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Virgil Wander by Leif Enger

Virgil Wander by Leif Enger [ARC] The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. Midwestern movie house owner Virgil Wander is “cruising along at medium altitude” when his car flies off the road into icy Lake Superior. Virgil survives but his language and memory are altered …

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Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean [ARC] In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems. Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yōkai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a …

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Miracle Submarine: A Novel by Angie Kim

Miracle Submarine: A Novel by Angie Kim [ARC] A thrilling debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng about how far we’ll go to protect our families—and our deepest secrets  My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didn’t even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first . . . In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the …

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The Last by Hanna Jameson

The Last by Hanna Jameson [ARC] BREAKING: Nuclear weapon detonates over Washington BREAKING: London hit, thousands feared dead BREAKING: Munich and Scotland hit. World leaders call for calm Historian Jon Keller is on a trip to Switzerland when the world ends. As the lights go out on civilisation, he wishes he had a way of knowing whether his wife, Nadia, and their two daughters are still alive. More than anything, Jon wishes he hadn’t ignored …

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Shadow King by Susan K. Hamilton

Shadow King by Susan K. Hamilton [ARC] Ambition. Betrayal. Revenge. Centuries ago, the Faerie Realm was decimated by a vile and corrupt spell. To survive, the different faerie races―led by the Fae―escaped to the Human Realm where they’ve lived ever since. As the Fae Patriarch of Boston’s criminal underworld, Aohdan Collins enjoys his playboy lifestyle while he works from the shadows to expand his growing empire, until one night when he shares a shot of …

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Reign of Mist by Helen Scheuerer (The Oremere Chronicles #2)

Reign of Mist by Helen Scheuerer (The Oremere Chronicles #2) The realm’s darkest secret is out. The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents. On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past, and take her fate into her …

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Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer (The Oremere Chronicles #1)

Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer (The Oremere Chronicles #1) In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power. Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital. But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers. The leader …

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The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana (The Confectioner Chronicles #1)

The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana (The Confectioner Chronicles #1) A magic cupcake. A culinary killer. The perfect recipe for murder. Wren knew her sweet treats could work wonders, but she never knew they could work magic. She barely has time to wrap her head around the stunning revelation when the head of the prestigious Confectioner’s Guild falls down dead before her. Poisoned by her cupcake. Now facing murder charges in a magical world she …

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The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli (Iskari #2)

The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli (Iskari #2) [ARC] Kristen Ciccarelli’s distinct brand of lyrical, haunting fantasy continues in the companion to her bestselling debut, The Last Namsara. Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and Renee Ahdieh. Once there were two sisters born with a bond so strong that it forged them together forever. Roa and Essie called it the hum. It was a magic they cherished—until the day a terrible accident took Essie’s life and …

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And Then You Were Gone by R. J. Jacobs

And Then You Were Gone by R. J. Jacobs For fans of B. A. Paris and Alice Feeney comes a propulsive, twisting psychological thriller that asks, How can you save someone else if you can’t save yourself?  After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she’s got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores …

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Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Trees can’t tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood “wishtree”—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red’s hollows, this “wishtree” watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until …

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Thieving Forest by Martha Conway

Thieving Forest by Martha Conway On a humid morning in 1806, seventeen-year-old Susanna Quiner watches helplessly from behind a tree while a band of Potawatomi Indians kidnaps her four older sisters from their cabin. With both her parents dead from Swamp Fever and all the other settlers out in their fields, Susanna rashly decides to pursue them herself. What follows is a young woman’s quest to save her sisters and the parallel story of her …

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White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey

White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey In the shadows of World War II, trust becomes the greatest risk of all for two strangers. December 1943. In the years before the rise of Hitler, the Gerber family’s summer cottage was filled with laughter. Now, as deep drifts of snow blanket the Black Forest, German dissenter Franka Gerber is alone and hopeless. Fervor and brutality have swept through her homeland, taking away both her father and …

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The Golden Hour by T. Greenwood

The Golden Hour by T. Greenwood On a spring afternoon long ago, thirteen-year-old Wyn Davies took a shortcut through the woods in her New Hampshire hometown and became a cautionary tale. Now, twenty years later, she lives in New York, on the opposite side of a duplex from her ex, with their four-year-old daughter shuttling between them. Wyn makes her living painting commissioned canvases of birch trees to match her clients’ furnishings. But the nagging …

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Queen Mab by Kate Danley

  Queen Mab by Kate Danley Before Romeo & Juliet, there was… Queen Mab. When Faunus, the god of daydreams, breaks the heart of Queen Mab, revenge can be the only answer.  Using the most powerful families in Verona, they wage their war against one another, and place their final bets upon the heads of two youths, one named Romeo and the other named Juliet. But when Queen Mab falls in love with a gentleman …

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The Woodcutter by Kate Danley

The Woodcutter by Kate Danley Deep within the Wood, a young woman lies dead. Not a mark on her body. No trace of her murderer. Only her chipped glass slippers hint at her identity. The Woodcutter, keeper of the peace between the Twelve Kingdoms of Man and the Realm of the Faerie, must find the maiden’s killer before others share her fate. Guided by the wind and aided by three charmed axes won from the …

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The Complete Tempted Series by Selene Charles

The Complete Tempted Series by Selene Charles This is the complete boxed set of all three books in the Tempted series, a spinoff of the Night Series which features a carnival of the damned, a grim reaper known as Dean, and Pandora, one of the seven deadly sins also known as Lust. There is a lot of crossover between both series, but you do not need to read one to understand the other. Book 1: …

