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Joanne Harris, Bonnie Helen Hawkins
Description: Following the seasons, A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl.Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Mirah Bolender
Description: "Five hundred years ago, magi created a weapon they couldn't control: an infestation that ate magic--and anything else it came into contact with. Enemies and allies were equally filling. Only an elite team of non-magical humans, known as Sweepers, can defuse and dispose of infestations before they spread. Most die before they finish training. Laura, a new team member, has stayed alive longer than most. Now, she's the last--and only--sweeper standing between the city and a massive infestation"--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Bol
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Tasha Suri
Description: The Amrithi are outcasts; nomads descended of desert spirits, they are coveted and persecuted throughout the Empire for the power in their blood. Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother she can barely remember, but whose face and magic she has inherited. When Mehr's power comes to the attention of the Emperor's most feared mystics, she must use every ounce of will, subtlety, and power she possesses to resist their cruel agenda. Should she fail, the gods themselves may awaken seeking vengeance.
Call Number: FIC Sur
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Robert Jackson Bennett
Description: Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne's docks, is nothing her unique abilities can't handle. But unbeknownst to her, Sancia's been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic--the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience--have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact's secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims. Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there's nobody with the power to stop them. To have a chance at surviving--and at stopping the deadly transformation that's under way--Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact's power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.
Call Number: FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 26, 2018
Rachel Vincent
Description: After a nationwide slaughter of cryptids in the past, Delilah and her brother escape from their captivity, but Delilah, who is now pregnant and on the run, is trying to protect her baby as she still tries to help other cryptids survive and reunite.
Call Number: FIC Vin
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
N. K. Jemisin
Description: N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption. In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination. Dragons and hateful spirits haunt the flooded streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes. A black mother in the Jim Crow South must save her daughter from a fey offering impossible promises. And in the Hugo award-nominated short story "The City Born Great," a young street kid fights to give birth to an old metropolis's soul.
Call Number: FIC Jem
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Bernd Perplies, Christian Humberg, Helga Parmiter
Description: Federation and Klingon crews must work together to stop an enemy from the past whose hatred threatens the entire galaxy -- adapted from cover description.
Call Number: FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Jennifer Estep
Description: "In a realm where one's magical power determines one's worth, Lady Everleigh's lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten. But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre. Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future--or if she even has one--Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move. But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie's fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Est
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Neil Clarke
Description: Science fiction writers have been using aliens as a metaphor for the Other for over one hundred years. There are stories of assimilation, or the failure to assimilate. Stories of resistance. Stories told from the alien viewpoint. In Not One of Us, over twenty bestselling and award-winning authors grapple with both the best and worst aspects of human nature in a collection of thorugh provoking and thrilling science fiction.
Call Number: FIC Not
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Tade Thompson
Description: "Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry, and the helpless--people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers. Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. A sensitive, he can navigate the massive psychic space created by the dome. But when something within the dome begins killing other sensitives, Kaaro must defy his masters to avert a horrifying future."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Terry Brooks
Description: Receiving a dire warning immediately before his father disappears, Ash finds himself hunted in a futuristic mega-city where he searches for help from a human and part-human underworld.
Call Number: FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
J. Barton Mitchell
Description: "Marcus Flynn has been sentenced to the terrifying prison planet known as Angel Fire. There's only one problem. He's innocent. He's barely made it through the first day when everything changes: All the guards and prison personnel suddenly abandon the planet, leaving the inmates there to die. There is more to Angel Fire than meets the eye and Flynn soon finds himself making unlikely allies and the most dangerous of enemies" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Mit
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Christel Dee, Simon Guerrier
Description: Meet the women who run the Whoniverse. From Sarah Jane Smith to Bill Potts, from Susan Foreman to the Thirteenth Doctor, women are the beating heart of Doctor Who. Whether they're facing down Daleks or thwarting a Nestene invasion, these women don't hang around waiting to be rescued they roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. Scientists and soldiers, queens and canteen workers, they don't let anything hold them back. Featuring historical women such as Agatha Christie and Queen Victoria alongside fan favorites like Rose Tyler and Missy, The Women Who Lived tells the stories of women throughout space and time.
Call Number: FIC Dee
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
K. B. Wagers
Description: Hail Bristol, infamous galactic gunrunner and former runaway princess, never expected to inherit the throne of Indrana. But after avenging the murder of her entire family and cleansing the Empire of usurpers in a bloody civil war, the former outlaw must fulfill her duties to her people. Hail retires her gun and throws herself into the rebuilding of her Empire. Her hard-won peace is short-lived. When Indrana's closest ally asks Hail to intervene in an interstellar military crisis, she embarks on the highest stakes diplomatic mission the Empire has ever faced. Caught between two alien civilizations at each other's throats, she must uncover each side's true intentions before all of humanity becomes collateral damage in a full-blown galactic war.
Call Number: FIC Wag
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Lila Bowen
Description: Rhett Walker is looking for peace, the memories of all he's lost haunting his dreams. And now the Shadow tugs him West, back to where his journey began. With the lawless Rangers on his heels and monster attacks surging, Rhett is surrounded on all sides. This time it's not all about horses and land. This time, it feels personal. Because the newest monster on the horizon just may be wearing the face of someone from Rhett's past. To save the Durango territory, Rhett must accept the Shadow's call and fulfill his destiny.
