Fiction

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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

Josie Silver
4
Rated by
Kari E.
Monday, May 18, 2020

For Lydia Bird, love can overcome anything, even death.

When Lydia's fiance, Freddie Hunter, is tragically killed in a car accident she cannot imagine life moving on without him. Unable to sleep, her mum finds a doctor who is conducting trials on a new sleeping pill. This magical pink pill allows Lydia to fall asleep and jump back into her old life with Freddie. Her dream life with Freddie is continuing on without her.

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Pachinko

Min Jin Lee
5
Rated by
Caitlin T.
Friday, Apr 24, 2020

International historical fiction is not my typical genre, but Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko swept me off my feet. This epic Korean family story starts in the late 1800’s and spans all the way to the late 1980’s. The unifying thread of the tale is Sunja, a resourceful and headstrong woman who has to repeatedly prove her convictions and loyalties through life’s many tests.

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A Love Hate Thing

Whitney D. Grandison
4
Friday, Apr 24, 2020

After being involved in a terrible accident, Tyson Trice is taken in by his grandfather's family friends to go live in a bougey town called Pacific Hills. Growing up in a rough environment, especially now that he lost the one person he loved the most, he does not like this change. However, along the way, a certain group of people make his summer the best ever and completely change his outlook on life. The most compelling aspect of the book was that it was SO diverse. Both main characters were from African descent, but not all the characters were like that. They incorporated Hispanic and...

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We Speak in Storms

Natalie Lund
5
Friday, Apr 24, 2020

Fifty years ago in a town barely more than a pinpoint on a map, a deadly tornado swept through the local drive-in and took a whole generation of teenagers with it. In the present, there are too many coincidences: another tornado, the now ruined drive-in, and the same teens roaming as Spirits.

There were so many beautiful parts of this novel that I hardly know where to begin! Firstly, the plot was absolutely gripping and eerily haunting at the same time. The supernatural aspect was just enough to make your spine tingle. The suspense left me breathless chapter after chapter, as did...

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The Body Double

Emily Beyda
3
Rated by
Heather C
Thursday, Apr 9, 2020

This was a very odd read. It started weird, strange even, and then went full on psychological thriller and yet I find myself wondering what I just read.

An unnamed woman is offered the chance to step into the life of a celebrity because she looks similar to Rosanna Feld, an actress who has gone into seclusion after a mental health crisis. Rosanna can no longer go out in public to be photographed by the paparazzi or give interviews to help further her career. Max offers her a chance to live the Hollywood life and is being paid handsomely to leave her old life behind.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3244887999

The Wild Inside

Jamey Bradbury
2
Rated by
Debbie F.
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Seventeen year old Tracy Petrikoff loves the outdoors. She is an avid hunter with an unusual... proclivity for the animals she kills. Her family is heavily involved with dog sledding but following her mother's death, they struggle financially after her father gives up mushing and sells the majority of their sled dogs. Tracy keeps hoping to change his mind about her competing in upcoming mushing events, but after she is suspended from school for fighting, her dad grounds her from taking care of the remainder of their dogs and roaming the woods surrounding their home.

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Love Her or Lose Her

Tessa Bailey
3
Rated by
Debbie F.
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Rosie and Dominic Vega have always seemed the perfect couple. They both had dreams stemming from their childhood. Rosie's dreams were to own a restaurant and fulfill her Cuban legacy. Dom hoped to be half the man his own father was to his mother. However, after a tour to Afghanistan, Dominic returns and Rosie feels as if the man she knew never came back. While she is busy at her lackluster job as a perfume specialist, Dominic works hard in construction, secretly saving money for a dream he believes both he and Rosie share.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020

Hello and welcome to our look at some new releases in the fiction section at the Johnson County Library! Every month we look at five titles making their debut that we think you absolutely need to know about. Give one - or more - of these titles a chance to make it in your hold list. We hope you find something new!

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Long Bright River

Moore, Liz
5
Rated by
Kari E.
Thursday, Apr 9, 2020

The Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia is ravaged by the opioid epidemic. One sister, Mickey Fitzpatrick, patrols the streets as a police officer. The other sister, Kacey Fitzpatrick, works the streets and succumbs to addiction at an early age. The sisters keep their distance from one another now. Their relationship is strained but each hopes a reunion is right around the corner, just as soon as Kacey can get clean.

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Dear Edward

Ann Napolitano
5
Rated by
Debbie F.
Friday, Feb 28, 2020

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