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Book Number: 112

Number Of Pages: 287

Book Title: Warriors The New Prophecy #2: Moonrise

Author: Erin Hunter

Summary: Now that the questing cats know of the doom that is imminent to their homes, they must return to their homes before it's too late. What danger lies in the mountains that they are forced to make their way through? Is it really true that there is another prophecy that one of them is meant to fulfill?

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Book Number: 113

Number Of Pages: 335

Book Title: Warriors The New Prophecy #3: Dawn

Author: Erin Hunter

Summary: The questing cats have returned, bringing their message of doom with them. All four Clans are reluctant to leave the forest that they have called home for so long and some even dare to doubt the fate that StarClan has laid out for them. However, as more of their forest gets destroyed, they realise that Clan boundaries don't matter anymore and if they want to survive, they have to learn to work together and trust each other.

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Book Number: 17

Number Of Pages:109

Book Title: Sir Lancelot, Where Are You?

Author: Kate McMullan

Summary: Erica, Wiglaf, and Angus, three Class I students at Dragon Slayer's Academy go on a quest to find and rescue Sir Lancelot from the evil clutches of the evil yet great witch Morgana Le Fay. Their trials and tribulations as they track down Lancelot prove to provide many an exciting and laugh filled page.

Rating: (optional) children's book 7/10

Review: (optional) Wiglaf is the hero of this series and the school and it's staff are outrageously amusing as the students dimly fight to learn what they need to know in order to become certified dragon slayers and graduate.

 

 

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Book Number: 18

Number Of Pages: 371

Book Title: The Beast

Author: Faye Kellerman

Summary: In this latest Decker/Lazurua Novel, te lieutenant and his homicide squad attempt to solve the murder of an 89 year old disgustingly rich eccentric man. The personal lives of Decker and his co-workers and family mesh together into an intriguing tale of mystery. Who could have killed Hobart Penny and why is the main thread of this novel.

Rating: (optional)7 1/2 out of 10

Review: (optional) As usual with Kellerman boks, the characters and their interactions hold center stage. The relationship between Rina and Decker, Decker and Marge and Marge and Scott Oliver make the story run through the pages of the book. Relationships and their problems center the mystery and the novel as usual in a griping tale of murder and exotic pets in LA.

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Book Number:26

Number Of Pages:165

Book Title:Cocaine Blues

Author:Kerry Greenwood

Summary:The Honourable Phryne Fisher has not been back to her native Melbourne, Australia since her father inherited a title and a lot of money, and they all moved to England. But when a friend of the family tells her their daughter back in Australia may be in danger of her life, Phryne agrees to go and investigate.

 

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Book Number: 19

Number Of Pages:108

Book Title: Help it's Parents Day at DSA

Author: Kate McMullan

Summary: In the tenth book of the series, Wiglaf and Eric fear being removed from DragonSlayer's Academy after Parent's Day at the school. Angus's aunt Lobellia is putting on a play she has written and all members of the student body have a part in the play.The 3 main students in the books worry about how the others will perceive their parents and their parental actions.

Rating: (optional) kids book 7/10

Review: (optional) The book is well written and readers will read on quickly to discover what will happen next to the heroes of the series. Fun to read for girls and boys.

 

Book Number: 20

Number Of Pages: 308

Book Title: Ghost Gone Wild

Author: Carolyn Hart

Summary: Nick Magruder was not one of the popular kids growing up. He designed a video game and became quite rich, so he returned home to show those who had once picked on him his success and rub it in. It went downhill from there and the heavenly emissaries Bailey Ruth and Dee descened to earth to rescue Nick from his own poorly chosen actions. Angels or ghosts? When Nick is accused of murder Bailey sets out to clear him at Dee's urging.

Rating: (optional) 7.5/10

Review: (optional) Light hearted comedy as the two well intentioned angelic ghosts try to solve the mysteries in Bailey Ruth's old town of Adelaide, Oklahoma before being yanked back to heaven for once more breaking the rules of heavenly emissaries.

 

Book Number: 21

Number Of Pages:271

Book Title: Robert B. Parker's Damned If You DO

Author: Michael Brandman

Summary: Jesse Stone the police chief of Paradise, Massachusettes is out to solve another homicide, a young hooker stabbed in the heart. No identification makes it harder to track down, but Jesse keeps poking around talking to people until that part of the mystery is solved and then he goes on to figure out who the killer is and why they killed her.

Rating: (optional) 8.5

Review: (optional) This mystery novel is in the usual fast turning page action of a lighthearted Parker novel. Brandman's rendition of Jesse Stone is true to Robert Parker's vision. It's a great, fun filled action packed book.

