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The Wicked King

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince. You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie wou

The White Lady

The White Lady introduces yet another extraordinary heroine/sleuth from Jacqueline Winspear, creator of the best-selling Maisie Dobbs series. This heart-stopping adventure follows the coming of age and maturity of former wartime operative Elinor White?veteran of two wars, trained killer, protective of her anonymity?when she is drawn back into the world of violence she has been desperate to leave behind. A reluctant ex-spy with demons of her own, Elinor finds herself facing down one of the most d

The Villa by Hawkins, Rachel, author.
Date added:
Jan 26, 2023
The Villa

From the New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins comes a deliciously wicked new gothic suspense, set at an Italian villa with a dark history, for fans of Lucy Foley and Ruth Ware. As kids, Emily and Chess were inseparable. But by their 30s, their bond has been strained by the demands of their adult lives. So when Chess suggests a girls trip to Italy, Emily jumps at the chance to reconnect with her best friend. Villa Aestas in Orvieto is a high-end holiday home now, but in 1974, it was k

Small Game

A gripping debut novel about a survival reality show gone wrong that leaves a group of strangers stranded in the northern wilds Four strangers and six weeks: this is all that separates Mara from one life-changing payday. She was surprised when reality TV producers came knocking at Primal Instinct?the survival school where she teaches rich clients not to die during a night outdoors?and even more shocked to be cast in their new show, Civilization. Now she just has to live off the land with her fe

Sanditon by Austen, Jane, author.
Date added:
Jan 26, 2023

In the vein of Downton Abbey, Jane Austen's beloved but unfinished masterpiece-often considered her most modern and exciting novel-gets a spectacular second act in this tie-in to a major new limited television series. Written only months before Austen's death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild!) Sidney Parker. When a chance accident transports her from

The Orchard

Four teenagers grow inseparable in the last days of the Soviet Union?but not all of them will live to see the new world arrive in this powerful debut novel, loosely based on Anton Chekhovs The Cherry Orchard. ?Spectacular . . . intensely evocative and gorgeously written . . . will fill readers eyes with tears and wonder.?Minneapolis Star Tribune Coming of age in the USSR in the 1980s, best friends Anya and Milka try to envision a free and joyful future for themselves. They spend their summers at

Moonraker by Fleming, Ian, author.
Date added:
Jan 26, 2023

When Bond is asked to settle a dispute at an exclusive gambling club, the affair is embarrassing in the extreme, for the accused is the unimpeachable Sir Hugo Drax, head of the multimillion-pound Moonraker missile program. Soon, however, Bond finds out the bizarre and terrifying truth about Drax and Moonraker.

Ninth House

"Ninth House is the best fantasy novel Ive read in years, because its about real people. Bardugos imaginative reach is brilliant, and this story?full of shocks and twists?is impossible to put down." - Stephen King From #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a mesmerizing tale of power, privilege, and dark magic set among the Ivy League elite. Galaxy ?Alex? Stern is the most unlikely member of Yales freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex drop

Nine Liars

Stevie Bell solved case of Truly Devious and now shes taking her detective skills abroad when she becomes embroiled in a mystery from 1990s England. Another pulse-pounding and laugh-out-loud stand-alone mystery from New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson. Senior year at Ellingham Academy for Stevie Bell isnt going well. Her boyfriend, David, is studying in London. Her friends are obsessed with college applications. With the cold case of the century solved, Stevie is adrift. There is n

The Master and Margarita

The Devil comes to Moscow; but he isn't all bad. Pontius Pilate sentences a charismatic leader to his death, but yearns for redemption; and a writer tries to destroy his greatest tale, but discovers that manuscripts don't burn. Multi-layered and entrancing, blending sharp satire with glorious fantasy, The Master and Margarita is ceaselessly inventive and profoundly moving. In its imaginative freedom and raising of eternal human concerns, it is one of the world's great novels.

