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The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142001806
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Published: Penguin Books - February 25th, 2003

Who doesn't love a brilliant, layered, multi-faceted alternative reality mystery/sci-fiction novel? Fforde delivers just that, with his genre-bending series featuring Thursday Next, literary detective. When a criminal mastermind discovers a way to kidnap Jane Eyre straight out of her own novel, it's up to Thursday to find a way into the BookWorld, and save the day. For lovers of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett.

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The Night Circus Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

A magical realism classic in the making. "The Night Circus" is a thrilling, heartfelt, wonderful story that, when you open the cover, feels like coming home to an old friend. What begins as a bet between two aging magicians soon becomes a mysterious duel that spans years and overtakes the lives of their two young protégés. Both a love story and a mystery, "The Night Circus" will appeal to lovers of Audrey Niffenegger and Neil Gaiman. Step through the gates and discover the incredible world of Le Cirque des Rê'll never be the same again...

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765334794
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Published: Tor Books - January 15th, 2013

For the fan of StarTrek, or just those who love sci-fi, with a ton of satire, wit and meta-humor thrown in for good measure. "Redshirts" takes some of the beloved tropes of the typical space adventure and turns them on their head. Laugh out loud funny!

American Gods: Author's Preferred Text Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062080233
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 5th, 2013

"Believe. If you are to survive, you must believe." 

A modern fantasy classic, chock full of mythology and mystery. Gaiman is a master at misdirection and subverting your expectations until the final plot twist. Incredible, magical and impossible to put down. (Also now a series on STARZ!)

The Rook: A Novel (The Rook Files #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316098809
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 16th, 2012

A fascinating mix of mystery and horror, this is what you get if you cross James Bond with "Supernatural" with a dash of Stephen King to spice things up.

The Bone Clocks: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812976823
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 16th, 2015

A masterpiece of magical realism and speculative fiction. David Mitchell does an amazing job of sculpting characters that perplex and enthrall. As the tale unfolds, you meet 5 different narrators who all connect in fascinating and complex ways, all adding to a gripping, heart-pounding adventure. Be sure to check out Slade House, the companion novella to Bone Clocks, and a wonderfully spooky follow up read.

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

This book was riveting. A brilliant fantasy novel that plays on some stock tropes of the genre but then completely spirals and dives into new and exciting territory. N.K. Jemisin gives you thrill after thrill with captivating characters, mysterious powers and a setting/plot that will leave you shaken. I couldn't put it down, and I am thrilled that there are two sequels for me to enjoy!! A must read for fans of Neil Gaiman, Octavia Butler, and George R.R. Martin.