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Place of birth: Scarborough, UK
Now living: Durham, UK

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Bag of Bones

by Stephen King

When Mike Noonan's wife dies unexpectedly, the bestselling author suffers from writer's block. Until he is drawn to his summer home, the beautiful lakeside retreat [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1998

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Fuse

by Julianna Baggott

When the end came, the world was divided. Those considered perfect, the Pure, sheltered inside the controlled Dome. Outside, the Wretches struggled in a destroyed world, cr [...]

Series: Pure Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2013

Score: 74

Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate

by Becky Chambers

At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight. Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts can survive i [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2020

Score: 0

Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Cold Moons

by Aeron Clement

Life is ideal for the badgers in their golden valley until the day the alarm is sounded: their homeland is doomed, for man is coming. Against all odds they set out on a que [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1987

Score: 0

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Pure

by Julianna Baggott

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters. We will, one day, emerge from the Dome to join you in peace. For now, we watch from afar, benevolently. Pressia Belze has li [...]

Series: Pure Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2012

Score: 73

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Blitzcat

by Robert Westall

She made her way down the cliff, and on to the beach. At the edge of the waves, she stopped, shaking her wet paws. She knew that somewhere ahead was her person, but far, fa [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1989

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Magnificat

by Julian May

Humanity is enjoying the Galactic Milieu. Colonies are thriving, Earth is peaceful, and as more metapsychics are born, the goal of mental Unity with the Milieu seems close. [...]

Series: Galactic Milieu Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 1996

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Talisman

by Stephen King

Twelve-year-old Jack spends his days alone in a deserted coastal town, his father gone, his mother dying. Then he meets a stranger - and embarks on a terrifying journey. Fo [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1984

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Adulthood Rites

by Octavia Butler

Lilith Iyapo has given birth to what looks like a normal human boy, Akin. But his genealogy is complicated and includes an alien race that rescued humanity from a devastati [...]

Series: Lilith\'s Brood: Book 2
Published: 1988

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Nice Dragons Finish Last

by Rachel Aaron

As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don’t cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But thi [...]

Series: Heartstrikers: Book 1
Published: 2014

Score: 69

Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Flowers for Algernon

by Daniel Keyes

Charlie Gordon, IQ 68, is a floor sweeper and the gentle butt of everyone's jokes - until an experiment in the enhancement of human intelligence turns him into a genius [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1959

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Diamond Mask

by Julian May

Earth is finally part of the Galactic Milieu. But the next step is to achieve Unity with other galactic races. To attain this higher state, we must gather sufficient number [...]

Series: Galactic Milieu Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 1994

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Boneless Mercies

by April Genevieve Tucholke

They called us the Mercies, or sometimes the Boneless Mercies. They said we were shadows, ghosts, and if you touched our skin we dissolved into smoke...Frey, Ovie, J [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dawn

by Octavia Butler

In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in susp [...]

Series: Lilith\'s Brood: Book 1
Published: 1987

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Brightest Fell

by Seanan McGuire

Things are slow, and October "Toby" Daye couldn't be happier about that. The elf-shot cure has been approved, Arden Windermere is settling into her position a [...]

Series: October Daye #11
Published: 2017

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The White Dragon

by Anne McCaffrey

Never had there been as close a bonding as the one that existed between the young Lord Jaxom and his extraordinary white dragon, Ruth. Pure white and incredibly agile, Ruth [...]

Series: The Dragon Rider\'s Saga: Book 6
Published: 1978

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Jack the Bodiless

by Julian May

Earth stands on the brink of acceptance into the Galactic Milieu, a benevolent political and telepathic alliance of alien races. But some are wary, as their new supervisors [...]

Series: Galactic Milieu Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 1991

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Gerald's Game

by Stephen King

A game. A husband and wife game. Gerald's Game. But this time Jesse didn't want to play. Lying there, spreadeagled and handcuffed to the bedstead while he'd loo [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1992

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Hammerfall

by C J Cherryh

Marak has suffered the madness his entire life. He is a prince and warrior, strong and shrewd and expert in the ways of the desert covering his planet. In the service of hi [...]

