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In the Lives of Puppets By TJ Klune Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250217448
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Tor Books - April 25th, 2023

It is rare for me to find a book both darkly funny and euphorically hopeful. When I think of TJ Klune, I expect a cozy, queer hug feeling while reading. This is true of IN THE LIVES OF PUPPETS and also there's something more happening. My feelings grow as Victor, Gio, Nurse Ratched, and Rambo discover how much lies beyond the forest. It heightens as they face risks and dangers together. Whatever these delightful feelings, I want to stay in it as long as the story lets me.

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The Knife of Never Letting Go: With Bonus Short Story (Chaos Walking #1) By Patrick Ness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763676186
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Candlewick - July 22nd, 2014

It's been years since alien bio-warfare killed off all the women on the new world, leaving the men alone with nothing but their thoughts. Literally. They call it the Noise. It is constant, it sounds like the inner voices of everyone nearby, and it is all Todd has ever known. When he senses an impossible gap in the Noise, he looks for the source, and discovers a second impossible thing: the source of the gap in the Noise is a girl. If you like post apocalyptic societies, science fiction, or nail-bitingly compulsive reads, this is for you.

Review by Kitri