high-stakes drama set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, charting the journey of four friends as they fight to survive the aftermath of a white water rafting accident, The River at Night is a nonstop and unforgettable thriller by a stunning new voice in fiction. Winifred Allen needs a vacation. Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely …

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The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh Sarah Gilchrist has fled London and a troubled past to join the University of Edinburgh’s medical school in 1892, the first year it admits women. She is determined to become a doctor despite the misgivings of her family and society, but Sarah quickly finds plenty of barriers at school itself: professors who refuse to teach their new pupils, male students determined to force out their female counterparts, and—perhaps …

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Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space.  Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding …

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Desmond Doss: Conscientious Objector by Frances M. Doss

Desmond Doss: Conscientious Objector by Frances M. Doss

Desmond Doss: Conscientious Objector by Frances M. Doss Infantry men who once ridiculed and scoffed at Desmond’s simple faith and refusal to carry a weapon owed their lives to him. In the midst of a fierce firefight on Okinawa that felled approximately 75 men from the 1st Battalion, Private Doss refused to seek cover and carried his stricken comrades to safety one by one. This and other heroic acts earned him the highest honor America …

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Atlantia by Ally Condie

Atlantia by Ally Condie Can you hear Atlantia breathing? For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has …

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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez One of the 20th century’s enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement of a Nobel Prize winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, …

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what …

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The Vampire Wish by Michelle Madow

The Vampire Wish by Michelle Madow

The Vampire Wish by Michelle Madow He’s a vampire prince. She’s a human blood slave. They should be enemies… but uniting might be their only hope to prevent a supernatural war. Annika never thought of herself as weak—until the day vampires murdered her parents and kidnapped her from our world to the hidden vampire kingdom of the Vale. As a brand new blood slave, Annika must learn to survive her dangerous new circumstances… or face imminent death from the monstrous wolves prowling outside …

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Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott Domino: A runaway with blood on her hands. Cain: A silent boy about to explode. Madam Karina: A woman who demands obedience. Wilson: The one who will destroy them all. When Madam Karina discovers Domino in an alleyway, she offers her a position at her girls’ home in secluded West Texas. With no alternatives and an agenda of her own, Domino accepts. It isn’t long before she is fighting her …

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