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The Priory of the Orange Tree Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635570304
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 18th, 2020

Ead's life is built on secrets, and revealing any one of them could get her killed in a kingdom where the religion of virtue has condemned everything she must hide. This richly landscaped fantasy world is an all-encompassing thrill ride that will be like a magnet in your hands -- you won't be able to put it down.

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ISBN: 9781250214751
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Published: Tor.com - January 21st, 2020

Tochi Onyebuchi pulls no punches in this short but vital fight of a book. Relationships, racism, and rage are spilled on these pages. Read with care, because this story will simultaneously move you to fury and tear out your heart.

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ISBN: 9780062868930
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Published: William Morrow - June 2nd, 2020

Far from a tired old plot, Lucy Foley's newest twist on a locked-room scenario crackles with a tension so compelling that I nearly ripped pages in my haste to keep reading faster. The characters, the setting, the conceit: everything is perfectly orchestrated in a can't-stop-now rush to the final page.  

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ISBN: 9781250076960
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Published: Square Fish - February 6th, 2018

If Ocean's Eleven had taken place in a fantasy world, it would have looked an awful lot like Six of Crows. There's a heist, some gangs, magic, a get-what-you-can town, and characters that will seize you from their first appearance on the page.

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ISBN: 9781951709068
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Published: Agora Books - August 25th, 2020

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the cover, Vercher's way with language and character is one you'll be hungry to return to. The complexity and visceral experience of this book are something you will never be able to forget.

Mr. Mercedes: A Novel (The Bill Hodges Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476754475
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Published: Gallery Books - January 6th, 2015

A story that opens with a literal bang, Bill Hodges and one of the best sidekicks in all of literature must track down a killer determined to make a name for himself. The best of Stephen King's thrillers, this first in a trilogy will have you flipping pages and ignoring the outside world.