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Midnight Riot (Rivers of London #1) Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780345524256
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Published: Del Rey - February 2011

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The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (A Department Q Novel #1) Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780452297906
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Published: Dutton - July 31st, 2012

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One) Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9780375847110
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 6th, 2018

Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (Modern Faerie Tales) Cover Image
$9.89
ISBN: 9780689867040
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 2004

The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories Cover Image
By Holly Black, Theo Black (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442412323
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 22nd, 2011

The Rose and The Beast: Fairy Tales Retold Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064407458
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Published: HarperTeen - August 7th, 2001

Foundation: Book One of the Collegium Chronicles (A Valdemar Novel) (Valdemar: Collegium Chronicles #1) Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780756405762
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Published: DAW - October 6th, 2009

Sweet Silver Blues (Garrett, P.I. #1) Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9780451450708
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Published: Ace - May 1990

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Furyborn (Empirium Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9781492656623
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - May 22nd, 2018

This book is amazing. The two strong female characters may be a thousand years apart but the back and forth storytelling ties them together without being repetitive or labor intensive to keep track. The descriptions are beautiful, although I will say a few moments were wordy, but it helped build the scenes and define the progression of the book. Both characters are also strong individuals so you can like and dislike them without feeling like Legrand is writing a stereotype for both heroines. It might not seem like much, but this book gave me the physical reaction of gasping and clutching my necklace. I was so absorbed by this that I will definitely be putting it forefront for my recommendations at the store.