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Saturday , October 21 2017

The Crystal Gryphon by Andre Norton

Kerovan is the descendant of the ‘Old Ones’ as he was born with amber eyes and cloven hooves. He is different from everyone and he is valuable as well. Soon he is called upon to fight an evil that is threatening the entire kingdom. Originally published: 1972 Author: Andre Norton …

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The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Iron King is stranded in a web of scandals and murders nonetheless his downfall is coming in an unexpected way. Pursuing a powerful Knights Templar, he sentences Grand Master Jacques Molay to be burned that draws upon him a curse that will destroy his whole dynasty. Once a darkness total …

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The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough

It is the first novel in the series of novels “Masters of Rome” written by Colleen McCullough. Many historical characters of the Roman Republic e.g. Gaius Marius, Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Quintus Caecilius Metellus and Publius Rutilius etc. are featured in this novel. Majorly the rise of Marius and his marriage …

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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Written by Jeffrey Eugenides, this fictional story describes the short life of five sisters. Their neighbors struggle to find reasons or explanations for their tragic acts. After the eldest sister commits suicide, their house become dark and their lives are being watched by their parents very closely. Nonetheless the girls …

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park connect to each other in the school bus as both of them have interest in music and comics. Together they deal with issues of race and child abuse. Their relationship is doomed to fail as they are misfits falling in love for the first time. This book …

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

A 2007 New York Times Bestseller by Jay Asher that is about a young adult named Clay Jensen who is a shy and quiet high school student who meets an anonymous person while returning from school to home in his doorstep. He gave him cassettes recorded by Hannah Baker, Clay’s …

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Australian author Markus Zusak wrote this book in 2005 and it has won numerous awards as was listed on The New York Times Bestseller list for more than 200 weeks. It mentions the story of nine-year-old German girl Liesel Meminger during World War II. After the death of her brother …

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Hate List by Jennifer Brown

Author Jennifer Brown’s novel “Hate List” was published in 2009 and it follows a shooting incidence in a high school from the point of view of Valerie Leftman. Valerie’s boyfriend Nick Levil was the shooter and both of them created a Hate List but Valerie didn’t know that Nick was …

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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

This is the debut novel of Elizabeth Kostova. She was told the stories of Dracula by her father during her childhood and she decided to turn that experience into a novel. She worked for 10 years on the book and then sold it for US$2 million to Little, Brown and …

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The Bruce Trilogy by Nigel Tranter

This novel describes Scotland in 1290 when there is no king and two families named the Bruces and the Balliols are trying to take the throne. Robert the Bruce in an increasingly unstable Scotland struggles to secure the crown and face different enemies during his quest. His troubles got magnified …

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