Maisie Dobbs

"A female investigator every bit as brainy and battle-hardened as Lisbeth Salander." ?Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air, on Maisie Dobbs Maisie Dobbs got her start as a maid in an aristocratic London household when she was thirteen. Her employer, suffragette Lady Rowan Compton, soon became her patron, taking the remarkably bright youngster under her wing. Lady Rowan's friend, Maurice Blanche, often retained as an investigator by the European elite, recognized Maisies intuitive gifts and helped h

Live and Let Die

"Bond walked to the side of the trapdoor and pushed the upright concrete slab. It revolved easily on is central pivot. Just before its edges shut out the blackness below, Bond heard one terrible snuffling grunt as if a great pig was getting its mouth full. He knew it for the grunt that a shark makes as its hideous flat nose comes up out of the water and its sickle-shaped mouth closes on a floating carcass." - from the book.

The Light Pirate

For readers of Station Eleven and Where the Crawdads Sing comes a hopeful, sweeping story of survival and resilience spanning one extraordinary womans lifetime as she navigates the uncertainty, brutality, and arresting beauty of a rapidly changing world. Florida is slipping away. As devastating weather patterns and rising sea levels wreak gradual havoc on the states infrastructure, a powerful hurricane approaches a small town on the southeastern coast. Kirby Lowe, an electrical line worker, his

I Was Born for This

For Angel Rahimi life is about one thing: The Ark -- a boy band that's taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark's fandom has given her everything she loves -- her friend Juliet, her dreams, her place in the world. Her Muslim family doesn't understand the band's allure -- but Angel feels there are things about her they'll never understand. Jimmy Kaga-Ricci owes everything to The Ark. He's their frontman -- and playing in a band with his mates is all he ever dreamed of doing, even it only

How High We Go in the Dark

NATIONAL BESTSELLER * NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE * ROXANE GAY'S AUDACIOUS BOOK CLUB PICK * FINALIST FOR THE URSULA K. LE GUIN PRIZE "Moving and thought-provoking . . . offering psychological insights in lyrical prose while seriously exploring speculative conceits." ? New York Times Book Review "Haunting and luminous . . . Beautiful and lucid science fiction. An astonishing debut." ? Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen and V for Vendetta Recommended by New York Times Book Review * Los

The House in the Pines

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK A shocking debut thriller about the subtlety of memory and manipulation, in which a young woman must find her way back to a New England cabin, armed with only hazy, haunting memories, to finally uncover the truth that could save her. Maya was a high school senior when her best friend, Aubrey, mysteriously dropped dead in front of the enigmatic man named Frank whom theyd been spending time with all summer. Seven years later, Maya lives in Boston with a loving boyfriend an

Hell Bent by Bardugo, Leigh, author.
Date added:
Jan 26, 2023
Hell Bent

?Readers will be wowed." ?Publishers Weekly (starred review) Wealth. Power. Murder. Magic. The Ivy League is going straight to hell in the sequel to the smash New York Times bestseller Ninth House from #1 bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. "Bardugos imaginative reach is brilliant." ?Stephen King Find a gateway to the underworld. Steal a soul out of hell. A simple plan, except people who make this particular journey rarely come back. But Galaxy ?Alex? Stern is determined to break Darlington out of

Foster by Keegan, Claire, author.
Date added:
Jan 26, 2023

An international bestseller and one of the Times's "Top 50 Novels Published in the 21st Century," Claire Keegan's piercing contemporary classic Foster is a heartbreaking story of childhood, loss, and love; now released as a stand-alone book for the first time ever in the US It is a hot summer in rural Ireland. A child is taken by her father to live with relatives on a farm, not knowing when or if she will be brought home again. In the Kinsellas' house, she finds an affection and warmth she has


Perfect for fans of Margaret Rogerson and Tamora Pierce, this standalone YA debut is a stunning cottagecore fantasy romance about a girl with powerful and violent magic, which she must learn to control?or lose everything she loves. Claras magic has always been wild. But its never been dangerous. Then a simple touch causes poisonous flowers to bloom in her fathers chest. The only way to heal him is to cast an extremely difficult spell that requires perfect control. And the only person willing to

Encore in Death

The homicide cop with a passion for justice returns in the captivating crime thriller series by the #1 New York Times bestselling author. It was a glittering event full of A-listers, hosted by Eliza Lane and Brant Fitzhugh, a celebrity couple whod conquered both Hollywood and Broadway. And now Eve Dallas has made her entrance?but not as a guest. After raising a toast, Fitzhugh fell to the floor and died, with physical symptoms pointing to cyanide, and the police have crashed the party. From all