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Christine-Through the Woods

JoAnna- Isn’t it Their Turn to Pick Up the Check? Dealing with all the Trickiest Money Problems Between Family and Friends, from Serial Borrowers to Serious Cheapskates

Meghan- The Witch’s Boy

Shianne- A Court of Thorns and Roses

Starry River of the Sky

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starry river Starry River of the Sky

by: Grace Lin

   The moon is missing from the night sky, howls and shrieks echo throughout the night; only one boy, Rendi, seems to notice. Little information is given about Rendi except that he is a young boy wondering where the moon has gone and that he has stowed away in a wine cart, caught in the act the wine maker leaves Rendi behind with the man he just delivered a jug to. With nowhere to go he takes the opportunity to become the chore boy at the inn in the remote Village of Clear Sky. The village is small and suffering from a drought; Rendi wants nothing more than to continue on his way but is biding his time for an ideal means of travel (more stowing away). Rendi finds it hard to fit in among the few inhabitants of the poor village. Until one day a mysterious woman appears- bringing many a magical tale along with her to which everyone, even Rendi, cannot help but listen intently. Slowly Rendi’s past is revealed and we see that sometimes stories are more than they seem.

Starry River of the Sky is labeled as the companion book to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. It is unclear whether it is a sequel or just within the same universe but I recommend reading Starry River before Mountain Meets the Moon– which is what I ended up doing and I am all the happier for it.

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Christine- Lure of the Dead

Jeanne- Did She Kill Him? A Torrid True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and Murder in Victorian England

Meghan- The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

Sue- Cold Blooded

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Candace- 17 Carnations:The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover Up in History

Christine- Grimalkin, The Witch Assassin

Jeanne- Bitter Greens

JoAnna- Why Do We Kill

 

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Candace- Pets in America:A History

Christine- Rise of the Huntress

JoAnna- Texts from Mittens:A Cat Who Has an Unlimited Data Plan and Isn’t Afraid to Use It

Meghan- Grimalkin, the Witch Assassin

Sue- The Other Typist