Series: Gene Wars: Book 1
Published: 2001

Score: 0

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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An Unkindness of Magicians

by Kat Howard

In New York City, magic controls everything. But the power of magic is fading. No one knows what is happening, except for Sydney—a new, rare magician with incredible [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Haunting of Hill House

by Shirley Jackson

Four seekers have arrived at the rambling old pile known as Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of psychic phenomena; Theodora, his lovel [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1959

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragondrums

by Anne McCaffery

Of all the young singers at the Harperhall of Pern, Piemur was the one chosen for the leading role at Lord Groghe's Gather...and then his voice broke. Suddenly his whol [...]

Series: The Dragon Rider\'s Saga: Book 5
Published: 1979

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Face of the Waters

by Robert Silverberg

Living on one of the scattered artificial islands that serve as outposts for human beings, one group of humans anger their hosts and are sent into exile, where they face da [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1991

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Record of a Spaceborn Few

by Becky Chambers

Centuries after the last humans left Earth, the Exodus Fleet is a living relic, a place many are from but few outsiders have seen. Humanity has finally been accepted into t [...]

Series: Wayfarers #3
Published: 2018

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Once Broken Faith

by Seanon McGuire

Politics have never been Toby Daye's strong suit. When she traveled to the Kingdom of Silences to prevent them from going to war with her home, the Kingdom of the Mists [...]

Series: October Daye #10
Published: 2016

Score: 50

Our rating: 5.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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This Alien Shore

by Celia Friedman

It is the second stage of human colonization - the first age, humanity's initial attempt to people the stars, ended in disaster when it was discovered that Earth's [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1998

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Shadowborn

by Alison Sinclair

Magic dies with the mage, or so the Darkborn believe. That's why Lady Telmaine Hearne has been condemned to death for sorcery. She's escaped but is now bound with h [...]

Series: Darkborn Trilogy: Book 3
Published: 2011

Score: 79

Our rating: 7.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Library at Mount Char

by Scott Hawkins

A missing God. A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.Carolyn's not so different from the other people ar [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Lightborn

by Alison Sinclair

The Darkborn aristocracy has rejected magic in favour of science, leaving Lady Telmaine Hearne torn. She must hide her own powers - while calling upon them to protect the A [...]

Series: Darkborn Trilogy: Book 2
Published: 2010

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Magic's Price

by Mercedes Lackey

Valdemar--the once-peaceful kingdom protected by the magic of its Herald-Mages--is now besieged on all fronts. The king lies near death, the neighboring land of Karse wages [...]

Series: Last Herald-Mage Trilogy #3
Published: 1989

Score: 55

Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Darkborn

by Alison Sinclair

For the Darkborn, sunlight kills. For the Lightborn, darkness is fatal. Living under a centuries-old curse, the Darkborn and the Lightborn share the city of Minhorne, coexi [...]

Series: Darkborn Trilogy: Book 1
Published: 2009

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Shadow Spinner

by Susan Fletcher

Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the Sultan lets her live another day -- providing the story is interesting enough to capture his attention. After [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1998

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Chimes

by Anna Smaill

A boy stands on the roadside on his way to London, alone in the rain.No memories, beyond what he can hold in his hands at any given moment.No directions, as w [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Magic's Promise

by Mercedes Lackey

Wild magic is taking its toll on the land. Many Heralds and Herald-Mages have died fighting to preserve the peace. Even Vanyel, the most powerful of the Herald-Mages is alm [...]

Series: Last Herald-Mage Trilogy #2
Published: 1989

Score: 74

Our rating: 7.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Magic's Pawn

by Mercedes Lackey

Though Vanyel has been born with near-legendary abilities to work both Herald and Mage magic, he wants no part of such things. Nor does he seek a warriorÂ’s path, wishing i [...]

