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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

July 09, 2013

Tana lives in a world where vampires are a real threat to society.  After years of living in hiding, they have made their presence known among the living.  To deal with the problem, Coldtowns (walled cities where vampires and humans coexist) were created.  The only problem is that once you enter a Coldtown you are … Continue reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

June 20, 2013

Diana Bishop is a middle aged librarian/historian studying alchemy.  She has spent her entire life pretending not to be a witch, despite a long line of renown witches in the Bishop family.  While studying at Oxford, Diana accidentally uncovers a long lost manuscript that holds some sort of secret desired by all those in the … Continue reading A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

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The Final Piece by Maggi Myers

May 28, 2013

Beth Bradshaw hasn’t had the easiest life. From the time she was five years old, Beth was sexually abused by a family friend.  Her drug abusing parents didn’t notice what was happening and Beth kept it to herself for years.  Beth finally decides to tell her mother, who chooses not to believe her.  It isn’t … Continue reading The Final Piece by Maggi Myers

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Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

May 19, 2013

Blond haired, blue eyed Sookie Stackhouse lives in the small southern town of Bon Temps, Louisiana.  While she may appear to be an average southern girl, Sookie has a very unique talent; she can read minds.  Most of the local townspeople consider her to be a little crazy because of this quirk and Sookie has … Continue reading Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

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Out of Easy by Ruta Sepetys

May 05, 2013

Seventeen year old, Josie Moraine, lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the 1950s.  Her mother is a prostitute with little regard for Josie’s well being. Josie lives in a room above the bookstore where she works and also cleans the brothel where her mother resides.  The brothel is run by Willy, a … Continue reading Out of Easy by Ruta Sepetys

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Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

May 04, 2013

Moving back home after acquiring an undergrad and multiple master’s degrees, Lincoln finds that he still doesn’t know who he is or what he wants.  He lives with his mother and has a very limited social life.  The most interesting thing about his current situation is that he works nights at The Courier as their … Continue reading Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

May 02, 2013

Pi Patel is a very likeable Indian teenager who chooses to actively practice three religions:  Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam.  As the son of a zoo owner, Pi is also very knowledgeable about animals and their behaviors.   The family zoo is located in the southern Indian city of Pondicherry and its animals and their habitats are … Continue reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

April 25, 2013

In the summer of 1922, 29 year old Nick Carraway has just moved from Minnesota to New York.  Nick rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island.  West Egg is mostly populated with the newly rich who do not have many social connections and tend to find ways to elaborately display their wealth.  Jay … Continue reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

April 12, 2013

Every so often I read a book that is so good I have trouble writing a review about it.  Will I do the book justice?  Can I convince you in just a couple short paragraphs that this book should be moved to the top of your “to read” pile?  Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell is one … Continue reading Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

April 11, 2013

Set in North Carthage, Missouri, Gone Girl tells the story of Nick and Amy Dunne.  The novel begins on Nick and Amy’s fifth wedding anniversary.  Nick leaves for work the morning of their anniversary only to soon be called back home by a neighbor who has suspicions about happenings at the Dunne house.  Nick returns home … Continue reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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