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From our October 2017 Newsletter:


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An Unkindness of Magicians Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781481451192
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Published: Saga Press - September 26th, 2017

In An Unkindness of Magicians, Kat Howard imagines a war among the magical families of New York City, conducted by duels brilliant, gorgeous, and fatal, to decide which of the Houses will rule the rest. Breaking into this circle of genteel violence is Sydney, the novel’s heroine, an outsider of extraordinary magical ability--and rage. For Sydney knows, bitterly and personally, the dreadful secret of the magical aristocrats’ power. Follow Sydney as she pursues her vengeance and fights to free the magical world of corruption, in a tale that is exciting, imaginative, and dark. Magic has its price. Even Sydney must pay it. Highly recommended! – David


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By Catherynne M. Valente, Annie Wu (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481459341
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Published: Saga Press - June 6th, 2017

“Let’s have terrible things happen to a significant woman in the protagonist’s life in order to provide the protagonist with motivation” is neither a new trope, nor one exclusive to comics storytelling, but the medium is rife with examples thereof, six of which are brilliantly tweaked just enough to avoid existing in any particular comic universes in this powerful collection. The characters in Valente’s stories are angry, sad, and fully aware of the way in which they previously existed less as characters in their own right, than as plot devices – just one of the topics they discuss in the strange limboland they exist in, where they periodically gather as the Hell Hath Club in the Lethe Café to recount their tales.  – Maryelizabeth


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River of Teeth Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780765395238
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 23rd, 2017

The basis for this story is a plan that our government came up in the early 1900’s to import hippos into the Louisiana rivers and marshlands to be bred for a possible meat source. Nevermind that they are ferocious creatures with very strong jaws, capable of killing a person pretty darned fast. Bad idea rejected. River of Teeth takes place in an alternate 1890’s America where feral hippos have run amok in the bayous. Professional hippo wranglers are hired to clear out a particular bayou where a gambling ship abides.  The leader, Winslow Houndstooth, his faithful hippo Ruby, and his crew are on the job. Yes, we have man-eating hippo mayhem in the old west. The tame hippos are ridden rather like horses and can navigate the waterways so their riders can search for the deadly feral hippos and hopefully herd them away from populated areas. What ensues is a clever and violent caper, where Houndstooth and his crew are trying to make their fortune by taking on a very, very dangerous job. Just go ahead and suspend your disbelief. Your reward is a thoroughly enjoyable caper that comes with a big bite. – Linda


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The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484778173
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 5th, 2017

Growing up in his small town, Prosper Redding always knew one thing: that among the illustrious and famous Redding family, he was extraordinarily unexceptional. That is, until he finds out that a 400 year old demon set out to curse his family is actually living inside him. NBD. Now Prosper has to find a way to rid himself of the fiend without hurting himself in the process or caving into the fiend’s incessant demands to strike a deal for his soul. But as he teams up with a young witch and as his relationship with the demon Alastor grows, Prosper begins to realize that things in the demon underworld might be circling out of control.  Between its Autumn setting, ancient family curses, witchy friends, and sarcastic demons, The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding is perfect Halloween reading. I adored this book! – Kelly


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Hunted Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062422286
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Published: Harper Teen - March 14th, 2017

It seldom happens that you read the right book at exactly the right time in your life, but when you do it is a magical moment you don’t forget. Hunted is not only well written but an individual amongst retellings that took that final step into becoming a story that stands on its own without any knowledge of the original inspiration needed to fall in love with it. The story and dynamics between the Beauty and the Beast are refreshing and captivating. They both have growth throughout the tale and their story is one that called to my soul as it began to unravel into an ending that speaks perfectly to how many of us have felt at one point or another in our lives. Hunted holds the darker, richer notes found in older fairy tales that weave you into their world and pull at your heartstrings in an aching manor. I was not expecting to fall in love, but whole heartedly did, with these characters as well as the author’s eloquent writing. It’s a beautiful story with a strong female protagonist and the roles of the Hunted and hunter are constantly shifting in an exquisite dance. – Constance


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Wonder Woman: Warbringer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549731
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2017

Warbringer ably sits in the sweet spot of the Venn diagram between established fans of the tales of Diana, Amazon Princess of Themyscria, and those who may not have experienced her stories beyond her role in the biggest box office smash of summer 2017. Teenage Diana is struggling to define herself on the mystical island, inhabited by warrior women of all cultures, transported there after their deaths in battle. Diana’s rescue of contemporary teen Alia is a literally earth-shaking violation of the island’s laws – she is advised by the Oracle to let Alia, a descendant of Helen of Troy, first of the haptandra, the Warbringers, die, in order to reduce world-wide strife. Diana defies the Oracle and leaves the island with Alia, determined to try to put an end to the curse of her lineage. This is a great story of female friendships, and difficult choices. – Maryelizabeth