Series: Last Herald-Mage Trilogy #1
Published: 1989

Score: 69

Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Long Walk

by Stephen King

In the near future, where America has become a police state, 100 boys are selected to enter an annual contest where the winner will be awarded whatever he wants for the res [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1979

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Watchers

by Dean Koontz

They escape from a secret government: two mutant creatures, both changed utterly from the animals they once were.And no one who encounters them will ever be the same [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1987

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Association

by Bentley Little

Barry and Maureen found the house of their dreams in Utah's beautiful Bonita Vista. It didn't bother them that they had to join a homeowner's association. They [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2001

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Red Rose Chain

by Seanan McGuire

Things are looking up.For the first time in what feels like years, Toby Daye has been able to pause long enough to take a breath and look at her life - and she likes [...]

Series: October Daye #9
Published: 2015

Score: 74

Our rating: 7.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Heaven's Reach

by David Brin

The final volume of the Uplift trilogy by Hugo and Nebula Award winner David Brin, Heaven's Reach brings readers back to the planet Jijo one last time. The starship Str [...]

Series: The Uplift Saga
Published: 1998

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Healer's War

by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Lt. Kitty McCulley, a young and inexperienced nurse tossed into a stressful and chaotic situation, is having a difficult time reconciling her duty to help and heal with the [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1988

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragonsinger

by Anne McCaffrey

When Menolly, daughter of Yanus Sea Holder, arrived at the Harper Craft Hall, she came in style, aboard a huge bronze dragon, followed by her nine fire lizards. The Masterh [...]

Series: The Dragon Rider\'s Saga: Book 4
Published: 1977

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Sanctuary

by Caryn Lix

Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything. As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Kenzie has trained her [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2018

Score: 53

Our rating: 5.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Desperation

by Stephen King

Welcome to Desperation. Once a thriving copper mining town in the middle of the Nevada desert, Desperation is now eerily abandoned. It's the last place that travellers [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1996

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Infinity's Shore

by David Brin

The six races had been living in exile on the planet Jijo for two thousand years before they were discovered by the Five Galaxies. Now they are alone again, but they know i [...]

Series: The Uplift Saga
Published: 1996

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Mort(e)

by Robert Repino

The “war with no name” has begun, with human extinction as its goal. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2015

Score: 22

Our rating: 2.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Brightness Reef

by David Brin

On the distant planet of Jijo, six exiled races live side by side. Only ancient relics from their home planets, fragments of half-forgotten stories and the crumbling ruins [...]

Series: The Uplift Saga
Published: 1995

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Floating Dragon

by Peter Straub

The terrors afflicting the sleepy town of Hampstead, Connecticut, were beyond imagination. Sparrows dropping dead from the trees like rotten fruit, disfiguring diseases spr [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1982

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Winter Long

by Seanan McGuire

Toby thought she understood her own past; she thought she knew the score. She was wrong. It's time to learn the truth. [...]

Series: October Daye #8
Published: 2014

Score: 47

Our rating: 4.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Prince On A White Horse

by Tanith Lee

He was a prince, he knew. And he was riding a white horse. But who he was, and how he had got there, he had no idea. The horse didn't know either - it was good at prote [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1982

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Roses and Rot

by Kat Howard

What would you sacrifice for everything you ever dreamed of? Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child, s [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2016

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Closed and Common Orbit

by Becky Chambers

Lovelace was once merely a ship's artificial intelligence. When she wakes up in an new body, following a total system shut-down and reboot, she has to start over in a s [...]

Series: Wayfarers #2
Published: 2016

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Chocolat

by Joanne Harris

When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces he [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1999

Score: 44

Our rating: 4.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragonsong

by Anne McCaffrey

All her life, Menolly has longed to learn the ancient secrets of the Harpers, the master musicians of Harper Hall. When her stern father denies her the chance to make her d [...]

