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What Makes This Books So Great

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ISBN: 9780765331939
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Published: Tor Books - January 21st, 2014

What Makes This Book So Great collects Jo Walton's Tor.com blog posts written between 2008 and 2011. In each entry she lovingly revisits a favorite science fiction or fantasy title that has fallen out of the public eye. In these pages you will discover both Jo Walton's enchanting style (even and especially when she writes about books you've never heard of) and a treasure trove of classic titles you will immediately need to add to your to-read list.

Rebecca


Whispers Underground

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ISBN: 9780345524614
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Published: Del Rey - July 31st, 2012

Starting with Midnight Riot, Aaronovitch has created his own genre of supernatural crime novel, sort of grown up Harry Potter meets CSI: London, and it's really funny and really well done.  Whispers Underground is the third in the series and begins with the death of an American exchange student in the London Underground system. Quintessentially British in its self-deprecating humor and flamboyant one-liners, the narrative voice is fresh but cynical, and the recurring characters both magical and very human.   I for one, want more.

 

Susannah


Enchanted

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ISBN: 9780544022188
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 28th, 2013

If you enjoy Gail Carson Levine or Shannon Hale, you are doing yourself a disservice if you do not pick up Enchanted. Alethea Kontis weaves dozens of fairy tale threads together to create a story that is at once cozily familiar and surprisingly original. Sunday Woodcutter's story is engaging, richly drawn, and utterly enchanting.

Rebecca


Dealing with Dragons

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ISBN: 9780152045661
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 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


Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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ISBN: 9780316213103
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2013

Let's face it, we're all sick of vampires. But there are vampires, and then there are vampires. The vampires in The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, for example, are twisted in the best of ways. Holly Black serves up one girl's quest for survival in the depths of a hedonistic world where the only thing worse than dying is going cold...and liking it. Rich language, morally ambigious characters, vampires who'd sooner slit your throat than have a conversation with you... What more could you want for your holiday season?

Rebecca


White Cat

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ISBN: 9781416963974
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 8th, 2011

Curses and con men come together in this fast-paced whodunnit thriller. Cassel is the only member in his family not blessed with the ability to work curses with a hand's touch. Since curse working is illegal, this means Cassel's also the only one who isn't a criminal--or it would, except for one wrinkle: when he was fourteen, he killed his best friend. Three years later Cassel begins to suspect there's more to his friend's death than he knows. To get to the truth, he must go up against his family and the secrets they're determined to keep.

Rebecca


Far, Far Away

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ISBN: 9780375849725
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2013

This modern day story of suspense reads like a fairy tale. Jeremy Johnson Johnson (his real name) lives in the town of Never Better and helps to run the Two-Book Bookstore, where there are only two titles for sale. The ghost of Joseph Grimm, one half of the Brothers Grimm, is his closest companion and protector. Meanwhile the nefarious Finder of Occasions watches and waits.

Robin


The Hallowed Ones

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ISBN: 9780547859262
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2012

Bickle's
vampires are the stuff of nightmares--enthralling, deadly, and
downright terrifying. Luckily, her unbreakable heroine Katie is more
than a match for them. Thrilling and action-packed, The Hallowed Ones is
perfect for readers seeking an antidote to the fluffy vampires of
Twilight fame.Rebecca


The Bromeliad Trilogy

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ISBN: 9780060094935
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Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2003

Originally published individually as three books, this middle reader gem is a brilliant introduction for the young reader into Pratchett's subversive, clever and humorous fantasy.   Set in a department store and featuring a clan of nomes, it is part adventure, part satire and part parable and a whole lot of fun.   My tip of the hat to Terry Pratchett who is bravely facing the end of his writing career and will be sorely missed by fans of all ages.

 

Susannah


Dead Harvest

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ISBN: 9780857662187
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Published: Angry Robot - February 28th, 2012

Sam is a collector whose job is to bring damned souls to hell. Going about his daily routine he discovers a soul on his list is innocent and an innocent soul in hell means the end of the world. But some powerful forces want just that.. What follows is a well-written, action-packed, horror noir adventure across New York City as Sam jumps bodies, fights demons, and avoids all powerful angels and NYPD SWAT Teams, making Dead Harvest, the first in a series, the best kind of entertainment.

Josh


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