Dear John

A Novel by Nicholas Sparks Synopsis: An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his... Continue Reading →

Medium Raw

A Bloody Valentine to the world of food and the people who cook by Anthony Bourdain Synopsis: In the ten years since Anthony Bourdain's classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for... Continue Reading →

The Diary of Jack the Ripper

The Discovery, The Investigation, the Debate by Shirley Harrison Synopsis: The pages of The Diary of Jack the Ripper reveal the unimaginable—that more than a century ago, the legendary serial killer at work in London’s Whitechapel kept a record of his bestial mutilations of women. The writer of the horrific journal is James Maybrick, a... Continue Reading →

Little Women

A Novel by Louisa May Alcott Synopsis: is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages... Continue Reading →

Frost like Night

The Third book in the Snow like Ashes series by Sara Raasch Synopsis: Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe. Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of... Continue Reading →

Ice like Fire

The Second book in the Snow like Ashes series by Sara Raasch Synopsis: It's been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring's king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell. Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth... Continue Reading →

Snow like Ashes

The First book in the Snow like Ashes series by Sara Raasch Synopsis: Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now the Winterians' only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the... Continue Reading →

Holly

The 26th book in the Montgomery/Taggert series by Jude Deveraux Synopsis: When Hollander Latham’s parents purchase Spring Hill—a beautiful North Carolina plantation—she’s thrilled that she can finally return to the gorgeous estate where she spent a memorable thirteenth summer. Now a successful architect, she fantasizes about reuniting with Spring Hill’s neighbor, the wealthy heir Laurence... Continue Reading →

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Play by Tennessee Williams Synopsis: It is a very short list of 20th-century American plays that continue to have the same power and impact as when they first appeared - 57 years after its Broadway premiere, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire is one of those plays. The story famously recounts how the faded... Continue Reading →

The Rose Society

The Second book in The Young Elites series by Marie Lu Synopsis: Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all. Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path... Continue Reading →

Zombies VS. Unicorns

An anthology Edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier, written by Kathleen Duey, Meg Cabot, Garth Nix, Margo Lanagan, Naomi Novik, Diana Peterfreund, Libba Bray, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Scott Westerfeld and Carrie Ryan. Synopsis: It’s a question as old as time itself: Which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? This... Continue Reading →

The Young Elites

The First book in The Young Elites series by Marie Lu Synopsis: I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left... Continue Reading →

Ferals

The first book in the Ferals trilogy by Jacob Grey Synopsis: Blackstone was once a thriving metropolis. But that was before the Dark Summer—a wave of violence and crime that swept through the city eight years ago, orchestrated by the fearsome Spinning Man. Now the Spinning Man is on the move again, and a boy... Continue Reading →

The Hunchback of Norte-Dame

A Novel by Victor Hugo Synopsis: Love is like a tree; it sprouts forth of itself, sends its roots out deeply through our whole being, and often continues to flourish greenly over a heart in ruins. In 1482 Paris during Louis XI’s reign, kind-hearted and compassionate Esmeralda is a young gypsy street dancer and the... Continue Reading →

The Replacement

A Novel by Brenna Yovanoff Synopsis: Mackie Is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement– left in the crib of a human... Continue Reading →

The Lost book of the White

The Second book in Cassandra Claire and Wesley Chu’s The Eldest Curses series Synopsis: Life is good for Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood. They’re living together in a fabulous loft, their warlock son, Max, has started learning to walk, and the streets of New York are peaceful and quiet—as peaceful and quiet as they ever... Continue Reading →

The Day She Disappeared

A Novel by Christobel Kent Synopsis: When Beth disappears, everyone says she’s run off with another man. She’s just a fly-by-night party girl who can’t be trusted. But Natalie, her best friend, doesn’t believe it, not at all. She’s sure something more sinister is going on. So sure that proving it just might kill her.... Continue Reading →

Ana of California

A Novel by Andi Teran Synopsis: Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It's a group home next - unless she agrees to leave East Los Angeles for a farm trainee program in Northern California. When she first arrives, Ana can't tell a tomato plant from a blackberry... Continue Reading →

Murderous Morning

A Novel by Bernadette Calonego. Translated by Peter and Rosa Stenberg Synopsis: Five years ago, family lawyer Tessa Griffins fled to Vancouver from the isolated mining town of Whatou Lake. Now she returns to her parents’ home there in order to search for the dead children’s mother, her stepsister Fran. And she wants to find... Continue Reading →

All the Missing Girls

A Novel by Megan Miranda Synopsis: It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and... Continue Reading →

Say Cheese and Die — Again!

A Forty-Fourth Goosebumps book by R.L. Stine Synopsis: Sourball. That’s what Greg calls his English teacher, Mr.Saur. He’s a real grouch. And now he just gave Greg a big fat “F” on his oral report. He didn’t believe Greg’s story. About the camera Greg found last summer. About the pictures it took. About the evil... Continue Reading →

13 Little Blue Envelopes

A Novel by Maureen Johnson Synopsis: Ginny Blackstone never thought she’d spend her summer vacation backpacking across Europe. But that was before she received the first little blue envelope from Aunt Peg. This letter was different from Peg’s usual letters for two reasons: 1. Peg had been dead for three months. 2. The letter included... Continue Reading →

The Bride Collector

A Novel by Ted Dekker Synopsis: FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he's picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source:... Continue Reading →

The Beast from the East

A Forty-Third Goosebumps book by R.L. Stine Synopsis: Ginger Walk and her identical twin brothers, Nat and Pat, are lost in the woods. No problem. After all, Ginger did go to that stupid nature camp. Still, there’s something odd about this part of the woods. The grass is yellow. The bushes are purple. And the... Continue Reading →

The Chestnut Man

A Novel by Søren SveistrupTranslated by Caroline Waight Synopsis: IF YOU FIND ONE, HE’S ALREADY FOUND YOU A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to... Continue Reading →

The Nightmarys

A Novel by Dan Poblocki Synopsis: Timothy July has a secret. And it's giving him nightmares. Abigail Tremens has a problem. Her nightmares are haunting her... while she is awake. When they team up for a school project, they don't realize that Abigail's past and Timothy's present are making them the target of a terrible... Continue Reading →

Egg Monsters from Mars

A Forty-Second Goosebumps book by R.L. Stine Synopsis: Which came first, the monster or the egg? An egg hunt. That’s what Dana Johnson’s bratty little sister, Brandy, want to have at her birthday party. And whatever Brandy wants, Brandy gets. Dana’s not big on egg hunts. But that was before he found the egg. It’s... Continue Reading →

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