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Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien

Gaia has ninety minutes to take the newborn child from his mother. Fifteen minutes to make tea to calm the mother. Ten minutes to mark four freckles on the baby’s ankle – a tribute to her lost brothers. Five minutes to explain how her baby would be advanced to a better life inside the Enclave as part of every midwife’s monthly quota – three tributes sent inside the wall. Thirty minutes to deliver the baby, with half an hour left to spare.

The Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

Kelsey Hayes always knew there was something strange about the circus’s white tiger. But when the perfect opportunity presents itself – a once in a lifetime trip to India to help release Ren back into the wild – Kelsey cannot resist. However, his caretaker neglected to mention Ren is an Indian prince under a 300 year old curse that keeps him captive in the body of a tiger. From there commences an epic adventure through the hidden forests of India to seek the favor of the Hindu goddess Durga, who holds the secret to lifting Ren’s curse.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Art student Karou harbors a dark secret: her fantastical sketches of mismatched, bestial creatures – women with snake tails, parrots with fingers, humanoid gazelles with bat wings – are real. And these chimeras are in grave danger, locked in a war of eons with the seraphim, who have long wanted to exterminate them. When her only semblance of a family is forever locked away by the heavenly fire of a scorched handprint, Karou scours the world for a portal back to her home and finds it with some unlikely help from an angel.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

In the medieval land of Goredd, humans and dragons have been living peacefully together for forty years. There is no fighting or fire-breathing and the once-famous dragon-killing knights have been banished to the hills. But then a member of the royal family is murdered in a very dragon-like fashion and there are rumors of another assassination on the anniversary of the peace treaty.

Evermore by Alyson Noël

This is the first book in the Immortals series that follows Ever, a girl who can hear people’s thoughts and see dead people after surviving a horrific crash. Ever moves in with her aunt in fancy Laguna Beach and meets super good-looking and mysterious Damen, who silences her powers and seems to have abilities of his own. Is he a vampire? Maybe, maybe not! If you're a fan of Twilight, this might be a new series to try. Check Our Catalog

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Jennifer Strange is having a busy week. So far she has been threatened with jail, two people have tried to kill her, she has received 58 marriage proposals, she has been outlawed by the king and she has discovered that she is the Last Dragonslayer. The real problem is that she is not entirely sure the dragon should be slain and she only has a couple of days to figure it all out. Jasper Fforde has a dry sense of humor that can turn the most mundane situation on its ear. If you are a fan of Terry Prachett or Daniel Pinkwater you should give Fforde a try.

Entwined by Heather Dixon

Faced with a full year stuck indoors with the windows covered in strict mourning for their mother Princess Azalea and her 11 younger sisters go exploring inside the castle only to discover that some old magic still lingers.  At first the hidden pavilion where they can dance all the old dances that their mother taught them feels like a wonderful gift but as time passes Mr. Keeper, the pavilion's gaurdian, becomes more sinister.  In the end the anniversary of their mother's death is a day these 12 dancing princesses will never forget.

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