Series: The Dragon Rider\'s Saga: Book 3
Published: 1976

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragonquest

by Anne McCaffrey

Another Turn, and the deadly silver Threads began falling again. So the bold dragonriders took to the skies and their magnificent dragons swirled and swooped in space, belc [...]

Series: The Dragon Rider\'s Saga: Book 2
Published: 1971

Score: 58

Our rating: 5.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Rose Madder

by Stephen King

Roused by a single drop of blood, Rosie Daniels wakes up to the chilling realisation that her husband is going to kill her. And she takes flight – with his credit car [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1995

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Chimes at Midnight

by Seanan McGuire

Things are starting to look up for October "Toby" Daye. She's training her squire, doing her job, and has finally allowed herself to grow closer to the local [...]

Series: October Daye #7
Published: 2013

Score: 83

Our rating: 8.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Throy

by Jack Vance

In the reaches of Mircea's Whips the convoluted plots and politics that have swirled around the House of Clattuc and the Conservancy of Cadwal are beginning to unravel. [...]

Series: Cadwal Chronicles #3
Published: 1992

Score: 40

Our rating: 4.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ecce and Old Earth

by Jack Vance

The planet Cadwal has an ecosystem unique in the human-explored galaxy; a thousand years past it was set aside as a natural preserve, protected by law and covenant against [...]

Series: Cadwal Chronicles #2
Published: 1991

Score: 82

Our rating: 8.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Araminta Station

by Jack Vance

The planet "Cadwal" is forever set aside as a natural perserve, owned and administered by the Naturalist Society of Earth, and inhabited by a very limited number [...]

Series: Cadwal Chronicles #1
Published: 1987

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Ashes of Honour

by Seanan McGuire

It’s been almost a year since October ‘Toby’ Daye averted a war, gave up a county, and suffered personal losses that have left her wishing for a good day& [...]

Series: October Daye #6
Published: 2012

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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One Salt Sea

by Seanan McGuire

October ‘Toby’ Daye is finally doing all right – and inevitably that means it's time for things to take a turn for the worse. Someone has kidnapped th [...]

Series: October Daye #5
Published: 2011

Score: 59

Our rating: 5.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Late Eclipses

by Seanan McGuire

October ‘Toby’ Daye, changeling knight in the service of Duke Sylvester Torquilll, finds the delicate balance of her life shattered when she learns that an old [...]

Series: October Daye #4
Published: 2011

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Heartless

by Marissa Meyer

Long before she was the Queen of Hearts, Catherine Pinkerton was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2016

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Sundiver

by David Brin

Circling the Sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most momentous voyage in our history. A journey into the boiling inferno of the sun, to [...]

Series: The Uplift Saga
Published: 1980

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Time Traveler's Wife

by Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger's innovative debut, The Time Traveler's Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have kno [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2003

Score: 48

Our rating: 4.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Stardust

by Neil Gaiman

Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall - named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn h [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1999

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Belgarath the Sorcerer

by David Eddings

The life story of Belgararth the Sorcerer: his own account of the great struggle that went before the Belgariad and the Malloreon, when gods stills walked the land. Here is [...]

Series: The Belgariad
Published: 1995

Score: 71

Our rating: 7.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Sign of the Dove

by Susan Fletcher

"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight." Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows she must find the mother dragon whose draclings have j [...]

Series: The Dragon Chronicles
Published: 1996

Score: 69

Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Influence

by Bentley Little

When Ross Lowry moves into his cousin's guest house in the small community of Magdalena, Arizona, he expects nothing more than breathing room and a brief respite from h [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2013

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragonflight

by Anne McCaffrey

The men who rode the dragons were a breed apart. Chosen when the dragons were first hatched, they became soulmates for life with the huge, magnificent beasts they controlle [...]

Series: The Dragon Rider\'s Saga: Book 1
Published: 1968

Score: 61

Our rating: 6.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Plague of Angels

by Sheri S Tepper

Atop a twisting, canyon-climbing road, a witch lurks in a fortress built strong to keep out dragons and ogres. In another part of the countryside, a young orphan is maturin [...]

