"Eleven-year-old Melody has a photographic memory. Her head is like a video camera that is always recording. Always." - Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a
photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has
ever experienced. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to
diagnose her and smarter than her classmates in her integrated
classroom—the very same classmates who dismiss her as mentally
challenged, because she cannot tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses
to be defined by cerebral palsy. And she’s determined to let everyone
"The servants called them malenchki, little ghosts, because they were the smallest and the youngest, and because they haunted the Duke's house like giggling phantoms."- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protege of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
"In Paris, the evenings of September are sometimes warm, excessively gentle, and, in the magic particular to that city, irresistibly seductive."-Mission to Paris by Alan Furst
It is the late summer of 1938, Europe is about to explode, the Hollywood
film star Fredric Stahl is on his way to Paris to make a movie for
Paramount France. The Nazis know he’s coming—a secret bureau within the
Reich Foreign Ministry has for years been waging political warfare
against France, using bribery, intimidation, and corrupt newspapers to
weaken French morale and degrade France’s will to defend herself.
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