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Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of a Geisha is an American novel, and as such the attempt at West does East, especially on the complex and delicate subject of the geisha, is ...more
Feb 21, 2006
Mar 26, 2008
Never Let Me Go
As a child, Kathy H. attended Hailsham, an elite boarding school where children were raised to be both healthy and artistic and taught to believe that ...more
Sep 27, 2007
Apr 23, 2008
Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1)
As a child, Kaye had faery friends; throughout her life, she has always been unusual. Now, following an barfight, Kaye and her would-be-rock star moth ...more
Oct 13, 2007
Mar 06, 2008
Light in August
Lena Grove travels, on foot and with the aid of strangers, through the South in search of the father of her unborn child. Her journey introduces the r ...more
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Sep 20, 2008
The Virgin Suicides
In American suburbia, the five Lisbon sisters, ages 12 through 17, commit suicide. The youngest goes first, and after their parents sequester the fami ...more
Jun 06, 2008
Sep 20, 2008
Anno Dracula (Anno Dracula, #1)
In 1885, Count Dracula came to London to spread vampirism into the heart of Victorian England. But in this retelling of (literary) history, Van Helsin ...more
Sep 22, 2007
Sep 20, 2008
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
As one of the three Penguin Classic Lovecraft anthologies, The Call of Cthulhu collects the stories that lead up to and include the Cthulhu Mythos, ar ...more
Oct 2008
Sep 20, 2008
The Nature of Monsters
In 1718 England, sixteen-year-old Eliza is recently married, but when she conceives her husband renounces her. She is sent to London to work for an ap ...more
Jun 30, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty, #1)
The Prince wakens Beauty from her century of sleep--and then, as his reward for saving the castle, takes her as his prize. He leads Beauty back to his ...more
Jun 09, 2008
Sep 20, 2008
Under the Skin
Every day, Isserley drives the roads of the Scottish Highlands looking for beefy male hitchhikers to pick up--but not for the reasons that anyone woul ...more
Jun 22, 2009
Feb 15, 2010
Josie and Jack
With a dead mother and a distant, unloving father, siblings Josie and Jack have only each other. They may be brilliant, beautiful, and share a fierce ...more
Aug 08, 2011
Aug 08, 2011
Maledicte (Antyre, #1)
In the Relics, the slums of the courtly city Antyre, a young boy is kidnapped and a young girl is left beaten and alone. Four years later, a new noble ...more
Oct 25, 2007
Mar 06, 2008
Mistress of the Art of Death (Mistress of the Art of Death, #1)
Children are being kidnapped in Cambridge, England, and one body has been found; local Jews are being blamed for their deaths. In order to identify th ...more
Mar 25, 2008
Sep 20, 2008
A Home at the End of the World
The story of a relationship between two childhood friends and a woman who enters their lives in adulthood, A Home at the End of the World is difficult ...more
Aug 25, 2011
Aug 25, 2011
Tailchaser's Song
Fritti Tailchaser is a young ginger tomcat in a world where cats have their own language, culture, and mythology. When his friend and prospective mate ...more
Jul 22, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
The Wood Wife
Poet Davis Cooper dies, leaving his home in the Tuscon mountains to Maggie Black, his friend and protégé. As she explores his home and the mysteries o ...more
Apr 20, 2009
Feb 18, 2010
Mossflower (Redwall, #2)
July 2006 Review:

The second book in the Redwall series, Mossflower provides much of the backstory for that novel, recording Martin the Warrior's time
Jul 16, 2006
Dec 11, 2013
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
The Waverleys are a strange family: each of them has a special gift and a prophetic apple tree grows in their backyard, imbuing the entire garden with ...more
Aug 07, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
The Last Werewolf (The Last Werewolf, #1)
Werewolves are being hunted to extinction, and Jake Marlowethe last of themis too mired in century-old ennui to care. But the machinations surrounding ...more
Sep 19, 2011
Sep 19, 2011
Lost Souls
Fifteen-year-old Nothing runs away from his adoptive home and falls in with three vampires, one of whom is his unwitting father. In a haze of drugs, s ...more
Aug 30, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
A Companion to Wolves (Iskryne World, #1)
In a frigid northern land suffused with Norse-like mythology, men live and fight in concert with wolves to hold back the threat of troll invasion. Nja ...more
Nov 04, 2012
Nov 04, 2012
When Chance and her friends break into a mountainside tunnel, they never expect to set into action a chain of events that lead to the appearance of Da ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 15, 2010
Crown Duel (Crown & Court #1-2)
I wanted to like the first book, but found it frustrating: the politics are simplistic, the plot predictable, and in the midst of that the protagonist ...more
Apr 17, 2015
Apr 17, 2015
Perdido Street Station (Bas-Lag, #1)
On the streets of New Crobuzon, the strange citizens live in a cacophony of culture, pollution, and alchemy. But their greatest threat may come not fr ...more
Feb 26, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins
A collection of 13 short stories, Kissing the Witch takes fairy tales (many of them easily recognizable) and revises them: poetic and magical, they ta ...more
Jun 16, 2009
Feb 15, 2010
The Halloween Tree
On Halloween night, a group of boys find themselves missing their leader, the most remarkable young Pipkin--and so, at the bidding of the ghastly Moun ...more
Oct 30, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Something Wicked This Way Comes (Green Town, #2)
When a late carnival comes to town on the heels of a storm, two boys find themselves pitted against the ominous Mr. Dark in an ancient battle against ...more
Nov 11, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
A College of Magics (A College of Magics, #1)
Faris is the heir to a small dukedom, but while she is a minor her uncle rules in her stead. As she approaches her majority, he sends her far away to ...more
Jul 09, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
Grimm's Grimmest
This volume collects a number of fairy tales recorded by the brothers Grimm, translated and illustrated to preserve all of the macabre aspects. Murder ...more
Oct 13, 2007
Mar 06, 2008
The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors
In 46 stories, poems, memoirs, and essays, this a collection of childhood suffering and survival as explored in and through fairy tales, from wicked ...more
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
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