Red Queen (Red Queen #1)
Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of YA high fantasy, romance series. Those into ‘caste’ system-type dystopian books (world is divided into Reds (low) and Silvers (high). You want to be a Silver. Readers looking for a heroine (Mare Barrow) in possession of a secret power that lands her in the...
Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of strangers appearing on the stairs of a woman looking to restart her life. Fans of ghost stories (think horror novelist, presumed dead) on a rainy day. Those interested in large, lavish estates gone bad – and connections between seemingly unrelated protagonist to the ‘gone...
Dark Visions (Dark Visions #1-3)
A fun series about Kaitlyn Fairchild, a psychic who meets others like her at the Zates Institute. Everything goes smoothly until raging hormones get in the way. Perfect for: Lovers of paranormal romance. Readers interested in telepathy and psychic powers. Fans of ‘outsider’ characters.
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)
Diana Bishop has been in denial about her magical abilities: she is the last in a long line of witches, but wants – no, needs – to believe that she’s come as far as she has as a scholar because of her intellect, not because of her magical legacy. When...
Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1)
Atticus O’Sullivan is a handsome 21-year old who runs a bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. Except he’s really a 2100-year old Druid. A very angry Celtic god wants Atticus’s prized (and stolen) sword and has been trying to track him down. Along with his trusty Irish wolfhound, Oberon, Atticus tries to...
Our nameless narrator is driving on a dark road: when he’s distracted by a bevy of flying arrows and crashes, his whole body suffers terrible burns and he’s sent to a specialized ward to recover. Immersed in mental and physical suffering, he concludes that he has no reason to live....
The Warded Man (Demon Cycle #1)
Arlen, Leesha & Rojer live in a world where ‘corelings’ (nasty, nasty demons) rule the night. Most have killed off our heroes’ loved ones and it’s up to them to try and stop them. Without letting surrounding, crippling fear get in the way.Perfect for:Lovers of a well-constructed, epic fantasy.Readers who...
Allie Sheridan is teenager with problems: when she is sent away to a strict boarding school after having been arrested, she is sure that this school will be no different than any of the others that she has been kicked out of. But Allie soon finds that not everything at...
172 Hours on the Moon
Mia, Midori and Antoine have just been given the opportunity of a lifetime – winners of a worldwide lottery, they are about to become the first young people in space. But even before the countdown, the three teenagers are faced with mysterious signals that point to something bigger than any...
Jamie Carpenter always believed that his father was a traitor, a rogue agent who was shot and killed when he tried to sell state secrets to terrorists. But when mysterious creatures kidnap his mother, Jamie is forced into a world that very few people know exist. Fighting alongside humans and...
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Neil Gaiman is doing his Neil Gaiman-y thing in this magical, scary, and bittersweet fable in which a grown man returns to his home for a funeral and recalls long-forgotten memories of impossible events from his childhood. The result is a dark but lovely story that lingers long after the...
The Stone Child
When Eddie Fennicks moves to Gateswood – the former town of his favourite mystery writer, Nathaniel Olmstead – he is sure that heaven exists. When Olmstead’s frightening characters start appearing in real life, however, Eddie, along with his new friends, need to crack the puzzle of the mysteriously disappeared author’s...
City of Dark Magic (City of Dark Magic #1)
Musicologist Sarah Weston is excited to travel to Prague for the summer to research her beloved Beethoven at a private, family-owned museum/castle. Strange and dangerous things start to happen as soon as she receives the invitation, including notice that her eccentric mentor has died at the castle under mysterious circumstances.Sarah’s...