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THE RULE OF THOUGHTS by James Dashner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"An excellent franchise entry that proves planned series can be just as enjoyable as one-offs. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A trio of gaming teens battles a corrupt computer program that is hellbent on leading a virtual army into our reality. Read full book review >

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THE GAME OF LIVES by James Dashner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A fitting end to an exceptional trilogy. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
After narrowly escaping the villainous Tangent Kaine's clutches at the conclusion of The Rule of Thoughts (2014), Michael, Bryson, and Sarah are joined by Michael's old nanny, Helga, and a group of rebel Tangents to thwart Kaine's evil plans once and for all. Read full book review >

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THE KILL ORDER by James Dashner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"For fans of the original books and of the genre as a whole, a must read. (Science fiction/thriller 12 & up)"
A prequel to the series that began with The Maze Runner (2009) takes readers back to the moment when the sun flares devastate the Earth and tells the story of the birth of the killer virus that followed. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH CURE by James Dashner
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Heart pounding to the very last moment. (Science fiction/thriller. 12 and up)"
An explosive ending to The Maze Runner trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE SCORCH TRIALS by James Dashner
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Hooked readers will hope they won't have to wait long for the answers that have been promised in the next installment. (Science fiction/thriller. 12 & up)"
Thomas led the Gladers to safety in The Maze Runner (2009). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 13, 2008

"Let the adventure begin! (Science fiction. 10-12)"
A boy . . . a mysterious letter . . . twelve clues . . . a girl . . . a dad . . . two very strange strangers. Read full book review >

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THE FEVER CODE by James Dashner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Will satisfy die-hard fans of the original trilogy. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
Dashner returns to his dystopian future in this second prequel to the blockbuster Maze Runner series, detailing how the maze came into being. Read full book review >

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A MUTINY IN TIME by James Dashner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Off-the-shelf adventure modules, stocked with familiar character types and set into a scenario that is nonsensical even by the usual low standards of formula time-travel adventure. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Kicking off a multiauthor, multimedia thriller series modeled on The 39 Clues, this paint-by-numbers opener endows three teenagers with a football-sized time device and sends them back to 1492 to keep Columbus from being killed in a mutiny. Read full book review >

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THE MAZE RUNNER by James Dashner
FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Hard to put down, this is clearly just a first installment, and it will leave readers dying to find out what comes next. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Boys come to the Glade via an empty freight elevator with no memory of how they got there or of their prior lives. Read full book review >

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THE 13TH REALITY by James Dashner
ADVENTURE
Released: March 4, 2009

"But it all holds together remarkably well, encouraging suspension of disbelief to make way for glorious flights of imagination. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
Tick, Paul and Sophia were brought together to solve a set of clues that led them into other dimensions in The Journal of Curious Letters (2008), the first installment in this intriguing series. Read full book review >

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SOME THOUGHTS ON LOVE
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

So many people make New Year’s Resolutions to start the year, but for the second January in a row, I’ll be contemplating memories and saying good-byes.

My husband lost his father this week.

There’s a lot of emotion to visit, of course, though he suffered from memory issues and so, in many ways, his family has said their ...


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SPRINGING INTO MUST-READ CONTEMPORARY & SUSPENSE
by Bobbi Dumas

April is here, though you wouldn’t know it from my window view - snow is falling! (sigh) Thankfully it’s not sticking, and according to the forecast, it will be seventy degrees by the weekend. Mother Nature seems to be slightly confused in the Midwest this spring, and the national news can make my heart feel cold, but I’m glad we can ...


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