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The House on Stone's Throw Island Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545645560
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Press - August 25th, 2015

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Pretty Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062429056
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Published: William Morrow - September 29th, 2015

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The Hand That Feeds You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476774589
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Published: Scribner Book Company - July 7th, 2015

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Where They Found Her: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062225467
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Published: Harper - April 14th, 2015

Molly is recovering from depression after losing her baby, and has moved to Ridgedale with her husband and daughter for a fresh start. She's a journalist, and when a dead newborn is discovered in town, there's no one else to cover the story but Molly. Sandy is a young teen, and her mom has mysteriously disappeared, and she has no one besides her. She's trying to be a good kid, with a rebellious boyfriend and one friend - her tutor Hannah. Barbara is Hannahs mother, PTA president and Steve, the Police Chiefs wife. They don't know it yet, but they are all connected by the terrible discovery of the dead baby and by what really happened.

A great story, chilling and exciting, you won't be able to put this down. - Melodie


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The Invasion of the Tearling: A Novel (Queen of the Tearling, The #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062290397
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Published: Harper - June 9th, 2015

In the sequel to The Queen of the Tearling, Queen Kelsea struggles with visions of the past, and fear for the future. The Mort Army draws closer every day, and her own Army is too small to even defend the Capital. As she struggles with her own maturing sexuality and feelings for one of her guard, she is also thrown into a powerstruggle with the Church and haunted by visions of Lily Mayhew, an upper class housewife from the pre-crossing period who is abused by her powerful husband. Lily lives in fear of her abusive husband, and is riddled by guilt over betraying her sister years ago. She finally gets a chance at doing something right when she meets William Tear - a man who she knows will change the world. And just as she risks everything to help him and his followers, Kelsea makes adifficult and dangerous decision, that may end her life. - Melodie


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Challenger Deep Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061134111
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Published: HarperTeen - April 21st, 2015

This is a great book - but weird and confusing - which is perfect since it's about a teenage boy, Caden, who is mentally ill and pretty confused himself. Sometimes it's hard for Caden (and the reader) to tell what's real and whats not. He's on a journey towards Challenger Deep - the deepest point on earth, and he can't get off the ship he's on or away from the Crew and Captain. Between the one eyed captain and his one eyed parrot, the mysterious swabby and Caliope - the ships figurehead, Caden doesn't know who he can trust. All he knows is that he has to go to the bottom of the worlds deepest trench, if he ever wants to get off the ship. - Melodie


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The First Bad Man: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439172568
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Published: Scribner - January 13th, 2015

This is a great, but very, very odd book.  It was kind of like watching a car crash happen, but not being able to look away or stop yourself from laughing at a tragedy - partly because you're embarrassed for Cheryl, partly because it's just so crazy.  You're in Cheryl's head seeing things as she does, reading her thoughts and realizing just how crazy people can secretly be.  She is socially awkward, somewhat deluded about her relationships with people and about to experience everything she's fantasized about, but definitely not the way she had fantasized it.

-- Melodie


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Blood on Snow: A novel Cover Image
By Jo Nesbo, Neil Smith (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780385354196
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Published: Knopf - April 7th, 2015

Olav is a 'fixer' and now he's supposed to 'fix' his boss' cheating wife.  Despite his career and dyslexia, Olav is intelligent and romantic - which comes to the forefront during the surveillance of his next target.  She is beautiful, graceful like a cat, and he loves her.  Of course this means he has to 'fix' the problem he has just created - his betrayed boss.  A great story with twists and turns that will keep you flipping pages until you reach the end - and prepare to be surprised!

-- Melodie


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Never Fade (A Darkest Minds Novel) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781423159339
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 30th, 2014

The second installment of this series is much longer and drawn out than the last, but just as good.

The struggle of the Childrens league continues, and it's full of action and adventure! Ruby has to make a lot of big decisions in this book, and it helps her and the other characters develop beautifully and grow up right before our eyes.

If you like dystopian books with a lot of action and fight scenes and some mild romance then this is perfect!

-- Melodie


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Die Again Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345543851
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Published: Ballantine Books - December 30th, 2014