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The Moonstone

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The Moonstone (Modern Library Classics) Cover Image
By Wilkie Collins, Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Introduction by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780375757853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Modern Library - September 11th, 2001

A cursed Indian diamond is given to a young English woman on the evening of her birthday.  In the morning, it has disappeared, and the household is thrown into arrears in both attempting to locate the diamond, and to discover who stole it.  This funny, mysterious book is noted as the first detective story, but it's really the character by character narration and wry humor that makes it an timeless delight.  

Stephanie


Dealing with Dragons

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Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780152045661
Availability: Out of Print
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2002

What do you do if you happen to be a princess tired of, well, being a princess?  Cimorene is over the courtly arts like embroidery, and not in a rush to be married off to a doltish prince.  She decides instead to willingly be "captured" by a dragon, Kazul, keeping house and making a mean cherries jubilee for her, all while avoiding be rescued by knights who want to win her hand, and uncovering the plot of some dastardly wizards.

Stephanie


Raven Boys

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The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, Book 1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545424936
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 30th, 2013

Blue Sargent’s psychic family believes she will kill her first love with a kiss.  Consequently, she has avoided boys of the nearby Aglionby Academy and is not thrilled when four friends begin to appear everywhere in her life.  The boys have a unique extracurricular activity that soon lures her:  their ringleader Gansey is on a quest for the lost Glendower, a vanished Welsh king.  Legend tells that whomever finds him will have the power of one wish. Danger, fast cars, friendships, and romance lie ahead.  The first in a series, grab a copy before the second (Dream Thieves) comes out on September 17th!

Stephanie


Y: The Last Man, Book One

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Y: The Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned Cover Image
By Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra (Illustrator), Pamela Rambo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781563899805
Availability: Hard to Find--Check Back in the New Year
Published: DC Comics - January 2nd, 2003

A pandemic that instantly kills all males of any species has curiously spared Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand, leaving them the only males in a world populated only with females.  Will he survive the gender politics, medical ethics, the lady biker gangs, the worldwide transportation and government standstill, or even the sheer lack of anyone else with XY chromosomes in this new completely altered world?  This hit series explores the question of what a world without one gender would look like, and has beautiful full color artwork to boot.  If you've never tried a graphic novel before, try this.

Stephanie


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