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Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis (Give the Dark My Love #1)

Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis (Give the Dark My Love #1) When seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy, she has only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen, who …

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Beyond the Red Trilogy by Ava Jae

Beyond the Red (Beyond The Red #1) Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s …

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Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson

Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson  and: Kendare Blake, Steve Brezenoff, Delilah S. Dawson, Trish Doller, Margie Gelbwasser, E.M. Kokie, Cynthia Leitich Smith , Tom Leveen, Hannah Moskowitz, Elisa Nader, Beth Revis, Mindi Scott, Neal Shusterman, Courtney Summers, Blythe Woolston, Christine Johnson, Brendan Shusterman It took only twenty-two minutes for Kirby Matheson to exit his car, march onto school grounds, enter the gymnasium, and open fire, killing six and injuring five others. But this isn’t …

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The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride—or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia—the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is …

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Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

Little Darlings by Melanie Golding [ARC] “Mother knows best” takes on a sinister new meaning in this unsettling thriller perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and …

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Last Lullaby by Carol Wyer (Detective Natalie Ward #2)

Last Lullaby by Carol Wyer (Detective Natalie Ward #2) Charlotte’s baby is safe. But is she? When the body of mother Charlotte Brannon is discovered by her husband Adam, in their bedroom, Detective Natalie Ward is first on the scene. The killer has left a chilling calling card: The word ‘Why?’ written on the wall in blood. As Natalie begins to delve deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers that Adam has a dark past he’s been hiding and she’s sure …

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The Birthday by Carol Wyer (Detective Natalie Ward #1)

The Birthday by Carol Wyer (Detective Natalie Ward #1) One hot summer’s afternoon, five-year-old Ava Sawyer went to a party. She never came home … When five-year-old Ava Sawyer goes missing from a birthday party at a local garden centre, the police are bewildered by the lack of leads. That is until two years later, when Ava’s body is found and another little girl, Audrey Briggs, goes missing. Audrey also attended that party … Leading the investigation is Detective Natalie Ward. …

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John by Cynthia Lennon

John by Cynthia Lennon The time has come when I feel ready to tell the truth about John and me, our years together and the years since his death. There is so much that I have never said, so many incidents I have never spoken of and so many feelings I have never expressed: great love on one hand; pain, torment, and humiliation on the other. Only I know what really happened between us, why …

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The Chaos In-Between by Gareth Egan

The Chaos In-Between by Gareth Egan In ‘The Chaos In Between’, Gareth Egan’s highly anticipated poetic debut, love, lust, truth, and death are just a few of the subjects discussed at length in this harrowing work. After nearly three years since it was first announced, The Chaos In-Between finally arrives through retailers worldwide. Egan discusses love in all of its forms, earning it, losing it, and holding on to it as best you can — …

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To Best the Boys by Mary Weber

To Best the Boys by Mary Weber [ARC] The task is simple: Don a disguise. Survive the Labyrinth. Best the boys. In a thrilling new fantasy from the bestselling author of the Storm Siren Trilogy, one girl makes a stand against society and enters a world made exclusively for boys. Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed …

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With Eyes of Love by Linda S. Glaz

With Eyes of Love by Linda S. Glaz She has the perfect life… or so she thought Barbara Richardson is living a charmed life. Perfect family, beautiful voice, wealthy fiancé. But when she realizes her soon-to-be husband only values her for her pretty face, her life is suddenly in turmoil. Then a handsome young man comes to her rescue when she’s stranded in a storm on Christmas Eve. And the world suddenly seems full of …

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In the Night of Memory: A Novel by Linda LeGarde Grover

In the Night of Memory: A Novel by Linda LeGarde Grover [ARC] Two lost sisters find family, and themselves, among the voices of an Ojibwe reservation  When Loretta surrenders her young girls to the county and then disappears, she becomes one more missing Native woman in Indian Country’s long devastating history of loss. But she is also a daughter of the Mozhay Point Reservation in northern Minnesota and the mother of Azure and Rain, ages …

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The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess

