Bright We Burn by Kiersten White

Bright We Burn by Kiersten WhiteBright We Burn by Kiersten White
Published by Random House Children's Books on July 10th 2018
Genres: Historical
Pages: 416
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“Disrupt stability. Petition for gold. Provoke the greatest empire on the face of the earth.” He paused. “This is going to be fun.”

 

Oh, it was. So much bloody, nasty fun.

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The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy SchlitzThe Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Published by Candlewick Press on September 8th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Historical
Pages: 400
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Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself—because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of—a woman with a future. Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan’s journey from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore (Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions.

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Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Lair of Dreams by Libba BrayLair of Dreams by Libba Bray
on August 25th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Historical, 21st Century, Girls & Women
Pages: 624
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After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities...Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

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