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$17.99
ISBN: 9781481497589
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 26th, 2017

Margaret Rogerson’s An Enchantment of Ravens is a lovely, remarkable exploration of the heart of magic. Isobel paints the Fair Folk’s portraits, in exchange for useful spells and cantrips. When her portrait of Rook, the Autumn Prince, violates all taboos and discloses his secret human feelings of sorrow, Isobel is seized and taken to Fairie to answer for her crime. The novel artfully balances human qualities against fay ones: mortality and immortality, human craft and fairy magic, peasant life and fairy aristocracy. And though separated by all these aspects, Isobel and Rook are still drawn to each other, in an impossible love. This extraordinary book, on the level of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell or Lud-in-the-Mist, is the author’s debut novel. True magic. – David


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Akata Warrior Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670785612
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

Sunny Nwazue was introduced to fantasy readers in Akata Witch, in which the Nigerian-American 12-year-old with albinism discovered that the differences between her New York City birthplace and the home she shares with her Igbo parents in Nigeria are separated by more than just cultural differences. Sunny is a member of the magic-wielding Leopard People; in addition to attending traditional school and playing soccer, she attends a magical school with other Leopard People students, and lives a life beyond her family’s scope. When Sunny experiences troubling dreams, she is informed that they are portents of a significant ecological disaster – one she and her allies can take action against, if Sunny can get herself out of the difficulties she’s created with her teacher by breaking the rules of her magic. Nnedi’s integration of multiple cultures and magical systems, including both Nigerian magic and creations of her own invention, will delight readers of all ages. – Maryelizabeth


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The Trick Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501155826
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Published: Atria Books - September 19th, 2017

Prague, 1934. As the world descends into war around him, a young boy named Mosche finds wonder and magic in a traveling circus act. The Trick follows young Mosche as he leaves his world—and his Jewish identity—behind to join the circus as a stage magician. In alternating chapters we watch Mosche grow into adulthood in world ravaged by hate as modern day 10 year old Max seeks out the now elderly, cantankerous magician in attempt to restore his family. Two boys. Two stories. Two lives converging into one poignant and utterly absorbing story of love and hate, rejection and belonging, defeat and victory. Like a true magician, Bergmann casts a spell, weaving a tale that will make us all believe in the eternal magic of storytelling. – Kelly


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$22.99
ISBN: 9781785654237
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Published: Hard Case Crime - June 13th, 2017

Although the blurb and cover photo on the book indicates that Forever and a Death was based on a possible James Bond story, it was rewritten by Westlake when the script was not chosen for a Bond film.  Instead, he turned it into a wonderful espionage / chase thriller with bad guy businessman Richard Curtis seeking revenge on Hong Kong, after Chinese rule was restored and he was no longer welcome there. He has hired engineer George Manville to create a method of leveling land on an island using a wave created by explosions. The first use of this technique is on an island to be developed into a resort. It will cause an oscillating wave that will turn the island, basically landfill and coral reefs, into “mud soup”. The results will make it easier and cheaper to develop. Pick up this unexpected treat, Forever and a Death, because Donald Westlake was a great storyteller. You won’t be disappointed if you are looking for a fun, escapist thriller. – Linda


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Bannerless Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780544947306
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Published: Mariner Books - July 11th, 2017

A civilization of survivors in a future version of the United States’ West Coast – which has been ravaged by extreme weather and other consequences of human behavior – recognize the importance of strict shared behavioral guidelines, including population control, to create a survivable environment. But even in a time of enforced social contracts, there are occasional violations, and a need for law enforcement professionals, called investigators. Her first significant case, investigating the suspicious death of a man in a nearby town, is further complicated when it reunites investigator Enid with a past lover. This cross-genre work will appeal to both SF and mystery readers.  – Maryelizabeth


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Gone to Dust Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765391285
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Published: Forge - August 15th, 2017

