Category Archives: highly recommend

A Dangerous Crossing – Rachel Rhys

The government assisted-passage scheme designed to meet the needs of Australians for domestic help seemed heaven sent to Lily, an excellent way to leave her past behind. And Lily wasn’t the only one trying to escape the past. Her shipboard … Continue reading

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The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

From the publisher:  Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to … Continue reading

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Future Home of the Living God – Louise Erdrich

The world is coming to an end, or maybe not. It is certainly changing. Evolution seems to have reversed itself. Plants and animals seem to be reverting to earlier incarnations, maybe not reverting, maybe going sideways. Who knows? Cedar Hawk … Continue reading

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

From the publisher:  Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan … Continue reading

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The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

From the publisher:  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 dark—and so there was also the Iskari. The child … Continue reading

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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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