Category Archives: highly recommend

Slider – Pete Hautman

From the publisher: David can eat an entire sixteen-inch pepperoni pizza in four minutes and thirty-six seconds. Not bad. But he knows he can do better. In fact, he’ll have to do better: he’s going to compete in the Super … Continue reading

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Wild Bird – Wendelin Van Draanen

From the publisher: 3:47 a.m. That’s when they come for Wren Clemens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march into the desert. This is what happens … Continue reading

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The Plague Diaries – Keeper of Tales Trilogy – Ronlyn Domingue

Secret Riven is determined to be normal, whatever normal may be. People with differences are shunned, so she has dyed her silver hair black, wears glasses that conceal her mis-matched eyes. Most of all she denies her special abilities, refusing to communicate … Continue reading

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Shimmer and Burn – Mary Taranta

From the publisher, “Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a … Continue reading

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The Lying Game – Ruth Ware

Fatima, Thea and Isabel were living their lives.  Trying to keep their lives normal and in order.  Trying to forget the secret they shared. Then the text came on each of their phones, the text they hoped they would never … Continue reading

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Live from Cairo – Ian Bassingthwaighte

Hana is overwhelmed by everything. For starters, there was the chaotic taxi ride from the airport which resulted in a broken taxi door (her fault).  Then there is the police, the army, the protesters and the refugees that fill Cairo … Continue reading

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Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York – Francis Spufford

The merchants of New York didn’t know what to make of Mr. Smith, a handsome young man who appeared out of the rain and fog at the door or Lovell & Company on Golden Hill Street. He was bearing an … Continue reading

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