I admit it. I am a sucker for a smart, sexy, funny, damaged private detective in a small town setting. And that is what I have found in Goldman’s excellent, engrossing debut. Niles Shapiro made a reputation for himself by solving a case that eluded the police several years ago. This, in combination with his long-time friendship with Edina Police detective Anders Ellegaard, brings him into a case involving a local woman who has been murdered in her home under unusual circumstances in the quiet town of Edina, Minnesota. Niles has lived in Edina all his life, knows his way around the frozen terrain, and is in touch with most of the locals. In fact, some of the people from his past become major suspects as he investigates this crime through the freezing and icy Minnesota winter. Goldman is an Emmy Award-winning television writer whose credits include writing for Seinfeld and Ellen. All of this makes for an entertaining and lively read. I can hardly wait for the second book in this sure-to-be-a-hit series. –Terry


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$18.95
ISBN: 9781940658803
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Published: Grey Matter Press - July 11th, 2017

If Clive Barker and William S. Burroughs spawned a love child, you’d discover her secret self in Secrets of the Weird. We meet Trixie, a transgender woman on the streets of Sweetville, desperate to earn enough cash to finish her transition. The city Trixie haunts is a nightmare Pleasure Island, roamed by punks, prostitutes, and neo-Nazis, frosted with a heavy dose of the drug, Sweet Candy. A hive-mind of gaunt mutants, nicknamed Withering Wyldes, whose sexless husks emerge from chemical cocoons, take obsession with body image to morbid extremes. The Angelghoul leads a cannibal cult to “Consumption Enlightement,” holding up a black mirror to mindless consumerism. Identical twin narcissists with an investment empire, turn their appetites on each other like a self-consuming snake. In this funhouse of mirrors, Trixie finds true love, falling for a straight-edge punk who wants to save the world. She hides the flesh she loathes from him, fearing rejection. When a dwarf surgeon offers Trixie her final solution, she’ll have to decide if the knife is her friend or foe.  Stroup’s writing is beautiful; his visons dangerous. “Reassign, realign, redefine.”  – Rob

 

From Our July 2017 Newsletter:


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Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780399584022
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Published: Berkley Books - July 4th, 2017

Henry reimagines Peter Pan in this prequel novel that tells the story of how Jamie, the first – and Peter’s favorite – lost boy became Captain Hook. Lost Boy is a completely character-driven novel, and I loved getting a close look into Henry’s savage, heartless Peter and her unique Jamie. As was the case with Henry’s Alice, the pages turn themselves. The story itself moves at a perfect speed, giving plenty of time to flesh out characters and get the reader invested in the story. An immensely fun, dark, and twisted book. – Kelly


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$25.99
ISBN: 9780765388766
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Published: Tor Books - May 2nd, 2017

I would advise that you buckle in before picking up The Guns Above. Quoting Josette Dupre, first female airship captain, “They say it’s not the fall that kills you.” So true when you are in the middle of a war and on the new and untested Mistral airship, dodging bullets and bombs. Josette is also dodging Lord Bernat, whose secret assignment is to watch her closely and report back to command any time she shows weaknesses or indecision. After all, what does a woman know about war and battle strategy? The Guns Above is a military tale with airship battles, spicy and snarky dialogue, and the added bonus of a bit of a steampunk feel into the mix. Josette’s goal is to stay alive long enough to prove herself worthy of the role of captain. Bernat starts out as a fop who is clueless about naval warfare, and a bit (well, more than a bit) scared of the gunfire and bombs, who soon discovers the bravery hidden within his narcissistic demeanor. This debut will please those who enjoy military fantasy adventures such as those with Honor Harrington, as well as steampunk fans who enjoy a riveting description of airship manipulation and battle strategy.  – Linda


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The Collapsing Empire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765388889
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Published: Tor Books - March 21st, 2017

Faster than light travel isn’t possible. Luckily for the citizens of the Interdependency there is The Flow, the unexplained something, kind of like a river, that allows travel between the stars. Until now, that is. The Flow is failing. Not common knowledge, to be sure, but a few know that things are about to get very interesting very soon. But what to do with that knowledge? Prepare humanity for the collapse … or capitalize on it? Politics, machinations, nobility … choices. The Interdependency is an empire, and like the name suggests, its constituents are quite dependent on each other. In fact, there’s really only one currently-reachable planet that can sustain itself, and that’s the appropriately named End. End is about to become the center of the known universe. I loved this novel and can’t wait for the next installment. Oh, and you’re gonna love Kiva. Even if she kills you. – Guest Reviewer Patrick Heffernan


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Holly Farb and the Princess of the Galaxy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481471770
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - June 6th, 2017

