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Cinder

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder, by Marissa Meyer, is a science fiction, futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella story. In this world, Cinder is a cyborg due to an accident that occurred when she was 11, when she had to have her hand and leg replaced. Now she’s dealing with all manner of wires and mechanical parts, but there are some benefits. She can download information to fill in the blanks when she doesn’t know something, which gives her an uncanny ability to fix machines.

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The Camelot Shadow

The Camelot Shadow

Sean Gibson’s The Camelot Shadow presents the story of Lord Alfred Fitzwilliam, who will do anything to save his wife, Ellen, who is dying. When approached about the possibility of King Arthur’s scabbard being preserved and its supposed abilities to heal people, he takes a chance and heads off to search for it. Joining him are his friend William Upton, and two parties both interested in taking the scabbard for their own purposes. Full of mystery and magic, this Victorian Era novel is a new and original take on the legend of King Arthur.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has a particularly striking cover and is presented alongside old photos. Some might assume that this would take away from the text, but the pictures only make the text even more engaging. The written descriptions alone, however, are capable of instilling a sense of unease in the reader.

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The Night Circus

The Night Circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, has received a large number of rave reviews. It tells the story of two children, Celia and Marco, who are trained for the majority of their lives in magic. This training, they learn very early, is meant to prepare them for a challenge in which they will face off with an unknown opponent. Full of mystery, romance and magic, this dark and hauntingly beautiful fantasy is unlike anything I’ve read before.

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Windswept

Windswept is a romance set in early twentieth-century England. It recounts the tale of a beautiful, young lady named Magdalena who, because of her mother’s actions, has turned into a slave in her own family unit. She perseveres through both physical and psychological mistreatment on account of her dead father’s wife, Amelia. Her life is only hopelessness until the day she meets James, a young gentleman from a well-off family living close-by.

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Evanthia’s Gift (The Gift Saga #1)

Evanthia's Gift (The Gift Saga #1)

Evanthia’s Gift is a one-of-a-kind story. It all starts with Anastacia Fotopoulos, in 1956, when her world turns upside down. Deceived and heartbroken, Anastacia faces indescribable challenges such as single motherhood. After finally finding herself and healed from the past, Anastacia lets herself be happy.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

I finally read one of the most iconic novels of all time as known as To Kill a Mockingbird. This novel shows the point of view a white Southern girl living in the 1930s, Scout Finch. Scout lives with her sibling, Jem, and their solitary father, Atticus, in the languid Southern town of Maycomb. In To Kill a Mockingbird, we see three important years of Scout’s life; we see childhood innocence transform to corrupted adulthood.

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House with a Blue Door

House with a Blue Door

House with a Blue Door is about a social worker, Charles, who begins working at a geriatric house called Jarvis House. Readers see what Charles does every day, mainly every shift during his stay. While we’re reading about Charles’s routine, we meet characters that are preferred and all the more energizing over him. We meet mentally disabled characters such as Julia, Kate, Dan, Carter, and Lisa. We see what they do on a daily basis, for example, taking pills, and that is basically it.

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No.6 Beyond

No.6 Beyond

Being a huge fan of anime, I watched No.6 because I heard it was a remarkable show. No.6 is about a utopian city, No.6, and the impact it has on two teenagers, Shion and Nezumi. For Shion, life is painstakingly choreographed. He goes to school every day, studies after school, and talks to his companion and colleague Safu. On a rainy day, Shion opens his window and starts screaming out of nowhere. Little did Shion know that because of that irrational act he would meet Nezumi, the skillful convict.

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

I have never read a book as amazing as The Great Gatsby. The story is all about Jay Gatsby’s life. It’s narrated by his only real friend and neighbor, Nick Carraway. Gatsby is a rich gentleman who is essentially fixated on Daisy Buchanan, an ex-girlfriend from five years ago. He starts to throw elaborate parties and live this extravagant lifestyle all in the hopes of winning Daisy back. Eventually, after an unexpected encounter, Daisy and Jay start to talk to each other. That’s where the drama really begins.

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