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The Last Namsara (Iskari #1)

By Kristen Ciccarelli Book #1 of the Iskari trilogy 5 out of 5 stars Summary In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and… Continue reading The Last Namsara (Iskari #1)

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Invictus

By Ryan Graudin 5 out of 5 stars Summary Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far's birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he's ever wanted, and after failing his final… Continue reading Invictus

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The Shadow Cipher

By Laura Ruby Book #1 of the York series 4 out of 5 stars Summary It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, dazzling machines, and winding train lines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before. Fifty-seven years later, the… Continue reading The Shadow Cipher

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The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak 5 out of 5 stars Summary A story about, among other things: A girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul. Winner of the 2007 BookBrowse Ruby Award. Winner… Continue reading The Book Thief

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A Poison Dark and Drowning

By Jessica Cluess 3.75 out of 5 stars Summary Henrietta doesn’t need a prophecy to know that she’s in danger. She came to London to be named the chosen one, the first female sorcerer in centuries, the one who would defeat the bloodthirsty Ancients. Instead, she discovered a city ruled by secrets. And the biggest… Continue reading A Poison Dark and Drowning

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The One Memory of Flora Banks

By Emily Barr 5 out of 5 stars Summary Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora's brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is until she kisses Drake,… Continue reading The One Memory of Flora Banks

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Daughter of the Burning City

By Amanda Foody 2.5 out of 5 stars Summary: Sixteen-year-old Sorina has spent most of her life within the smoldering borders of the Gomorrah Festival. Yet even among the many unusual members of the traveling circus-city, Sorina stands apart as the only illusion-worker born in hundreds of years. This rare talent allows her to create… Continue reading Daughter of the Burning City