 

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Book Number: 11

Number Of Pages: 224

Book Title: First Test (Protector of the Small #1)

Author: Tamora Pierce

Summary: In Tortall, women are now allowed to try for knighthood. Kel has decided that she will be the first official female knight. We follow her as she works to complete her first year (on probation, like none of the boys have to), to impress her training master enough to allow her to stay on

 

Book Number: 12

Number Of Pages: 257

Book Title: Page (Protector of the Small #2)

Author: Tamora Pierce

Summary: Kel has been allowed to stay, and she keeps working to become a squire. She shows that she has a knack for leadership, and later that she is also willing to put the need of others ahead of her own when her maid gets kidnapped, in an attempt to keep her from becoming a squire

 

Book Number: 13

Number Of Pages: 432

Book Title: Squire (Protector of the Small #3)

Author: Tamora Pierce

Summary: Kel is worried that nobody will choose her as a squire, because she is female. She is, however, chosen by Raoul, commander of the King's Own. She faces plenty of new challenges, and continues to impress.

 

Book Number: 14

Number Of Pages: 464

Book Title: Lady Knight (Protector of the Small #4)

Author: Tamora Pierce

Summary: Kel has achieved her goal of becoming a lady knight. Now the country is in war with a neighbouring country, Scanra. She is placed in command of a refugee camp, and this in turn leads to her finally disobeying a command from her leader, to follow instructions given to her by the Chamber of Ordeal (the chamber all who will become knights must enter, to be accepted as knights)

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Book Number:22

Number Of Pages:449

Book Title:The Final Cut

Author: Catherine Coulter

Summary: The British government has agreed to loan the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC the Crown Jewel Display. What a coup! A year for the actual plans to be agreed on and put into operation. Meanwhile Jewel thieves plot to attempt to steal the Kohinoor diamond from the Queen Mother's crown while it is in NY. FBI agents and a New Scotland Yard detective join forces to find the thief and recover the stone.

Rating: (optional) 8/10

Review: (optional) The start of a new series for Ms. Coulter as she spins Mike Caine and Nicholaus Drummond off from her Savich and Sherlock FBI Series. It looks promising to me. Both of the new characters are well fleshed out and human.

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Book Number:27

Number Of Pages:136

Book Title:Flying Too High

Author:Kerry Greenwood

Summary:The Honourable Phryne Fisher has settled back home in Australia and begun a career as a Private Eye. A woman hires her to stop her son from killing his father. But when her abusive husband is murdered anyway, she hires her to prove her son didn't kill the man. In the meantime, Phryne is also hired to find a little girl who was kidnapped when she went out to buy some candy. Phryne loves being busy.

 

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Book Number:6

Number Of Pages:172

Book Title: Herland

Author: Charlotte Gilman

Summary: Three men go looking for a country filled with only women. Once captured their ideas about their society and how they treat their women are challenged by the inhabitants of Herland.

 

Book Number:7

Number Of Pages: 207

Book Title: Frankenstein

Author: Mary Shelley

Summary: It's Frankenstein...does it need a summary?

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Book Number: 4

Number Of Pages: 115

Book Title: The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Summary: Nick Garraway tells us the tragic story of his cousin Daisy, Jay Gatsby and Tom Buchanan.

 

Book Number: 5

Number Of Pages: 147

Book Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Summary: Sherlock Homes and Dr Watson investigate the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville. The locals blame his death on the fearsome hound that has haunted the Baskerville family for generations but is this really true?

 

 

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Book Number: 14

Number Of Pages: 344

Book Title: Ark Angel (Alex Rider #6)

Author: Anthony Horowitz

Summary: Alex Rider is in a hospital after being shot in the last novel. One night, a team breaks in and tries to kidnap the boy in the next room. As a thank you for saving his son, the boy's father invites Alex to a private island where a rocket is going to be launched, but not everything is as nice as it seems.

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Book Number: 23

Number Of Pages: 316

Book Title: Headed For Trouble

Author: Suzanne Brockmann

Summary: A collection of Troubleshooter stories and "interviews with Suzanne and her characters about the books. Interviews are informative and funny while the stories pick up some time between the novels. Jules Cassidy, Robin Chadwick, Alyssa and Sam are the most prominently featured characters.

Rating: (optional) 8.5/10

Review: (optional) A good read especially if you just have short periods of time to kill with a book. The interviews are hilarious if you read her Troubleshooters Novels.

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Book Number: 114

Number Of Pages: 321

Book Title: Warriors The New Prophecy #4: Starlight

Author: Erin Hunter

Summary: The Clans have found an ideal place for their new home. However, things don't go as smoothly. Doubts still linger in the air and although the four Clans have bonded as one throughout their journey, many are inclined to return to their old ways and go by the warrior code quickly. Tensions arise between friends and family and some of them start wondering if their new home was really meant to be.

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Book Number: 115

Number Of Pages: 363

Book Title: Warriors The Power Of Three #1: The Sight

Author: Erin Hunter

Summary: Three kits in Thunderclan are about to become apprentices. Unbeknownst to them, they are special, each possessing unusual power and talent. Soon enough, trouble will come and all the young cats' strength will be needed for the Clans to survive.

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Book Number: 24

Number Of Pages: 296

Book Title: Melancholy Baby

Author: Robert B. Parker

Summary: Sunny Randall is a Boston PI who has been hired to help a college student discover who her real parents are. Sunny is divorced and has some unresolved issues about living alone which she is trying to resolve as she detects who the real parents of Sarah Markham are. Friends and family are important and make your life worth living is a lesson Sunny leaens and teaches college student Sarah.

