Rating Archives: 3.5

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The Devil in Silver, by Victor Lavalle: 3.5/5

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Pepper gets in a fight with a couple of cops, and finds himself suddenly committed to a mental institution. The fact the he is not mentally ill doesn’t seem to matter, and he begins doubting his own …

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Every Day, by David Levithan: 3.5/5

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Each day, A wakes up in the body of a different person. A can access some of their memories, and makes an honest effort not to royally screw up their lives. But one day, A meets Rhiannon …

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The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There, by Catherynne M. Valente: 3.5/5

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September has waited all year for Fairyland to reveal itself to her again. She wants nothing more than to experience the lightness and joy that Fairyland has to offer, after the darkness …

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The Aviary, by Kathleen O’Dell: 3.5/5

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Clara Dooley has spent most of her life in the decaying Glendoveer mansion with her mother; the maid, Ruby; and Mrs. Glendoveer herself, a magician’s widow. The only other company …

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The Twelve, by Justin Cronin: 3.5/5

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In this sequel to The Passage, more stories of the apocalypse and its victims are told. And 100 years in the future, the story of the last human stand against the Virals, and Amy …

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The Woman Who Died A Lot, by Jasper Fforde: 3.5/5

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Thursday is stuck in the real world, recuperating from some very painful injuries. But if anyone expected Thursday Next to take a vacation …

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Snuff, by Terry Pratchett: 3.5/5

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Discworld Primer (Click to expand). The Discworld is flat and highly magical. It rides through space on the back of 4 elephants that stand on the back of one giant turtle …

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The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern: 3.5/5

Good for: People who become so absorbed in the well-described and fascinating milieu that they can forget that the premise of the major …

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie: 3.5/5

Good for:: Many people have found this book extremely compelling. It has a good story about overcoming prejudice and hardship …

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A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan: 3.5/5

Good for: One part historical fiction, one part slice-of-life drama, and a very small part speculative fiction, this Pulitzer-prize-winning …

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