Adults 10/21

The All-Consuming World

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The All-Consuming World By Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781645660200
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Published: Erewhon - September 7th, 2021

Set in a world where clones are raised solely for hard labor, and not even respawning can destroy memories marked for restoration, The Dirty Dozen broke out and became a mercenary band. They were glorious, but that was then. Now, having lost most of their crew, the remainder just have baggage that they refuse to inspect... but if they can cooperate long enough, they might be able to find someone they thought lost, and save the world while they're at it.

Maybe. CW for codependency, eye trauma, and gore.

Mariśca


If the Shoe Fits

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If the Shoe Fits (A Meant To Be Novel): A Meant to Be Novel By Julie Murphy Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781368053372
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - August 3rd, 2021

You may know Julie Murphy for her YA novels, but her first foray into adult romance swept me off my feet. A Cinderella retelling with a fat woman going on a fictionalized version of the Bachelor did not disappoint my reality TV– and romance-loving heart. Murphy turns the Cinderella story into something new and all its own, and I loved the direction she chose—and I think you will too.

April


Payback's a Witch

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Payback's a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1) By Lana Harper Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336069
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Published: Berkley - October 5th, 2021

Charmed and Practical Magic meet John Tucker Must Die (along with a sprinkle of queer romance) in this delightful gem of a novel. Returning to Thistle Grove, her magical home town, Emmy Harlow is surprised to learn it’s not just her who has been burned by her ex-flame, Gareth. So she teams up with Linden Thorn, her long time best friend, and the seductive and mysterious Talia Avramov to take him down a peg. Sexy, charming, and downright magical, this book is the perfect Halloween read for anyone who’s a little more Hocus Pocus than The Conjuring.

Katherine


The Love Hypothesis

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The Love Hypothesis By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593336823
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Published: Berkley - September 14th, 2021

Filled to the brim with quirky characters, witty dialogue, and the most unexpected setting (Stanford!), The Love Hypothesis is a beauty of a story. If you're looking for a fast read that manages to toe the line between uber-serious commentary and lighthearted fun, this unlikely contemporary romance between a struggling PhD student and the notorious professor who fails just about everyone in his path is definitely for you! (And don't worry, the scientific lingo is hilarious and easy to follow along, even for people (like myself) who are not very... STEM-inclined, let's just say.)

Cindy


Light from Uncommon Stars

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Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250789068
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Published: Tor Books - September 28th, 2021

From the premise, I expected wacky shenanigans. I wasn't expecting to be utterly emotionally wrecked and healed all at once. This isn't a book that pretends everything is okay. The world can be ugly and filled with suffering. But you are not awful. You are beautiful, and the art you make can make the world feel more beautiful, even if only for the length of a song.

And now I want donuts. CW: Transphobia, Racism, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence

Shana


Blood on the Fog

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Blood on the Fog: Pocket Poets Series No. 62 (City Lights Pocket Poets #62) By Tongo Eisen-Martin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872868755
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Published: City Lights Books - September 21st, 2021

Like Aime Cesaire and Wanda Coleman, Eisen-Martin's poems spark and burst with images that dig deeply into the soil of power and culture, politics and survival, anger and justice. Eisen-Martin's poems feel both fresh and ancient, both powerful and approachable. A perfect addition to the storied City Lights Pocket Poets series. 

Josh


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