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By MarcyKate Connolly, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062272713
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: HarperCollins - February 10th, 2015

If Shannon Hale and the Brothers Grimm had collaborated on writing Frankenstein, the result might look something like Monstrous. Kymera is a girl brought back from the dead. She wakes up with a body patched together with pieces from various animals, no memory of her life before she died, and a singular purpose given to her by her father: she must rescue the girls of the kingdom of Bryre, who are victims of a mysterious illness and a tyrannical wizard. But as Kymera begins her quest for justice, she begins to uncover dark secrets about her own past. A perfect read for young readers making the switch from middle grade to YA, or for adult readers looking for a little more magic.


The Boundless

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By Kenneth Oppel, Jim Tierney (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442472884
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 22nd, 2014

Jump aboard the Boundless, a city on a train barreling across the Canadian wilderness, complete with a circus, a Sasquatch, a fiercely-guarded funeral car, and a conniving brakeman intent on getting into it. The only thing standing in his way--Will Everett, a young boy desperate for adventure. As he did in his masterful Airborn series, Kenneth Oppel yet again blends fantasy, history, and folklore to create this masterful, old-school adventure novel.


Gris Grimley's Frankenstein

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By Mary Shelley, Gris Grimly (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061862977
Availability: On Order at the Warehouse
Published: Balzer + Bray - August 27th, 2013

Artist Gris Grimly intertwines Mary Shelley's text with spooky, spectral illustrations to make one of the greatest horror novels ever even more horrific. A perfect chilling read for October, and a great access point for those who've never read the classic.


The Miniaturist

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ISBN: 9780062306814
Availability: Hard to Find--Contact us for More Info
Published: Ecco - August 26th, 2014

A magical and haunting book about a young bride who is given a miniature model of her house that predicts the future. Set in a vividly-drawn Golden Age Holland and with writing so beautiful it will make you cry, this is a perfect book to transition out of beach reading.


The Last Dragonslayer

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ISBN: 9780544104716
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013

Jennifer Strange, the no nonsense manager of Kazam employment agency for magicians, her burnt orange VW bug, and her pet quarkbeast (equal parts knife drawer, kitchen blender, and Labrador) have to find a way to save the last dragon of the Ununited Kingdoms from the prophesied last dragonslayer...which might just be Jennifer herself. Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams for a younger set.



The Beekeeper's Apprentice

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ISBN: 9780312427368
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Published: Picador USA - October 2nd, 2007

Sherlock Holmes meets his match in the brilliant and bold Mary Russel, a philosophy student with a penchant for detecting. A great historical mystery featuring an unforgettable heroine, an aging Sherlock, and a spot-on Doyle-esque voice. Why read this? It's elementary.



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