Book Genre: Fiction

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J. S Law
Becker
3

This debut submarine thriller will have you feeling the confinement and pressure of doing a murder investigation in a confined space under the ocean. Special Investigator Dan Lewis has a past and a reputation that lead to her being requested to investigate a suicide onboard the Royal Navy...

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Haruki Murakami
lisab
3

Murakami’s novella Wind/Pinball has only recently been translated from Japanese and prior to that the stories were difficult to find.  The first story Wind the main character is a college student and the second, Pinball he has graduated.  Murakami says that he wrote these at his...

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Cassandra Rose Clarke
Becker
4

A noir mystery combines with steampunk and science fiction elements to build an intriguing world populated with interesting characters. Our Lady of the Ice follows four denizens of Hope City, Antarctica--the domed city used to be built around tourism to the amusement park run by andriods, now...

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Jeffrey Eugenides
SarahC
5

This is one of the strangest, most compelling books that I have read in a while.  On the surface, the story is about five sisters that all commit suicide (it’s a fact that is revealed very early on – no spoilers, I promise!).  But underneath this sinister plot lies an insightful social...

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Renée Watson
extra medium
4

It’s senior year for twins Nikki and Maya, but big changes are already happening around the girls. Their neighborhood is changing, and they’re not sure if it’s for the better: rents are going up causing longtime neighbors to be priced out, new stores and restaurants are taking over, and the...

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Christopher Sebela
Becker
4

A disgraced Olympian. A government agent who died with too many secrets. And the mountain, always the mountain. Zan ran from a scandal that would have stripped her of her medals, all the way to Nepal and a job retrieving bodies from the deadly mountains there. When her boss finds the wrong body...

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Sandra Brown
Emily
3

Crawford Hunt is prepared to fight the good fight, he made a mistake years ago when he was wracked with grief at his wife's death and nowhe wants to fix it. Texas Ranger Hunt is going to court today to get his little girl back, at least that was the plan. While on the witness stand in Judge...

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Graeme C Simsion
Angelita
4

I didn't enjoy the sequel as much because I felt like there was too much conflict between the characters and the conflict seemed unnecessary. Don, the main character, seemed to hide all the mistakes he was making without talking to his wife. I feel like these situations don't seem realistic....

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A. J. Betts
Angelita
4

This book was a great book to read. It did switch point of views between the two main characters, Zac and Mia.  Both characters have cancer and the struggles with the diesase are very different, but the only thing that brings them together is that they were treated in the same hospital. The...

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Greg Rucka
Becker
4

Dex Parios is deep in gambling debt, and when the owner of the casino she owes 18K to offers to forgive the debt in return for finding her missing granddaughter, Dex can't say no. Rucka always creates interesting, well-rounded characters, and Dex is no exception. She's trying to figure her own...

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Daniel José Older
Hope H
3

The once-vibrant murals in Sierra's Brooklyn neighborhood are fading. What's even stranger, their painted smiles are turning to looks of sadness and even terror. Her stroke-addled grandfather is apologizing for something he won't explain and rambling about something called shadowshapers,...

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Amelia Gray
ShellyB
4

Disturbing, disturbing stories, but I enjoyed reading them, seeing what totally unexpected path each story would take!

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Lev AC Rosen
Becker
4

Noir mystery in a totally unique setting makes Depth better than your average private eye adventure. Simone Pierce inherited her detective agency from her father, and has been tracking down stolen goods and photographing cheating spouses all her life. She's doing this in a future, flooded, New...

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Nina George
lisab
4

M. Perdu is the owner of the Literary Apothecary, a bookstore barge that floats on the Seine in Paris. He lost his love 20 years ago and finally decides to come to terms with the relationship. So he pulls anchor and sets sail along with a bestselling 22 year author with writer’s block. ...

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Aaron Karo
Josh
4

  Shane is a smooth operator. He has a list of tips and tricks that can help even the nerdiest high schooler get with the girl of his dreams. Shane practices what he preaches too and is currently going out with one of the prettiest girls in school. His rep is so strong that he has even...

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Benjamin Percy
Becker
4

Even if you're not all that familiar with the original Lewis and Clark journey, this postapocalyptic re-imagining of that saga will entertain you. The U.S. has been reduced to small bands of struggling survivors after nuclear attacks and a deadly flu. Lewis Merriweather and Mina Clark, living as...

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Maile Meloy
Laurie.
4

The book is deceiving. Packaged like a children's fairytale in mini-book format, a reader may think the rat is finally receiving a happy makeover. At least I did. Instead, the familiar rat-inspired-dread is updated with a single mom with pink streaked hair, and a four-year-old daughter who...

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David Morrell
lisab
4

David Morrell is back with Thomas De Quincey, the opium eater and his daughter Emma. This time there is a serial killer who is killing off members of the English upper class and appears to be working his/her way towards Queen Victoria.  A suspenseful novel that gives the reader a good...

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Cullen Bunn
Becker
4

Just a girl and her...T-rex. Jess's dad is a scientist doing super secret work for the government involving time portals. She's there when he runs his first test--and a T-rex comes through the portal! While the dinosaur, who Jess eventually names Wrex, looks pretty scary, he imprints on Jess and...

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Graeme C. Simsion
Angelita
3

The book was a slow start for me, I think there was too much detail into the Don, the main character's life. While the information was important, it came all too quickly to digest it.  Once the plot started, the pace picked up and I enjoyed the story.  There are still some things I...

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Ruth Ware
Rachel F
4

This thriller, set in a remote English vacation home, will chill fans of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train. A winter "hen do" (bachelorette party) gets weird right from the start, when a long ago best friend invites Nora (or is it Lee or Leanora) to her pre-marital girls weekend. 

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Sherman Alexie
Angelita
3

Flight is an interesting book. I didn't rate very high because at times it had time keeping my attention. It may have been because I listened to the book. The switching of time and place was very confusing for me, maybe in the book it would have been easier to note the switches. 

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Gail Carriger
lisab
3

This is the first of Gail Carriger’s new series the Custard Protocol. Prudence, now in her 20s, is the daughter of Alexia Tarabotti and Conall Maccon. She is a rarity in the supernatural world – a metanatural, when she touches a supernatural she takes on their traits – touch a vampire, she...

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Gayle Forman
Angelita
5

The book is heart breaking from the beginning. Cody is going to yet another memorial for her best friend, who chose to commit suicide.  It was a shock to Cody, who had no idea that Meg was battling any personal demons.  Cody is on a mission to find out why her best friend would do such...

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Kate Forsyth
L.F.
5

Kate Forsyth set out to pen a dark, gothic retelling of a dark, gothic tale. In the resulting novel, Bitter Greens, she strips away the once-upon-a-time distancing one expects from fairy tales and draws you into a delectably dark, haunting work of historical fiction where factual...