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  • Author:
    Liu, Marjorie M.
    Summary:

    Joining the Dirk & Steele Agency turned Eddie's life around. A pyrokinetic and former car thief, he cannot refuse an assignment to cross the continent in order to rescue an extraordinary woman in peril, even though he fears losing control of the destructive power of flame at his fingertips.

  • Author:
    Frost, Jeaniene
    Summary:

    Veritas spent most of her life as a vampire Law Guardian. Now, she's about to break every rule by secretly hunting down the dark souls that were freed in order to save Ian. But the risks are high. For if she gets caught, she could lose her job. And catching the sinister creatures might cost Veritas her own life. Come hell or high water, Ian intends to remind Veritas of the burning passion between them, because she is the only person seared on his mind, and his soul.

  • Author:
    Gailey, Sarah
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    A sly, witchy dark comedy about four teens whose magic goes wildly awry from Magic for Liars author Sarah Gailey, who Chuck Wendig calls an "author to watch." Keeping your magic a secret is hard. Being in love with your best friend is harder. Alexis has always been able to rely on two things: her best friends, and the magic powers they all share. Their secret is what brought them together, and their love for each other is unshakeableeven when that love is complicated. Complicated by problems like jealousy, or insecurity, or lust. Or love. That unshakeable, complicated love is one of the only things that doesn't change on prom night. When accidental magic goes sideways and a boy winds up dead, Alexis and her friends come together to try to right a terrible wrong. Their first attempt fails and their second attempt fails even harder. Left with the remains of their failed spells and more consequences than anyone could have predicted, each of them must find a way to live with their part of the story.

  • Author:
    Mejia, Tehlor Kay
    Summary:

    La Voz operative Carmen Santos is forced to choose breaking with her community and saving the girl who stole her heart or fully embracing the ruthless rebel she was always meant to be.

  • Author:
    Mejia, Tehlor Kay
    Summary:

    At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their society: running a husband's household or raising his children. Both paths promise luxury. Daniela Vargas is the top student, but her pedigree is a lie she must keep up or be sent back to the strife of the lower class. But then she is asked to spy for a resistance group fighting for equality.

  • Author:
    Braswell, Liz
    Summary:

    What if Wonderland was in peril and Alice was very, very late? Alice is on a mission to stop the Queen of Hearts' tyranny and to find her place in both worlds. But will she able to do so before the End of Time?

  • Author:
    Carriger, Gail
    Summary:

    Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London high society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Until, that is, she receives a summons that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle.

  • Author:
    Green, Simon R.
    Summary:

    Ishmael Jones is plunged into a baffling investigation involving the wedding of an old friend's daughter, murder, an ancient curse, and Ishamel's memories of before he was human.

  • Author:
    Liu, Marjorie M.
    Summary:

    He looks out of place in Dela Reese's Beijing hotel room. With his feline yellow eyes, he's like nothing from her world. Yet Dela has danced through the echo of his soul and knows this warrior will obey her every command. Hari has been used and abused for millennia. But he sees, upon his release from the riddle box, that his new mistress is different. There is a hidden power in Dela's eyes, and with her, he may regain all that was lost to him.

  • Author:
    Pratchett, Terry
    Summary:

    A follow-up to Dragons at Crumbling Castle, this second batch of storytelling gems features short stories written when Sir Terry Pratchett was a seventeen-year-old junior reporter.

  • Author:
    Bartlett, Claire Eliza
    Summary:

    She survived the curse. Now she must survive the throne. All Ekata wants is to stay alive—and the chance to prove herself as a scholar. Once Ekata's brother is finally named heir to the dukedom of Kylma Above, there will be nothing to keep her at home with her murderous family. Not her books or her experiments, not her family's icy castle atop a frozen lake, not even the tantalizingly close Kylma Below, a mesmerizing underwater kingdom that provides her family with magic. But just as escape is within reach, her parents and twelve siblings fall under a strange sleeping sickness, and no one can find a cure.In the space of a single night, Ekata inherits the title of duke, her brother's captivating warrior bride, and ever-encroaching challengers from without—and within—her ministry. Nothing has prepared Ekata for diplomacy, for war, for love...or for a crown she has never wanted. If Kylma Above is to survive, Ekata must seize her family's magic and power. And if Ekata is to survive, she must quickly decide how she will wield them both. The Winter Duke is an enchanted tale of intrigue by Claire Eliza Bartlett, author of the acclaimed feminist fantasy We Rule the Night .

  • Author:
    Liu, Marjorie M.
    Summary:

    A breathtaking, solitary creature, the last of his race, is irresistibly drawn to a mysterious woman with no memory of who she is but is in obvious peril.

  • Author:
    Paige, Danielle
    Summary:

    To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman's heart, steal the Scarecrow's brain, take the Lion's courage, and kill Dorothy. But Dorothy still lives, and Amy is only just learning the truth about her mission.

  • Author:
    Black, Holly
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    After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

  • Author:
    Abercrombie, Joe
    Summary:

    For heroes like Leo dan Brock and Stour Nightfall, only happy with swords drawn, peace is an ordeal to end as soon as possible. But peace is just another kind of battlefield, and it doesn't last forever.

  • Author:
    Sapkowski, Andrzej
    Summary:

    The world has fallen into war. Ciri, the child of prophecy, has vanished. Hunted by friends and foes alike, she has taken on a disguise. Both sides of the war have sent mercenaries to hunt her down. There is only one place left to run, the tower of the swallow is waiting.

  • Author:
    Sapkowski, Andrzej
    Summary:

    Reinmar of Bielawa is a doctor, a magician, and, according to some, a charlatan. When a thoughtless indiscretion finds him caught in the crosshairs of a powerful noble family, he is forced to flee his home.

  • Author:
    Hubbard, Ladee
    Summary:

    At seventy-two, Johnny Ribkins shouldn't have such problems: he's got one week to come up with the money he stole from his mobster boss or it's curtains. What may or may not be useful to Johnny as he flees is that he comes from an African American family that has been gifted with superpowers that are a bit, well, odd.

  • Author:
    Camilleri, Andrea
    Summary:

    Lawyer and journalist Matteo Teresi discovers the existence of a secret sect which initiates devout virgins into the rites of married life, preying on their naivete while promising them divine grace.

  • Author:
    Liu, Marjorie M.
    Summary:

    An ex-cop with extraordinarily heightened senses follows a trail of death to Taipei, and finds the woman of his heart there, the childhood love he once believed dead, whom he must now protect from an unspeakable evil.

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