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City Of A Thousand Dolls
by Miriam Forster

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City of a Thousand Dolls is a novel that brims with deadly mystery and suspicion, forbidden love and adventure, which didn't appeal to me at first. Nisha Arvi, a sixteen-year-old orphan, is left at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls by her parents, who died a day after they abandoned Nisha. The City of a Thousand Dolls is an institute where orphan girls, who are viewed as worthless when compared to boy, which leads them to be left abandoned, are taught to be apprentices(as musicians, healer and courtesans). Nisha is the Matron's errand girl, befriends two cats Jerrit and Esmer, and begins a forbidden relationship with a handsome courier, Devan Tar'vey. Her closest companions are Tanaya, the most important novice in the city of a Thousand Dolls who is to be married to Prince Sudev, and Sashi, a blind girl trained to be a healer. All the orphan girls are trained and then sold away! One by one, five girls around her start to die and Nisha decides to find the murderer before she becomes the next victim. During the investigation, Nisha accuses Sashi of killing the first three girls when she discovers blood on Sashi's asar and ,since Sashi tries to avoid Nisha's inquiries. Little did she known, that her closest companion Tanaya is behind the killing of the girls and helps Akash Tar'vey, who is part of the Council, to bribe the last girl killed, Zann, an aspiring and passionate musician, to get poisonous Gunia seeds that are to be fed to the second girl who is killed, Jina. Nisha finds out that she is a Sune (half-tiger) and the truth behind her past, while solving the mystery, and would have never believed that the people are not who she expects them to be!

Indigenous Writes A Guide To First Nations
by Chelsea vowel

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A comprehensive analysis of various aspects of indigenous issues past and present. Addresses misconceptions well with researched facts.

The Tattooist Of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris

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A very moving love story that bloomed during the most difficult of circumstances. I really enjoyed the writing style and flow of this book.

Private Paris
by James Patterson

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Great fast paced book with short chapters.

Paper Towns
by John Green

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It was a very adventurous book that was incredible! It brought me to the edge of my seat multiple times and I didn't want to stop reading at anytime. I read the whole book in ONE DAY because of how interesting and how captivating it felt to me. I was so interested in the book that it felt like I was actually in it. I was terrified, scared, sad and all the emotions the characters must have felt while reading the book. In my opinion this book is really underrated.

by Julie Garwood

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Love her books and this one amazing...love the store the characters and the suspence...a must read

Long Way Home
by Katie McGarry

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If you have read Nowhere but Here and Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry, you just might want to tune in to Chevy and Violet’s story- Long Way Home. Alternating between the points of view of Violet and Chevy, McGarry shows us how difficult life can be as an 18-year-old student, especially an 18-year-old associated with the Reign of Terror, a motorcycle club. It’s a realistic novel for teens filled with themes of romance and suspense. Both characters are well developed, with their own stories to share. Personally, I loved how McGarry gave us a background on the characters to explain their motivations and to give us insight pertaining to why they make the choices they do. When Violet and Chevy find themselves kidnapped on by a rival Motorcycle Club, they learn of facts that throw a wrench into the life they have planned. Up until now, Violet has blamed the Reign of Terror for her father’s death. When she is offered freedom, safety, and a way out, she realizes she must choose between being a traitor or reconciling with the MC she has grown to hate. Chevy on the other hand loves his family. Being the grandson of the president, he is sure to be patched in to the club as soon as he turns 18. Suddenly thrust into unforeseen circumstances and falling back in love with Violet, he wonders whether being patched in is worth it. Both at their own crossroads, Long Way Home is a book that serves as a reminder. “When no path seems right, forge your own.”

by Nicola Lagioia

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I think I've exhausted the amount of “rich people being bad” narratives I can enjoy because this only managed to keep my attention in short spurts - also tired of men writing women enduring abuse as profound - well crafted, but insubstantial.

Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard Book 1
by Rick Riordan

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With an epic plot, diverse characters, and humorous jokes, this book is a page-turner. It's a combination of myth, action and wry sarcasm, perfect for readers hungry for a new hit of that Percy-Jackson type magic. Published in 2015, Rick Riordan’s The Sword of Summer follows sixteen-year-old Magnus Chase, a kid who has always had a troubled life. Since his mother was mauled by wolves one day, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he is tracked down by a man he's never met, who turned out to be his uncle. Magnus' mother claimed that his uncle was dangerous after they endured a major family dispute. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god named Frey. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants, and worse monsters are stirring for "doomsday". To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the "Nine Worlds" for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. After this decision, he ends up dead and he gets picked up by a Valkyrie who takes him to the halls of Valhalla, where only people who died in battle can go for their afterlives. Seers determine Magnus is a child of the god Frey and claim that, because he was incorrectly chosen as a hero, Magnus cannot reside in Valhalla. They state that some momentous event will occur in nine days, ominously sharing that the Sword of Summer will unbind a beast. Samirah the Valkyrie, banished for choosing Magnus, urges him to locate the sword. Magnus meets the god Loki, who tells Magnus that Surt, the fire demon, is still alive and is attempting to hasten Ragnarok. Surt will release the wolf Fenris unless Magnus can stop him. With his friends, Samirah, Blitzen and Hearthstone, will Magnus be able to stop Ragnarok from beginning? Will he retrieve the Sword of Summer, and be able to talk to his father? This book brings you along for Magnus' thrilling adventure. It is a highly entertaining tongue-in-cheek romp. Magnus is a witty and admirable teen who proves himself worthy of redemption. Overall, this book was incredible and truly deserves recognition. It is an interesting book indeed.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
by J.k. Rowling

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As always the Harry Potter books are always amazing! You can never get too old for Harry Potter!

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