Adult Fiction, Horror/Thriller, Mystery, Series

No Time For Goodbye by Linwood Barclay

Ages 18+

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In the 1980s, when Cynthia is 14 years old, she wakes up one morning and finds that her family is gone, without a trace. It is now 25 years later, and Cynthia is happily married with a young daughter.  Cynthia is finally ready to learn the truth…or is she? She encounters things like strange phone calls and an unfamiliar car in her neighborhood, and realizes that whoever took her family when she was a teen has come back to finish the job. Will it be too late by the time Cynthia discovers who terrorized her family?

YA Fiction

Airhead by Meg Cabot

Grades 9-12

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Em Watts suffers a bizarre accident, and she is suddenly gone. Poof. She is not herself, but rather Nikki Howard, a teen supermodel idolized by many. She is in denial and struggles to figure out how – and why – this happened. Her life is changed forever, and she’s convinced it’s for the worse. What will happen to her sister Frida, who needs her? What about her friends? Will her life ever be back to normal?

Memoirs

My Name Is Mahtob: The Story that Began the Global Phenomenon Not Without My Daughter Continues by Mahtob Mahmoody

Ages 16+

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Betty Mahmoody wrote about the incredible story of how she and her daughter Mahtob were held captive in Iran by her husband and escaped in Not Without My DaughterMy Name Is Mahtob is the story of life after the unimaginable ordeal. The author explains how she lived in constant fear of being re-abducted, her panic attacks and nightmares, and her triumph over it all.

Adult Fiction, Romance

The Happy Hour Choir by Sally Kilpatrick

Ages 18+

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Beulah Land’s life hasn’t been easy: the daughter of a Baptist deacon, she was estranged from her family after her teenage pregnancy. Luckily, she was taken in by a lovely woman named Ginger. Now Beulah spends her nights playing piano at The Fountain, a local bar. When Ginger finds out she’s dying of cancer, it is her final wish that Beulah take over playing piano for the County Line Church. She doesn’t hit it off with the church’s pastor, Luke Daniels, and on top of that the choir members aren’t too keen on the non-traditional music she chooses for them to perform. Beulah begins to think things won’t ever go right when she starts to fall for Luke, and he shows her that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

ARC Reviews, YA Fiction

Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl

Grades 9-12

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Bentley Royce has the life of luxury: she owns a Bentley, enough money to attend a private school and go on expensive vacations, and a family reality TV show entitled Rolling With the Royces. However, after five years on the show, she wants out, and this seems possible when it is on the brink of being cancelled. Bentley realizes, though, that without the show, there is no family, and in order to save her family, she must save the show. Will she be able to do it or lose her family forever?

Thanks to NetGalley.com for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Romance, YA Fiction

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

Grades 9-12

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It’s 16-year-old Will Porter’s first day at a mainstream high school. He tries his hardest to fit in, and meets a great new group of friends who accept him for who he is perceived to be: the blind kid. He has been blind since birth, and attended a school for the blind up until that point. Will begins to develop a crush on Cecily, one of the girls in his new group of friends. Then Will learns of a rare opportunity for him to have surgery so that he will be able to see, one that he knows will change his life forever, Does he take the chance or decide against it?

Thanks to NetGalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

Ages 18+

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Katie’s life seems like it’s as perfect as it’s going to get: a small London apartment, a low-paying job, and an Instagram account where she posts things about her life that aren’t entirely true. Things get even more depressing when her boss, Demeter, fires her and she feels as lost as ever. Katie sees her chance when Demeter and her family go on vacation, but should she seek revenge or try to get her job back?

Thanks to NetGalley.com for a review copy of this book.