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An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole

An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League #1) by Alyssa Cole As the Civil War rages between the states, a courageous pair of spies plunge fearlessly into a maelstrom of ignorance, deceit, and danger, combining their unique skills to alter the course of history and break the chains of the past . . . Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, …

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World’s Scariest Places Series by Jeremy Bates

Suicide Forest (World’s Scariest Places #1) SUICIDE FOREST IS REAL – ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan…and also the most infamous spot to commit suicide in the world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming, haunting deep in the ancient woods. When bad weather prevents a group of friends from climbing …

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher “You can’t stop the future.” “You can’t rewind the past.” “The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.” Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are …

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The God’s Lions Series by John Lyman

The Secret Chapel (God’s Lions #1) Summoned to Rome by an old friend, a Jesuit scholar finds himself using a code discovered in the Bible to find an ancient, hidden chapel in the catacombs under the city. When a rogue force of Vatican security officials are alerted to his discovery, the priest flees to the Holy Land with a clue . . . a clue that will lead him and a team of Israeli Christians …

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Legacy of Orïsha #1)

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Legacy of Orïsha #1) Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless …

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When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman When God was a Rabbit is an incredibly exciting debut from an extraordinary new voice in fiction. Spanning four decades, from 1968 onwards, this is the story of a fabulous but flawed family and the slew of ordinary and extraordinary incidents that shape their everyday lives. It is a story about childhood and growing up, loss of innocence, eccentricity, familial ties and friendships, love and life. Stripped down …

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Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Tin Man by Sarah Winman This is almost a love story. Ellis and Michael are twelve when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more. But then we fast forward a decade or so, to find …

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Midnight Sun by Trish Cook

Midnight Sun by Trish Cook A heartbreaking tale of love, loss and one nearly perfect summer – perfect for fans of The Fault In Our Stars and Love, Simon. Seventeen-year-old Katie Price has a rare disease that makes exposure to even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Confined to her house during the day, her company is limited to her widowed father and her best (okay, only) friend. It isn’t until after nightfall that Katie’s world opens up, …

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Wildflower Series by Alecia Whitaker

Wildflower (Wildflower #1) by Alecia Whitaker The best songs come from broken hearts. Sixteen-year-old Bird Barrett has grown up on the road, singing backup in her family’s bluegrass band, and playing everywhere from Nashville, Tennesee to Nowhere, Oklahoma. One fateful night, Bird fills in for her dad by singing lead, and a scout in the audience offers her a spotlight all her own. Soon Bird is caught up in a whirlwind of songwriting meetings, recording sessions, and music …

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The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy #2)

The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy #2) The Ninth Rain has fallen, the Jure’lia have returned, and with Ebora a shadow of its former self, the old enemy are closer to conquering Sarn than ever. Tormalin the Oathless and the Fell-Witch Noon have their hands full dealing with the first war-beasts to be born in Ebora for nearly three hundred years. But these are not the great mythological warriors of old; …

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The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy #1)

The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy #1) The great city of Ebora once glittered with gold. Now its streets are stalked by wolves. Tormalin the Oathless has no taste for sitting around waiting to die while the realm of his storied ancestors falls to pieces – talk about a guilt trip. Better to be amongst the living, where there are taverns full of women and wine. When eccentric explorer, Lady Vincenza …

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The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud The eponymous character, Bartimaeus, is a five-thousand-year-old djinni, a boisterous and often reluctant spirit. The story follows the career of a teenage magician Nathaniel and Bartimaeus, whom he has summoned and nominally controls, through the alternative history of the peak of London’s domination as a magical oligarchy.   The Ring of Solomon (Bartimaeus #0.5): It is 950 B.C.E., and King Solomon rules Jerusalem with a steely hand; a hand on …

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Venus as a Boy by Luke Sutherland

Venus as a Boy by Luke Sutherland Drinking late one night in an East End club, a writer is approached by Pascal, the friend of a man named Desiree who claims he knows the writer from growing up in Orkney – and that he’s dying and wants him to write his story. The writer ignores him. But a month later, a package arrives containing, among discs, sunglasses and other trinkets, a photograph of the writer …

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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy Series by Cassandra Clare Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. But the events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. He knows he was friends with Clary, and that he convinced the total goddess Isabelle Lightwood to go out with him…but he doesn’t know how. And when Clary …

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The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices can get to know warlock Magnus Bane like never before in this collection of New York Times bestselling tales, in print for the first time with an exclusive new story and illustrated material. This collection of eleven short stories illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality, flamboyant style, and sharp …

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The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to …

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Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry

