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Unusual Florida by Kay Brooke

Unusual Florida is a YA mystery/coming of age serial with some supernatural/fantastical elements. It is the story of one very strange summer spent at Holden Point Resort in northwestern Florida, where the year is 1997 and nothing is as it seems. Where wonders and dangers lurk near the pool and beneath the palm trees. Where the unexplained happens just . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.  Recommended by Palladian.
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Street by Ryan A. Span

Street is a fast-paced online/print cyberpunk thriller about a woman alone in a dystopian future, Gina, working to make ends meet like the rest of the new underclass — by taking a powerful drug that gives her telepathic abilities. She skirts the edges of sanity when she takes a job she knows she really shouldn’t, and finds herself embroiled deeper . . .

A complete series.  Recommended by Eli James and 1 other member.
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Refuge of Delayed Souls by Miladysa

Not your every day ghost story.

Elizabeth returns to RoYds; an Agency that investigates the paranormal. A bit rich of RoYds really, especially when they have several ghosts and a pair of fallen angels on their staff. Then again, Whituth is no ordinary town, nor Refuge of Delayed Souls your every day ghost story. . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Linda Schoales and 2 other members.
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Ride with Madness by psychmum

No one thinks straight in a heatwave.

Ride with Madness is set in the long hot summer of 1995. It opens with Helen Byrne, who yearns for personal freedom in her stifling marriage to the upwardly mobile Malcolm. Her compulsive involvement with ex-prostitute Carla and the flamboyant cult leader Addison threatens to tip all of them into the kind of madness where no one seems to have . . .

A complete novel.
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Steal Tomorrow by Ann Pino

When her parents died in a global pandemic, seventeen-year-old Cassie Thompson thought her biggest problem was finding her next meal. But “Telo” is a virally-transmitted genetic disease that targets adults, and no one is immune. Surviving to adulthood isn’t looking very good as her city succumbs to food shortages, sanitation problems, and gang violence. When Cassie accepts an invitation to . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Donna Sirianni.
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Do Not Take the Shells by Berber

Save us from the dangers of the sea.

Harris Evan, together with his two friends Cathy and Jeff, goes on a holiday to the quiet little coastal village of Taveye. However, it quickly becomes apparent that something is not quite right about the town. Strange shells wash up on the shore that you can’t find anywhere else. There is a sign with the words: “DO NOT TAKE THE . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory.
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Who Is Anthony Stephens? by Patrick Anderson Jr.

Facts: Since 1978, the cost of college tuition in the United States has gone up by over 900 percent. In 2010, the average college graduate had accumulated approximately $25,000 in student loan debt by graduation day. Approximately two-thirds of all college students graduate with student loans. Americans have accumulated well over $900 billion in student loan debt. That . . .

A complete novel.  Recommended by Fiona Gregory.
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Spireclaw by Huw Langridge

A supernatural tale of love and identity.

All the time we are surrounded by coincidences. Some we pay a second thought to and then forget about. Some fill us with wonder. Some we never even notice. But there are some which can scare us. When Kieran Whyteleafe starts to see little coincidences happening around him he decides to investigate their meaning. The coincidences seem to centre . . .

A complete novel.
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DO NOT TAKE THE SHELLS

In Taveye, shells take you

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Sep 26, 2015: It was the title that first stirred my curiosity. An evocative mix of poignancy and tension drew me into the story of a depressed man grieving a lost love, who allows himself to be coaxed by chipper pals into a seaside vacation in an oddly gloomy town. At some point, I realized I we were getting into something like Lovecraftian territory. Except . . . Ok, he is the father of supernatural horror, but (heresy) I’ve always found Lovecraft a tough slog. Maybe this could be Lovecraft if he was readable? And had more [more . . .]

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ANTLERS, COLORADO

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By antishiva, member

Dec 16, 2018: Antlers, Colorado is really something special. I already knew Marn was a great author from reading their other works, but Antlers blew it out of the park. The writing is exceptional, there’s an INCREDIBLE amount of LGBT+ characters (that is completely casual and natural; one never feels like a certain character is a ‘token’ included for representation points), and the plot is out of this world (literally, sometimes). I found myself falling in love with pretty much every character Marn introduced us to, and lost a good amount of sleep [more . . .]

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