Category Review

The Beast Player

The Beast Player Book Cover The Beast Player
Nahoko Uehashi
Pushkin Children's Books
February 21, 2018
500

An enthralling and sophisticated fantasy story from one of Japan's most popular writers of teen fiction, which has been turned into a popular anime series Erin's family have an important responsibility: caring for the Toda, fearsome water serpents who form the core of their Lord's army...

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Review: Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol. 5

Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol. 5 Book Cover Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Vol. 5
Yoshiki Tanaka
Fiction
Haikasoru
November 21, 2017
272

It’s the Galactic Empire versus the Free Planets Alliance in Japan’s greatest space opera epic! In the thirty-sixth century, humanity has conquered the galaxy and colonized countless star systems...

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Wings

Wings Book Cover Wings
Aprilynne Pike
Juvenile Fiction
Harper Collins
May 5, 2009
304

Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words. Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings...

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The Glitch (The Glitches 1)

The Glitch
Ramona Finn
September 5, 2016
370

Being human means more than just surviving.In Lib's world, it's dangerous to deviate from the Norm. In fact, for someone who doesn't live up to the AI's standards, it's practically a death sentence. Lib learns this the hard way when she wakes up with her memories erased in a barren wasteland where bands of Rogues scavenge for food and resources: This hostile place is the Outside. Lib is a Glitch, an imperfect human component of the utopian Norm...

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The Medium (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy #1)

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C. J. Archer
Ghost stories
Oz Books
July 1, 2012
260

Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage...

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Tess of the Road (Tess of the Road #1)

Tess of the Road Book Cover Tess of the Road
Rachel Hartman
February 27, 2018
536

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences...

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A Dark and Stormy Murder (A Writer’s Apprentice Mystery #1)

A Dark and Stormy Murder Book Cover A Dark and Stormy Murder
Julia Buckley
Fiction
Penguin
July 1, 2016
304

"Lena London's literary dreams are coming true:as long as she can avoid any real-life villains . . .a aCamilla Graham's bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla's new assistant, she can't believe her luck...

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Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch (Gold Edition)

Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch (Gold Edition) Book Cover Record of Lodoss War: The Grey Witch (Gold Edition)
Ryo Mizuno
Comics & Graphic Novels
Seven Seas
November 7, 2017
268

Parn, a reckless but passionate swordsman embarks on a quest to discover the source of a great evil overwhelming the country of Lodoss. Joining him are Deedlit, a young elf wielding great magic; Ghim, the tough-asstones dwarf; Etoh, a fledging priest; Slayn, the group's sorcerer; and Woodchuck, their indispensable thief...

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Mars Girl

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Mars Girls
Mary Turzillo
Young Adult Fiction
Apex Publications
May 23, 2017
314

"Mary Turzillo has crafted an extraordinary tale of teenaged adventure on a harsh planet. Heroines Nanoannie and Kapera use bravery and ingenuity to survive on a vividly imagined future Mars." —Brenda Cooper, author of Edge of Dark "Mars Girls delivers real-feeling characters in a fast-moving, exciting space adventure...

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Another

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Another
Yukito Ayatsuji
Fiction
Yen On
October 28, 2014
496

In the spring of 1998, Koichi Sakakibara transfers to Yomiyama North Middle School. In class, he develops a sense of unease as he notices that the people around him act like they're walking on eggshells, and students and teachers alike seem frightened...

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