Series: Plague of Angels #1
Published: 1993

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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An Artificial Night

by Seanan McGuire

Changeling knight in the court of the Duke of Shadowed Hills, October "Toby" Daye has survived numerous challenges that would destroy fae and mortal alike. Now To [...]

Series: October Daye #3
Published: 2010

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Iron Council

by China Mieville

It is a time of revolts and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and riot [...]

Series: New Crobuzon: Book 3
Published: 2004

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Flight of the Dragon Kyn

by Susan Fletcher

There is a story about Kara and dragons. When she was four, she came down with vermillion fever. Her parents, thinking there was no cure, left her in a cave to die. A month [...]

Series: The Dragon Chronicles
Published: 1993

Score: 59

Our rating: 5.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Tale of Time City

by Diana Wynne Jones

When Vivian is evacuated from London in 1939, she expects to be staying in the countryside. Instead, she is whisked away to Time City – a place that exists outside ti [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1987

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Needful Things

by Stephen King

There is a new shop in town. Run by a stranger. Needful Things, the sign says. The oddest name. A name that causes some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castl [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1991

Score: 100

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Lear's Daughters

by Marjorie B Kellogg

Set in the future on a distant world, Lear’s Daughters tackles the issues of global warming, pollution, exploitation of resources, and disastrous climate change. Long [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1986

Score: 96

Our rating: 9.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Interworld

by Neil Gaiman

Joey Harker isn’t a hero... Joey Harker is the kind of guy who gets lost in his own house. But one day, Joey gets really lost. He walks straight out of his world and [...]

Series: Interworld #1
Published: 2013

Score: 74

Our rating: 7.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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A Local Habitation

by Seanan McGuire

October "Toby" Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal man. Like her mother, she is gifted in blood magic, able to read what has ha [...]

Series: October Daye #2
Published: 2010

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Doomsday Book

by Connie Willis

For Kivrin Engle, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the four [...]

Series: Oxford Time Travel #1
Published: 1992

Score: 94

Our rating: 9.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dogsbody

by Diana Wynne Jones

A powerful being fights for his life within the body of a humble, earthbound puppy. Sirius, immortal Lord of the Dog Star and infamous for his quick temper, cannot believe [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1975

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Midnight

by Dean Koontz

A string of inexplicable deaths has occurred in the picturesque coastal town of Midnight Cove; sinister, shadowy figures stalk the streets in the dead of night and four peo [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1989

Score: 58

Our rating: 5.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Catchfire

by Graham Dunstan Martin

The young king Ewan and the witch-girl Catchfire set out to break the spell which prevents the life-giving rain from falling on the realm of Feydom. [...]

Series: Feydom #2
Published: 1981

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Bear and the Nightingale

by Katherine Arden

In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes pres [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2017

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.3 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Rosemary and Rue

by Seanan McGuire

The world of Faerie never disappeared; it merely went into hiding, continuing to exist parallel to our own. Secrecy is the key to Faerie's survival: but no secret can b [...]

Series: October Daye #1
Published: 2009

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Dragon's Milk

by Susan Fletcher

"You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight." Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows what she must do. She must search out the mother drago [...]

Series: The Dragon Chronicles
Published: 1989

Score: 63

Our rating: 6.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Startide Rising

by David Brin

When Streaker - the first starship designed and crewed by dolphins - discovers a derelict ancient armada with evidence of the first sentient species ever, she sets off a wa [...]

Series: The Uplift Saga
Published: 1983

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.1 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The BFG

by Roald Dahl

On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant. Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottl [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1982

Score: 108

Our rating: 9.9 | 11 positive reader reviews

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Giftwish

by Graham Dunstan Martin

A peasant lad from the coast of Feydom, said to fulfill an ancient prophecy but really intended to be a sacrificial victim, travels to the mountains where he confronts the [...]

