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Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy)

hoytstreet, September 2, 2012

This is what you want from a YA novel. It doesn't pander. It has less than perfect characters. (Not the typical "less than perfect but everyone else thinks they are perfect anyways" type- I am looking at you Bella Swan.) And a plot that keeps you turning pages.

A unique spin on an age old tale of light versus dark. Full of rich details that can put you in the different grand palaces and on the barren plains of the Unsea. It didn't leave you with an extreme cliffhanger but instead just a desire to see what happens next for the characters and the world in which they live.

Pick it up! It will take you a day to read it. Sure you are going to ignore your house work, skip meetings, or forget to take the dog for a walk. So plan ahead. You deserve a dark, fun, and whimsical break.
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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L Howard
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

hoytstreet, September 26, 2011

Borderline sociopath, Johannes Cabal, bashes his way through the English countryside trying to collect souls. A perfect Faustian tale that will lead you through a carnival of hilarity and darkness. Moving, morbid and clever, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer will not disappoint you and leave you breathless.
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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer by Jonathan L Howard
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer

hoytstreet, September 26, 2011

Borderline sociopath, Johannes Cabal, bashes his way through the English countryside trying to collect souls. A perfect Faustian tale that will lead you through a carnival of hilarity and darkness. Moving, morbid and clever, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer will not disappoint you and leave you breathless.
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel

hoytstreet, August 31, 2011

This was a perfect novel. I have never read anything where I could feel the love (mainly between Oskar and his grandmother) radiating from the pages. It was that pure and sweet. The quirky voice of Oskar dictating his thoughts as he tries to navigate his world, will stick with me forever. Perfect.
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The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
The Devil All the Time

hoytstreet, August 15, 2011

Gruesome, haunting, and absolutely incapable of being put down. I thought for sure that this was going to be too intense to read and then, without noticing, I was more than halfway through. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it, which leads me to believe that The Devil All the Time is going to be an important piece of American literature.
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