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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Scarlett Dragna just wants to escape her father and the island that they live on. A week away from her arranged wedding, her sister, Tella, and a sailor take her away to play in Caraval, the annual performance fueled by audience participation and magic. … More Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a KingShattered Sea, book 1by Joe Abercrombie Not suited for life as a warrior and instead prepared for life in the Ministry, Prince Yarvi must unexpectedly take the throne and defend his new title and life against both enemies and former allies. This story wastes no time getting things going. Just in the setup, … More Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

The intertwined lives of Nina Markova, a former pilot with the Soviet Night Witches, Ian Graham, a Nazi hunter on the trail of the elusive and dangerous woman known as the Huntress, and Jordan McBride, a Boston teenager learning to accept her German step-mother. … More The Huntress by Kate Quinn

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Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan

Knife of DreamsThe Wheel of Time, book 11by Robert Jordan Perrin is still trying to save Faile, Mat makes unexpected progress with Tuon, Elayne takes the throne for real, Egwene is a prisoner within the White Tower, Rand gets into some trouble All of the things that I felt were dragged out in the last … More Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan

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Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Saved from the noose by an abbess, Nona Grey is taken to the Convent of Sweet Mercy to train among the nuns in their martial and magical ways. There, she must learn to accept her prophesied future as she tries to hide from her bloodstained past. … More Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Replica by Lauren Oliver

Lyra lives at Haven. Gemma finds out her father has ties to Haven and goes looking for answers. Their stories are connected, but told separately. They can be read one after another, or together by alternating chapters. … More Replica by Lauren Oliver

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to tell truth from lies. Her best friend Iseult is a Threadwitch, able to see the threads that tie people to the world around them and reveal their emotions. As a truce between nations is coming to an end, Safiya’s power is no longer a secret, and many nations will do anything to use her to their benefit. … More Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

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What If? by Randall Munroe

One time I figured out how much the moon would weigh if it were on Earth instead of in orbit. This is like that but if all of the consequences of putting the moon on Earth were taken into account and the calculations were done by someone who actually, probably, knows what they’re doing. … More What If? by Randall Munroe

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