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Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart

Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart In a world where women have no rights, sisters Serina and Nomi Tessaro face two very different fates: one in the palace, the other in prison. Serina has been groomed her whole life to become a Grace–someone to stand by the heir to the throne as a shining, subjugated example of the perfect woman. But when her headstrong and rebellious younger sister, Nomi, catches the heir’s eye, it’s Serina …

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The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook. First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer …

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Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning Wicked meets The Little Mermaid in the captivating origin story of the sea’s most iconic villainess, perfect for fans of Heartless and Dorothy Must Die. Ever since her best friend Anna died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Hiding her talents, mourning her loss, drowning in her guilt. Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears on the shore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. …

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Wreck by Fleur Ferris

Wreck by Fleur Ferris Tamara Bennett is going to be the first journalist to strictly report only good news. Finished with high school, Tamara is ready to say goodbye to her sleepy little town and part-time job at the local paper. O-weeks awaits, which means parties, cute boys and settling into student res with her best friend Relle. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when she arrives home to find her house ransacked and her …

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Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Roads #1)

Sparrow Hill Road by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Roads #1) Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, and intended to use her death to pay the price of his immortality. Trouble was, he didn’t ask Rose what she thought of the idea. It’s been more than sixty years since that night, and she’s still sixteen, …

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Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (The Conqueror’s Saga #3)

Bright We Burn by Kiersten White (The Conqueror’s Saga #3) Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it? …

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Now I Rise by Kiersten White (The Conqueror’s Saga #2)

Now I Rise by Kiersten White (The Conqueror’s Saga #2) Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she …

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And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conqueror’s Saga #1)

And I Darken by Kiersten White

And I Darken by Kiersten White (The Conqueror’s Saga #1) No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, …

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A Double Life by Flynn Berry

A Double Life by Flynn Berry [ARC] A gripping, intense, stunningly written novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning author of Under the Harrow Claire is a hardworking doctor leading a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it. Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family’s townhouse. The …

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Give People Money by Annie Lowrey

Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World by Annie Lowrey [ARC] A brilliantly reported, global look at universal basic income—a stipend given to every citizen—and why it might be the answer for our age of rising inequality, persistent poverty, and dazzling technology. Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your checking account, with no strings attached and nothing expected in return. It sounds …

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Walking on Knives by Maya Chhabra

Walking on Knives by Maya Chhabra The little mermaid has no idea that as she makes her way on land, she’s being watched over by the sister of the very witch with whom she made her bargain. She has no idea that the witch’s sister is falling in love with her. When the prince decides to marry another woman, the little mermaid’s secret helper offers her a chance to live. But the price may be …

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Every Star in the Sky by A.R. Asher

Every Star in the Sky by A.R. Asher The Plague is a disease that kills people and turns them into birds. At least, that’s the rumor. But when awkward eighteen-year-old village hunter Jay Hart journeys to the capitol and learns that the rumor is true, she’s quick to join The Nightingales: an underground resistance against the Plague and its creator. However, she soon learns she must fight more than a plague. Jay must fight her …

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The Watchers Trilogy Boxed Set by S.J. West

The Watchers Trilogy Boxed Set by S.J. West Since she was eight-years-old, Lilly Rayne Nightingale felt like fate was trying to wipe away her existence through a series of odd, near fatal incidences. Luckily, her best friend Will was always one-step ahead of fate preventing her from being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Will was her knight in shining armor until he broke her heart after their one and only kiss. On …

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Bush by Janice Y.K. Lee

Bush by Janice Y.K. Lee The New York Times bestselling author of The Piano Teacher and The Expatriates returns with a haunting short story of the unsettled balance between a man and a woman…and an unbidden awakening in the wild. Audrey and Max have been together only six months, not enough time for them to really know each other. Yet he’s brought her to an extraordinary place. The Okavango Delta in Botswana is a revelation. No towns, no roads. Just the …

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Freyja’s Daughter by Rachel Pudelek (Wild Women #1)

Freyja’s Daughter by Rachel Pudelek (Wild Women #1) Meet Faline. Bounty-Hunter. Huldra. Wild Woman. Well behaved women seldom make history, but they still end up as the monsters of folklore.  Faline Frey is a bounty-hunter, more comfortable relying on perp files and handcuffs than using her huldra powers to take down a suspect. No sense in catching the unwanted attention of her local Hunter authority, a group of holy soldiers born to police the supernatural …

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Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and Survival by Janey Godley

Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and Survival by Janey Godley Brought up amid near-Dickensian squalour in the tough East End of Glasgow and sexually abused by her uncle, Janey married into a Glasgow criminal family as a teenager, then found herself having to cope with the murder of her mother, violence, religious sectarianism, abject poverty and a frightening family of in-laws. First-hand, Janey saw the gangland violence and met extraordinary …

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Made Prisoner by Daniella Wright

Made Prisoner by Daniella Wright Ecology had always fascinated me. The study of biomes was my passion. Plus, it was a pretty good excuse to go outside and experience nature. Luckily, after receiving my bachelor’s degree I was able to take a gap year in order to study the various forests in Europe, starting with German’s beautiful Black Forest. It was going to be a good year. But, things didn’t exactly go according to plan. …

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Favor of the Gods by Ali Winters

Favor of the Gods by Ali Winters “Like Icarus, you flew too close to the sun. Someone had to bring you back down to reality. You don’t belong with princesses, heroes, or demigods.” Ever since Medusa unwittingly crossed her school’s resident mean girl, her life has been hell. If only she could keep her distance from Perseus who has a knack for always being in the wrong place at the right time. But rivalry goes …

