Category Archives: suspense

The Warsaw Protocol – Steve Berry

Yea!!! Once again Cotton Malone has been persuaded by his old boss, Stephanie Nelle to come out of retirement, just one more time. Cotton is in Bruges attending a rare books auction for a client when he becomes involved in … Continue reading

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A Castle in the Clouds – Kerstin Gier, Romy Fursland (translated by)

From the publisher, “Witty and charming, this contemporary young adult novel follows a girl as she navigates secrets, romance, and danger in an aging grand hotel.  Way up in the Swiss mountains, there’s an old grand hotel steeped in tradition … Continue reading

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Scavenge the Stars – Tara Sims

Amaya was sold to a debtor ship filled with children conscripted to pay off familial debts.  She spent 10 years diving for pearls, gutting fish, beaten and starved until she escaped.  With the help of Boon, a man she saved … Continue reading

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The Malta Exchange – Steve Berry

Oh boy, Cotton has come out of retirement again. He’s working freelance for British intelligence – a simple buy and sell of letters between Churchill and Mussolini which had been lost in 1945. But now his orders are to steal … Continue reading

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The Wicked King – Holly Black

The sequel to The Cruel Prince opens with all of Jude’s plans coming to fruition.  Oak is safely growing up in the human world until he comes of age to rule, replacing Cardan.  Cardan now rules, temporarily, but is well … Continue reading

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Sanctuary – Caryn Lix

Alien probes were sent to Earth fifty years before the story opens.  Those born after exposure to the probe developed super powers.  Earth, or Omnisteller Corporation the ruling entity, can’t just let these folks wander free so they are imprisoned … Continue reading

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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe – Lauren James

The spaceship is all Romy has ever known. She was an unauthorized/unexpected baby while her parents were the only crew members not in stasis during a long distance voyage to establish a colony. The crew in stasis died years ago, … Continue reading

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The Death of Mrs. Westaway – Ruth Ware

Hal is overwhelmed by her life. No, it’s the lack of a life. Hal was eighteen when her mother died a couple of years ago. Her only way to earn a living was to take over her mother’s tarot reading … Continue reading

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One for Sorrow – Mary Downing Hahn

From the publisher, “Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes … Continue reading

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Count All Her Bones – April Henry

The much craved for sequel to Girl, Stolen (crazy popular on my campus) is everything April Henry fans come to expect.  The story opens months after Cheyenne’s escape from her kidnappers.  Cheyenne is preparing for her testimony against Roy, the … Continue reading

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Last Day on Mars – Kevin Emerson

Teens Liam and Phoebe are among the last people on Mars when a mass evacuation is underway due to the accelerated supernova of our sun.  Earth was evacuated decades before and the Mars settlement was only meant to be temporary … Continue reading

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Scythe – Neal Shusterman

In this ponderous dystopian thriller, the Cloud is now the Thunderhead.  Medical technology allows for long life with citizens resetting their DNA to their 20s or 30s.  This resetting can be done for hundreds of years allowing for a very … Continue reading

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Blood for Blood – Ryan Graudin

Yael’s story continues in this alternate history with Germany and Japan the victors of WWII.  Yael was the subject of medical experiments as a young girl in the Nazi concentration camps.  As a result, she can skin-shift, physically change her … Continue reading

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The Reader – Traci Chee

Books are no longer used or even known about by most folks.  At a very early age, Sefia’s mother secretly  plays alphabet blocks with Sefia, attempting to teach her the dangerous skill of reading.  Her mother is killed and she … Continue reading

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The Leaving – Tara Altebrando

Six kindergarteners don’t return home from school.  They are missing for eleven years.  Then one night, five are returned.  Blindfolded, they are dropped off in a playground in town with a map to their home in their pocket with no … Continue reading

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