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Chosen Ones: The new novel from NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author Veronica Roth Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780358164081
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - April 7th, 2020

Set aside your preconceived notions: this is neither a postscript 'Harry Potter' nor a derivative apocalyptic novel. This is a compelling fantasy for fans of alternative timelines (two Chicagos), anti-hero narratives (Sloan is pissed off and NOT okay), and magic co-existing with our sense of reality. 


Review by Danielle

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Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781538745823
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 6th, 2019

Is it absurd to use a domesticated crow and his blood hound sidekick to tell the story of a zombie apocalypse? Or just absurd that no one has ever thought to create such a hilariously profane avian hero, in the midst of an identity crisis and spurred on by a love for Cheetos? Either way, "Hollow Kingdom" is a glorious Seattle receptacle where “Zombieland”,“Happy Feet”, and “The Truth About Animals” are tossed together with the anthropomorphized voices of the urban animal kingdom. Now, my only hope is that this clever cast of characters will rescue my cat when I succumb to the pull of my phone and the audiobook read in the many voices of Robert Petkoff.


Review by Katelynn

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The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062679116
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 2nd, 2019

Woof. I couldn't put it down. The premise is simple, the themes all too relevant. From the start I cared for the characters, had my stomach clenched throughout the meat of it, and shed a tear at the end. It's horror with a heart!


Review by Dean