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The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross A sumptuously magical, brand new take on a tale as old as time—read the Beast’s side of the story at long last. I am neither monster nor man—yet I am both. I am the Beast. The day I was cursed to this wretched existence was the day I was saved—although it did not feel so at the time. My redemption sprung from contemptible roots; I am not proud of …

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I Really Didn’t Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life by Beth Evans

I Really Didn’t Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life by Beth Evans Did you ever wish your best friend—the person you would trust with your innermost secrets, the person whose wisdom and comfort you seek in times of stress or self-doubt—could draw? Like Mindy Kaling meets Hyperbole and a Half, I Really Didn’t Think This Through gets at the heart of what makes life both so challenging and so joyful—figuring out how to be …

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The Confidence Code for Girls by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

The Confidence Code for Girls by Katty Kay & Claire Shipman Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.  It’s a paradox familiar to parents everywhere: girls are achieving like never before, yet they’re consumed with doubt on the inside. Girls worry constantly about how they look, what people think, whether …

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Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew

Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew Adulting meets Hyperbole and a Half in this witty, starkly honest, and absolutely on-point book of essays and illustrations on the realities of growing up and finding yourself. Mari Andrew started doodling when she worked at a bakery–she took some license with the display case labels. When customers noticed and began telling her the drawings brightened their days, Mari realized she could use that hobby …

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Queen of the Fireflies by Rinna Ford (Aurelia Chronicles #1)

Queen of the Fireflies by Rinna Ford (Aurelia Chronicles #1) I have only ever wanted a normal life. A life where I could have friends, go on dates, have a career, you know, the boring stuff. But, what if my life was never meant to be normal? What if I was meant to be extraordinary? My fate was put on hold the day I was born, but all of that changed when I met Brogan. …

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City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (Cassidy Blake #1)

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (Cassidy Blake #1) Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn’t like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they’re about to get much stranger. When Cass’s parents start hosting a TV …

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Mirage by Somaiya Daud (Mirage #1)

Mirage by Somaiya Daud (Mirage #1) In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond her isolated moon. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she …

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Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker

Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker [ARC] The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a riveting novel of gothic suspense that reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s — and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy …

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Hippie by Paulo Coelho

Hippie by Paulo Coelho [ARC] If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you.  Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair, who …

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle [ARC] From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python–from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable …

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Broken Mirrors by Marie McWilliams

Broken Mirrors by Marie McWilliams When Marie moves from Belfast to London, she envisions a fresh start and an escape from a broken home. Once there, she meets Malcolm Carter, a charming, handsome man who sweeps her off her feet and gives her a life she could only have imagined. But Malcolm isn’t all he seems; he’s a criminal, a mobster and a murderer. Detective Fraser Duncan knows what he is, and he’s determined to …

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The Watchmaker’s Doctor by G.M.T. Schuilling (Erase And Rewind #1)

The Watchmaker’s Doctor by G.M.T. Schuilling (Erase And Rewind #1) If you could go back in time and redo one thing in your life, what would it be? The Watchmaker’s Doctor is the first novella in Erase and Rewind, a collection for new adults that delves into the biggest regrets of the dying, and follows their stories of what might have been. Anaya, a disillusioned, thirty-five-year-old doctor, has been looking after Gregory, a retired watchmaker …

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Evenfall by Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos (Shadowfire #1)

Evenfall by Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos (Shadowfire #1) [ARC] A monster does not deserve the intimacy of a name As if waking up in an unfamiliar world isn’t enough of a surprise, Ember gains a new title to her name. Savior. Hunted by the Crescent Prince and his lethal shadows, she accepts a young Mage’s help to navigate the land of blood magic and its many illusions. But where Ada sees the good …

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Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Invictus by Ryan Graudin Time flies when you’re plundering history. Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a …

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The Nazi Hunters by Damien Lewis

The Nazi Hunters by Damien Lewis The Nazi Hunters is the incredible, hitherto untold story of the most secret chapter in the SAS’s history. Officially, the world’s most elite special forces unit was dissolved at the end of the Second World War, and not reactivated until the 1950s. Among their last actions was a disastrous commando raid into occupied France in 1944, which ended in the capture, torture and execution of 31 soldiers. It can now …

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The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Roads #2)

The Girl in the Green Silk Gown by Seanan McGuire (Ghost Roads #2) The second book in the Ghost Roads series returns to the highways of America, where hitchhiking ghost Rose Marshall continues her battle with her killer–the immortal Bobby Cross. Once and twice and thrice around, Put your heart into the ground. Four and five and six tears shed, Give your love unto the dead. Seven shadows on the wall, Eight have come to …

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Whisper Me This: A Novel by Kerry Anne King

Whisper Me This: A Novel by Kerry Anne King Single mother Maisey Addington has always fallen short of her own mother’s expectations—never married, a bit adrift, wasting her high IQ on dead-end jobs. The only thing Maisey’s sure she’s gotten right is her relationship with her twelve-year-old daughter, Elle…until a phone call blows apart the precarious balance of their lives. Maisey’s mother is in a coma, and her aging father faces charges of abuse and …

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What Matters in Mayhew by Cassie Dandridge Selleck (The Beanie Bradsher Series #1)

What Matters in Mayhew by Cassie Dandridge Selleck (The Beanie Bradsher Series #1) Every town has at least one beloved, if misunderstood, eccentric and Beanie Bradsher belongs to Mayhew Junction. Some – LouWanda Crump, for example – would call Beanie a spectacle, but Beanie just marches (and dresses) to the beat of a different drum. Not much has changed over the years in this town. On any given morning, you’ll find the same people at …

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The Star Children by Rachel Deagan