DEAR FELLOW HUMANS: Do you like robots? Do you like adventures space? Do you like to laugh? Then this book is for you! Robot OS-78 narrates the story of an ordinary girl named Holly Farb who gets swept away in galactic adventure when a group of aliens mistake her for the Princess of the Galaxy. Featuring space pirates, bounty hunters, holograms, not to mention laugh out loud interjections from Robot OS-78 throughout! I had so much fun reading this book! -- Kelly


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Glitter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101933701
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2016

Glitter was an unexpected find for me that I picked up for a fun read but found to be full of very real characters and an engaging plot that pulled me in and didn’t let go. You see the main character grow and question herself, learning hard lessons along the way and paying the price for her mistakes. This is a great read with a perfect balance of ball gowns, deadly secrets, the black market, and a dash of romance. – Constance


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780399171635
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2017

“Death follows indecision, like a twisted shadow. Fall forward. Keep moving. Even if you must pick yourself up first.” Flame in the Mist is a stunning and intriguing mashup of Mulan and 47 Ronin. The story follows a young woman named Mariko as she struggles to find her place in society, often undermined by many of the male influences in her life. After narrowly escaping an ambush, she decides to create an alter ego, to join the clan that was sent to kill her. Mariko discovers secrets about herself, her family, and her world as she experiences a whole new aspect of life. She’s strong, independent, and a relatable character that captivates readers from the very first page. – Kaitlyn


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$26.99
ISBN: 9781481487788
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Published: Saga Press - July 11th, 2017

Kay Kenyon’s At the Table of Wolves is everything you like in WWII spy thrillers – louche British aristocrats of dubious loyalty, charming but diabolical Nazis hiding dreadful plots against England, a wonderfully strong, intelligent heroine pressed to her limit to save the day – but with psychic powers thrown into the mix. Kim Tavistock has the power to get people to confess their deepest secrets without intending or realizing it. She is up against a Nazi spy with hidden talents of his own, working in league with a mole at the heart of British intelligence. Will Kim discover their deadly secrets before the Nazi plots bring England to her knees? Read At the Table of Wolves to find out! A fun, fast read. Highly recommended! – David


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Heroine Worship Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780756413262
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Published: Daw Books - July 4th, 2017

Goal-oriented superheroine Aveda Jupiter (aka Annie Chang) is largely recovered from the injury that sidelined her in Heroine Complex – just in time to face a San Francisco landscape that’s been cleared by demons thanks to the work of her BFF Evie Tanaka and their team. Aveda turns her laser-like (figurative, not actual, because superpowers!) focus to a different task –  being the best maid of honor for Evie, even if it means overriding Evie’s preferences with her own superior options. There’s so much to love in this series, including its celebration of female relationships, its enthusiastic embracing of geek culture, and hot nerd romance! – Maryelizabeth


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$27.00
ISBN: 9780425284025
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Published: Del Rey Books - June 27th, 2017

The Waking Land is a story of old magic. The kind born from the earth that has slowly seeped into the veins of humanity only to be ostracized and feared by the kingdoms that could never harness the power for themselves. This story begins in one such kingdom with a political hostage who has been raised to hate magic, as well as her mother and father who abandoned her to the king when he came knocking on their door one night to quell a rumored rebellion.

Our young protagonist though is gifted. She hides it well, cloaked in her love of botany, but she is what she has been raised to hate. When forced to flee the kingdom or hang for murder, not only is she on the run from the law but also from the truth of what she is. This is an epic fantasy that focuses on humanity by showing how in accepting the magical parts of who you are, even if you have been raised to hate them, you can change the world. With writing that keeps you caught up in the moment and a band of characters that delight and infuriate you, The Waking Land is a good start to this series.

With its romance and characters I would recommend it for older YA readers. – Constance


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Vanguard Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101988343
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Published: Ace Books - May 16th, 2017

Campbell takes us back in time to before there was an Alliance … to witness its birth. Remember those ancestors, the living stars, that Black Jack and company often prayed (of sorts) to? Well, prepare to meet them. If you thought fighting and a war of attrition across centuries and light years, or battling enigmatic aliens, were problems, try herding cats across the Down and Out. Only these cats are corporations and pirates and the disenfranchised, oh my! It’s the Old West on a galactic scale and not a marshal in sight. Those who would do good and who are just seeking a fresh start versus those who would capitalize on the extreme lack of accountability that interstellar distance makes possible. Campbell never fails to bring the story and I love every hero-filled moment of it. 

