Hachette

Unlike your typical detective mystery, this novel has more of a focus on character development than the crime at hand. Told from multiple points of view, the book is a mosaic of the human condition, with each story weaving through the others and connecting in ways you won't expect. The narrative definitely keeps you guessing.

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Megan
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316010702
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 2005

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of the original Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), but when someone new was set to take up the mantel, I was understandably nervous. Kamala Khan exceeded all expectations. She's funny, excitable, and every bit the awkward teenager you'd expect. You don't need to know the whole (or any of the) history to love Kamala and this volume. 

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Ivy
By G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780785190219
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Published: Marvel Comics - October 28th, 2014

Laird Hunt’s novel follows a woman who calls herself Ash and leaves her husband behind to fight in the Civil War. It’s been months since I finished the book, and it’s still shadowing me, hovering just behind my shoulder when I least expect it. Ash’s voice is haunting and lyrical and heartbreaking. This one of the best books of 2014.

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Julia
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316370134
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 9th, 2014

Things get weird after Glory and her friend drink the petrified bat. Glory, struggling with her upcoming graduation and concerns about her future, starts seeing visions of people’s futures—and what she sees is brutal. Not only is this book a roar of feminist-teen awesomeness, but I adored photograph-obsessed Glory, and loved watching her become a strong, assertive woman.

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Flannery
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316222723
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 14th, 2014

Hello, daily dose of pure joy! It matters not whether you already have Underwater Dogs or whether you even like dogs, I dare you to resist smiling as you turn each lavishly photographed page. These wide-eyed, wondrous, adventurous, delightfully adorable puppies are a natural endorphin rush. I swear, this book is good for your health. 

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Melinda
$21.00
ISBN: 9780316254892
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 16th, 2014

Cirilia Rose is a crafter after my own heart. This collection of patterns is organized with 3 sections based on the three main types of knitting projects (Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads) and broken up further by smart and relatable personal essays on the creative process. No matter your knitting mood, you'll find a perfect pattern in this awesome book. 

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Megan
By Cirilia Rose, Jared Flood (Photographer)
$27.50
ISBN: 9781584799535
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Published: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang - November 4th, 2014

I love invertebrates, and the ocean brims with weird animals lacking skeletal systems. Middleton photographs a wide variety of invertebrates against black or white backgrounds, highlighting the amazing biodiversity residing beneath the waves. Filled with sea cucumbers, starfish, and many more, any ocean lover will adore this book, as will anyone who simply loves odd creatures. 

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Flannery
By Susan Middleton, Sylvia A. Earle (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781419710070
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Published: ABRAMS - October 21st, 2014

Neverhome has stayed with me. This story of a woman who leaves her husband behind to fight in the Civil War is so exquisitely well written, so tense, that it took over my life for a few days. I looked up from the last page dazed, unsure of how to go about my day without Ash’s mad, beautiful voice in my head. If you don’t believe me, ask just about anyone else on staff—this book has stolen and broken the heart of almost every fiction reader in the store. Neverhome is certainly one of the best novels of 2014.
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Kat
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316370134
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 9th, 2014

Rock music, magic, and mayhem combine to make one totally awesome graphic novel. Aksel is a young musician trying to get his band to make it big, but between a girlfriend pushing for a steady job, bad reviews, and evil magics working against it…well, easier said than done. The art is excellent, the humor fantastic, and the music all but leaps off the page. Perfect for fans of Scott Pilgrim, or anyone dedicated to a dream.
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Jax
$15.95
ISBN: 9781419713606
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Published: Abrams Comicarts - September 30th, 2014

The editors of Imbibe magazine have put together a fantastic collection of inventive toddies, crowd-pleasing punches, and cocktail flavor profiles right out of mom’s kitchen. Deliciously festive ingredients like cinnamon, cranberry, and apple cider interweave with more exotic (but wholly worthwhile) components like Chartreuse, Cherry Heering, and rose syrup. If you love the holidays (or love drinking your way through them), this cocktail guide was made for you.
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Kimberly
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452127828
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 16th, 2014

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