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Waterfall/by Lauren Kate.

By Lauren Kate
Audiobook

As a conclusion to the series that started with Teardrop, I found this book acceptable--however, there are many twists and turns...»

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By Deb, Youth Services
01/16/15 | Teen

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

By Stiefvater, Maggie
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When Maggie Stiefvater finally published the third book in the "Raven Boys Trilogy" I was so excited.  Besides having...»

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By Deb, Youth Services
01/22/15 | Teen

The Madman of Piney Woods

By Christopher Paul Curtis
Book

CPC has hit it out of the park again! In this companion book to Newbery Honor Book Elijah of Buxton, Curtis takes us to the year 1901...»

The Birth of a Nation : How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War

By Dick Lehr
Book

Journalist Lehr’s well-reviewed book is a detailed, well-researched, and fascinating look at the politics and controversy that...»

Lock In

By John Scalzi
Book

A few survivors of a pandemic called Haden’s Syndrome, which killed 400 million people,  are in a “locked-in”...»

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki & His Year of Pilgrimage

By Haruki Murakami
Book

Published in April 2013 in Japan, Murakami’s latest novel had already sold over a million copies prior to its 2014 U.S. release...»

Waterfall/by Lauren Kate.

By Lauren Kate
Audiobook

As a conclusion to the series that started with Teardrop, I found this book acceptable--however, there are many twists and turns...»

Blue Lily, Lily Blue

By Stiefvater, Maggie
Audiobook

When Maggie Stiefvater finally published the third book in the "Raven Boys Trilogy" I was so excited.  Besides having...»

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Alice in Zombieland

By Gena Showalter

When her entire existence is shattered in the blink of an eye, Ali is forced to partner with secretive bad boy Cole Holland to avenge the deaths of her loved ones by returning an undead army to their graves.

Steadfast Heart

By Peterson, Tracie

Tracie Peterson opens a new series called Brides of Seattle.  "Despite her spoiled upbringing, twenty-year-old Lenore Fulcher isn't pretentious.  She simply believes a marriage should be build on true love.  Her father, however, thinks she's wasted enough time searching for the perfect husband.  He wants to marry her off to one of his business partners -- who is seventeen years her senior -- an idea that is out of the question for Lenore" 

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