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Post  Maggie on Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:56 pm

Next time I'm at the Library, are there any books you all recommend I look for?

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Post  Shahira on Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:14 pm

Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
If I Stay - Gayle Forman
Shiver & Linger - Maggie Stiefvater
Hush Hush & Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick
Anything by Sarah Dessen
Looking for Alaska - John Green
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher

Just a few that I really love. Smile
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Post  Maggie on Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:43 pm

Thank you!! So helpful. You know I've actually been meaning to read Shiver and Linger. I just picked up Shiver in Borders today and remembered I've been wanting to read it.

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Post  Mayaah on Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:51 pm

I doubt you're still in the library (lol) but I recommend Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult anyway. Smile You'll probably find it in the adult section, though, rather than YA. Oh, and anything by John Green! Smile
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Post  Maggie on Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:52 pm

Mayaah wrote:I doubt you're still in the library (lol) but I recommend Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult anyway. Smile You'll probably find it in the adult section, though, rather than YA. Oh, and anything by John Green! Smile

Thank you! No I'm not at all, LOL, but I'm planning ahead for my next trip. Very Happy

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Post  Shahira on Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:37 am

You should definitely read Shiver & Linger. Actually, I haven't yet read Linger only because I know once I do I have to wait until the summer for the third book so I'm waiting it out haha.

@Maya Is Paper Towns good? I always read the summary &get discouraged. :/
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Post  Sarah on Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:01 pm

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Heist Society by Ally Carter

Two that I love love love! Shahira named some of the other ones I love already Smile
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Post  Renée on Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:43 am

If you're into darker fantasy, Sabriel by Garth Nix (and Lirael and Abhorsen) are really good. I just wouldn't suggest reading them at night. Smile

They have necromancy (good and bad,) and I'm a bit of a pansy when it comes to reading darker stuff at night. Embarassed
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Post  Sarah on Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:48 am

Renee wrote:If you're into darker fantasy, Sabriel by Garth Nix (and Lirael and Abhorsen) are really good. I just wouldn't suggest reading them at night. Smile

They have necromancy (good and bad,) and I'm a bit of a pansy when it comes to reading darker stuff at night. Embarassed

Ooo Kelley Armstrongs book the Summonings MC is a necromancer! Except the story isn't very dark, only a tad bit, which is the perfect amount for me Smile
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Post  Amanda on Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:00 am

Yeah, I personally have a problem with necromancers being portrayed as good, bringing souls back from the dead, but I really like the Abhorsen trilogy, because there're the bad necromancers, and then the Abhorsen, who has the same powers, but in reverse--laying souls back to rest, so they can pass on into the place after death. The world-building is mega-awesome. I'd want to live there if the idea of souls being able to come back didn't completely terrify me. Razz
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Post  Renée on Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:31 am

Zombies scare me. I have problems. I do the undead dungeons in The Legend of Zelda with my eyes shut. (Only a slight exaggeration. Rolling Eyes)
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Post  Maggie on Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:00 pm

Renee wrote:Zombies scare me. I have problems. I do the undead dungeons in The Legend of Zelda with my eyes shut. (Only a slight exaggeration. Rolling Eyes)

LOL! Same here, kinda. I really am not a fan of zombies. Shocked

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Post  Maggie on Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:00 pm

Thank you everyone for the awesome recommendations! *has a list* Very Happy

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Post  Sarah on Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:17 pm

Amanda wrote:Yeah, I personally have a problem with necromancers being portrayed as good, bringing souls back from the dead, but I really like the Abhorsen trilogy, because there're the bad necromancers, and then the Abhorsen, who has the same powers, but in reverse--laying souls back to rest, so they can pass on into the place after death. The world-building is mega-awesome. I'd want to live there if the idea of souls being able to come back didn't completely terrify me. Razz

She really isn't portrayed as "good" persay, really she was in an experiment that messed with her powers and she doesn't know how to control them, she knows that bringing souls back from the dead bad.... Alright I'm gonna stop now before I ruin the book for you all Very Happy but you should try reading it Amanda, I think you might like it! Smile
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Post  Amanda on Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:03 pm

Sarah wrote:She really isn't portrayed as "good" persay, really she was in an experiment that messed with her powers and she doesn't know how to control them, she knows that bringing souls back from the dead bad.... Alright I'm gonna stop now before I ruin the book for you all Very Happy but you should try reading it Amanda, I think you might like it! Smile
Hmm...I might give it a shot. I'm really too busy right now to be doing much reading, but there will be time for it in the future. Smile
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Post  Sarah on Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:23 pm

I know what you mean! School and work is really cutting into my reading and writing time! But, if you get free time you should give it a shot Smile
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Post  Stephen on Wed May 18, 2011 7:57 pm

the secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel, by Micheal Scott
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Post  Brigid on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:27 pm

the Chaos Walking trilogy - Patrick Ness
the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series - Rick Riordan
the Mortal Instruments series - Cassandra Clare
anything by Neal Shusterman, particularly Unwind, Bruiser, and the Skinjacker trilogy
Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
Lucas - Kevin Brooks
The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer
The Marbury Lens - Andrew Smith
North of Beautiful - Justina Chen Headley
the Gemma Doyle trilogy - Libba Bray
The Glass Castle - Jeanette Walls
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
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Post  Maggie on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:43 pm

Thank you, Brigid! Awesome.

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Post  Brigid on Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:59 pm

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