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Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)

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ISBN: 9781442468351
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 8th, 2016

Emma Carstairs never believed that her parents were killed by Sebastian Morgenstern in his quest to turn Shadowhunters against each other, and now, a series of similar murders leads Emma and her adoptive family, the Blackthorns, to make a deal with the Faerie courts to investigate and discover the truth once and for all. Since Shadowhunters have been forbidden to deal with Faeries since the Dark War, they must keep their deal a secret—but that's not the only secret Emma and her parabatai Julian have to keep, as their friendship grows into something mysteriously forbidden. Fans of Clare's previous series will devour this first installment in the Dark Artifices trilogy, and the characters will draw new readers in to the complex, meticulously developed world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders, demons and angels. It's never a dull place to be. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Salt to the Sea

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ISBN: 9780399160301
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Published: Philomel Books - February 2nd, 2016

An unlikely group of people meet by chance, all of them on the run from—or because of—Hitler’s Germany. When they board the ill-fated MV Wilhelm Gustloff and cross paths with a self-aggrandizing sailor who thinks Hitler is the only person who understands him, they all face choices that will determine their fates. You will love the characters and their found-family dynamic in this sure-footed historical fiction novel, full of heart and destined to please fans of Jennifer Donnelly and Markus Zusak. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


A Gathering of Shadows

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ISBN: 9780765376473
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Published: Tor Books - February 23rd, 2016

In this sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic, we find Delilah Bard aboard a privateering ship whose captain is drawn back to London to compete for Arnes in the Element Games. Her former traveling companion, Kell, is restless without permission to cross between worlds, and his new bond with Prince Rhy brings them each other's pain. Schwab has written a sequel that is even more compulsively readable, and gives its cast of lovable characters even more depth, than the original. Beware the conclusion—it will have you clutching your heart and clamoring for the final book in the trilogy. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Wink Poppy Midnight

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ISBN: 9780803740488
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Published: Dial Books - March 22nd, 2016

Wink is a girl who loves stories, a strange girl who speaks in riddles and never fights back. Poppy is the mean girl who’s in love with a boy uninterested in her charcoal heart. Midnight is the boy caught in both their webs, who didn’t follow his mom and brother when they left for France, even though he should have. When something terrible happens—or does it?—Midnight discovers that maybe real life doesn’t have Heroes and Villains like in Wink’s stories, maybe everyone is a little good and a little evil. The master of morally ambiguous characters in YA, Tucholke may have flown under your radar so far, but she is one of the most talented writers in the genre. I’ll read anything she writes, and you should too. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


Faking Normal

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ISBN: 9780062245397
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Published: HarperTeen - October 6th, 2015

You will not believe this is a debut novel. Written with the precision and depth that even some veteran authors have difficulty achieving, Faking Normal completely blew me away. With the subjects it tackles, this book had the potential to be overwhelmingly dark, but it isn't. You'll be swept into a strange sense of peace by these characters and their quiet survival. ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


A Darker Shade of Magic

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ISBN: 9780765376466
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Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

In Schwab's fantasy world, there are four Londons—Grey, Red, White and Black—and three of them have magic. Red London smuggler and ward of the crown, Kell, comes across a powerful relic from Black London and meets Grey London's aspiring pirate Lila Bard, who insists on coming with him to return it. Along the way, they face several enemies, and the stakes get higher and more personal for both. A fun, edgy new fantasy filled with interesting characters and relationships, this series is not to be missed! ~ Reviewed by Paige Mushaw


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