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In the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah tells a riveting story: how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government ... Read more about A Long Way Gone

I AM PUSHING a rusty wheelbarrow in a town where the air smells of blood and burnt flesh. The breeze brings the faint cries of those whose last breaths are leaving their mangled bodies. I walk past th...


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The New York Times bestselling debut by Adam Gidwitz, the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale.

"A wonderful sense of humor and narrative voice … completely fresh and unique." -Rick Riordan, #1 ... Read more about A Tale Dark & Grimm

I am well aware that nobody wants to hear a story that happens before the main characters show up. Stories like that are boring, because they all end exactly the same way. With the main characters sho...


Beneath the towering bleached ribs of a dead, ancient beast lies New Crobuzon, a squalid city where humans, Re-mades, and arcane races live in perpetual fear of Parliament and its brutal militia. The air and rivers are thick with factory pollutants a... Read more about Perdido Street Station

A window burst open high above the market. A basket flew from it and arced towards the oblivious crowd. It spasmed in mid-air, then spun and continued earthwards at a slower, uneven pace. Dancing prec...


Jody Fargo is sweet sixteen, but tougher than she looks - she has to be. She's sleeping over at her friend's when the killers break in. They slaughter the family but Jody escapes with twelve-year-old Andy... Simon Quirt doesn't seem like a crazed kil... Read more about Endless Night

She opened her eyes, rubbed them, yawned. The room was dark, but she could see Evelyn looking down at her from the bed. The girl’s face was a dim blur smudged with shadows. Her arm, darker than the wh...


Enter the Graceling Realm with the beloved story that started it all, from New York Times best-selling author Kristin Cashore.

Katsa is a Graceling, one of the rare people born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she lived a life of privileg... Read more about Graceling

IN THESE DUNGEONS the darkness was complete, but Katsa had a map in her mind. One that had so far proven correct, as Oll's maps tended to do. Katsa ran her hand along the cold walls and counted doors ...


"A fierce and beautiful story of rage and compassion, betrayal and loyalty, damage and love…A fairy tale for adults, one you'll never forget."-Alice Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic

The only daughter of a beloved king... Read more about Deerskin

MANY YEARS LATER SHE REMEMBERED HOW HER PARENTS HAD looked to her when she was a small child: her father as tall as a tree, and merry and bright and golden, with her beautiful black-haired mother at h...


Sleepyhead is Mark Billingham's thrilling debut novel. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke that was deliberately induced by a manipulation of pressure points on the head and neck. She can see, hear, and feel, and is awar... Read more about Sleepyhead

Thorne hated the idea of coppers being hardened. A hardened copper was useless. Like hardened paint. He was just…resigned. To a down-and-out with a fractured skull and the word SCUM carved into his ch...


In the trauma center of Atlanta's busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city's poor, wounded, and unlucky-and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police inve... Read more about Undone

SARA LINTON LEANED BACK IN HER CHAIR, MUMBLING A SOFT “Yes, Mama” into her cell phone. She wondered briefly if there would ever come a point in time when this felt normal again, when a phone call with...


Set in Glasgow in 1981, a time of hunger strikes, riots and unemployment that decimated the old industrial heartlands, The Field of Blood is the first in the tense Paddy Meehan series from Scotland's princess of crime, Denise Mina.

The vicious murd... Read more about Field of Blood

If there was any other angle to the Brian Wilcox story, none of the staff of the Scottish Daily News could find it. They had interviewed the missing child’s family and neighbors, retraced all possible...


This was the summer he discovered what he wanted-at a gruesome museum of criminology far off the beaten track of more timid tourists. Visions of torture inspired his fantasies like a muse. It would prove so terribly fulfilling.... Read more about The Mermaids Singing

Gentlemen, I have had the honour to be appointed by your committee to the trying task of reading the Williams’ Lecture on Murder, considered as one of the Fine Arts; a task which might be easy enough ...

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