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The Door to January

Submitted by portland on Mon, 09/04/2017 - 1:51pm
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$16.95
ISBN: 9781944762100
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Published: Islandport Press - September 5th, 2017

This supernatural murder mystery set in rural Maine is the young adult book I've been waiting for! A touch of romance spices up Gillian French's character development without alienating younger readers. A slim, compelling read. Local author, local press, local story!!

-Meghan F


A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal

Submitted by portland on Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:27pm
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$25.00
ISBN: 9780735216464
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Published: Plume - July 11th, 2017

A real life psychological thriller, and an incredibly quick read, because you can't put this book down! Jen Waite's compelling journey out of infidelity and emotional abuse will serve as a raw but steadfast guidebook for identity reclamation. 

-Meghan F


The Iron Trial

Submitted by portland on Mon, 07/17/2017 - 7:11pm
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$7.99
ISBN: 9780545522267
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 28th, 2015

A go-to for Harry Potter fans! Snarky Callum Hunt is forced into a world of elemental magic and a prophecy reminiscent of a roiling, encroaching storm fron. Look forward to a culturally diverse cast and a disabled protagonist who doesn't fall victim to tired stereotypes!

-Meghan F


The Raven Boys and the Raven Cycle Series

Submitted by portland on Mon, 07/17/2017 - 7:04pm
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$10.99
ISBN: 9780545424936
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - July 30th, 2013

How is Maggie Stiefvater so good?! This series is a tale of fast friendships, liminal spaces, and dreamscapes as our heroine joins a quest to find a mystical Welsh king. Appropriate for teens and adults alike, and sure to become one of your favorite fantasy series!

-Meghan F


Norse Mythology

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:47pm
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$25.95
ISBN: 9780393609097
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 7th, 2017

I LOVE NEIL GAIMAN. That said, Norse Mythology is especially magical. Comedy and despair, schemes and triumphs, crossdressing gods and treasures invaluable! Read this aloud to better taste the Germanic thrum of Gaiman's deceptively simple prose.

-Meghan F


The Golem and the Jinni

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:42pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062110848
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 31st, 2013

I love this I love this I love this! One part historical study and two parts fierce tenderness, Wrecker renders a 19th cenury New York teeming with multiculturalism and magic. A breath-stealing debut novel! Look forward to its sequel!

-Meghan F


Room

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:40pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316391344
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 8th, 2015

Jack's unique lexicon engineered by his mother, her own resiliency and despair, as well as medical and media manipulations make up an intense but rewarding read.

-Meghan F


Cinder

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/09/2017 - 3:21pm
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$9.99
ISBN: 9781250007209
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Published: Square Fish - January 8th, 2013

Cinder is the first of six books in the Lunar Chronicles young adult series, in which Meyer reimagines classic fairy tale heroines in a post-World War IV, intergalactic setting. A culturally diverse cast must navigate prejudice, free will, duty, societal upheaval and political corruption. You'll be reading well into the night to relish the satisfying way everything falls into place over the course of the series!

-Meghan F


Dancing with the Tiger

Submitted by portland on Sun, 07/09/2017 - 2:50pm
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780399175176
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Published: Marian Wood Books/Putnam - July 12th, 2016

Dive into Mexico's underground art world in this boiling summer thriller! A fast-paced rat race with an eclectic cast, scintillating character development, and visceral, culturally-sensitive writing. You won't be able to this debut novel down!

-Meghan F


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