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Darcy the Beast: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Cass Grix

Darcy the Beast: A Pride and Prejudice Variation by Cass Grix A Jane Austen fairy tale. Beautiful Elizabeth Bennet thinks Mr. Darcy is a Beast – he is a proud, angry man, scarred by life – and she would never consent to living at his home, sacrificing her freedom, if her family’s survival was not at stake. Her only solace is the handsome man she dreams of at night. After years of searching, Darcy has found …

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In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende New York Times and worldwide bestselling author Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.  An instant New York Times bestseller, In the Midst of Winter is about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that offers “a timely message about immigration and the meaning of home” (People). During the biggest Brooklyn …

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The Emperor’s Riddle by Kat Zhang

The Emperor’s Riddle by Kat Zhang Mia Chen is on what her mother calls a Grand Adventure. She’s not sure what to make of this family trip to China, and didn’t want to leave her friends for the summer, but she’s excited about the prospect of exploring with her Aunt Lin, the only adult who truly understands her. Then Aunt Lin disappears, right after her old nemesis, a man named Ying, comes to visit. Mia …

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I Knew You’d Be Lovely by Alethea Black

I Knew You’d Be Lovely by Alethea Black Alethea Black’s deeply moving and wholly original debut features a coterie of memorable characters who have reached emotional crossroads in their lives. Brimming with humor, irony, and insights about the unpredictable nature of life, the unbearable beauty of fate, and the power that one moment, or one decision, can have to transform us, I Knew You’d Be Lovely delivers that rare thing—stories with both an edge and a heart. …

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The Elementals – The Ice Princess by Brandon Vadovic

The Elementals – The Ice Princess by Brandon Vadovic When Eira was seven, she was involved in a car crash that left her mother dead and her with no memories of the incident. Little did she realize that she had been chosen to succeed her mother as the ‘Ice Elemental’, one of six guardians that keeps everything from teetering into chaos. Nine years later, now a student in high school in Snowspell Wisconsin, her dad …

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The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders & Leslie Saunders (The Rule of One #1)

The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders & Leslie Saunders (The Rule of One #1) In their world, telling the truth has become the most dangerous crime of all. In the near-future United States, a one-child policy is ruthlessly enforced. Everyone follows the Rule of One. But Ava Goodwin, daughter of the head of the Texas Family Planning Division, has a secret—one her mother died to keep and her father has helped to hide for …

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We Were Mothers: A Novel by Katie Sise

We Were Mothers: A Novel by Katie Sise A brilliant, twisty novel about a missing woman, an unfaithful husband, and the dark secrets that will destroy two perfect families. A scandalous revelation is about to devastate a picturesque town where the houses are immaculate and the neighborhoods are tightly knit. Devoted mother Cora O’Connell has found the journal of her friend Laurel’s daughter—a beautiful college student who lives next door—revealing an illicit encounter. Hours later, …

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What Have You Done by Matthew Farrell

What Have You Done by Matthew Farrell Family is not what it seems in this raw, edgy thriller that New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline says “you won’t be able to put down.” When a mutilated body is found hanging in a seedy motel in Philadelphia, forensics specialist Liam Dwyer assumes the crime scene will be business as usual. Instead, the victim turns out to be a woman he’d had an affair with before breaking it …

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In the Far Pashmina Mountains by Janet MacLeod Trotter

In the Far Pashmina Mountains by Janet MacLeod Trotter From shipwreck and heartbreak to treachery and war: can their love survive? Abandoned as a baby and raised in a remote lighthouse off the wild Northumberland coast, Alice Fairchild has always dreamed of adventure. When a fierce storm wrecks a ship nearby, she risks everything in an act of bravery that alters the course of her life. Aboard the doomed vessel is the handsome John Sinclair, …

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The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker

The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker For fans of All the Light We Cannot See, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and The Nightingale comes an emotionally gripping, beautifully written historical novel about extraordinary hope, redemption, and one man’s search for light during the darkest times of World War II. Germany, 1942. Franciscan friar Anton Starzmann is stripped of his place in the world when his school is seized by the Nazis. He relocates to a small German hamlet …

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The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross A sumptuously magical, brand new take on a tale as old as time—read the Beast’s side of the story at long last. I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both. I am the Beast. The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time. My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of …

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Queen of the Fireflies by Rinna Ford (Aurelia Chronicles #1)

Queen of the Fireflies by Rinna Ford (Aurelia Chronicles #1) I have only ever wanted a normal life. A life where I could have friends, go on dates, have a career, you know, the boring stuff. But, what if my life was never meant to be normal? What if I was meant to be extraordinary? My fate was put on hold the day I was born, but all of that changed when I met Brogan. …

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City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (Cassidy Blake #1)

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (Cassidy Blake #1) Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they’re about to get much stranger. When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV …

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Mirage by Somaiya Daud (Mirage #1)

Mirage by Somaiya Daud (Mirage #1) In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she …

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Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker

Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker [ARC] The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a riveting novel of gothic suspense that reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s — and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy …

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Broken Mirrors by Marie McWilliams

Broken Mirrors by Marie McWilliams When Marie moves from Belfast to London, she envisions a fresh start and an escape from a broken home. Once there, she meets Malcolm Carter, a charming, handsome man who sweeps her off her feet and gives her a life she could only have imagined. But Malcolm isn’t all he seems; he’s a criminal, a mobster and a murderer. Detective Fraser Duncan knows what he is, and he’s determined to …

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