Series: Feydom #1
Published: 1978

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Sailing to Byzantium

by Robert Silverberg

Sailing to Byzantium is a novella, albeit at a three hour length a rather long one. While on the one hand we're left with a host of questions about the world, and about [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1977

Score: 92

Our rating: 9.2 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

by JK Rowling

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three scho [...]

Series: Harry Potter: Book 8
Published: 0000

Score: 116

Our rating: 8.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Uplift War

by David Brin

As galactic armadas clash in quest of the ancient fleet of the Progenitors, a brutal alien race seizes the dying planet of Garth. The various uplifted inhabitants must batt [...]

Series: The Uplift Saga
Published: 1987

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The City of Mirrors

by Justin Cronin

In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life… Prompted by a voice that lives in her bl [...]

Series: The Passage Trilogy #3
Published: 2016

Score: 97

Our rating: 9.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Morning Star

by Pierce Brown

Darrow is the reaper of Mars. Born to toil, carved to fight, destined to lead. But he is a broken man. Exposed as a Red in a world ruled by Golds, he has been captured and [...]

Series: Red Rising Trilogy #3
Published: 2016

Score: 71

Our rating: 6.9 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Arrow's Fall

by Mercedes Lackey

With Elspeth, the heir to the throne of Valdemar, come of marriageable age, Talia, the Queen's Own Herald returns to court to find Queen and heir beset by diplomatic in [...]

Series: The Heralds of Valdemar #3
Published: 0000

Score: 80

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Arrow's Flight

by Mercedes Lackey

Set in the medieval fantasy kingdom of Valdemar, this unique and exciting novel continues the story of Talia. Having mastered the powers necessary to a guardian of the king [...]

Series: The Heralds of Valdemar #2
Published: 0000

Score: 69

Our rating: 6.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Arrows of the Queen

by Mercedes Lackey

Thirteen-year-old Talia longs for a better life, far away from her repressive stepmothers and the village of Sensholding, where books chronicling the adventures of the Hera [...]

Series: The Heralds of Valdemar #1
Published: 0000

Score: 73

Our rating: 7.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Phantoms

by Dean Koontz

Yesterday Snowfield, California, was a charming little town basking in the golden afternoon sun. Today it is a place of nightmare. An ancient, awesome force has spirited aw [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 84

Our rating: 8.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Goblin Emperor

by Katherine Addison

The youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile, distant from the Imperial Court and the deadly intrigue that suffuses it. But when his fath [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2014

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

by Robert A Heinlein

Framed for murder, married to the exquisite Gwen Novak, fleeing for his life in the Wild West free enterprise zones of the moon, Colonel Colin Campbell (23rd century writer [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 55

Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Blood of Dragons

by Robin Hobb

Dragon blood and scales, dragon liver and eyes and teeth. All required ingredients for medicines with near-miraculous healing powers. The legendary blue dragon Tintaglia is [...]

Series: The Rain Wild Chronicles: Book 4
Published: 0000

Score: 88

Our rating: 8.8 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

by Becky Chambers

When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn't expecting much. The Wayfarer, a patched-up ship that's seen better days, offers her everything she co [...]

Series: Wayfarers #1
Published: 2014

Score: 99

Our rating: 9.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Red Dwarf: Better Than Life

by Grant Naylor

Rimmer, Cat and Kryten are trapped in a computer game which can transport players directly to the world of imagination, a world where each player can enjoy fabulous success [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1990

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Crown of Shadows

by Celia Friedman

Despite opposition by his Patriarch, warrior priest Damien Vryce again seeks the assistance of the immortal sorcerer Gerald Tarrant. While racing against time to prevent th [...]

Series: Coldfire Trilogy #3
Published: 0000

Score: 64

Our rating: 6.4 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Red Dwarf: Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers

by Grant Naylor

When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns [...]

Series: Red Dwarf Trilogy #1
Published: 0000

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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When True Night Falls‏

by Celia Friedman

Warrior priest Damien Vryce and immortal sorcerer Gerald Tarrant reunite in an uneasy alliance to combat an evil that threatens the delicate stability of life on Erna, wher [...]

