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New book releases, week of May 6th: Vampires, ghosts, and aliens

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Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: After the End by Amy Plum Michael Grant’s Gone series meets M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village in this riveting story of one girl’s journey to save the very people who have lied to her for her entire life. Amy Plum, internationally bestselling author of the Die for Me series, delivers [...]

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New book releases, week of April 29th: The Glamourist Histories continues

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Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction: In the Shadows by Kiersten White and Jim Di Bartolo From the remarkable imagination of acclaimed artist Jim Di Bartolo and the exquisite pen of bestselling author Kiersten White comes a spellbinding story of love, mystery, and dark conspiracy, told in an alternating narrative of words and pictures. Cora and [...]

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The Star Wars Expanded Universe gets answers and new books

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A long time ago, the entire Star Wars universe dissolved into a state of uncertainty and rumor following the sale of the property to Disney. While hints, denials, and a very few confirmed facts have driven speculation along for the last year plus, today we have some real actual news. Perhaps not the news we’re looking [...]

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New book releases, week of April 22nd: Salman Rushdie and the end of the Paradox series

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Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Deception’s Princess (Princesses of Myth) by Esther Friesner Some lies lead to true adventure. . . . Maeve, princess of Connacht, was born with her fists clenched. And it’s her spirit and courage that make Maeve her father’s favorite daughter. But once he becomes the High King, powerful men begin [...]

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New book releases, week of April 15th: Here there be Lovecraftian monsters

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Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Earth Star by Janet Edwards Romance, science fiction, action, and a look at the false assumptions we make about others combine in this light-hearted, fun, and well-conceived science fiction future. Only She Can Save the World. Eighteen-year-old Jarra has a lot to prove. After being awarded one of the military’s [...]

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New book releases, week of April 8th: My too read list is going to hate me so much…

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Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley Paranormal gets a Stephen King makeover: An oracle in a small-town Florida uses her troubling gift to stop a murderer—before he comes for her. Aria Morse is an Oracle, blessed—or cursed—with the gift of prophecy.  Ask her anything, and the truth spills out immediately. But [...]

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New book releases, week of April 1st: Dorothy Must Die

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Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I’ve read the books. [...]

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New book releases, week of March 25th: Period pieces are popular

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Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: The Cracks in the Kingdom: Book 2 of the Colors of Madeleine by Jaclyn Moriarty The second in Jaclyn Moriarty’s brilliant, acclaimed fantasy trilogy, THE COLORS OF MADELEINE! Princess Ko’s been bluffing about the mysterious absence of her father, desperately trying to keep the government running on her own. But [...]

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New book releases, week of March 18th: Discworld! Discworld! Discworld!

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Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy: Elusion by Claudia Gabel The mind-blowing beginning of a futuristic series about the seductive nature of a perfect virtual world and how far one girl will go to uncover the truth behind the illusions. A new technology is sweeping the country. To enter Elusion®, you need an app, a visor, [...]

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A large new look at the Quidditch World Cup from JK Rowling

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Well, there goes my reading plans for the weekend. Jo has added an apparently substantial amount of new material about the Quidditch World Cup over at Pottermore. The first half of what most news sites are referring to as an essay is free online for people with Pottermore accounts, and the second part will arrive next [...]

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