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Book Review: Joyland by Stephen King

Title: Joyland Author: Stephen King Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller (Ghosts/Horror) Publisher: Hard Case Crime Publication Date: June 2013 Paperback: 283 Pages Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in…

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Book Review: Venom by Fiona Paul

Title: Venom Author: Fiona Paul Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult Publisher: Philomel (Penguin Young Readers) Publication Date: October 2012 Hardcover: 432 Pages Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, her…

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Book Review: Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

Title: Briar Rose Author: Jane Yolen Genre: Historical, Fairy Tale, Mystery, Young Adult Publisher: Tor Publication Date: August 1992 (original) Paperback: 239 pages (reprint) A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is “heartbreaking and heartwarming.” An American Library Association…

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Book Review: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

Title: When She Woke Author: Hillary Jordan Genre: Dystopian, Speculative Fiction Publisher: Algonquin Books Publication Date: October 2011 Hardcover: 352 pages Hannah Payne’s life has been devoted to church and family, but after her arrest, she awakens to a…

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Book Review: Triangle by Katharine Weber

Title: Triangle Author: Katharine Weber Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Picador Publication Date: May 2007 Paperback: 256 Pages By the time she dies at age 106, Esther Gottesfeld, the last survivor of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, has told the story…

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Book Review: Bound by Donna Jo Napoli

Title: Bound Author: Donna Jo Napoli Genre: Historical Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Young Adult Publisher: Atheneum Publication Date: November 2004 Hardcover: 192 pages YOUNG XING XING IS BOUND. Bound to her father’s second wife and daughter after Xing Xing’s father…

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Book Review: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Title: The Magicians Author: Lev Grossman Genre: Fantasy Publisher:William Heinemann Ltd (UK) / Viking (US) Publishing Date: May 2009 / August 2009 Paperback/ Hardcover: 416 pages Stand Alone or series: Stand alone with rumours of a sequel Why did…

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