Deadly Flying Bears & Creepy Motherhood

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Borne

By: Jeff Vandermeer

Grade: A

A giant flying and deadly bear called Mord. Rampaging biotech left over from the company that brought it all about. Radioactive rain and rivers. Half-buried astronauts. A magician… and it all gets somehow weirder when a scavenger called Rachel finds a strange creature living in Mord’s fur. She gathers him up. She takes him home.

And welcome to a newer creeper motherhood.

And also what it means to be a person. To be real. To be afraid. To be learning. To be out of control.

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Witches, Ghosts & Demons in New York

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The Witches of New York

By: Ami McKay

Grade: B-/C+

Beatrice Dunn arrives in New York for the first time and immediately begins seeing ghosts and experiencing strange happenings. Luckily she gets a job at a tea shop run by Eleanor St. Clair and Adelaide Thom, who are more than capable of helping Beatrice, if they can get past their own problems, the accusations of witchcraft, and the strange things happening in New York.

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Help is NOT On the Way!

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The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

By: Lauren James

Grade: A

Romy Silvers is the last survivor of a deep space mission headed to a new Earth. She’s never even set foot on the real Earth having been born on the mission. Used to her loneliness and tenuous connection to NASA Romy is over the moon when she hears they’ve launched another mission to catch up to hers. Soon J makes contact a young man and easily connects with the lonely girl.

But everything is definitely not as it seems.

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Would You Want to Know? The Immortalists

The Immortalists

The Immortalists

By: Chloe Benjamin

Grade: C

Four young siblings seek out a neighborhood psychic who can and does tell them the specific dates they are going to die. Knowing that Simon, Klara, Daniel and Varya must go about trying to live their lives (or not) with that knowledge hanging over their heads. Would you want to know the exact date your going to die? Do you think fate plays a hand? Are you responsible for your choices in that situation? What would you do? Live or hide?

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