Series: Coldfire Trilogy #2
Published: 0000

Score: 75

Our rating: 7.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator‏

by Roald Dahl

Charlie Bucket has won Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and is on his way to take possession of it - in none other than a great glass elevator! But when the elevator mak [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1972

Score: 91

Our rating: 9.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Tiger Tiger

by Alfred Bester

One hundred and seventy days adrift in the fathomless black frost of space, Gulliver Foyle, Mechanic's Mate 3rd Class, is at the end of his tether. But Gulliver doesn&# [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 60

Our rating: 6.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Bird Box

by Josh Malerman

Most people dismissed the reports on the news. But they became too frequent; they became too real. And soon it was happening to people we knew. Then the Internet died. The [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 69

Our rating: 6.0 | 9 positive reader reviews

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Black Sun Rising

by Celia Friedman

Over a millennium ago, Erna, a seismically active yet beautiful world was settled by colonists from far-distant Earth. But the seemingly habitable planet was fraught with p [...]

Series: Coldfire Trilogy #1
Published: 0000

Score: 67

Our rating: 6.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Golden Son

by Pierce Brown

Darrow is a rebel forged by tragedy. For years he and his fellow Reds worked the mines, toiling to make the surface of Mars inhabitable. They were, they believed, mankind&# [...]

Series: Red Rising Trilogy #2
Published: 2015

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Red Rising

by Pierce Brown

The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow [...]

Series: Red Rising Trilogy #1
Published: 2014

Score: 56

Our rating: 5.4 | 2 positive reader reviews

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The Priests of Ferris

by Maurice Gee

Face the High Priest. Face him alone. That was why she was back on O. To end the religion grown up in her name. Susan Ferris and her cousin Nick return to the world of O, w [...]

Series: The O Trilogy #2
Published: 0000

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Halfmen of O

by Maurice Gee

'Nick had seen the birthmark on Susan's wrist. It had two parts. Each was shaped like a tear drop, curved like a moon. One was bright red and the other golden brown [...]

Series: The O Trilogy #1
Published: 0000

Score: 70

Our rating: 7.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Twits

by Roald Dahl

The Twits are a couple that nobody would like to know. They are hairy, dirty, smelly and generally unpleasant. Roald Dahl's characters are possibly the most horrid peop [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 86

Our rating: 8.5 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl

For the first time in a decade, Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public--well, five members of the public, actually. Th [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1964

Score: 123

Our rating: 9.0 | 33 positive reader reviews

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Dirty Beasts

by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock the croc [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1983

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.5 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Revolting Rhymes

by Roald Dahl

Do you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, and that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Premier storyteller Roald Dahl twi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1982

Score: 85

Our rating: 8.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Infected

by Scott Sigler

A mysterious disease is turning thousands of ordinary Americans into raving, paranoid murderers who inflict brutal horrors on strangers, their own families, and even themse [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 53

Our rating: 5.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Take Back Plenty

by Colin Greenland

It is carnival time on Mars, but Tabitha Jute isn't partying. She is in hiding from the law, penniless and about to lose her livelihood and her best friend, the space b [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2013

Score: 78

Our rating: 8.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Seaward

by Susan Cooper

His name is West. Her name is Cally. They speak different languages and come from different countries thousands of miles apart, but they do not know that. What they do know [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1983

Score: 95

Our rating: 9.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Carpet People

by Terry Pratchett

In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet... That's the old story everyone knows and loves. But now the Carpet is home to many diff [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 71

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Joyland

by Stephen King

College student Devin Jones took the summer job at Joyland hoping to forget the girl who broke his heart. But he wound up facing something far more terrible: the legacy of [...]

