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The Summer Dragon – Todd Lockwood

The Summer Dragon is the first book of a trilogy, and the author’s first book. The second book in the series is, sadly, not out yet. The main character is Maia, the “Broodmaster’s” daughter. Her family has raised dragons for … Läs mer

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Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton, 1990

I’m assuming the premise for Jurassic Park is fairly well known. A private company has figured out how to clone dinosaurs and decided to make a profit by opening a theme park on a small privately owned island. In the … Läs mer

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The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

My read for this year’s ”All Hallows Read”, where you read (or give away) a scary book for Halloween. The story begins with everyone but the youngest kid in a family being murdered. This child makes his way to a nearby graveyard … Läs mer

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Mind Games – Teri Terry

Don’t let the shiny cover fool you. Mind Games is a book that has very thought-provoking themes hidden in a YA-plot. I picked it up to have something light and easy to read when I didn’t really have time to … Läs mer

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Beauty Queens – Libba Bray

50 Beauty Queens are on their way to the Miss Teen Dream Pageant, sponsored by The Corporation, when their plane crashes on a remote, deserted island. The survivors do what they can to survive, struggle with their own priorities and … Läs mer

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The colour of magic – Terry Pratchett

”The Colour of Magic” is the first book in the Discworld series, which has dozens of books and several series within itself. It gives us an introduction to the Discworld – carried through space on the back of the Great … Läs mer

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Good Omens – Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

The End is coming. In the war between good and evil which has been raging since the beginning of time (about 6000 years or so), it is time for the final battle – as predicted in The Nice and Accurate prophecies of Agnes … Läs mer

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Within the Sanctuary of Wings – Marie Brennan

The fifth and (sadly) final volume of Lady Trent’s memoirs, bringing the story of her famous expeditions, though not her life or scientific endevours, to a finish with an account of her expedition to the Mrtyahaima Mountains. Brennan, as excellent as … Läs mer

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Grief is the thing with feathers – Max Porter

Oh boy, this is a weird one. Or you know, experimental – as in while there is a plot, it’s as hard to follow as a unlaid jiqsaw puzzle, and the sentences come to you as the unconnected thoughts of man, children … Läs mer

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The Hanging Tree – Ben Aaronovitch

Fifth book in the series, and we see more of the Faceless Man than ever before… In case you’re not familiar with the series, this is a Peter Grant novel, genre: Magical Crime. Peter Grant is a young police officer … Läs mer

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