Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets — J.K. Rowling

TITLE: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: MG SYNOPSIS: The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from […]

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Criminal Intentions, S1E2: Junk Shop Blues — Cole McCade

TITLE: Criminal Intentions, S1E2: Junk Shop Blues AUTHOR: Cole McCade GENRE: Romance/Mystery AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: A murdered night club mogul unlocks a web of infidelity and deceit. The most likely suspect? The daughter of the richest family in Baltimore, if only Detectives Malcolm Khalaji and Seong-Jae Yoon can piece the evidence together. The clues just aren’t lining […]

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The Girl in Red (a new favorite retelling) — Christina Henry

TITLE: The Girl in Red AUTHOR: Christina Henry GENRE: Sci-fi AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: It’s not safe for anyone alone in the woods. There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent […]

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (reliving the magic) — J.K. Rowling

TITLE: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) AUTHOR: J.K. Rowling GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: MG SYNOPSIS: Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells […]

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Sorcery of Thorns (a new all-time favorite) — Margaret Rogerson

TITLE: Sorcery of Thorns AUTHOR: Margaret Rogerson GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. […]

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Bones — Andrew Cull

TITLE: Bones AUTHOR: Andrew Cull GENRE: Horror AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: ‘Bones’ brings together four chilling ghost stories by award winning writer-director Andrew Cull. Four monsters collected in paperback for the first time. We buried dad in the winter. It wasn’t until Spring that we heard from him again.

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Criminal Intentions, S1E1: The Cardigans (queer detectives & murder? sign me up!) — Cole McCade

TITLE: Criminal Intentions, S1E1: The Cardigans AUTHOR: Cole McCade GENRE: Romance/Mystery AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: When a string of young queer men turn up dead in grisly murders, all signs point to the ex-boyfriend—but what should be an open-and-shut case is fraught with tension when BPD homicide detective Malcolm Khalaji joins up with a partner he never wanted. […]

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