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With fall and almost winter in full force this season, along with many of our favorite activities being cancelled or postponed due to COVID, some of us are needing an alternative activity to fill our time. For some, curling-up with a nice book in the cold months is just the activity to do this. For those interested in a new read, here are a few thrilling books to consider in your spare time, which perhaps would go quite nice with a little hot-cocoa to ward off the cold.

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook-In a world contaminated by smog, Bea struggles to save her daughter in a world ravaged by pollution. This book is an amazing dystopian feeling that will get you tearing up at and anticipating for the next chapter.

Reverie by Ryan La Sala- Kane Montgomery, after being found by police almost dead, ends up in a dreamlike world. This story will have you enthralled and in wonder as you read.

Treasures by Michelle Harrison takes place with the protagonist Tanya, who is sent to live with her grandmother in her country home due to her being tormented by mischievous and evil fairies which only she seems to be able to see. This book hooks you in with its inro and only provides the more you read.

An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason by Virginia Boecker- With nothing to lose, our protagonist Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father’s mission, and to take it one step further--to kill the queen herself. This book is a run of anticipation and adrenaline as you read further and further into the book.

The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics- Women in the walls is a suspenseful horror filled book that brings to light how dreadful family tradition truly can be. A wonderful book made for a wonderful nightmare filled read.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black- Tana wakes up stricken and next to her half-dead boyfriend, this pushes her to find a way to complete and save her friends. This book is a wonderful example of romance, joy, dread, and hope all in one reading.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell- Simon Snow struggles with his significance as being the “Chosen One” thankfully, or unfortunately for Simon, his roommate Baz is there to push him to his heights and to catch him when he falls. Carry On is a running jumble of adventures and confusing feelings all rolled up into one book, highly recommended if you enjoy representation and romance.

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman- Seraphina is a newly introduced musician to her court, is caught up in a scandal to protect both herself and the deadly secret she hides. This book almost has the feeling comparable to that of the Throne of Glass series, highly adventurous and suspenseful.

Echo After Echo by A.R. Capetta- Zara Evans has come home to act in a Greek Tragedy that first set her off on discovering herself above all, Until true tragedy and indecision come into play. This book truly introduces you to delving into yourself and remembering when this happened with you and your partner.

Ask the Passengers by A.S. King- Astrid Jones lacks an outlet to release all her pent up feelings and emotions so she instead speaks to the airplanes that fly over by about everything including her sexuality, little does she know that these planes will play a larger part in her life then she knows. This is a wonderful story many of us have recollection having felt in our youth and perhaps even now! HIghly recommend reading this sweet and home hitting book.

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