Cissa

Hunger

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780735212510
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 6th, 2018

 

Full disclosure, I was VERY into creepy and unsettling things as a child and the tragedy of the Donner party fell right into my wheelhouse. As an adult, this book was a fun mix of history and fiction all mixed with a deep feeling of disquiet that weighs on you throughout the entire book. It might not be the traditional Christmas ghost story, but it's still the perfect spooky winter read.

 

Cissa


Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx

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ISBN: 9781911171195
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Published: Flying Eye Books - April 3rd, 2018

 

This delightful tale of a young girl on a quest to save her father kept me completely spellbound as I kept looking at each page, continually finding new details in the illustrations. We follow Marcy as she navigates the complicated world of ancient Egyptian gods and ventures into the mysterious realm of the Sphinx to find her father and bring him home. Good thing adventuring runs in the family!

Cissa


Blame It On Bianca del Rio

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$21.99
ISBN: 9780062690876
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Published: Dey Street Books - May 22nd, 2018

 

The drag queen of mean proves that reading really is what? Fundamental. Serving both Tea and Shade and giving us all life; she’s a snarky, un-PC, raucous and no-holds barred drunk person at a party who decides that now is totally the time to tell you what’s wrong with you! Joan Rivers would be SO proud. House down boots, Bianca!!!

Susannah

 

Yass, Queen!! Bianca has spoken and I for one am listening. The true Dr Phil is spilling all the tea.  Friend won’t hold your hair while you vomit? Sashay away. Boyfriend won’t shave for you? Dump him, honey. Bianca del Rio has no filter, and I’m living for it. Werk it, girl.

Cissa


Sabriel

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ISBN: 9780062315557
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Published: HarperCollins - June 3rd, 2014

 

Few books moved me as a young reader more than Sabriel. When few well rounded female characters were available for a twelve-year-old, Sabriel was a blessing. I stumbled across the book by accident and was immediately immersed in a world where one girl stands on the border of death and protects the living from its denizens. Sabriel must quickly come into her birthright and save her father from the final gateway of death and in the process, save her world.

Cissa


The Future is History

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ISBN: 9781594634536
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

 

This work of nonfiction reads like a compelling novel where Masha follows the lives of young people just old enough to remember the fall of the USSR. Their stories intertwine with those of their parents and grandparents showing the generational disconnect and the obstacles it presents. Through interviews and impressive research Masha shares the truth behind the iron curtain and what happened after it was rent in two.

Cissa


The Tsar of Love and Techno

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ISBN: 9780770436452
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Published: Hogarth - July 19th, 2016

 

It took me too long to take this book seriously because of the unique title, and I'm still mad at myself for taking so long to read it. This book expertly weaves together the stories of people from across  both time and the vast country of Russia. We meet a man working to censor pieces of art, a museum curator, a thug from a small Siberian town, an actress, and many others that all flawlessly form a larger picture of Russian culture and experiences.

Cissa


P S I Miss You

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ISBN: 9781250123480
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 6th, 2018

 

This book shares the moving tale of a young girl dealing with her strict religious family's reaction to her sister's sin, which ended in her being sent away. Trying to come to terms with the situation, she begins writing her sister letters and ends up finding herself along the way. This book deals with heavy subject matters and I would not recommend it to children under 11.

Cissa


Annihilation

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ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

 

This book captured me from the very beginning and never let me go. The horror-ecological-sci-fi (my new hybrid genre) aspects of the book made me feel claustrophobic in a thrilling way as I raced to finish, staying up all night in the process. This first book in Vandermeer's trilogy has us following a stoic biologist who enters into an alien world where nature has taken back what mankind has ruined, with deadly results.

Cissa


The Wicked Deep

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ISBN: 9781481497343
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Published: Simon Pulse - March 6th, 2018

 

Penny lives in a small town that is still haunted by its decision to drown three young women two hundred years ago for enchanting the local men. Now, every year the spirits of the women they killed come back and drown the young boys of the village in retribution. But what happens when Penny falls for a newcomer who seems to be drawing more attention than is safe for this small town in the midst of drowning season.

Cissa


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