On The Edge of Gone, by Corinne Duyvis

11516221Title: On The Edge of Gone
Author:
Corinne Duyvis
Publisher:
  Amulet Books / ABRAMS
Publication date: 8th March 2016
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781419719035
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5
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January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one.

Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time.
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The Scorpion Rules, by Erin Bow

11516221Title: The Scorpion Rules
Author:
Erin Bow
Publisher:
  Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 22nd September 2015
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781481442718
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 5/5
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The world is at peace, said the Utterances. And really, if the odd princess has a hard day, is that too much to ask?

Greta is a duchess and crown princess—and a hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Go to war and your hostage dies.
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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances, by Neil Gaiman

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and DisturbancesTitle: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Author:
Neil Gaiman
Publisher:
 William Morrow
Publication date: February 3rd 2015
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0062330292
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 4/5
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Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things–which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume.

In this new anthology, Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction–stories, verse, and a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved series in 2013–as well “Black Dog,” a new tale that revisits the world of American Gods, exclusive to this collection.
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No Return: A Novel of Jeroun, by Zachary Jernigan

No Return: A Novel of JerounTitle: No Return: A Novel of Jeroun
Author:
Zachary Jernigan
Publisher:
 Night Shade Books
Publication date: March 5th 2013
Pages: 292
ISBN: 1597804568
Source: Goodreads
Rating: 3/5
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On Jeroun, there is no question as to whether God exists—only what his intentions are.

Under the looming judgment of Adrash and his ultimate weapon—a string of spinning spheres beside the moon known as The Needle—warring factions of white and black suits prove their opposition to the orbiting god with the great fighting tournament of Danoor, on the far side of Jeroun’s only inhabitable continent.
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Fairest, by Marissa Meyer

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)Title: Fairest
Author:
Marissa Meyer 
Publisher:
 Feiwel & Friends
Publication date: January 27th 2015
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1250060559
Source: Myself
Rating: 4.5/5
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In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.
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Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Ready Player OneTitle: Ready Player One
Author:
Ernest Cline
Publisher:
 Random House
Publication date: August 16th 2011
Pages: 374
ISBN: 030788743X
Source: Myself
Rating: 2.5/5
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It’s the year 2044, and the real world is an ugly place.

Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
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William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, by Ian Doescher

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #4)Title: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope
Author:
Ian Doescher
Publisher:
 Quirk Books
Publication date: March 6th 2014
Pages: 174
ISBN: 1594746370
Source: Edelweiss
Rating: 3.5/5
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Inspired by one of the greatest creative minds in the English language—and William Shakespeare—here is an officially licensed retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess held captive and a young hero coming of age, Star Wars abounds with all the valor and villainy of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. ’Tis a tale told by fretful droids, full of faithful Wookiees and fearsome Stormtroopers, signifying…pretty much everything.
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Dream Caster, by Najeev Raj Nadarajah

16077824Title: Dream Caster
Author:
Najeev Raj Nadarajah
Publisher:
 Bookkus Publishing
Publication date: September 3rd 2013
Pages: 254
ISBN: 0991709403
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 1/5
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Haunted by memories of his massacred settlement, sixteen-year-old Weaver seeks cover in a hidden refuge among the remains of a ruined city. In the midst of building a new life, Weaver discovers that he has the amazing power to cast his dreams into reality.

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Artemis Fowl Series, by Eoin Colfer

Title: Artemis Fowl Series
Author:
Eoin Colfer
Publishers:
 Miramax, Puffin, and Disney Hyperion
Publication date:  2001 to 2012
Pages: 2794
ISBN: 9781423120377; 1423108361;
1423128192; 1423161610
Source: Myself
Rating: 4/5
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 Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius—and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren’t the fairies of bedtime stories—they’re dangerous! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure.

From the 1st book: Artemis Fowl.

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Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

Title: Cloud Atlas
Author:
David Mitchell
Publisher: 
Random House
First publication date: August 17th 2004
Pages: 509
ISBN: 0375507256
Source: Myself
Rating:
5/5
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Synopsis

The narrators hear their echoes in history and change their destinies in ways great and small, in a study of humanity’s dangerous will to power. A reluctant voyager crosses the Pacific in 1850. A disinherited composer gatecrashes in between-wars Belgium. A vanity publisher flees gangland creditors. Others are a journalist in Governor Reagan’s California, and genetically-modified dinery server on death-row. Finally, a young Pacific Islander witnesses the nightfall of science and civilization.

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