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The Girl With All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
M.R. Carey

Melanie is a very special girl. Dr. Caldwell calls her "our little genius." Every morning Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. The Girl with All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.

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The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson book cover.
Laurie Halse Anderson

It seems as though 17-year-old Hayley may finally have a chance to settle down and lead a “normal” life after five years of homeschooling on the road with her truck-driving father. However, normalcy – and even the possibility of a romantic relationship with kind yet mysterious Finn – might be too much to hope for. Her dad’s crippling post-traumatic stress disorder (a cruel leftover from his time spent in the military overseas) and resulting addictions will push both of them to their breaking points.

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The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1)

The Clockwork Scarab (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason
Colleen Gleason

The Clockwork Scarab is a wonderful mystery that includes Egyptology, time travel, secret societies, and vampire hunters. Reluctantly at first, Mina Holmes, the teenage niece of Sherlock Holmes, and Evaline Stoker, the teenage sister of Bram Stoker, combine their sleuthing and hand-to-hand combat talents to find out why society girls are turning up dead. The young ladies infiltrate opium dens, pubs, society balls, and seedy criminal lairs in pursuit of the mystery of the missing girls.  This is the first book in the Stoker & Holmes series, set in Victorian London with a steampunk twist. If you enjoy Clockwork Scarab, be sure to check out book two in the series, Spiritglass Charade.

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The Accused (Theodore Boone #3)

The Accused (Theodore Boone #3) by John Grisham book cover.
John Grisham

Theo discovers that his school locker has been burglarized and later his bike tires slashed. That night a computer store is robbed and several laptops and smart phones stolen. The following day at school, detectives come in and search his locker. They find two of the laptops. The detectives had received an anonymous tip that Theo was the thief. Along with his Uncle Ike, the two are determined to find out who has set him up.

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Black Ice (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins #3)

Black Ice (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins #3) by Andrew Lane book cover.
Andrew Lane

The year is 1868 and fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes faces his most baffling mystery yet.  Mycroft, his older brother, has been found with a knife in his hand, locked in a room with a corpse.  Only Sherlock believes that his brother is innocent. But can he prove it?

In a chase that will take him to Moscow and back, Sherlock must discover who has framed Mycroft and why . . . before Mycroft swings at the gallows.  Young Sherlock is honing his skills of observation but this story is adventure and action packed.

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