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Book Number: 116

Number Of Pages: 168

Book Title: Just Grace Walks the Dog

Author: Charise Mericle Harper

Summary: Grace wants a new dog but first, she has to prove to her parents that she is dependable and responsible enough to take care of one. So she creates Chip-Up, the perfect dog to help her get a real one!

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Book Number: 15

Number Of Pages: 212

Book Title: El asesino de la corbata (It would be something like The tie murderer)

Author: Marie-Aude Murail

Summary: Ruth notices on old photo that her father is holding her aunt's hand instead of her mother's. Both women were twins and both are already dead; her aunt was murdered before she finished high school and her mother died a few years ago. Full of curiosity and questions, Ruth puts the photo on a social network hoping to get answers.

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Book Number: 1

Number Of Pages: 313

Book Title: Warriors: The Sun Trail

Author: Erin Hunter

Summary: The Mountain Cats are slowly going hungry as Leaf-Bare comes. Some cats suggest finding a new home. Some of the cats want to, others don't. So the cats split up and some stay while some go. It is a long journey to find their new home, but eventually they make it.

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Hi, Can I join?

Sure can! As the first page says though, you'll have to start your book count from now instead of when the challenge started. There might be a sign-up form you need to fill out (I can't remember, it's on the first or second post). Have fun and enjoy reading!

 

 

 

 

Book Number: 8

Number Of Pages: 182

Book Title: The Chronicles of Mars

Author: Ray Bradbury

Summary: A collection of short stories about the colonization of Mars.

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Book Number: 117

Number Of Pages: 183

Book Title: Lunchbox and the Aliens

Author: Bryan W. Fields

Summary: Lunchbox is just your average clumsy basset hound...until aliens managed to capture him! Soon enough, the aliens mess up and now the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of Lunchbox.

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Book Number: 118

Number Of Pages: 104

Book Title: The Magical Ms. Plum

Author: Bonny Becker

Summary: Everyone says that there's something special about Ms Plum's class. Something different, something...magical. Every time a student in her class tries to tell someone else about what they know, they blurt out a simple fact and smile secretly. What can be in Ms Plum's class that makes it so special?

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Book Number: 119

Number Of Pages: 179

Book Title: The Brixton Brothers #1: The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity

Author: Mac Barnett

Summary: Nothing seems normal to Steve Brixton anymore when he is suddenly charged with treason...and all because he checked out a book on the history of American quilting! Something is very wrong and whether he likes it or not, Steve has to solve the case to clear his name!

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Book Number:25

Number Of Pages: 279

Book Title:Always

Author: Iris Johansen

Summary: Clancy Donahue is friends with the leader of a small rich country and is the head of their National Security. Terrorists are threatening the peace of the country and the man behind it is one Martin Baldwin who seems to be supplying needed military equipment to the rival country. Baldwin is still hung up on his ex-wife Lisa, a singer who is gaining renown. In order to catch Baldwin, Clancy decides to kidnap Lisa. Mayhem results.

Rating: (optional)7.5/10

Review: (optional) A pretty good read if a bit predictable as it is the classic boy meets girl and acts foolishly. He falls for her. Can she ever return his love and will they survive the danger he has placed them in?

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Hi, Can I join?

Sure smile.gif There aren't any forms for signing up, just posting anything that suggests that you want to sign up is enough.

 

 

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Book Number: 15

Number Of Pages: 448

Book Title: Trickster's Choice

Author: Tamora Pierce

Summary: Aly is the daughter of Alanna the Lioness and one of Tortall's spymasters. Aly wants to work as a spy, but is denied to do so. One day she is captured by pirates, and sold to the Copper Isles as a slave. The god Kyprioth takes great interest in Aly and her skills, and she is involved in a conspiracy of the native raka against the luarin conquerors.

 

Book Number: 16

Number Of Pages: 467

Book Title: Trickster's Queen

Author: Tamora Pierce

Summary: In Rajmuat, Aly continues her work as spymaster to overthrow the rulers, and set a half-raka girl on the throne.

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Book Number: 120

Number Of Pages: 183

Book Title: Guinea Dog

Author: Patrick Jennings

Summary: Rufus wants a dog badly but his dad despises dogs. So when his mom decides to make peace, she buys her version of a dog - a guinea pig. Fido certainly doesn't act like a guinea pig at all, though! She whines. She licks. She fetches! Could Rufus have had his wish granted after all?

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Book Number: 121

Number Of Pages: 196

Book Title: Is That an Angry Penguin in your Gym Bag?

Author: Todd Strasser

Summary: A horde of flightless, black-and-white aliens have taken over the ice rink at school! Oh wait, no, they're not aliens, they're penguins! Trouble comes fast when the Penguin Oil Company plots to capture the penguins, but can the the Tardy Boys and their friends save the penguins from extinction?

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