Ava's Picks

The following books are recommended by Ava.

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780060853983
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Published: William Morrow - November 28th, 2006

YES, YES, YES! This book is so funny, cynical and clever. Gaiman and Prattchet have created one of my all time favorite books. It will make you laugh and think and contemplate where on earth or beyond their ideas came from. An absolute must read for anyone looking for a light and thoughful book!

-Ava


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A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic #1) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765376459
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Published: Tor Books - February 24th, 2015

This story follows Kell, one of the last people who can travel between worlds. He goes from London to London (Grey, Red, White, and once upon a time, Black London) as the official traveler for Red London. but he has a secret. Kell is a smuggler, and because of this he gets into some trouble. A Darker Shade of Magic is a fantastic read, full of such facinating and creative settings and deep, relatable characters! It is magical and political and will keep you hooked from cover to cover!

-Ava


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Salt to the Sea Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142423622
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Published: Philomel Books - August 1st, 2017

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062459367
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Published: William Morrow - November 26th, 2019

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781789504712
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Published: Arcturus Editions - September 15th, 2019

This book inspired my love of reading. It is fun and creative and sweet. I loved every page when I was 7 years old, and I love every page now! Something I think that everyone should read.

-Ava


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Cat's Cradle: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385333481
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 8th, 1998

Flame in the Mist Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780147513878
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Published: Penguin Books - May 8th, 2018

This book is beautifully written! Ahdieh, creates a really cool world of mythology, strong, independent characters, and powerful relationships of love and friendship. In this story about finding family and purpose with a stunning setting and deep characters, its hard to put down. one of my favorites! 

-Ava


The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

This is one of those books that I wish with all my heart that I could read for the first time again! It is beautiful and sad, and Death as the narrator makes the story so unique! This is the heartwarming tale of a girl who finds family, friendship and a love for reading, in a world of turmoil and war, a world that doesnt accept her, or the people she loves. I have read this book countless times and it still catches me unaware every single time.

-Ava


Grimms' Fairy Tales (Puffin Classics) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780141331201
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Published: Puffin Books - March 17th, 2011

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The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781681193168
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - July 25th, 2017

I LOVE fairytale retellings, and this one is one of the best! Shannon Hale intricately weaves an old story into a new and creative take. Every little piece of the old tale is here with a magical and unique twist that will keep you guessing. The Goose Girl is witty and romantic, heartfelt and powerful, while still displaying the mystical world that the Grimm brothers made famous. An absolute must read!!

-Ava


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My Sister, the Serial Killer: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525564201
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Published: Anchor - July 30th, 2019

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Vicious (Villains #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250183507
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Published: Tor Books - May 29th, 2018

V.E Scwab is my go-to fantasy author! Every time I read one of her books I am blown away! Vicious is a phenomenal story about superheros and villains, and the fine line that separates the good from the bad. It is about science, friendship, betrayal and ambition, and I was hooked for the very first word!

-Ava


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The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101971383
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Published: Anchor - August 4th, 2020

The Starless Sea might honestly be the most beautiful book that I have ever read! It is a Fantasy, it is a Romance, an Adventure, a myth, and I have never read anything that spoke to my inner book-lover as much as this one did! Morgenstern creates a fantastic world that allows dreamers, readers, and anyone wishing for more to find it if they only take the time to look for it. The writing, characters, worldbuilding and plot are all stunning and I wish that I could experience this book for the first time over and over again.


The Five People You Meet in Heaven Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401308582
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Published: Hachette Books - March 1st, 2006

This book is beautiful and heart-wrenching. It made me think about my life and ask deep questions that I have never even thought about before. It is emotional, intelligent, and spiritual. It follows a man in his journey through heaven as he meets all the people that had an impact on his life, whether he knew it or not. The Five People You Meet in Heaven really contemplates the meaning of our lives in such a thought-provoking world.

-Ava


The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781401284770
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vertigo - October 30th, 2018

I could talk about Neil Gaiman FOREVER! He is consistantly so creative and The Sandman is no exeption. Together with the illustrations of Sam Kieth, this story comes alive with rich settings and unique, meaningful themes. The character of Dream is at once, out of this world and so relatable, and following his supernatural journey through the dreamworld makes me want to go to sleep right now!

-Ava


Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake 30th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781401292034
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Published: Vertigo - July 23rd, 2019