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The debut novel about family, brothers, treason, romance and more!
Laia and Elias are headed in the same direction, although they are not aware of the fact. Laia's brother has committed treason in the eyes of the establishment and now Laia must take charge of the situation. The empire and the commandant rule the story, but friendship and slavery play an unusual part in the plot. An up and down adventure through the desert with folklore mixed in for spice to temper the war that is raging in the ashes.
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Being widely hailed as The Time Traveler's Wife meets Friday Night Lights, Emily Henry's debut novel The Love That Split the World does not disappoint. Our protaganist, Natalie, is Native American by birth but adopted into a white family; and the balance of celebrating both her biological and adopted heritage is only a small part of the problems she's facing. The world flickers and shows her things that aren't there, including attractive, football-playing Beau Wilkes who disappears as quickly as he returns.
As expected, Gaiman takes you on a fantasy ride; the queen and her dwarfs set out to help the princess in the nearby kingdom. A Sleeping-Beauty readalike indeed with Gaiman's twist of the tale. Incredible illustrations, fantastic story! Check out more of Gaiman's fantasy at http://neilgaiman.com/works/Books/
Grace is in a conundrum, she has to find out who murdered her mother and make that killer pay! She has come home to live with her grandfather who is a US ambassador in Adria, Italy on Embassy Row. There she makes new friends and connects with old friends in her search for the one who she believes is her mother's murderer. Grace has to convince her grandfather and his associates that this is in fact, true; her mother was murdered. A fast paced mystery with many twist and turns that keep the pages turning.