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Whether it's a galaxy far, far away, or a sprawling kingdom that's a little bit closer to home, Kylie loves stories from any genre with memorable characters, high stakes, and prose that keeps you reading late into the night. 

 

 


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Seafire Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780451478801
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - August 28th, 2018

Sisterhood is survival. Enter a world of rollicking seas and bloody conflict, where Caledonia Styx and her brave crew sail on the Mors Navis in search of freedom. The Net is controlled by a brutal warlord who captures young men and women, forcing them into his service, and after having her family stolen from her by his army of Bullets, Caledonia not only wants peace - she wants revenge. When a boy from Aric Athair's fleet ends up on her ship, she is faced with a choice: protect her sisters, her crew, and throw him overboard, or use the knowledge he offers her to take the warlord down. Natalie C. Parker's Seafire is captivating from page one. It takes you from invigorating battles, filled with fire and fury, to tender and poignant scenes between Caledonia and her crew, all of it painted upon a backdrop of vivid worldbuilding. If you enjoy tales of pirates, high-stakes adventures on the high seas, and girl gangs, then you'll love Seafire! 


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The Princess Bride: An Illustrated Edition of S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544173767
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 5th, 2013

Buttercup and Westley have an epic love, one that will go down in history. That's what they think, of course, until Westley sails off to seek his fortune and his ship is attacked by the Dread Pirate Roberts, who notoriously leaves no survivors. Buttercup is forced to accept the marriage proposal of Prince Humperdinck, who ruthlessly plots her murder in order to start a war between the kingdom of Florin and its longtime-enemy Guilder. This book is a swashbuckling, riotous, and hilarious ride from beginning to end. If you liked the movie, you'll love the book! Written by the screenwriter of the film, The Princess Bride brings you into the minds of all your favorite characters and gives you even more reasons to love them. Pick it up for a good laugh or even for a not-so-serious examination of the definition of true love and all that comes with it.


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Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781442426412
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 7th, 2010

Alanna of Trebond only wants one thing: to become a knight. But in the kingdom of Tortall, only boys can become knights, while girls are expected to become fine, well-mannered ladies. So when she gets the chance, Alanna switches places with her twin brother, disguises herself as a boy, and rides to the capital to become a squire. The Song of the Lionesss follows Alanna on her quest for knighthood as she navigates the dangers of court politics, the comlexities of growing up, and the difficulties of proving herself worthy of becoming a knight of the realm. Filled with colorful characters and plenty of twists and turns, this is a heroine's journey that you will want to visit again and again. 


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The Queens of Innis Lear Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765392466
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - March 27th, 2018

How would you live if your destiny was determined by the stars that hung in the sky on the night of your birth? In this stunning retelling of King Lear, Tessa Gratton pulls you headlong into a world of stars and roots, where magic is found in the whispers of the trees and the prophecies hurled down from the distant stars above. Follow the daughters of King Lear as they fight, plot, and vie for the throne as their father begins to lose his mind and the island they love is thrown into chaos. Will their sisterhood be enough to keep the island from collapsing beneath them, or will old secrets, old loves, and old enemies make peace impossible? This book was filled with breathtaking magic and heartrending relationships, and I didn't want to put it down! If you're a fan of epic fantasy, or perhaps Shakespeare, this absolutely is the book for you. 


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Outbound Flight: Star Wars Legends (Star Wars - Legends) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345456847
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey - January 30th, 2007

It starts with a small group of smugglers getting caught in the Unknown Regions, and ends with a battle to preserve the fringes of a galaxy that doesn't even know that it's in deadly danger, and it all centers on one, iconic character: Thrawn. Have you ever wondered where Thrawn came from, or if he was always a mastermind in the employ of the Empire? This book introduces new characters from the Star Wars universe that you're bound to love, while also giving you a glimpse into the time before the Clone Wars and before Thrawn even knew of the Galactic Republic. If you've never delved into the extended Star Wars universe, I recommend you give Outbound Flight a shot!