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Siege and Storm (Bardugo)

Title: Siege and Storm Author: Leigh Bardugo Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy Publication Date: 2013 Number of Pages: 432 Geographical Setting: Novyi Zem, The Bone Road, and Ravka Series: Grisha Trilogy (#2) Plot Summary: Alina and Mal have done what should have been impossible: they’ve fled from the Darkling and survived. But, when she wears a collar… Continue reading Siege and Storm (Bardugo)

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The Historian (Kostova)

Title: The Historian Author: Elizabeth Kostova Genre: Horror/Literary Fiction Publication Date: 2005 Number of Pages: 676 Geographical Setting: Europe Series: N/A Plot Summary: There was an evil lurking in this world, an evil which a young woman and her family seemed destined to face. This is the story of that family, told through letters and… Continue reading The Historian (Kostova)

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Night Circus (Morgenstern)

Title: Night Circus Author: Erin Morgenstern Genre: Young Adult/ Fantasy Publication Date: 2011 Number of Pages: 512 Geographical Setting: The World Series: N/A Plot Summary: There is a challenge. It has rules, although they are never recorded. There are contestants, although they are never introduced. There is an arena, although it is never declared. In… Continue reading Night Circus (Morgenstern)

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City of Bones (Clare)

Title: City of Bones Author: Cassandra Clare Genre: Young Adult/Urban Fantasy Publication Date: 2007 Number of Pages: 485 Geographical Setting: New York City Series: The Mortal Instruments (#1) Plot Summary: It all begins in a New York club...or does it? A young woman named Clary witnesses a murder, only to watch the victim simply vanish.… Continue reading City of Bones (Clare)

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Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)

Title: Anna Karenina Author: Leo Tolstoy Genre: Literary fiction/Classics Publication Date: 2002 Number of Pages: 942 Geographical Setting: Russia, late 1800s Series: N/A Plot Summary: Her life was straightforward: she had her husband, she had her son, she had her position. But then, while helping her brother, she finds herself face to face with the… Continue reading Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)

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The Thorn Birds (McCullough)

Title: The Thorn Birds Author: Colleen McCullough Genre: Family Saga Publication Date: 1977 Number of Pages: 692 Geographical Setting: Australia Series: N/A Plot Summary: The Cleary’s, from a young age, are taught the importance of family, and it is family which takes center stage in this epic saga that spans three generations. However, at the… Continue reading The Thorn Birds (McCullough)

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American Gods (Gaiman)

Title: American Gods Author: Neil Gaiman Genre: Contemporary Fantasy Publication Date: 2011 Number of Pages: 750 Geographical Setting: America (coast to coast) Series: N/A Plot Summary: His name is Shadow. He loves his wife. And soon, if he keeps himself out of trouble, he’ll get to see her again. He reminds himself of that, over… Continue reading American Gods (Gaiman)