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Staff Picks for Electronic Book Readers!

A selection of recent recommended reads from the staff.

Siryn By C.E. Murphy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781393950318
Availability: Available Now
Published: ​C.E. Murphy - July 31st, 2019

The waters have risen, leaving cities drowned and a future changed beyond recognition. And into that future, something new has been born--or perhaps something impossibly old has been released.

She does not know how she came to be, only that the oceans are her favored home...until a man from the world above nearly dies in her domain, and she is drawn toward the soft and easy life he seems to possess. But there is a price to pay for love, and in the end... will never be part of her world...

Tales of Folk & Fey By Melissa Marr Cover Image
ISBN: 9780988610286
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Published: MM Ink - May 9th, 2019

Return to the world of *Wicked Lovely *with an all new Dark Court short story. Set after the end of the series, “Love Hurts” catches up with Irial, Niall, and Leslie—and offers clues about the upcoming Wicked Lovely prequel novel, Cold Iron Heart.  

*Tales of Folk & Fey *includes “Old Habits” and “Stopping Time” (previously published *Wicked Lovely *Dark Court stories) and two previously published selchie short stories (“Awakened” and “Love Struck).  As a bonus, the collection also includes “Carnival of Lies,” a prequel story to the 2012 novel *Carnival of Secrets *and an excerpt of first book in the new faery duology, *Seven Black Diamonds *(2016).

Mermaid By Margaret Millar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681990071
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Published: Soho Syndicate - September 4th, 2017

Mexican-American lawyer turned P.I., Tom Aragon, investigates the disappearance of Cleo Jasper, a young woman who is as beautiful as she is simple-minded. Her doting brother will stop at nothing to find his defenseless sister, but Aragon realizes that he has once again found himself in over his head when Cleo's friend turns up dead amidst a sea of somewhat dubious suicide notes.

Tom Aragon receives a strange visit at his law office: a 22-year-old woman named Cleo Jasper, self-described as mentally retarded, comes in to ask him about her rights. The visit lasts fifteen minutes, then Cleo wanders off. Two days later, Tom Aragon is visited by a different Jasper: Cleo's older brother, Hilton, her legal guardian. Cleo has disappeared and Hilton Jasper wants to hire the lawyer to find her and bring her back. Has Cleo, a legal adult, taken stock of her "rights" and run away? Or did someone take advantage of the simple, suggestible young woman, and something more sinister is afoot? 

In this carefully-drawn character study, master of suspense Margaret Millar reveals hard and poignant truths about mental illness, the exploitability of those affected, and the challenges for their families, loved ones, and caretakers.

Relic By Gretchen McNeil Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062429681
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 7th, 2016

From Gretchen McNeil, the author of Ten and Possess, comes this teen horror novel perfect for young fans of Stephen King, and Lois Duncan's I Know What You Did Last Summer.

For Annie Kramer, the summer before college is bittersweet—both a last hurrah of freedom and the last days she'll spend with her boyfriend, Jack, before they head off to different colleges. So she and her friends plan one final adventure: a houseboating trip on Shasta Lake, complete with booze, romance . . . and an off-limits exploration of the notorious Bull Valley Mine.

The legends of mysterious lights and missing persons on Shasta Lake have been a staple of sleepovers and campouts since Annie was a kid. Full of decrepit bridges that lead to nowhere, railroad tunnels that disappear into the mountains, and terrifying stories of unexplained deaths and bodies that were never recovered, Bull Valley Mine is notorious and frightening—perfect for an epic conclusion to their high school lives.

The trip is fun and light—at first. But when a deranged stranger stumbles upon their campsite, spouting terrifying warnings and pleas for help, it's clear that everyone is in danger. And when their exploration of the mine goes horribly wrong, Annie and her friends quickly discover that the menace of Bull Valley Mine doesn't stay at Shasta Lake—it follows them home.

As one by one her friends fall victim to this mysterious and violent force, Annie must do whatever it takes to discover the ancient secrets of the mine and save her friends . . . if she's not already too late.

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