The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Barthelmess [ARC] Victoria Parker knew her dad’s behavior toward her was a little unusual, but she convinced herself everything was fine—until she found herself locked out of the house at 3:00 a.m., surrounded by flashing police lights. Now, dumped into a crowded, chaotic foster home, Victoria has to tiptoe around her domineering foster mother, get through senior year at a new school, and somehow salvage her college dreams . …

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My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing Dexter meets Mr. and Mrs. Smith in this wildly compulsive debut thriller about a couple whose fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting… Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored. We look like a normal couple. We’re your neighbors, the parents …

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Murder Once Removed by S.C. Perkins (Ancestry Detective #1)

Murder Once Removed by S.C. Perkins (Ancestry Detective #1) S.C. Perkins’ Murder Once Removed is the captivating first mystery in the Ancestry Detective series, in which Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster deals with murders in both the past and present.  Except for a good taco, genealogist Lucy Lancaster loves nothing more than tracking down her clients’ long-dead ancestors, and her job has never been so exciting as when she discovers a daguerreotype photograph and a journal that prove Austin, …

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Dangerous Waters by Jane Jackson

Dangerous Waters by Jane Jackson Britain 1812: With her guardian planning to remarry, 20-year-old Phoebe Dymond finds she is no longer welcome in his Falmouth home and is soon hustled aboard the packet ship Providence bound for Jamaica and an arranged marriage. A skilled herbalist and midwife, Phoebe clashes with ship’s surgeon, Jowan Crossley. But their professional antagonism evolves into mutual respect and a deepening attraction neither dare acknowledge. Following a skirmish with a French …

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Imagine Us Happy by Jennifer Yu

Imagine Us Happy by Jennifer Yu Some love stories aren’t meant to last.  Stella lives with depression, and her goals for junior year are pretty much limited to surviving her classes, staying out of her parents’ constant fights and staving off unwanted feelings enough to hang out with her friends Lin and Katie. Until Kevin. A quiet, wry senior who understands Stella and the lows she’s going through like no one else. With him, she …

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The Witch of the Hills by J.M. Fraser

The Witch of the Hills by J.M. Fraser Ancient prophecy compels a young Salem witch to travel through the time-bending dimension we all visit when we sleep. Rebecca Church must recruit a modern-day boy to save this interactive fantasy world from imminent disaster, but her task won’t be easy. She may use no more than poetry, illusions, and dreams to convince the chosen one of his destiny, and she can visit him only nine brief …

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25 Days ’til Christmas by Poppy Alexander

25 Days ’til Christmas by Poppy Alexander A contemporary, emotional, but ultimately feel-good, festive up-lit novel for fans of Jenny Colgan, Debbie Johnson, and Holly Martin. Kate Potter used to love Christmas. A few years ago she would have been wrapping her presents in September and baking mince pies on Halloween, counting down to the countdown to Christmas. But a few years ago, everything was different. That was before Kate’s husband went away with the …

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There Goes Sunday School by Alexander C. Eberhart

There Goes Sunday School by Alexander C. Eberhart In sixteen-year-old Mike Hernandez’s life, only one thing is clear: Gay is NOT okay. His family’s life revolves around the church, a church run by the vocally intolerant Pastor Myers, so Mike has resolved to spend his life in the closet. His only escape—besides the occasional, anonymous gay make-out session—is his art. He pours his complicated emotions into risqué drawings he keeps in a secret sketchbook. A …

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How May I Help You?: An Immigrant’s Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage by Deepak Singh

How May I Help You?: An Immigrant’s Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage by Deepak Singh In this moving and insightful work, Deepak Singh chronicles his downward mobility as an immigrant to a small town in Virginia. Armed with an MBA from India, Singh can get only a minimum-wage job in an electronics store. Every day he confronts unfamiliar American mores, from strange idioms to deeply entrenched racism. Telling stories through the unique lens of …

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The Lord of Stariel by A.J. Lancaster (Stariel, #1)

The Lord of Stariel by A.J. Lancaster (Stariel, #1) The Lord of Stariel is dead. Long live the Lord of Stariel. Whoever that is.  Everyone knows who the magical estate will choose for its next ruler. Or do they? Will it be the lord’s eldest son, who he despised? His favourite nephew, with the strongest magical land-sense? His scandalous daughter, who ran away from home years ago to study illusion? Hetta knows it won’t be …

