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Fever Dream Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018

Samanta Schweblin has created what I can only call the singularly most silently unnerving, psychologically daunting novel I have had the pleasure of reading to date. Amanda is laying in a rural hospital bed with a young boy sitting beside her. He says his name is David. Something about him is strange, isn't it? But what is it? How did she get here? Who is he? Where is her daughter? Follow Amanda on a strange journey into her own psyche and watch in horror as she relives every grueling second leading up to the moment it all went wrong. Reading Fever Dream is like watching a nightmare in full consciousness; you can't stop it, you can't explain it, but you know there is something deathly wrong waiting for you. Fever Dream will instill in you a sense of helplessness so intense that it will take you weeks to shake it off.

- Tianna


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Cult X Cover Image
By Fuminori Nakamura, Kalau Almony (Translator)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616957865
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Published: Soho Crime - May 22nd, 2018

Avail. 5/22/18

The deep, dark depths of the human condition are explored at a remarkably dangerous scale in Fuminori Nakamura's latest novel, Cult X. What begins as a seemingly simple, missing-persons case turns into a wildly divergent journey that will have you critically thinking about your government, your society, and your own motivations by the time you finish the novel. With deceptions so real to fool all and characters whose true nature is a question even to themselves, you will never see your world the same again.

- Tianna


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Mister Tender's Girl Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492656500
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - February 13th, 2018

Alice has done everything in her power to bury her horrifying past, and now it’s barreling towards her with the force of a thousand suns, threatening to consume the little normalcy she has fought so hard to construct. Brutally attacked when she was fourteen, she's haunted by “Mister Tender,” a fictional creation of her father’s, and by the catastrophic mess he left in his path. Now, years later, the demonic pop-culture character has returned, and once again is threatening her sanity and well-being. Mister Tender’s Girl will stop your heart dead in your chest and will have you questioning the motives of those close to you long after you turn the last page.

- Tianna


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All the Crooked Saints Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545930802
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 10th, 2017

Bicho Raro is a sacred and mystical place; there you will find the Soria family, capable of performing miracles which manifest your darkest fears into tangible adversaries, and pilgrims, those who travel from miles around to have the Soria miracle performed upon them in the hopes that they will be able to conquer their inner turmoil once and for all. These two vastly different groups are not permitted to speak, lest a Soria’s darkness be brought upon them all by attempting to aid a pilgrim. However, when young Daniel Soria falls in love with a woman who bares her shame in the form of wet butterflies, he is unable to keep himself from running to her aid. When his darkness falls upon him it is left to the inhabitants of Bicho Raro to work together and find a way to conquer the ultimate taboo once and for all.

- Tianna


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No Saints in Kansas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781616956837
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Published: Soho Teen - November 14th, 2017

Everybody loves a good book, but what if one of the most notorious true crime novels in literary history didn’t tell the whole story? In Amy Brashear’s reimagining of Truman Capote’s 1966 non-fiction novel detailing the murder of the Herb Clutter family (In Cold Blood) we are  privy to a whole new perspective. Carly Fleming, a city girl who is misplaced in a small Kansas farming community, struggles with the death of her secret friend, Nancy Clutter. Not only is she presented with the difficult task of being an outsider who is trying to deal with her grief in a close-knit community, she also is driven to prove the innocence of Nancy’s boyfriend, Bobby. However, the trouble she gets into with the local authorities and the turmoil she causes within her own family has nothing on the fury of the Holcomb, Kansas community when they learn that her father will be defending the real murderer in court. No Saints in Kansas is an imaginative spin on a classic and is a must-read for anyone who appreciates a little fiction with their true-crime history.

- Tianna