THE FIREBIRD by Susanna Kearsley

Nicola Marter was born with a gift so rare and dangerous, she kept it buried deep. When she encounters a desperate woman trying to sell a small wooden carving called “The Firebird,” claiming it belonged to Russia’s Empress Catherine, it’s a problem. There’s no proof. But Nicola’s held the object. She knows the woman is […]

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THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his […]

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GREEN by Jay Lake

Her exquisite beauty and brilliant mind were not enough to free her from captivity. That took her skills with a knife, plus the power of a goddess. She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name–her earliest clear […]

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood

In the world of the near future, who will control women’s bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to […]

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THE SECRET KEEPER by Kate Morton

During a picnic at her family’s farm in the English countryside, sixteen-year-old Laurel Nicolson witnesses a shocking crime, a crime that challenges everything she knows about her adored mother, Dorothy. Now, fifty years later, Laurel and her sisters are meeting at the farm to celebrate Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday. Realizing that this is her last chance […]

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THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi

Jean le Flambeur gets up in the morning and has to kill himself before his other self can kill him first. Just another day in the Dilemma Prison. Rescued by the mysterious Mieli and her flirtatious spacecraft, Jean is taken to the Oubliette, the Moving City of Mars, where time is a currency, memories are […]

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EVERBOUND by Brodi Ashton

Book 2: (EVERNEATH SERIES) Ever since Nikki Beckett watched as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the dark Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity, she’s been living a borrowed life. Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen—and the […]

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WICKED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST by Gregory Maguire

Book 1: (WICKED YEARS) Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, has gotten a bum rap. Her mother is embarrassed and repulsed by her bright-green baby with shark’s teeth and an aversion to water. At college, the coed experiences disapproval and rejection by her roommate, Glinda, a silly girl interested only in clothes, money, […]

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CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC 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 […]

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SPIDER’S BITE by Jennifer Estep

Book 1: (ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN) After Gin’s family was murdered by a Fire elemental when she was thirteen, she lived on the streets and eventually became an assassin to survive. Now, Gin is given an assignment by her handler to rub out an Ashland businessman, but it turns out to be a trap. After Gin’s handler […]

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WATER FOR ELEPHANTS by Sara Gruen

Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski’s ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks and clowns, with wonder and pain […]

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LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding

A group of very ordinary small boys are marooned on a coral island. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world […]

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THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness

Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the […]

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BLOODRING by Faith Hunter

Book 1: (THORN ST. CROIX) In a near-future world, seraphs and demons fight a never-ending battle. But a new species of mage has arisen. Thorn St. Croix is no ordinary “neomage.” Nearly driven insane by her powers, she has escaped the confines of the Enclaves and now lives among humans. When her ex-husband is kidnapped, […]

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MAGIC’S PAWN by Mercedes Lackey

Book 1: (LAST HERALD-MAGE) In Magic’s Pawn, an ancient age in the history of Valdemar comes to life–an age when the kingdom was ravaged by the ungoverned fury of bandit warlords, ferocious ice dragons, and the wild magic of wizards. Related Posts:STORM FRONT by Jim ButcherSKIN HUNGER by Kathleen DueySPLIT INFINITY by Piers Anthony

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AIREL: THE AWAKENING by Aaron Patterson

Book 1: (THE AIREL SAGA) All Airel wanted was to be normal… She seems like an average 17-year-old in the anonymous little city of Boise, Idaho: Airel. But those untroubled days are soon to end, and the change she undergoes will be so radical she will wonder if it wasn’t all an illusion to begin […]

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A HIDDEN WITCH by Debora Geary

Book 2: A MODERN WITCH SERIES Elorie Shaw, steeped in the traditions of the Nova Scotia witching community, but not a witch. The fetching spell must have goofed this time… or did it? Travel to Fisher’s Cove, Nova Scotia, where Moira is matriarch and the old ways are nurtured and passed to the next generation. […]

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TRUE LOVE AND OTHER DISASTERS by Rachel Aragon

Disaster Number One: Men Hard knocks and hunger taught Faith Duffy not to believe in love. Still, when she married her very wealthy—and very old—husband, she became the perfect wife. And then he went to that big bank in the sky, leaving Faith with lonely nights, a pile of money, and a total mess of […]

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A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT by Mark Twain

Cracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur’s England, facing a world whose idyllic surface masks fear, injustice, and ignorance. Related Posts:A QUEST OF HEROES by Morgan RiceTHE QUEEN’S POISONER by Jeff WheelerRED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

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RULE by Jay Crownover

A MARKED MEN NOVEL Sometimes opposites don’t just attract – they catch fire and burn the city down Shaw Landon loved Rule Archer from the moment she laid eyes on him. Rule is everything a straight-A pre-med student like Shaw shouldn’t want – and the only person she’s never tried to please. She isn’t afraid […]

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OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and […]

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STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff

Book 1: THE LOTUS WAR A DYING LAND The Shima Imperium  verges on the brink of environmental collapse; an island nation once rich in tradition and myth, now decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, the land is choked with toxic pollution, and the great […]

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LICK by Kylie Scott

Book 1: STAGE DIVE Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to […]

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EDGE OF TOMORROW by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

(movie tie-in edition): All You Need Is Kill Related Posts:ON THE EDGE by Ilona AndrewsFAMOUS IN LOVE by Rebecca SerleTHE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi

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THE TIME TRAVELERS WIFE by Audrey Niffernegger

Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time.  Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare’s passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger’s cinematic storytelling that makes the novel’s […]

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THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up. Related Posts:THE […]

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INSIDE THE MIND OF GIDEON RAYBURN by Sarah Miller

What if you could see inside the head of the guy you love? Know his every thought? Feel his every dream and fantasy? The mystery girl who’s Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn can. She tells us the intoxicating story of her beloved Gideon, an adorably clueless boy who flukes his way into New England’s […]

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THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK by Matthew Quick

The Silver Linings Playbook is the story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife’s betrayal. During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to […]

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THE MOTE IN GOD’S EYE by Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven

This was soooo SCI-FI like sooo much! I think I listened to 2 hours before I was so lost and so uninterested that I could not go on. P.S. I am looking for guest raters/SCI-FI lovers. Message me K!! Related Posts:ORION by Ben BovaMESSAGE IN A BOTTLE by Nicholas SparksTHE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne […]

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ORION by Ben Bova

I did not finish this book, it was soooo boring. So the below rating is incomplete. I got half-way through. Related Posts:THE MOTE IN GOD’S EYE by Jerry Pournelle, Larry NivenHALFWAY TO THE GRAVE by Jeaniene FrostTHE FOREVER SUMMER by Jamie Brenner

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