Heard of Jack Campbell but are a bit too daunted to get lost in the previous fifteen (so far) books in the Black Jack Universe? Well, here’s a great place to start … the beginning. Those of you who have read those earlier volumes will love meeting the ancestors. – Guest reviewer Patrick Heffernan


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Beren and Luthien Cover Image
By J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (Editor), Alan Lee (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781328791825
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - June 1st, 2017

If you’ve read the Silmarillion, you know the tale of Beren and Lúthien. How Beren, a mortal man fell in love with the elven Lúthien, and their quest to recover a Silmaril from the evil Morgoth. But the tale –as was so often the case with Tolkien—was written in many variations throughout his life. Although most versions have been collected in Christopher Tolkien’s 12 volume History of Middle-earth series, for the first time the tales of Beren and Lúthien are collected together with light commentary. Whether you’re a casual fan, or whether you’ve poured over the HoMe series, there is a lot to savor in this book, and it is definitely one to add to your collection! – Kelly


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$26.00
ISBN: 9781501116841
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Published: Scribner Book Company - June 13th, 2017

Lydia Smith works at the Bright Ideas Bookstore in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Denver. For those acquainted with this type of neighborhood, they know it means a population of homeless people are usually waiting at the door when the store opens. Lydia knows that some of the BookFrogs, as she calls them, like to hang around, feeling safe within Bright Ideas’ aisles. When Joey, one of the BookFrogs, commits suicide in the store and leaves his possessions to Lydia, she must unravel the clues left behind within the books, a hidden message that Joey left just for her. As Lydia follows the clues, she rediscovers a long-suppressed memory about her own unusual and violent childhood: a killer who was never caught, the obsessive cop assigned to the case, and her estranged father who may have information about her repressed memories. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore is for readers who enjoy the idea of a mysterious death in a great location, their local bookstore, and clever clues left behind to unravel and keep the reader guessing until the end. – Linda


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The Marsh King's Daughter Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213005
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 13th, 2017

Helena Holbrook is the daughter of an abducted sixteen-year-old girl and her kidnapper. Jacob is a brutal man who holds mother and daughter prisoners in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for eleven years, with no running water, heat or electricity. Helena learns to live off the land and reveres and despises her father as his moods fluctuate. Thirteen years later, Helena Pelletier is the grown woman who has changed her identity and has a husband and two daughters and is living quite normally given that her entire childhood was spent in total isolation from civilization. But now Jacob Holbrook has just killed two prison guards, is the subject of a massive manhunt to capture “The Marsh King” as he has been dubbed and Helena knows exactly where he is headed – for her and her family. Her father taught her to hunt and now he is the hunted. A terrifying thriller blending the beauty of nature with the wisdom of Native American culture and remarkable human spirit and resilience. – Guest Reviewer Bunny Hand


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$9.99
ISBN: 9780062642967
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 28th, 2017

The Thief is one of the first books I ever fell in love with. It follows, unsurprisingly, a thief who has been captured by the crown and just as it seems he may never make it out of the cell he has been left to rot in, an opportunity is granted. If he can steal that which has been lost and hidden for countless years and return it to the queen, he can be a free man once more. He’ll have to risk his life to win it back but what is life without a little risk and gamble? More importantly can a desperate man say no to his only option? Even 20 years later these characters still have a place in my heart where they are surrounded by love and appreciation. – Constance


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ISBN: 9781595147684
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Published: Razorbill - January 24th, 2017

The Forbidden Wish is an Aladdin retelling, but in this version it is the Jinni using Aladdin, not the other way around. She has waited five hundred years to escape the desert she was abandoned in and losing this opportunity isn’t an option. It becomes harder and harder for her to lie to him though as she falls in love with him, a forbidden thing since the Jinni and humans have been at war for centuries and if anyone in the palace discovers her true nature both she and Aladdin would lose their heads. Filled with romance, magic, and some pretty great battle scenes, The Forbidden Wish is a well-crafted tale that captures your heart as you root for these characters all the way to the finish line. -- Constance


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The Space Between the Stars Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399585111
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Published: Berkley Books - June 13th, 2017

DEAR FELLOW HUMANS: Do you like robots? Do you like adventures space? Do you like to laugh? Then this book is for you! Robot OS-78 narrates the story of an ordinary girl named Holly Farb who gets swept away in galactic adventure when a group of aliens mistake her for the Princess of the Galaxy. Featuring space pirates, bounty hunters, holograms, not to mention laugh out loud interjections from Robot OS-78 throughout! I had so much fun reading this book! -- Kelly