Series: Hard Case Crime Series
Published: 2013

Score: 90

Our rating: 9.0 | 0 positive reader reviews

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On Stranger Tides

by Tim Powers

1718: Puppeteer John Chandagnac has set sail for Jamaica to recover his stolen inheritance, when his ship is seized by pirates. Offered the choice to join the crew, or be k [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 71

Our rating: 7.0 | 1 positive reader reviews

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To Say Nothing of the Dog

by Connie Willis

When too many jumps back to 1940 leave 21st century Oxford history student Ned Henry exhausted, a relaxing trip to Victorian England seems the perfect solution. But complex [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1997

Score: 76

Our rating: 7.6 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Stand

by Stephen King

First came the days of the plague. Then came the dreams. Dark dreams that warned of the coming of the dark man. The apostate of death, his worn-down boot heels tramping the [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1978

Score: 101

Our rating: 9.2 | 9 positive reader reviews

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Redshirts

by John Scalzi

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2012

Score: 90

Our rating: 6.5 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Partials

by Dan Wells

The only hope for humanity isn’t human. In a world where people have been all but wiped out by a virus created by part-human cyborgs called ‘Partials’, an [...]

Series: Partials Sequence: Book 1
Published: 2012

Score: 67

Our rating: 6.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Night Circus

by Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterl [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2011

Score: 87

Our rating: 8.7 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Perdido Street Station

by China Mieville

The metropolis of New Crobuzon sprawls at the centre of its own bewildering world. Humans and mutants and arcane races throng the gloom beneath its chimneys, where the rive [...]

Series: New Crobuzon: Book 1
Published: 2000

Score: 102

Our rating: 9.8 | 4 positive reader reviews

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The Neverending Story

by Michael Ende

Small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux is nobody's idea of a hero, least of all his own. Through the pages of an old book he discovers a mysterious world of ench [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2009

Score: 79

Our rating: 7.9 | 0 positive reader reviews

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Skallagrigg

by William Horwood

Unites Arthur, a little boy abandoned many years ago in a grim hospital in northern England, with Esther, a radiantly intelligent young girl who is suffering from cerebral [...]

Series: NA
Published: 1987

Score: 100

Our rating: 9.6 | 4 positive reader reviews

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Duncton Found

by William Horwood

Under the ruthless leadership of Henbane of Whern, the grikes have taken over moledom. Soon their ascendancy is to be consolidated by Lucerne, her son by Tryfan, and the la [...]

Series: The Duncton Chronicles: Book 3
Published: 1989

Score: 93

Our rating: 9.3 | 0 positive reader reviews

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The Host

by Stephenie Meyer

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of [...]

Series: NA
Published: 2008

Score: 77

Our rating: 7.4 | 5 positive reader reviews

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A Darkness at Sethanon

by Raymond E Feist

As Prince Arutha and his companions rally their forces for the final battle with an ancient and mysterious evil, the dread necromancer Marcos the Black has once again unlea [...]

Series: Riftwar Saga: Book 3
Published: 1986

Score: 95

Our rating: 6.9 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Under the Dome

by Stephen King

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force fi [...]

Series: NA
Published: 0000

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

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The Summer Tree

by Guy Gavriel Kay

Five men and women find themselves flung into the magical land of Fionavar, First of all Worlds. They have been called there by the mage Loren Silvercloak, and quickly find [...]

Series: The Fionavar Tapestry: Book 1
Published: 1984

Score: 89

Our rating: 8.8 | 1 positive reader reviews

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Silverthorn

by Raymond E Feist

Prince Arutha’s reign has been peaceful. Jimmy the Hand, a young thief, uncovers a plot to assassinate him and the young King now faces new challenges.The firs [...]

Series: Riftwar Saga: Book 2
Published: 1985

Score: 65

Our rating: 6.3 | 2 positive reader reviews

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Magician

by Raymond E Feist

Crydee, a frontier outpost in the Kingdom of the Isles. An orphaned young boy named Pug becomes a master magician’s apprentice and two world’s destinies are for [...]

Series: Riftwar Saga: Book 1
Published: 1982

Score: 132

Our rating: 9.0 | 42 positive reader reviews

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