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"I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else."
--Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

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The Hike Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399563874
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Published: Penguin Books - July 4th, 2017

The Hike grabbed my attention from the first chapter and didn't let go! Fast-paced, funny and bizarre, with fairy tale themes throughout, it follows Ben as he goes for a hike around a small country hotel and ends up way off the path in a seemingly magical land. Is it all in his head; did he really go that far off the trail? You'll keep reading just to find out what happens next (you won't believe it!) and yet it's so entertaining that you don't want it to end. One of my favorite books of the year, The Hike has a little something for everyone. And don't forget to stay on the path!


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Dark Days: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780306825095
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Published: Da Capo Press - July 12th, 2016

This memoir from the vocalist of metal band Lamb of God explains the story of how he was imprisoned in Prague following the accidental death of a fan. So well written and full of voice and character!


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How to Set a Fire and Why Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911754
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Published: Vintage - June 13th, 2017

I found this novel absolutely captivating. I loved the writing style and wave of emotions throughout. This novel has really stuck with me and I find myself thinking about it even months after finishing it.


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Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780399584022
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Published: Berkley Books - July 4th, 2017

We all know the story of Peter Pan and Neverland, but in Christina Henry's retelling, things aren't quite what they seem. Jamie was Peter's first friend, the first of the Lost Boys, and Peter's right hand man. But Peter Pan is not always the friendly, lovable boy we've come to know and the origins of Captain Hook shed a different light on the classic tale. Henry brings in many of the elements of the original story and twists them just enough to put a dark spin on things. I thoroughly enjoyed this gritty reimagining of Peter Pan and Neverland. Fast-paced, violent, and full of surprises, this one will make you rethink the classic stories you know and love.
 


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The Trees Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781632862839
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - August 2nd, 2016

Amazing writing!  


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A Child of Books Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763690779
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 6th, 2016

A breathtakingly beautiful book feautring illustrations made from text from classic stories. The story is sweet and important about the power of stories and imagination. Amazing!


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Human Acts Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781101906729
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Published: Hogarth Press - January 17th, 2017

Poetic and beautifully written and translated, these interconnected stories tell of the lives affected by the violent Gwangju Uprising in South Korea in 1980 when government troops killed hundreds of civilians following the assassination of President Park Chung-hee in 1979. It is violent and visceral, but so moving and important.


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The Shrike Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781607069621
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Published: Image Comics - May 13th, 2014

The first volume in a gorgeous supernatural western graphic novel series. I recommend reading it twice in order to absorb all of the intricate details.


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Pretty Deadly, Volume 2: The Bear Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781632156945
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Published: Image Comics - August 30th, 2016

The second volume in a gorgeous supernatural western graphic novel series. I recommend reading it twice in order to absorb all of the intricate details.


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Such Small Hands Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492006
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Published: Transit Books - April 11th, 2017

Such Small Hands is an exquisitely dark story about a young girl who goes to an orphanage after her parents are killed in a car accident. Marina is an outcast to the other girls; they love her from afar but are cruel to her during the day. At night however, Marina makes up a game; one with a violent end. With striking, lyrical prose, Barba brings us into the minds of these young girls and the unsettling business of childhood. Phenomenal and unforgettable.


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Girl in the Dark: A Memoir of a Life Without Light Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101872123
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Published: Anchor Books - February 23rd, 2016

Anna had a normal life: a good job, a blossoming relationship, and her own apartment. But when she becomes severely sensitive to light of any kind, her world is turned upside down. She must black out the windows with foil and tape and must stay in complete darkness otherwise her skin burns as if a blow torch is touching her.  She can only periodically go outside at dusk and can barely make it to medical appointments to find out exactly what is going on with her skin. In order to stave off the boredom of being stuck inside in the dark, she listens to audio books and plays word games in her head. This memoir is lyrically written, insightful, and compelling. You won't forget it.


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Meddling Kids Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385541992
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Published: Doubleday Books - July 11th, 2017

A Scooby Doo-like gang of young adults(and one intuitive dog) must band together after a decade apart to resolve their last case. Hilarious, genuinely creepy, and full of pop culture references, this is a highly entertaining mystery with dark twists and turns. These meddling kids are up against a real monster, not just a man in a giant salamander suit and I thoroughly enjoyed their story of second chances, friendship and demon fighting!


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Lint Boy Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544528604
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Published: Clarion Books - June 27th, 2017

A unique graphic novel about friendship. Lint Boy and Lint Bear live happily in the dryer. One day, Lint Bear is grabbed with a load of laundry. He falls into the clutches of an evil woman, Mrs PinchnSqueeze, who hates dolls, and most things in general. We see Mrs PinchnSqueeze as a mean little girl, when she was called Tortura, and we find out why she hates dolls so much. The charming illustrations remind me of Tim Burton, Roald Dahl or Neil Gaiman. I read it all in one sitting because I just had to know what happened to poor little Lint Boy and Lint Bear and their new doll friends. A happy ending and humor throughout keep the story from getting too dark. I loved it!