Abigale Hall by Lauren A. Forry Amidst the terror of the Second World War, seventeen-year-old Eliza and her troubled little sister Rebecca have had their share of tragedy, losing their mother to the Blitz and their father to suicide. But when they are forced to leave London to work for the mysterious Mr Brownawell at Abigale Hall, they find that the worst is yet to come… There are tales that the ghost of Mr Brownawell’s …

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Tokyo’s Last Vampire by Tiffany Wayne

Tokyo’s Last Vampire by Tiffany Wayne Once upon a time, a witch tried to break the vampire curse for her beloved, a Berkhano vampire. The spell warped the magical fabric of existence and resulted in the Rift. Landmasses split. Some sank into the sea while others rose. The world went from having hundreds of nations to having sixteen divisions walled off from each other by impenetrable dome-like barriers. Valaria Valentin lives in the remnants of …

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The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin The year is 1831… Down the murky alleyways of London, acts of unspeakable wickedness are taking place and no one is willing to speak out on behalf of the city’s vulnerable poor as they disappear from the streets. Out of these shadows comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums by any means possible. When Hester is thrust into the world of the …

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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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Temperance Brennan Series by Kathy Reichs (#1 – #18)

Temperance Brennan Series by Kathy Reichs (#1 – #18) Dr. Temperance “Tempe” Brennan is a forensic anthropologist, who investigates human remains at crime scenes where the flesh is too degraded for a coroner to obtain evidence (victims of arson, mutilation, advanced decomposition, etc.). Tempe is first introduced in Déjà Dead. She is a native of the Carolinas and one of only fifty board-certified forensic anthropologists in North America. Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan #1): Her life is …

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Fame Game Series by Lauren Conrad

The Fame Game (Fame Game #1) In Hollywood, fame can be found on every corner and behind any door. You just have to know where to look for it. Nineteen-year-old Madison Parker made a name for herself as best frenemy of nice-girl-next-door Jane Roberts on the hot reality show L.A. Candy. Now Madison’s ready for her turn in the spotlight and she’ll stop at nothing to get it. Sure, she’s the star of a new show, …

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The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for. Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans …

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (The Hazel Wood #1)

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (The Hazel Wood #1) Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother is stolen away―by a …

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Still Me by Jojo Moyes [Me Before You #3]

Still Me by Jojo Moyes [Me Before You #3] Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She steps into the world of the superrich, working for Leonard Gopnik and his much younger second wife, Agnes. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into …

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After You by Jojo Moyes [Me Before You #2]

  After You by Jojo Moyes [Me Before You #2] “You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.” How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. …

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes [Me Before You #1]

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes [Me Before You #1] They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . . Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge …

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the …

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Overworld Chronicles Series by John Corwin

Overworld Chronicles Series by John Corwin From Mega Nerd to Super Stud. Justin Case and women do not mix. Man boobs, a love of Kings and Castles, and being tight with the “nerd” crowd certainly don’t win him any points either. After rescuing Katie, his crush, it turns out she might not be the girl he thought she was, while Elyssa, the school’s Goth Girl, turns out to be more. Can high school get any …

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All the Wrong Questions Series by Lemony Snicket

All the Wrong Questions Series by Lemony Snicket

All the Wrong Questions Series by Lemony Snicket The four book series revolves around a thirteen year old Lemony Snicket who has moved to Stain’d-By-The-Sea. The town of Stain’d-By-The-Sea was abandoned following the closure of Ink Inc. (a large ink factory) and the town’s sea being drained. Snicket recalls four adventures he had in Stain’d-By-The-Sea, with each revolving around a question he incorrectly asked. As Lemony and his chaperone, S. Theodora Markson, investigate crimes Snicket …

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Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu

Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu

Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu Everyone has a secret. But Lucy’s is bigger and dirtier than most. It’s one she’s been hiding for years—that her mom’s out-of-control hoarding has turned their lives into a world of garbage and shame. She’s managed to keep her home life hidden from her best friend and her crush, knowing they’d be disgusted by the truth. So, when her mom dies suddenly in their home, Lucy hesitates to …

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Fifty Shades Series by E. L. James

Fifty Shades Series by E. L. James

Fifty Shades Series by E. L. James Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1) Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, this is a novel that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever. When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store …

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The Library of the Dead by Gary A. Braunbeck

The Library of the Dead by Michael Bailey

The Library of the Dead by Gary A. Braunbeck The Library of the Dead is an anthology of literary fiction inspired by Chapel of the Chimes, a crematory and columbarium founded in 1909 in Oakland, California, and one of the area’s most beautiful historic buildings. Thousands are entombed in golden books (urns) shelved from floor to ceiling in a glowing labyrinth of nearly countless rooms. The stories within The Library of the Dead represent a …

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