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Addergoole by Lyn Thorne-Alder

Love, lust, ownership, exploration, and coming-of-age in a strange and novel world hidden beneath the known.

Addergoole is a contemporary fantasy story with erotic and dark-fantasy elements. Set in a world which is, on the surface, much like our own, Addergoole follows three students as they enter a strange, new school and discover just how much they don’t know about themselves, their parents, or their world. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Sora and 2 other members.
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No Man An Island by G.S. Williams

Boy meets girl. Fights demons. Faces the devil to save the world. Your basic love story.

Eight friends gather for a reunion vacation, but go missing after a hurricane strikes along their plane’s flight path. While friends and family mourn their loss when the crashed plane is found, the impossible happens: they appear in public claiming to have been in a cave in the mountains. Missing for months, they have no memory of the interval. What . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Eli James and 2 other members.
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Above Ground by A. M. Harte

Mayhem, violence, and danger: a story about fighting the odds, and surviving.

Life above ground is something Lilith has never experienced. When she gets the chance to visit the outside world, to see, firsthand, the monsters that roam the surface, she’s understandably ecstatic. But the infected have a reputation for being dangerous for a reason, and Lilith is about to find out why . . . . This is the story of Lilith, and her . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Sarah Suleski and 2 other members.
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Twig by Wildbow

About Interested in reading without even the slightest spoiler? Click here. The year is 1921, and a little over a century has passed since a great mind unraveled the underpinnings of life itself. Every week, it seems, the papers announce great advances, solving the riddle of immortality, successfully reviving the dead, the cloning of living beings, or blending . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Fibi.
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Twisted Cogs by Maddirose

A fantasy adventure in magic-touched renaissance Italy

It is the turn of the 15th Century, and the world has entered a golden age of art, invention, and architecture. This veritable renaissance of literature and learning in Europa is suddenly thrown into overdrive when a chosen few begin displaying preternatural abilities. Torn between the age’s burgeoning love of science and the dark promises of magic, Europa has become . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Fibi.
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Rema by Amy Kim Kibuishi

"The City of Water is an old place full of dark secrets. I brought you here to find that darkness, and illuminate it."

Rema: a distant world of magic and beauty where the gods are slowly dying. The City of Water is held hostage as greed becomes the standard and a race of elemental demigods are suppressed for their powers. It would seem all is lost if not for the chance estrangement of a singular Earthling girl. Her search for answers surrounding . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Morgan O'Friel.
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Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe

It’s a fiery hot summer, and sixteen-year-old Jesse Wright is on the run. An oddly gifted boy, he arrives in a new city where the direction of his life is about to change. He’s hungry and lonely and desperate – and beset by visions of a stranger who is being brutally tortured. And then there are Jesse’s own memories of . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by lethebashar.
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NO MAN AN ISLAND

Pilgrim’s Progress meets Mad Max in Camelot

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Apr 30, 2009: All the reviews so far are spot on. Here’s some additional thoughts on NMAI and why you might like to read it:

Initially, I was put off by the tagline "an experimental novel", raising visions of James Joyce and such ilk which might be more than the casual web browser wants to wade into. However, not to fear, NMAI is very readable, and in fact launches off to a fast paced start, quickly introducing important characters and plunging them (literally) [more . . .]

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ADDERGOOLE: YEAR 9

Deeper into the rabbit-hole

By EramosE, author of Kaiserin

Oct 19, 2013: After Addergoole I didn’t think twice to start reading Addergoole 9, same dark setting, same twisted rules, same mind control, but not quite the same story. Instead of following just three characters through their first year at school now we follow all the students of year 9. The stories are great, the setting too, but its just frustrating, having so many characters you feel like you just don’t have enough, just glimpses of the whole story with pieces of every individual story, it keeps you wanting more and getting frustrated [more . . .]

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