“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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“Behind the Throne” by K.B. Wagers

Princess Hailimi Bristol ran away to become a gunrunner thinking she would never be needed to ensure her family’s legacy; she had older sisters in line before her to rule the Indranan Empire. Twenty years later, she is suddenly Indrana’s last hope of avoiding civil war, so Hail reluctantly goes from being an outlaw to […]

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The dollhouse by Fiona Davis (Audiobook edition), read by Tavia Gilbert

Darby McLaughlin goes to New York in 1952 to enroll in a secretarial school.  She boards at the Barbizon hotel, and become friends with Esme, the maid, who will open Darby to the world of jazz clubs, to the sounds of bebop, to her hidden singing talent, and even to love.  Ultimately, Darby will realize […]

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“A Curious Beginning” by Deanna Raybourn

London, 1887 – Veronica Speedwell has just spent the past year nursing her aging aunt and is more than ready to find adventure by traveling the world, searching for her beloved butterflies.  Before she can depart, though, she foils her own abduction with the help of a mysterious Baron. He places her in the care […]

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