Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

“In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.” This book starts off with a woman with blue skin falling from the sky, so if that doesn’t hook you I don’t know what will! […]

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“Steppenwolf: a novel” by Hermann Hesse

  Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree […]

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“Charms and Chocolate Chips” By Bailey Cates

Between brewing magically spiced treats at Honeybee Bakery and volunteering with a local conservation group, Katie Lightfoot barely has time to see her firefighter boyfriend, Declan McCarthy, much less delve further into her destiny as a witch. But avoiding her fate won’t be as easy as whipping up a new recipe—especially when Katie finds herself […]

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“The Invisible Library” by Genevieve Cogman

Irene works for the mysterious and supernatural entity known only as the Library. The Library is many things: an almost sentient building with a seemingly infinite number of books, an organization with a strict social order, and a jumping point to innumerable worlds and realities.  Irene practically grew up in the Library but has yet […]

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“Penguin the Magpie” by Cameron Bloom

I first picked up this book because the photograph on the cover intrigued me.  When I opened the book, I found in it more amazing images of a magpie named Penguin.  No surprise since Cameron Bloom is an Australian photographer.  I left the book on the shelves, and went home.  Then I wanted to know […]

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