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Geek Love
A Novel
Katherine Dunn - Jun 11, 2002 (first published in 1989)
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Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out—with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes—to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins...
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
A Novel
Susanna Clarke - Aug 11, 2020 (first published in 2004)
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Sophisticated, witty, and ingeniously convincing, Susanna Clarke's magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England. She has created a world so thoroughly enchanting that eight hundred pages leave readers longing for more.English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their be...
Six of Crows
Leigh Bardugo - Feb 06, 2018
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Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .A convict with a thirst for revengeA sharpshooter who can’t ...
A Gathering of Shadows
A Novel (Shades of Magic)
Victoria Schwab - Feb 23, 2016
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It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell's possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland's dying body through the rift--back into Black London.No...
The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón - Jan 31, 2005 (first published in 2001)
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Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals from its war wounds, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author's other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destro...
The Mime Order
Samantha Shannon - Feb 07, 2017 (first published in 2015)
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Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal prison camp of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the survivors are missing and she is the most wanted person in London . . .As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city's gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and ...
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
A Novel
Michael Chabon - Sep 19, 2000
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The novel follows the lives of the title characters, a Czech artist named Joe Kavalier and a Brooklyn-born writer named Sam Clay—both Jewish—before, during, and after World War II. Kavalier and Clay become major figures in the nascent comics industry during its "Golden Age."...
Neverwhere Illustrated Edition
Neil Gaiman - Sep 26, 2017 (first published in 1996)
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Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks.Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out more than enough about this other London...
The City of Brass
A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy)
S. A Chakraborty - Jul 03, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty—an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and Uprooted, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts.Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly...
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Alix E. Harrow - May 12, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate th...
A Crown of Wishes
Roshani Chokshi - Mar 28, 2017
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An ancient mystery. An unlikely union. For one young princess in a state of peril, a dangerous wish could be the only answer…She is the princess of Bharata—captured by her kingdom’s enemies, a prisoner of war. Now that she faces a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. But should she trust Vikram, the notoriously cunning prince ...
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Unnatural Magic by C. M. Waggoner
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Pantomime by Laura Lam
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield