Book Genre: Fiction

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Tim Seeley
Mandy M.
5

Imagine a classic slasher film played out in vignette length tales, graphic novel style. You've just found Tim Seeley's Hack/Slash. Hack/Slash chronicles the journey of Cassandra Hack and her companion Vlad. They travel the country and sometimes world looking for slashers and put an end to them...

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Jenni Fagan
Lily
5

The Panopticon​ is an untraditional thriller about Anais Hendricks, a 15 year old juvenile delinquent. The novel takes place in what appears to be Scotland, given the heavy and realistically curse-word ridden accent that lends heavily to the atmosphere and mood of the book....

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Susan Hill
Kristen M
3

From the jacket:

In the apartment of Oliver's old professor at Cambridge, there is a painting on the wall, a mysterious depiction of masked revelers at the Venice carnival. On this cold winter's night, the old professor has decided to reveal the painting's eerie secret. The dark art of...

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J. T. (John T.) Petty
Mandy M.
2

Westerns are one of my least favorite genres, I feel like there are a lot of events discussed/drawn that don't necessarily progress the tale. While this isn't always a bad thing, it often feels like a waste of a page to me. I was hoping Bloody Chester would be different considering it is a...

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Niall Leonard
Mandy M.
4

 Being an avid book lover, I was hesitant to try to read this book in ebook format. I can't say that I particularly enjoyed reading it in a ebook format, but the ebook format is very user friendly which I can appreciate. 

All that aside, this is one of the best thrillers I...

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Fannie Flagg
Adelina
5

The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is Fannie Flagg’s newest novel. I love this novel. I think everyone should read it.

Fannie Flagg’s memorable characters and her great storytelling blending of history and the present day makes you almost unaware of learning about the strength of...

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Sandra Cisneros
Angelita
4

I read this book because it was by Sandra Cisneros, but that's because she conveys emotion so well in her pieces. She reaches inside of you and wants you to feel what the character is feeling. This is a good book for grieving because there is the theme of loss in this book.

Even though it...

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Kate DiCamillo
Georgia
4

Flora sees her neighbor, Tootie, vacuum up a squirrel. Immediately, Flora springs into action to help rescue the little guy. When the squirrel is released from the vacuum cleaner, Flora notices that he is no longer an average squirrel. Convinced that he is a super hero, Flora takes Ulysses (...

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Brian Wood
Becker
4

Mara is a volleyball superstar in a near future world where sports heroes revered even more than they are now. Everyone knows her name, her stats, her face (and her sponsors). When she starts to show more than human abilities, everyone turns on her--is she cheating, deceiving the world? Pulled...

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Tim Federle
Becker
4

Nate Foster wants to be on Broadway. Or at least get out of his small Pennsylvania town where it seems no one but his best friend Libby understands him. When they hear about open auditions for E.T.: The Musical, Libby and Nate plot how to get him to New York and back without anyone noticing. Of...

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Reginald Hudlin
Kristen M
3

This graphic novel is based on the 2012 film of the same name, Django Unchained. The book starts off with an introduction by Tarantino himself claiming this to be his complete script including scenes that had to be cut from the film due to time constraints. After reading the book I found it...

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Holly Black
Melody
5

After a full blown epidemic of vampirism swept across America and the rest of the world, vampires are accepted as just another danger of modern life. Most are quarantined in Coldtowns, but Tana knows the danger is real. One morning she wakes up after a sundown party to find her friends from the...

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Derek Landy
Thane
4

Stephanie Edgely was a normal girl. She lived a normal, ordinary, dull life. That is to say, she used to live a normal, ordinary, dull life. Normal went right out the window the day they put her Uncle in the ground. It was at Uncle Gordon's funeral that Stephanie first laid eyes on ...

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Franz Kafka
Michael
3

Amerika by Franz Kafka was published in 1927, after the author's death. It was his first novel, and it was left unfinished.

The main character, Karl Rossmann, is sent to the USA after a scandal in which a housemaid seduces him. After landing in America, ...

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Janet Evanovich
Manon
2

I have been a big fan of the Stephanie Plum novels.  In this case, however, I give the book two stars for a few reasons.  Although the books are still humorous and easy to read, as someone who has read all the others, I have started to recognize canned phrases and humor.  The...

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Patrick McDonnell
Kristen M
5

Me ... Jane by Patrick McDonnell tells the story of young Jane Goodall who dreamed of a life in Africa helping animals and changing the world. The story starts off with Jane receiving a toy chimpanzee which she would name Jubilee. The story follows Jane's and Jubilee's adventures as she explores...

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Arthur Koestler
Lauren
4

Published in 1940, Arthur Koestler's harrowing tale of life under a totalitarian regime is now considered a modern classic. Darkness at Noon tells the story of Nicholas Salmanovich Rubashov, a former political bigwig in an allegorical Soviet Union around the time of the Great Purge....

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Stephen Chbosky
Kristen M
5

This was one of those weird instances where I saw the movie before reading the book but as soon as I finished the movie, I put myself on hold for the book. The books is written as a collection of letters that Charlie sends to a never named "Friend". These letters tell of his day to day...

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Ashley Marie Witter
Kristen M
5

A richly-illustrated adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, told through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl when she was turned by the vampire Lestat. Though she spends many years of happiness with her two vampire fathers, she gradually grows discontent...

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Twan Eng Tan
Beckyr
4

This is a wonderful book - part historic novel, part mystery, part romance. A highlands Malaysia tea plantation is the setting. The time period is post World War II. Characters include a gifted Japanese landscape designer, a former concentration camp prisoner, a European landowner. Very...

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Bec McMaster
seanamo
3

In this second volume of McMaster's London Steampunk series, we follow the Beast, Will Carver, a dangerous and solitary werewolf, and Lena Todd, a master clockworker and the younger sister of Will's boss' wife (Blade and Honoria from Kiss of Steel).

Because the verwulfen curse is a virus...

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Elizabeth Gilbert
Jennifer
5

I admit, I was hesitant to read this latest book by Elizabeth Gilbert, whom you'll probably remember as the author of the wildly popular Eat, Pray, Love. It was precisely because of my not-so-great-fondness of Eat,...

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Kate DiCamillo
Jennifer
5

One of the best kids books of 2013! Many of you may know author, Kate DiCamillo from some of her earlier (and still popular) books like Because of Winn-Dixie and ...

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John Searles
Janet Q
4

I found this book a little off-putting at first. It has a certain dreary, distancing feel at the beginning that morphs into genuine creepiness rather quickly. The narrator, Sylvie, is trying to cope with the murder of her parents, a neglectful, angry older sister, and her uncertainty...

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Robert Cormier
mbrandstetter
4

Trinity is a private, all boys high school, where on the surface the boys wear uniforms, go to religious ceremonies, and pray, along with attending to their rigorous coursework. The headmaster and several teachers run the school or so they'd like to think.  Behind the scenes the Vigils, an...