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A Skinful of Shadows

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ISBN: 9781419725722
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 17th, 2017

 

The perfect slightly-spooky autumn read, this is the story of Makepeace, a teenage girl with the ability to see, communicate, and bodily cohabit with ghosts. The plot deftly interweaves the supernatural with the events of the English Civil War, and the magic system feels creative and original. I loved Makepeace and all her ghosts.

Ari


Swing

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ISBN: 9780310761914
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Published: Blink - October 2nd, 2018

 

Alexander (along with Mary Rand Hess) has done it again! Swing is a coming-of-age tale that feels accessible and urgent. Covering everything from baseball to high school romance, jazz to heartbreak, Swing tells the story of two best friends longing to express themselves. Their path to becoming seen might not always feel straightforward, but what does in high school?

Caleb


To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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ISBN: 9781442426719
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

 

When you've streamed the Netflix movie for the fifth time and are pining for more Lara Jean Covey, pick up the book it's based on! Full of family, heart, cute boys, teenage mishaps, delicious cookies, and a fantastic Korean-American heroine, To All the Boys I've Loved Before is the perfect read for a cozy chair and a mug of hot chocolate. (Plus, there are two sequels!)

Rebecca


Sadie

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$14.39
ISBN: 9781250105714
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Published: Wednesday Books - September 4th, 2018

 

Sadie's sister was murdered, and she knows who did it. She decides to track down the killer herself after the cops' unsatisfactory investigation, but goes missing along the way. Sadie's narrative is intertwined with that of Wes, who is following her trail and making a Serial-like podcast as he tries to find her--this book is tense, twisty, and heart-wrenching and perfect for fans of true crime. Best book I've read this year.

April


Go, Went, Gone

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By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
$13.56
ISBN: 9780811225946
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 26th, 2017

 

Superior writing about a retired professor from East Berlin who unwittingly befriends homeless African refugees. Subtle layering of ancient and recent history, politics and cultures. All delivered in quite gestures and conversations. Outstanding reviews from across the globe. Book group gold.

Molly


Medusa Uploaded

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ISBN: 9781250169341
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Published: Tor Books - May 1st, 2018

 

The moment I finished this book, I immediately wanted to go back and reread it from the beginning. This book has everything: cool robots, political intrigue, revenge, murder, and, of course, space travel. Oichi is a fascinating and deeply flawed protagonist, and her story is unlike anything I've read before.

 

Shana


Locke and Key

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By Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (Illustrator), Robert Crais (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781600103841
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Published: IDW Publishing - August 18th, 2009

 

Halloween might be over, but there’s no reason the fixation on spectacular and scary needs to end. Locke and Key is a supernatural drama that blends the generational mythology of Harry Potter with the jarring otherworldly dread of Twin Peaks. Most of all it is a saga of family, expertly unpacking the consequences of past mistakes and the urgency to grow past what may haunt you. The story of the Locke siblings isn’t one you will be able to shake, nor will you want to; it’s the perfect tale for an overcast fall in New England!

Caleb


The Proposal

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ISBN: 9780399587689
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Published: Berkley - October 30th, 2018

 

Pick this up if public surprise proposals make you cringe. Nik is stunned and dismayed when her casual boyfriend pulls out a scoreboard proposal at a Dodgers game. Luckily, Carlos and his sister are there to rescue her from the awkward fallout. Mix in delicious cupcakes, body-positive self-defense classes, and a great supporting cast--you can't go wrong with this new contemporary romance from the author of The Wedding Date!

Rebecca


Little

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ISBN: 9780525534327
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 23rd, 2018

 

This historical novel about Madame Tussaud is dark and delightful. It's the story of a young girl who wends her way through the streets of Paris and the chaos of the French Revolution to become a skilled wax worker. Edward Carey's illustrations are equally eerie and fascinating. One of my favorite books of the year!

Heather


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