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A Whisper of Leaves

A Whisper of Leaves

A ghost story set in Japan, A Whisper of Leaves was written by Ashley Capes. Riko, and ESL teacher finds an old journal in the forest beneath Mt. Fuji and decides to take it home. As she begins to read through the journal, Riko begins to be threatened by a mysterious and angry force everywhere she turns, and finds out more than she bargained for about the author.

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Azurite: Daughter of the Mountain

Azurite Daughter of the Mountain

Azurite is about a princess named Zora who is the last heir to the Samarian throne. Detested by Queen Evangeline, Zora is ousted to Cara, the southernmost nation in the Realm. During her journey, she finds out that she’s a sorcerer. With the help of her wise friend, Zora will have to embrace her power called Ithilium and take back her throne. A thing that Zora doesn’t realize is that Queen Evangeline leads Samaria into darkness.

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Don’t Stay Up Late

Don't Stay Up Late

Hands down R.L. Stine is my most loved author regardless of how old I get. I am a major horror/mystery fan so growing up with his books kept me at the edge of my seat. I was really amped up for seeing his more up to date book, Don’t Stay Up Late, at the library rack. I picked it up right away and read it as soon as possible. Don’t Stay Up Late was fresh out of the plastic new and in the event that you know me very well, you’ll know how much I cherish new books. It was a hardcover and I appreciated every little thing about Don’t Stay Up Late.

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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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Welcome to Night Vale

Welcome to Night Vale

There are two women. Not dissimilar to any pair of women you’ve seen walking down the street, thoughts filled with love, hate, ignorance to the cameras and surveyors watching their every move. Yet completely different. Utterly and totally different. You’ve never seen these women before. You’ve never imagined them. (Well now you have. Good job.) You don’t know these women. And they don’t know you. They don’t know a lot of things.

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Click Here: To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade

Click Here: To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade

Anyone who ever experienced bullying in school is bound to appreciate this novel. My mom gave me this book when I was going into 7th grade – appropriately, of course – and although I enjoyed it then, a re-read has reminded me of just how great it was. Click Here, by Denise Vega, tells the story of a girl named Erin Swift, who is separated from her best friend.

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The Nature of Denial

The Nature of Denial

The Nature of Denial is about a woman, Anna Montagna, that runs from her loved ones and her successful life because of her mental illness. Anna escapes to a residential community, Mikamaw, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to spare her family from the creature that she has gotten to be. While Anna tries her best to escape from her past, it keeps on frequenting her. When her life is at stake, she notices that she needs to choose whether to go up against the past or continue running.

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