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Ever After High Books in Order: How to read this Mattel fairy tale fantasy doll series?

  • Fabien 

The adventures of the teenage children of fairy tale characters.

What is the Ever After High about?

Originally, Ever After High is a fashion doll franchise released by Mattel in July 2013—a companion line to the Monster High dolls. Now, it is a Netflix Show and, of course, a book series published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers!

First written by Shannon Hale (then Suzanne Selfors, Heather Alexander, Lisa Shea & Perdita Finn), the Ever After High series takes us in an enchanting boarding school where the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens … whether they want to or not.

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Cormac McCarthy Books in Order

Cormac McCarthy Books in Order (No Country for Old Men, The Road, Blood Meridian)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Cormac McCarthy?

Born Charles McCarthy in 1933, Providence, Rhode Island, but raised in Tennessee, Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. Since the publication of his first book, he enjoyed positive reviews but it’s with All the Pretty Horses in 1992 that McCarthy gained widespread success. For this book, he received both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize with his novel, The Road.

Many of his books have been adapted into movies, including No Country for Old Men, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film won four awards at the 80th Academy Awards (including Best Picture).

Today, McCarthy is considered one of the most important living American novelists and his fifth novel, Blood Meridian, has even been labelled by some as ‘the Great American Novel’. 

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The Last Kids on Earth Books in Order

The Last Kids on Earth Books in Order: How to read Max Brallier’s series?

  • Fabien 

Now a Netflix Show.

What is The Last Kids on Earth series about?

Written by American author Max Brallier, The Last Kids on Earth is a book series for children about a group of kids surviving and having fun at the end of the world.

Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he’s armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack’s loyal pet monster, Rover; and the fiercest girl Jack knows, June.

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Star Wars The High Republic Books in Order

Star Wars: The High Republic Books in Order: How to read this Star Wars epic tale?

  • Carole 

In a famous galaxy…

What Star Wars: The High Republic is about?

Launched in January 2021, Star Wars: The High Republic is an ongoing multimedia project with the mission to tell a cohesive story taking place during the High Republic. Charles Soule, Justina Ireland, Cavan Scott, Daniel José Older, and Claudia Gray are the principal architects behind this massive story. 

Set 200 years prior to the events of Star Wars: the Phantom Menace, the galaxy is at peace, ruled by the glorious Republic and protected by the noble and wise Jedi Knights. As a symbol of all that is good, the Republic is about to launch Starlight Beacon into the far reaches of the Outer Rim. This new space station will serve as a ray of hope for all to see.

But just as a magnificent renaissance spreads throughout the Republic, so does a frightening new adversary. Now the guardians of peace and justice must face a threat to themselves, the galaxy, and the Force itself…

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Yorkshire Murder Mysteries Books In Order

Yorkshire Murder Mysteries Books In Order: How to read J.R. Ellis’s DCI Jim Oldroyd series?

  • Fabien 

DCI Jim Oldroyd is on the case.

What are the Yorkshire Murder Mysteries about?

J.R. Ellis is a British author who lived in Yorkshire for most of his life, and after he retired from a teaching career, he started writing murder mysteries set in the varied landscapes and communities of the county.

More precisely, The Yorkshire Murder Mysteries follows the murder investigations led by DCI Jim Oldroyd and his partner DS Carter, a newcomer from London.

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Janet Evanovich Books In Order

Janet Evanovich Books In Order (Stephanie Plum, Fox & O’Hare, Barnaby and Hooker, Full…)

  • Fabien 

All of the Books!

Who is Janet Evanovich?

Janet Evanovich is an American writer who started her career in the short contemporary romance novel section under the pen name Steffie Hall, but she is now famous for writing mysteries—also contemporary.

In fact, Janet Evanovich is the author of the best-selling series featuring Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter played by Katherine Heigl in the movie adaptation, but she also writes The Fox and O’Hare Series about an improbable duo of crime fighters. She doesn’t stop there, and here is a guide to all of her series, big and small.

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Cassandra Clare Books in Order

Cassandra Clare Books in Order (Shadowhunters, City Of Bones, Clockwork Angel, Chain of Iron)

  • Carole 

All of the Books!

Who is Cassandra Clare?

Cassandra Clare is the pen name of Judith Lewis (née Rumelt), an American author of Young adult fantasy fiction. She is best known for her bestselling series The Mortal Instruments, which has been adapted into a movie in 2010 and into a television series, between 2016 and 2019.

Cassandra Clare is known to have first made a name as a fanfiction writer, mostly in the Harry Potter community with The Draco Trilogy. She published her first novel, The City of Bones, in 2007, which has been a Locus Award Nominee for Best First Novel 2008. This marks the beginning of The Shadowhunter Chronicles, now a media franchise still ongoing.

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Culver Valley Crime Books in Order

Culver Valley Crime Books in Order: How to read Sophie Hannah’s series?

  • Carole 

A Zailer & Waterhouse Mystery series.

What is Culver Valley Crime about?

The Culver Valley Crime series has several names. It’s also called the Spilling CID series, The Zailer and Waterhouse Mystery series, or yet the Simon & Charlie series.

Whatever the name you prefer, these psychological crime novels follow Simon Waterhouse, a detective constable, and Charlie (Charlotte) Zailer, a detective sergeant, in rural England. Two of them, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, have been adapted for television, with Olivia Colman and Darren Boyd, in a series called Case Sensitive.

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