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The Whispering Dark

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The Whispering Dark By Kelly Andrew Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781338809473
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 18th, 2022

Continuing the theme of reading creepy literature in winter time, this one is a promising Young Adult tale that follows a deaf student who's accepted into a prestigious academy that teaches students how to travel between parallel worlds. Ghostly partnerships, tales of sacrifice, love, and obsession, this is a story that you can't go wrong with.

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A History of Fear

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A History of Fear: A Novel By Luke Dumas Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781982199029
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Published: Atria Books - December 6th, 2022

It's officially winter time so you know what that means... horror becomes much more terrifying (at least to me). In this chilling novel, the devil is in Scotland. When the country's most notorious serial killer is found dead in his cell, officers find a handwritten manuscript that promises to answer the question everyone's been wondering about: was he a lunatic, or was he telling the truth in saying that the devil made him do it...

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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories 1-4

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Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books 1-4 By Carolyn Keene Cover Image
$39.96
ISBN: 9780448490052
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - October 13th, 2015

This is the perfect present for budding sleuths and mystery enthusiasts, young children who've never heard of this timeless classic and anyone who remembers the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books like they were some kind of weird fever dream. A bonus present for the resident Nosy Person in your life (I am one and I am not ashamed) that our bookstore sadly cannot provide: any of the Nancy Drew games from Her Interactive!! A few of my favorites are The Silent Spy, Labyrinth of Lies, and Warnings at Waverly Academy.

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Vita Nostra

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Vita Nostra: A Novel By Marina & Sergey Dyachenko Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063054158
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Published: Harper Voyager - January 19th, 2021

I was influenced by a recent tweet from Alexis Henderson and various authors to check out this book. Vita Nostra is cut from the same cloth as Lev Grossman's The Magicians series. A slow unraveling of a story, reading this book echoes the sensation of giving someone your hand and trusting them to lead you somewhere magical.

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The Atlas Paradox

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The Atlas Paradox (Atlas Series #2) By Olivie Blake Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250855091
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Published: Tor Books - October 25th, 2022

The very anticipated sequel to The Atlas Six, The Atlas Paradox is rich with (increasingly) feral characters, chaos, moral decay, and corruption. It's a perfect early holiday gift for that friend or foe who was talking your ear off about it last year.

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House of Hunger

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House of Hunger By Alexis Henderson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593438466
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Published: Ace - September 27th, 2022

In Alexis Henderson’s newest Gothic horror, you’ll find vampires that are only slightly well-behaved, a feral yet fascinating court, and a quickly passionate romance that threatens to devour the thing the protagonist holds most dear: her life.

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The Honeys

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The Honeys By Ryan La Sala Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338745313
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Published: PUSH - August 16th, 2022

If you read Alone With You in the Ether and developed Aldo's fascination with bees, The Honeys is nothing like it but it does have bees. Alternatively, this book could be pitched as a YA version of Mona Awad's Bunny, except there are bees and it's summertime."

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The Fifth Season

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The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

"This is the way the world ends... for the last time." In a single day: Essun, a woman trying to live an ordinary life in a small village, comes home to find that her husband has brutally murdered their youngest child and disappeared with their oldest; across the continent known as The Stillness, a mighty empire collapses when most of its citizens are murdered by a man seeking vengeance; The Stillness has been cleaved in two, resulting in a massive rift that spews enough ash to cover the entire continent for years, or centuries. Masterfully told in first, second, and third person narratives, N.K. Jemisin's critically acclaimed and Hugo award winning (for all three books in the series!!!) is perfect not only for seasoned fantasy enthusiasts, but also those tentatively looking to dip their toes into genre fiction.

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My Mechanical Romance

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My Mechanical Romance By Alexene Farol Follmuth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823450107
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Published: Holiday House - May 31st, 2022

A story perfect for STEM enthusiasts, My Mechanical Romance follows Bel, a high school student too anxious to give her future the attention that everyone thinks it deserves. When she shows a natural talent for engineering, Bel is coerced into joining her school's robotics club. All the boys on the team ignore her--except for Mateo, the captain. Mateo thinks that Bel can be a good thing for the team, but they struggle to see eye-to-eye. As they spend more time together, they realize that they've not only improved the club, but also grown as individuals. Heart warming, funny, and loaded with the wit that the author is known for (she's more recognizable as her pseudonym Olivie Blake), this is a fun way to kick off the summer.

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Ordinary Monsters

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Ordinary Monsters: A Novel (The Talents #1) By J. M. Miro Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250833662
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 7th, 2022

Ordinary Monsters will satisfy any cravings for a fantasy with a sweeping and complex voice, similar to that of Phillip Pullman, Deborah Harkness, and Susanna Clarke. Suitable for both young and older audiences, the story follows two children with magical abilties who are being hunted by a man made of smoke. It's 1882 in England, and when a detective is recruited to escort them to the mysterious Institute where they'll be safe, all three begin a journey that carries them from London, to Meiji-era Tokyo, and finally to the Institute's eerie estate in Edinburgh. As secrets within the Institute are revealed, the children begin to discover the truth of why they have the abilities that they do, what's really stalking them, and that the worst monsters sometimes bring the sweetest gifts.

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