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Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known ... More details on Uprooted

Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrific...
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From the #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars

Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery

#1 New York Times Bestseller

USA Today Bestseller... More details on Paper Towns

The longest day of my life began tardily. I woke up late, took too long in the shower, and ended up having to enjoy my breakfast in the passenger seat of my mom’s minivan at 7:17 that Wednesday mornin...
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A Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author joins Ace with a stunning new science fiction epic.

Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math, and blind. When she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality she percei... More details on WWW

The monsoon season was over, and the air was bone-dry. He turned his head to look again at his father, lying on the rickety bed. His father’s wrinkled forehead, brown from the sun, was slick with pers...
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'Mad Nicholas' to his friends, 'Scourge of Spain' to the enemy, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has never been known to resist a challenge.When a captured galleon yields the lovely Doña Dominica de Rada y Sylva, he vows to return her and her father to the sh... More details on Beauvallet

The deck was a shambles. Men lay dead and dying; there was split woodwork, a welter of broken mizzen and sagging sail, dust and grime, and the reek of powder. A ball screamed through the rigging overh...
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What do readers say about Lord of the White Hell, Book 1?

twists and turns a 3. 5 renaissance fantasy a kind of school boys in love story

Kiram Kir-Zaki may be considered a mechanist prodigy among his own people, but when he becomes the first Haldiim ever admitted to the prestigious Sagrada Academy, he is thrown into a world where power, superstition and swordplay outweigh even the mos... More details on Lord of the White Hell, Book 1

After six days of sleepless travel he couldn’t believe that he had dozed off today of all days. He frowned at the creased front of his white linen shirt and tucked a loose edge back into his dark pant...
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A New York Times Editors' Choice and Notable Book of 2021

" Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror of 2021" - The Washington Post

From one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Chinese literature, an uncanny and playful novel that blurs... More details on Strange Beasts of China

AS THE SPLENDID RIVER FLOWS THROUGH YONG’AN CITY’S centre and heads east, it separates into the Lotus and Peacock Rivers in Luoding District. The sorrowful beasts live in a housing development on the ...
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Elizabeth Wurtzel published her memoir of depression, Prozac Nation, to astonishing literary acclaim. A cultural phenomenon by age twenty-six, she had fame, money, respecteverything she had always wanted except that one, true thing: happiness.

For ... More details on More, Now, Again

There are no seasons in Florida. People say that about other places, they say that about southern California, but I’ve lived through some freezing nights in Los Angeles. I’ve snuck around people’s hom...
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"A stunning novel, proof that Manil Suri is a major storyteller of heart and intelligence." -Amy Tan

The Age of Shiva is at once a powerful story of a country in turmoil and an "unflinchingly honest" portrait of maternal love-"intricately interwoven... More details on The Age of Shiva

EVERY TIME I TOUCH YOU, EVERY TIME I KISS YOU, EVERY TIME I OFFER you my body. Ashvin. Do you know how tightly you shut your eyes as with your lips you search my skin? Do you know how you thrust your ...
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"The murderer is with us-on the train now . . ."

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door ... More details on Murder on the Orient Express

It was five o’clock on a winter’s morning in Syria. Alongside the platform at Aleppo stood the train grandly designated in railway guides as the Taurus Express. It consisted of a kitchen and dining ca...
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What do readers say about Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?

terrific writing style it had pictures dark fantasy and action creepy and mysterious

When his grandfather dies under mysterious circumstances, sixteen-year-old Jacob wants to know more about his grandfather's hazy past. On a trip to the Welsh Cairnholm Island he discovers the crumbling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As ... More details on Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen. The first of these came as a terrible shock and, like anything that changes you forever, split my li...
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