Call Number: FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 15, 2018
Lavie Tidhar
Description: "Lior Tirosh is a semi-successful author of pulp fiction, an inadvertent time traveler, and an ongoing source of disappointment to his father. Tirosh has returned to his homeland in East Africa. But Palestina--a Jewish state founded in the early 20th century--has grown dangerous. The government is building a vast border wall to keep out African refugees. Unrest in Ararat City is growing. And Tirosh's childhood friend, trying to deliver a warning, has turned up dead in his hotel room. A state security officer has now identified Tirosh as a suspect in a string of murders. A rogue agent is stalking Tirosh through transdimensional rifts--possible futures that can only be prevented by avoiding the mistakes of the past."-- from publisher.
Call Number: FIC Tid
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Victoria Schwab
Description: Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she's finally gained the control she's always sought--and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She'll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other. With Marcella's rise, new enmities create opportunity--and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Marina D︠i︡achenko, Serhiĭ D︠i︡achenko
Description: "While vacationing at the beach with her mother, Sasha Samokhina meets the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov under the most peculiar circumstances. The teenage girl is powerless to refuse when this strange and unusual man with an air of the sinister directs her to perform a task with potentially scandalous consequences. He rewards her effort with a strange golden coin.As the days progress, Sasha carries out other acts for which she receives more coins from Kozhennikov. As summer ends, her domineering mentor directs her to move to a remote village and use her gold to enter the Institute of Special Technologies. Though she does not want to go to this unknown town or school, she also feels it's the only place she should be. Against her mother's wishes, Sasha leaves behind all that is familiar and begins her education.As she quickly discovers, the institute's "special technologies" are unlike anything she has ever encountered. The books are impossible to read, the lessons obscure to the point of maddening, and the work refuses memorization. Using terror and coercion to keep the students in line, the school does not punish them for their transgressions and failures; instead, their families pay a terrible price. Yet despite her fear, Sasha undergoes changes that defy the dictates of matter and time; experiences which are nothing she has ever dreamed of . . . and suddenly all she could ever want" -- Front jacket flap.
Call Number: FIC Dia
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
Grady Hendrix
Description: "In the 1990s, heavy metal band Dürt Würk was poised for breakout success--but then lead singer Terry Hunt embarked on a solo career and rocketed to stardom as Koffin, leaving his fellow bandmates to rot in obscurity. Two decades later, former guitarist Kris Pulaski works as the night manager of a Best Western--she's tired, broke, and unhappy. Everything changes when a shocking act of violence turns her life upside down, and she begins to suspect that Terry sabotaged more than just the band. Kris hits the road, hoping to reunite with the rest of her bandmates and confront the man who ruined her life. It's a journey that will take her from the Pennsylvania rust belt to a celebrity rehab center to a music festival from hell. A furious power ballad about never giving up, even in the face of overwhelming odds, We Sold Our Souls is an epic journey into the heart of a conspiracy-crazed, pill-popping, paranoid country that seems to have lost its very soul.
Call Number: FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
S. L. Huang
Description: Cas Russell is good at math. Scary good. The vector calculus blazing through her head lets her smash through armed men twice her size and dodge every bullet in a gunfight, and she'll take any job for the right price. As far as Cas knows, she's the only person around with a superpower until she discovers someone with a power even more dangerous than her own. Someone who can reach directly into people's minds and twist their brains into Moebius strips. Someone intent on becoming the world's puppet master. Cas should run, like she usually does, but for once she's involved. There's only one problem. She doesn't know which of her thoughts are her own anymore.
Call Number: FIC Hua
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 17, 2018
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A Pocketful Of Crows
Joanne Harris, Bonnie Helen Hawkins
FIC Har
Street Freaks
Terry Brooks
FIC Bro
City Of Broken Magic
Mirah Bolender
FIC Bol
The Razor
J. Barton Mitchell
FIC Mit
Empire Of Sand
Tasha Suri
FIC Sur
The Women Who Lived: Amazing Tales For Future Time Lords
Christel Dee, Simon Guerrier
FIC Dee
Foundryside: A Novel
Robert Jackson Bennett
FIC Ben
There Before The Chaos
K. B. Wagers
FIC Wag
Fury
Rachel Vincent
FIC Vin
Treason Of Hawks
Lila Bowen
FIC Bow
How Long 'Til Black Future Month?
N. K. Jemisin
FIC Jem
Unholy Land
Lavie Tidhar
FIC Tid
In The Heart Of Chaos
Bernd Perplies, Christian Humberg, Helga Parmiter
FIC Per
Vengeful
Victoria Schwab
FIC Sch
Kill The Queen
Jennifer Estep
FIC Est
Vita Nostra
Marina D︠i︡achenko, Serhiĭ D︠i︡achenko
FIC Dia
Not One Of Us: Stories Of Aliens On Earth
Neil Clarke
FIC Not
We Sold Our Souls
Grady Hendrix
FIC Hen
Rosewater
Tade Thompson
FIC Tho
Zero Sum Game
S. L. Huang
FIC Hua