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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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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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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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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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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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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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Love and Gravity by Samantha Sotto

Love and Gravity by Samantha Sotto

Love and Gravity by Samantha Sotto Andrea Louviere is seven years old the first time he appears. While she’s alone in her bedroom, practicing her beloved cello, the light shivers and a crack forms in the wall. Through the crack, she sees a candle, a window, a desk—and a boy. Though no sound travels through the wall, the boy clearly sees Andrea, too. And then, just as quickly as it opened, the crack closes, and …

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All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly fail to alarm one’s peers and families. But now they’re both adults, living in the hipster mecca San Francisco, and the planet is falling apart …

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Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves …

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The Graveyard Speaks by Hunter Shea

The Graveyard Speaks by Hunter Shea

The Graveyard Speaks by Hunter Shea Some secrets can’t stay buried. Deep in a dark, snow-covered cemetery, a terrifying, moaning apparition rises from the same grave night after night. Even the most hardened caretakers won t go near the Spooner gravestone on their midnight rounds. Only one ghost hunter has the will to face the unknown, but at what price? In the chilling blackness, only Jessica Backman is prepared to answer the spectral cry from …

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The Wolf Gift Chronicles Series by Anne Rice

The Wolf Gift Chronicles Series by Anne Rice

The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, #1) The time is the present. The place, the rugged coast of northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest. A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer. . . an older woman, welcoming him into her magnificent, historic family home that he has been sent to write about and that …

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An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight Judge Judy – loving best friend riding shotgun – …

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The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy, is back with The Chaos of Stars—an enchanting novel set in Egypt and San Diego that captures the magic of first love and the eternally complicated truth about family. Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up—which comes with the territory when you’re the human daughter of the ancient Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris. Isadora is tired of living with crazy …

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Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics Sometimes I believe the baby will never stop crying. When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner’s family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began …

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Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor (McKinney/Walker #1)

Worth the Wait by Claudia Connor (McKinney/Walker #1) He broke her heart. When he finds out just how badly, it will break his too. Nick Walker found the love of his life when he was just nineteen. Found her. Loved her. Lost her. It’s been ten years since Nick watched the only woman he ever loved walk out of his life. Now this FBI Special Agent will do anything to win her back. But it won’t …

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So Wild A Dream by Larissa Brown

So Wild A Dream by Larissa Brown

So Wild A Dream by Larissa Brown Larissa Brown transports us once again to the White Woods of 10th century Iceland in the follow-up to her bestselling Beautiful Wreck. Eðna Jonsdottir is on a mission. Touch down in 10th century Iceland, gather what she needs regardless of the consequences, and return to the 22nd century, becoming the world’s first time machine test pilot. Falling in love isn’t on the checklist. Brosa Ulfsson is handsome, capable, …

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Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens Eleven years ago, Lindsey Nash escaped into the night with her young daughter and left an abusive relationship. Her ex-husband, Andrew, was sent to jail and Lindsey started over with a new life. Now, Lindsey is older and wiser, with her own business and a teenage daughter who needs her more than ever. When Andrew is finally released from prison, Lindsey believes she has cut all ties and …

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Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns #1) by Kendare Blake When kingdom come, there will be one. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons …

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Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand THINGS FINLEY HART DOESN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT: • Her parents, who are having problems. (But they pretend like they’re not.) • Being sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer. • Never having met said grandparents. • Her blue days—when life feels overwhelming, and it’s hard to keep her head up. (This happens a lot.) Finley’s only retreat is the Everwood, a forest kingdom that exists in …

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Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde When BFFs Charlie, Taylor and Jamie go to SupaCon, they know it’s going to be a blast. What they don’t expect is for it to change their lives forever… Charlie likes to stand out. SupaCon is her chance to show fans she’s over her public breakup with co-star, Reese Ryan. When Alyssa Huntington arrives as a surprise guest, it seems Charlie’s long-time crush on her isn’t as one-sided as …

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Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who had been brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must …

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