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The Last 8 by Laura Pohl (The Last 8 #1)

The Last 8 by Laura Pohl (The Last 8 #1) A high-stakes survival story about eight teenagers who outlive an alien attack—perfect for fans of The 5th Wave  Clover Martinez has always been a survivor, which is the only reason she isn’t among the dead when aliens invade and destroy Earth as she knows it. When Clover hears an inexplicable radio message, she’s shocked to learn there are other survivors—and that they’re all at the former …

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A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty (Harper McClain #2)

A Beautiful Corpse by Christi Daugherty (Harper McClain #2) From Christi Daugherty, author of The Echo Killing, comes another pulse-pounding suspenseful thriller featuring crime reporter Harper McClain. For a woman, being killed by someone who claims to love her is the most ordinary murder of all. With its antebellum houses and ancient oak trees draped in a veil of Spanish moss, Savannah’s graceful downtown is famous around the world. When a woman is killed in the …

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The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty (Harper McClain #1)

The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty (Harper McClain #1) When a murder echoing a fifteen-year-old cold case rocks the Southern town of Savannah, crime reporter Harper McClain risks everything to find the identity of this calculated killer. A city of antebellum architecture, picturesque parks, and cobblestone streets, Savannah moves at a graceful pace. But for Harper McClain, the timeless beauty and culture that distinguishes her home’s Southern heritage vanishes during the dark and dangerous nights. …

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The Winters by Lisa Gabriele

The Winters by Lisa Gabriele A spellbindingly suspenseful new novel set in the moneyed world of the Hamptons, about secrets that refuse to remain buried and consequences that can’t be escaped After a whirlwind romance, a young woman returns to the opulent, secluded Long Island mansion of her new fiancé Max Winter—a wealthy politician and recent widower—and a life of luxury she’s never known. But all is not as it appears at the Asherley estate. …

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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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Our House by Louise Candlish

Our House by Louise Candlish On a bright January morning in the London suburbs, a family moves into the house they’ve just bought in Trinity Avenue.  Nothing strange about that. Except it is your house. And you didn’t sell it.  When Fiona Lawson comes home to find strangers moving into her house, she’s sure there’s been a mistake. She and her estranged husband, Bram, have a modern co-parenting arrangement: bird’s nest custody, where each parent …

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They Feed by Jason Parent

They Feed by Jason Parent The night uncovers all we wish not to see. A troubled man enters a dusky park before sunset. A young woman follows, hidden in shadow. Both have returned to the park to take back something the past has stolen from them, to make right six long years of suffering, and to find justice or perhaps redemption—or maybe they’ll settle for some old-fashioned revenge. But something evil is alive and awake …

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Those Who Go by Night by Andrew Gaddes

Those Who Go by Night by Andrew Gaddes A gruesome murder in a sleepy 14th-century English village sets the stage for a taut drama laced with witchcraft, depravity, and long-buried secrets. England, 1324—a land rife with superstition and gripped by fear of the Church’s holy wrath. When a beggar is murdered in the quiet village of Bottesford, his body draped across the altar of St. Mary’s church in a perverse pose of pagan sacrifice, the …

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Fierce Fairytales: Poems & Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill

Fierce Fairytales: Poems & Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill Poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of fairytales poetically retold for a new generation of women.  Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon …

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Practical Magic Series by Alice Hoffman

Practical Magic Series by Alice Hoffman Practical Magic author Alice Hoffman has added a new and engrossing title to her Owens’ family! The Rules of Magic follows the two aunts in Practical Magic, detailing their own mother’s fears about their burgeoning powers and the sisters’ journey. Practical Magic The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman. For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been …

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The Guinevere’s Tale Trilogy by Nicole Evelina (Guinevere’s Tale Compendium)

The Guinevere’s Tale Trilogy by Nicole Evelina (Guinevere’s Tale Compendium) Guinevere is remembered for her role as King Arthur’s wife and for her adulterous affair with Lancelot. But there is so much more to her story… Priestess. Queen. Warrior. Experience the world of King Arthur through Guinevere’s eyes as she matures from a young priestess who never dreamed of becoming queen to the stalwart defender of a nation and a mistress whose sin would go …

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