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The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
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The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
The Girl With All the Gifts
by M.R. Carey (Goodreads Author)
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I've been hearing about this book for awhile, but I waited to get it through the library, so some of the buzz has died down in the meantime.

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Vicious
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I've read this author's work before and will continue to do so. Schwab always seems to have neat speculative fiction elements in her stories, but my overall impression of this book is that it's a little bit flawed as a work of adult fiction.

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Crystal voted for City of Stairs as Best Fantasy in the Final Round of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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The Shadow Of What Was Lost by James Islington
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Margaret Atwood
“If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next—if you knew in advance the consequences of your own actions—you'd be doomed. You'd be ruined as God. You'd be a stone. You'd never eat or drink or laugh or get out of bed in the morning. You'd never love anyone, ever again. You'd never dare to.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Naomi Novik
“And we must still try or we would be leaving our friends to fight without us. I think this is what you have meant by duty, all along; I do understand, at least this much of it.”
Naomi Novik, His Majesty's Dragon

Patrick Rothfuss
“It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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