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For The Beast To Please: The Complete Series by Daniella Wright & Mandy Nachampassack

For The Beast To Please: The Complete Series by Daniella Wright & Mandy Nachampassack For The Beast To Please: An Alien Werewolf Shifter Romance She was trapped in the pit with a bloodthirsty werewolf warrior, holding only a whip in her hand… He was so damn big in his wolf form, bigger than anything other than a prehistoric beast. He came at her again, pounding through the sand, his big body making the ground shake. …

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Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi (Olympian Challenger #1)

Olympian Challenger by Astrid Arditi (Olympian Challenger #1) A hero’s tournament. A defiant contender. Does one girl have the courage to take on Mount Olympus? Hope’s world doesn’t have room for heroes. She barely has time for schoolwork, swim team, and taking care of her ailing mother. But when she’s invited to a mysterious tournament, the all-powerful hosts won’t take no for an answer. Transported to Mount Olympus, Hope comes face to face with her …

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Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion. On a routine delivery, a …

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Into the Darkness by Sibel Hodge

Into the Darkness by Sibel Hodge The Missing… In a hidden basement, eighteen-year-old Toni is held captive and no one can hear her screams. She’s been abducted after investigating unspeakable things in the darkest corners of the Internet. The Vigilante… Fearing the worst, Toni’s mother turns to ex-SAS operative Mitchell to help find her missing daughter. And when Mitchell discovers Toni’s fate rests in the hands of pure evil, he races against the clock to …

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Christ on the Psych Ward by David Finnegan-Hosey

Christ on the Psych Ward by David Finnegan-Hosey Christ on the Psych Ward is a series of reflections on the intersections among mental health, faith, and ministry. Beginning with his own experience, Finnegan-Hosey shares ways communities of faith can be present with those suffering from mental illness and crises. Weaving together personal testimony, theological reflection, and practical ministry experience, he offers a message of hope for those suffering and for friends and faith communities struggling to …

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Blenheim: Battle for Europe, How Two Men Stopped The French Conquest Of Europe by Charles Spencer

Blenheim: Battle for Europe by Charles Spencer How Two Men Stopped The French Conquest Of Europe By the summer of 1704 Louis XIV’s vast armies threatened to dominate Europe. Two men conspired to save the continent from French rule: John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, and Prince Eugène of Savoy. Deep in Germany, these two committed allies sought to engage Louis’s superior forces. At Blenheim, their daring plans came to fruition. The French were utterly destroyed. …

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To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape by Charles Spencer

To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape by Charles Spencer How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history? In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester. With …

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Green Girl: A Novel (P.S.) by Kate Zambreno

Green Girl: A Novel (P.S.) by Kate Zambreno With the fierce emotional and intellectual power of such classics as Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight, Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, and Clarice Lispector’s The Hour of the Star, Kate Zambreno’s novel Green Girl is a provocative, sharply etched portrait of a young woman navigating the spectrum between anomie and epiphany. First published in 2011 in a small press edition, Green Girl was named one of the best books of the year by critics …

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2am Thoughts by Makenzie Campbell

2am Thoughts by Makenzie Campbell You are holding my heart in your hands. My emotions have bled out on each and every page with the ink of my pen. Your eyes will discover my soul. Your fingers casually flipping through my mind. I hope you find each delicate word as captivating as the stars. And I hope a piece of you feels the things I felt when creating this art. – 2:00 am This modern …

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Where Lore Resides: A Young Adult & New Adult Fantasy Anthology by Megan Linski (and more…)

Where Lore Resides: A Young Adult & New Adult Fantasy Anthology by Megan Linski (and others…) Do you have what it takes to survive the adventure? Enter into hidden realms and journey across fantastic lands where dragons devour, kingdoms rule, and magic goes awry. Dive into Where Lore Resides, an incredible collection of 10 short fantasy stories by USA TODAY Bestsellers and award-winning authors, all of which feature coming-of-age characters. Zombies devour, witches cast spells, psychics consult with …

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Pledge For An Integrated India by Devesh Khandelwal

Pledge For An Integrated India by Devesh Khandelwal Many great people in india’s post-independence history have gone into oblivion only because they were not part of the nehruvian consensus or refused to adopt models of communism or socialism. these forgotten personalities were also proud of india’s rich history and dreamt of bringing back its lost glory. they believed in the integrity of india and devoted their life to it – so that india could rise …

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Aurabel by Laura Dockrill (Lorali #2)

Aurabel by Laura Dockrill (Lorali #2) Forget what you know about mermaids with Laura Dockrill’s hilarious, riotous adventure not to be missed. It has been two years since Rory drowned, and Lorali is in Hastings, living the quiet life of a normal teenage girl. But her safe life on land won’t last for long. Life in The Whirl has become a hotbed of underwater politics and as the council jostles to oust the king, one …

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Lorali by Laura Dockrill (Lorali #1)

Lorali by Laura Dockrill (Lorali #1) Colourful, raw, brave, rich and fantastical – this mermaid tale is not for the faint-hearted. Looking after a naked girl he found washed up under Hastings pier isn’t exactly how Rory had imagined spending his sixteenth birthday. But more surprising than finding her in the first place is discovering where she has come from. Lorali is running not just from the sea, not just from her position as princess, …

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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and …

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