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Talulla Rising

Talulla Rising

by Glen Duncan

Paperback, 351 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published March 12 2013 | purchase
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  • Glen Duncan

Grieving for her werewolf lover, Talulla Demetriou is pregnant and popularly believed to be the last surviving werewolf. She flees to a remote Alaskan lodge to have her child in secret and avoid capture by the deadly forces — including, rumor has it, the oldest living vampire on Earth — that are after her.

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The Summer Prince

The Summer Prince

by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Hardcover, 289 pages, Scholastic, $17.99, published March 1 2013 | purchase
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  • Alaya Dawn Johnson

In the futuristic Brazilian metropolis Palmares Tres, artist June Costa joins the bold new Summer King, Enki, to stage explosive, dramatic projects that the city will never forget. The pair adds fuel to a growing rebellion against the government's strict limits on new tech, and June falls deeply, unfortunately in love with Enki. Because like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.


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The Office of Mercy

The Office of Mercy

by Ariel Djanikian

Hardcover, 304 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published February 21 2013 | purchase
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  • Ariel Djanikian

Living in an underground, utopian settlement in a post-apocalyptic world, Natasha Wiley is hired to join a special team to venture Outside for the first time. When she leaves the safety of America-Five, Natasha finds her allegiances tested in the face of shattering truths.

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Scent of Darkness

Scent of Darkness

by Margot Berwin

Hardcover, 220 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published January 29 2013 | purchase
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  • Margot Berwin

When Eva turns 18, her grandmother gives her the gift of an extraordinary fragrance, one that transforms her life. But as the gift becomes a curse, Eva must uncover the secret behind the scent, and learn the message her grandmother had left inside that magical vial.

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Micro

Micro

by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston

Paperback, 448 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published February 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Michael Crichton and Richard Preston

The acclaimed late author of Jurassic Park and the award-winning author of The Hot Zone present the story of a group of graduate students who accept work with a mysterious biotech company in Hawaii only to be abandoned in a treacherous wilderness when they discover their employer's dark agenda.NPR Bestseller

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The The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by L. Frank Baum

Hardcover, 267 pages, Harpercollins Childrens Books, $27.99, published September 1 2000 | purchase
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  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  • L. Frank Baum

After being transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion, who accompany her to the Emerald City to look for a wizard who can help her return home to Kansas. Illustrated by W. W. Denslow.

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A Memory of Light

A Memory Of Light

by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

Hardcover, 909 pages, St Martins Pr, $34.99, published January 8 2013 | purchase
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  • Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

In the conclusion to the Wheel of Time series, all of humanity is in peril as Rand al'Thor moves forward to break the seals on the Dark One's prison, and the Last Battle will determine the fate of the world.NPR Bestseller

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The Age of Miracles

The Age of Miracles

by Karen Thompson Walker

Hardcover, 320 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published June 26 2012 | purchase
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  • Karen Thompson Walker

Imagines the coming-of-age story of young Julia, whose world is thrown into upheaval when it is discovered that the Earth's rotation has suddenly begun to slow, posing a catastrophic threat to all life.

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The Night Circus

The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

Paperback, 516 pages, Anchor, $15, published July 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Erin Morgenstern

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.NPR Bestseller

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The Hobbit, Or, There And Back Again

The Hobbit

Or There And Back Again

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Paperback, 300 pages, Mariner Books, $13.95, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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  • Or There And Back Again
  • J.R.R. Tolkien

Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.NPR Bestseller

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Neuromancer

Neuromancer

by William Gibson

Hardcover, 371 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25, published November 20 2004 | purchase
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  • Neuromancer
  • William Gibson

Gibson's groundbreaking debut novel follows Case, a burned-out computer whiz, who is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system. A seminal work in the genre that would come to be known as cyberpunk.Literary Award Winner

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Seraphina

Seraphina

by Rachel Hartman

Hardcover, 465 pages, Random House Books for Young Readers, $17.99, published July 10 2012 | purchase
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  • Rachel Hartman

In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.

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