River Readers

  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters (Vol. 1)

    Since it's the Halloween season and this has been on my list of to-reads for a bit, I decided to dive in for the holiday. Not a bad horror story and the illustrations are great. Very long for a graphic novel, but it was worth the time.

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  • Nooks & Crannies

    Tabitha Crumb has the worst parents ever. They are headed to South America and plan on sending her to an orphanage. Her only friend is her rat Pemberly and her only interest appears to be Inspector Pensive detective novels. So it is a shock when she is invited to a weekend with a countess along with five other children. Turns out all six kids were adopted and one of them is the countess's grandchild. The only problem is the countess is kind of evil and the children keep disappearing in the mysterious manor house.

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  • Trapped!

    Florian and Margaret are back and this time they have to save Marcus. Marcus's first case is tied to a current case and someone is setting him up to take the fall. Florian and Margaret have to use TOAST to find out which one of their suspects is the culprit. Their investigations take them through the library world of Washington, DC and leave them trapped in the Library of Congress.

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  • Black God's Drums

    This is P. Dj̀eli Clark’s debut novella, after having his writings appear in Daily Science Fiction, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly and Lightspeed and other publications. Born in New York primarily raised in Houston, he spent much of his formative years in Trinidad and Tobago. Clark brings a fresh look at New Orleans in this alternative history story.

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  • Because of Mr. Terupt

    t's the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There's . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who's having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey, who hates school.

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  • Check, please! Book 1: #Hockey

    The hilarious and heartbreaking confessions of a figure skater turned collegiate hockey player who's terrified of checking . . . and is desperately in love with the captain of his hockey team.

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  • The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part 3

    When Asami is kidnapped, Korra sets out to the Spirit Wilds to find her. Now teeming with dark spirits influenced by the half spirit-half human Tokuga, the landscape is more dangerous than ever before. The two women must trust in each other and work together if they are to make it out alive. Their fate is revealed in this stunning, action-packed conclusion to The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars!

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  • Truly, Devious

    When Stevie Bell gets into the exclusive Ellingham Academy she knows her life will never be the same. Established by the millionaire Albert Ellingham in the 1930's, the Academy was supposed to be a haven for gifted or out of the ordinary students. There is mystery and tragedy surrounding the Academy however, because in 1936, Ellingham's wife and daughter were kidnapped and a student murdered. The crimes were never solved. Stevie's passion is true crime and detective work so she is determined to solve the decades old mysteries surrounding the Ellingham's.

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  • The Orphan Band of Springdale

    Augusta has been sent to live with her grandmother in Springdale, Maine. It is the eve of WWII and her mother is working in New York and her father, a union organizer, is on the run from the law. Gusta arrives at Mrs. Hoops home to join the orphans already in residence. She brings very little with her except stories of a missing wish and her French horn. 

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  • Astrid the Unstoppable

    Astrid is the little thunderbolt of Glimmerdal. She is the only child and her best friend is an elderly neighbor, Gunnvald. Astrid's life on the mountain seems idyllic. She lives with her father; her mother is away in Greenland studying the icebergs. She spends her days with Gunnvald inventing the most amazing sled or just listening to him play his fiddle. She has the run of the mountains and valleys of her home. That all changes when Gunnvald becomes injured and his estranged daughter comes to Glimmerdal. Suddenly things aren't how Astrid thought they would be. 

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  • Speak: The Graphic Novel

    This is graphic novel adaption of the 2001 novel of the same name. The story is of a girl who endures a traumatic event and the more or less stops speaking. This is a novel of her finding her voice. It is well adapted to the graphic format and the superb artwork by Emily Carroll only adds depth to the story. I read the original novel when it came out in 2001 and I don't remember liking it that well. But the graphic novel was so good, I think I need to revisit the novel.

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  • Very Rich

    Rupert is extremely poor. His family lives on oatmeal and kitchen scraps. He sleeps under the bed and wears all three of his shirts in winter. So it is really surprising when he finds himself at the richest house in town on Christmas. The Rivers family is very rich and very eccentric. They play games for their Christmas presents in a cut-throat fashion. Rupert is ecstatic when he whens all the presents; he is especially excited about the new pair of boots since his sneakers are wearing out. But then he loses it all in the final game and is sent home empty handed. 

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  • Hidden

    Hide. That’s all Pippa can do to escape the terror chasing her. But now that she’s off the grid in a safe house, she finds plenty of interesting things to watch through the window. Like her new neighbor, with his startling green eyes, killer smile, and sexy bad-boy tattoo . . .

    Run. Malcolm West is fleeing the hell he unleashed in his last assignment as an undercover cop. A backwoods bungalow sounds like the perfect place to start over. Until he discovers he’s been set up . . .

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  • Rescue

    A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter. Like the crash that brought them together, it all happened so fast.

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  • The Bad Daughter

    What first appears to be a random home invasion and brutal attack reveals a family's dark secrets in this domestic ticking-clock suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of See Jane Run.

    A voice mail from her estranged sister, Melanie, sends Robin's heart racing and her mind spiraling in a full-blown panic attack. Melanie's message is dire: Their father, his second wife, and his twelve-year-old stepdaughter have been shot--likely in a home invasion--and lie in the hospital in critical condition.

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