The Star Children by Rachel Deagan They were called The Star Children, created by The Project with their own special abilities; a mix of “races” to bring the world to a new consciousness. In order to save the world, Jacey has to die, but two allies stand by her side. Unaware at first of what she and her newfound friends are, she begins to discover her entire life was a lie. Now the three are …

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Bedeviled Series by Shani Petroff

Bedeviled Series by Shani Petroff The hilarious, pitch-perfect tale of tween angst and superpowers! Daddy’s Little Angel (Bedeviled #1) “Mom always said my dad is the devil. I never knew she meant it literally!” All Angel’s father (a.k.a. the Devil) wants is to be a part of her life. And in return he has the power to give her anything she wants—including popularity and a date with her long-time crush, Cole Daniels. But Angel will …

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Romeo & What’s Her Name by Shani Petroff

Romeo & What’s Her Name by Shani Petroff Understudies never get to perform . . . which is why being Juliet’s understudy in the school’s yearly “Evening with Shakespeare” is the perfect role for Emily. She can earn some much-needed extra credit while pursuing her main goal of spending time with Wes, aka Romeo, aka the hottest, nicest guy in school (in her completely unbiased opinion). And she meant to learn her lines, really, it’s …

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Body & Soul by Frank Conroy

Body & Soul by Frank Conroy In the dim light of a basement apartment, six-year-old Claude Rawlings sits at an old white piano, picking out the sounds he has heard on the radio and shutting out the reality of his lonely world. The setting is 1940s New York, a city that is “long gone, replaced by another city of the same name.” Against a backdrop that pulses with sound and rhythm, Body & Soul brilliantly evokes the …

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Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven (Fallen Empire #1)

Phoenix Unbound by Grace Draven (Fallen Empire #1) [ARC] A woman with power over fire and illusion and an enslaved son of a chieftain battle a corrupt empire in this powerful and deeply emotional romantic fantasy from the USA Todaybestselling author of Radiance. Every year, each village is required to send a young woman to the Empire’s capital–her fate to be burned alive for the entertainment of the masses. For the last five years, one small village’s tithe …

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ICED! The Illusionary Treatment Option by Gary Reinl

ICED! The Illusionary Treatment Option by Gary Reinl The American Journal of Sports Medicine (2004), The Journal of Athletic Training (2004), The Cleveland Clinic (2011) … the unanimous peer-reviewed results go on and on … But it is not just confined to research, as many athletes are discovering this in practice. In fact, in a 2008 Sports Illustrated article, two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum stated that he “never” uses ice after throwing. In …

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Becoming Belle by Nuala O’Connor

Becoming Belle by Nuala O’Connor A witty and inherently feminist novel about passion and marriage, based on a true story of an unstoppable woman ahead of her time in Victorian London. In 1887, Isabel Bilton is the eldest of three daughters of a middle-class military family, growing up in a small garrison town. By 1891 she is the Countess of Clancarty, dubbed “the peasant countess” by the press, and a member of the Irish aristocracy. …

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Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry Michael is an atheist. So as he walks through the doors at St. Clare’s—a strict Catholic school—sporting a plaid tie, things can’t get much worse. His dad has just made the family move again, and Michael needs a friend. When a girl challenges their teacher in class, Michael thinks he might have found one, and a fellow nonbeliever at that. Only this girl, Lucy, is not just Catholic . . …

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The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #3)

The Hollow of Fear by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #3) [ARC] Charlotte Holmes, Lady Sherlock, returns in the Victorian-set mystery series from the USA Today bestselling author of A Conspiracy in Belgravia and A Study in Scarlet Women, an NPR Best Book of 2016. Under the cover of “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,” Charlotte Holmes puts her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. Aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, Charlotte draws those in need to her and makes it her …

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A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #2)

A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #2) The game is afoot as Charlotte Holmes returns in the atmospheric second novel in New York Times bestseller Sherry Thomas’s Victorian-set Lady Sherlock series. Being shunned by Society gives Charlotte Holmes the time and freedom to put her extraordinary powers of deduction to good use. As “Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective,” aided by the capable Mrs. Watson, she’s had great success helping with all manner of inquiries, but …

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A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #1)

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (Lady Sherlock #1) With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London. When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her …

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The Continent by Keira Drake (The Continent #1)

The Continent by Keira Drake (The Continent #1) For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of battle, a thing long vanished in the peaceful realm of the …

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Inspector Sohlberg Series by Jens Amundsen

Inspector Sohlberg Series by Jens Amundsen The Inspector Sohlberg crime novels by Jens Amundsen join Scandinavia’s best crime detective series, including the Inspector Wallander series by Henning Mankell, Inspector Sejer series by Karin Fossum, Inspector Gunnarstranda series by K. O. Dahl, Detective Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbø, and Girl With Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. 1. Sohlberg and The Gift Sohlberg and the Gift is about murder and the worst of betrayals. And who …

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The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark

The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark There is a bloody brave little animal in Africa called the Honey Badger. It may be the meanest animal in the world. It kills for malice and for sport, and it does not go for the jugular – it goes straight for the groin. It has a lot in common with the modern American woman.   FREE Download The Honey Badger by Robert Ruark PDF [Userscloud]

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Daughters for a Time by Jennifer Handford

Daughters for a Time by Jennifer Handford Feelings of abandonment fill Helen Francis at a too-young age when her mother dies and her father walks out. Left in the care of her older sister, Claire, she moves on but never truly heals. Now thirty-five and married, Helen is desperate to start a family of her own. After four unsuccessful years of trying to become pregnant, Helen accepts the idea of adoption. When her baby is …

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