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October 2011

October’s roundup of Cool & New Books includes MASTIFF, the long-awaited final volume in the Beka Cooper trilogy, in which Tamora Pierce draws her fans back into the magical Realm of Tortall; THE SCORPIO RACES, a stand-alone novel from Maggie Stiefvater (author of the Wolves of Mercy Falls series) that finds two competitors swept up in a daring, dangerous race across a cliff --- with more than just their lives at stake should they lose; SEIZURE, the second installment in Kathy Reichs’s Virals trilogy, which continues the adventures of Tory Brennan and her friends as they fight to save the Loggerhead Island Research Institute; and MY NAME IS MINA, a prequel to SKELLIG that reintroduces readers to the perceptive, sensitive Mina before the events of David Almond’s award-winning 1998 novel.