i am margret moore by hannah capin

I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin

I Am Margaret Moore by Hannah Capin was an unexpected favorite. The story is written in a first person stream of consciousness type of narrative that can be hard for an author to pull off and hard for readers to follow. In this mystery Margaret, or Mar, is a girl who has attended a naval

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shadows reel by cj box

Shadows Reel by C.J. Box

Shadows Reel by C.J. Box picks up where the last book, Dark Sky, left off. There are two parallel stories. The first story involves Joe and his wife librarian Marybeth. Joe, who is the local game warden, is called out to a rancher’s property when the rancher spots what looks like a dead moose across

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the storyteller by kathryn williams

The Storyteller by Kathryn Williams

This is the story about Jess Morgan, a high school girl who is on a journey of self discovery. She is a writer, but keeps most of her work to herself. Jess finds it hard to believe that she is the girlfriend of a star on the football team Ryan and he chose her. This

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invisible girl by lisa jewell

Invisible Girl by Lisa Jewell

Enter Owen Pick, who is a 33 year old computer science teacher that is socially awkward and has never had a girl friend. Some female students accuse him of inappropriate behavior and he looses his job. Meanwhile, a series of sexual assaults occur in the neighborhood and Owen is questioned as a likely suspect. Then

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Within These Wicked Walls By Lauren Blackwood

This is the story of Andromeda, or Andi, who is a debtera, an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye. Andi grew up on the street and was raised by a famous debtera named Jember. He was very strict with her. Andi has been hired by a very wealthy young man, Magnus, whose

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verpertine

Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Verpertine is the story of Artemisia, a troubled teen who was possessed as a child. Her parents thought she was wild and unrulily and locked her in a shed, and there she stayed until a nun, one of the Gray Sisters, found her. The spirit was exorcised and Artemisia was taken to live at a

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feared by lisa scottoline

Feared by Lisa Scottoline

I read a few books I didn’t like and so picked up Feared by Lisa Scottoline because I thought it would be a safe bet. I’ve enjoyed her other books that feature the female lawyers Bernie Rosato, Mary DiNunzio, and Judy Carrier. The title of the book comes from a quote from Machiavelli that if

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the night she disappeared

The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

The Night She Disappeared is the story of a young teen mom, Tallulah, who is living with her mother Kim, who is helping her take care of her baby Noah. Tallulah had broken up with her baby’s father, Zach, but he decided that he wants to get back together with her and promises to help

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some fine day by kat ross

Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

Some Fine Day by Kat Ross is a dystopian story that takes place in the future. As a result of global warming massive hurricanes, or Hypercanes, arose that were so big they destroyed everything in their path. Unlike the hurricanes we are used to, these never dissipated. Consequently, people had to move underground and several

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spells trouble

Spells Trouble by PC Cast and Kristin Cast

Spells Trouble by P.C. and Kristin Cast begins in the 1600s where we meet Sarah Goode and her daughter. They are locked in the town jail because Sarah has been accused of being a witch. The twist, however, is that unlike most who were accused of witchcraft, Sarah actually was a witch, and a pretty

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the secret history

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

This is the story of a group of classics students at a small New England liberal arts school. The main character is Richard, who has a difficult relationship with his parents for suburban California. He joins a small group of other students under the tutelage of the Classics professor, Julian, and they take almost all

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sapiens run

Sapiens Run Trilogy by Jamie Davis

The Sapiens Run Trilogy is the story of a teenager named Cass that takes place in the year 2055. She grew up in a Sapiens enclave, a community for people who do not believe in cybernetic enhancements. People who get such enhancements are called “subs,” to imply they are subhuman. Her father is an important

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