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Shatter the Sky

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$15.19
ISBN: 9781534437906
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 30th, 2019

 

I wish I could live in the world Rebecca Kim Wells has built in SHATTER THE SKY. This book has it all: adventure; intrigue; a culture that accepts queerness without question; a protagonist who is clever, practical, determined, and impossible not to love. And, of course, DRAGONS!

Kate

 

The only thing that would make me love this book more is if it had been published 15 years ago so I could have read it over and over again as a teenager.

Shana


Hotel Dare

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By Terry Blas, Claudia Aguirre (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781684152056
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Published: KaBOOM! - June 11th, 2019

 

Magic, mystery, and mayhem abound as Olive and her adopted siblings, Charlotte and Darwin, investigate their grandmother's creepy old hotel and the magical doors that lead to other worlds. But when Charlotte decides she'd rather stay in one of those other worlds, it's up to Darwin and Olive to figure out their family's shattered past and convince her to come home. Perfect for fans of Deadendia and Gravity Falls.

Shana


American Hippo

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ISBN: 9781250176431
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Published: Tor.com - May 22nd, 2018

 

Take the gritty lawlessness of a western, combine it with vicious hippos that can and will snap a person in half with their giant jaws, then make everyone queer. That might give you an idea of what you're in for with American Hippo, but I don't think anything can really prepare you. Pick it up, and experience the delightful and bloody madness for yourself.

 

Shana


Gwenpool, the Unbelievable Vol 1

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By Christopher Hastings (Text by), Gurihiru Gurihiru (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781302901769
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Published: Marvel - November 29th, 2016

 

What would you do if you found yourself in your favorite comic book universe? Gwen Poole has no powers or skills. But she's from the real world, and she's sure that narrative convention will keep her alive if she's a main character. A funny and self-aware comic that shatters tropes and asks whether or not superhero trivia really counts as a superpower.

 

Shana


Afterward

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780735231894
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 19th, 2019

 

Kalanthe and Olsa were on an epic adventure a year ago. They fell in love and came back heroes. But now, Kalanthe, an apprentice knight, needs to marry to pay off her debts, and Olsa isn't rich enough to qualify. Olsa is one of the most recognized people in the kingdoms, which makes her work as a thief frustratingly difficult. Told half in flashbacks and half in the more complicated post-adventure present, this story is a fascinating exploration of the question so many high fantasy novels ignore: what comes next?

Shana


Middlegame

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ISBN: 9781250195524
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Published: Tor.com - May 7th, 2019

 

Roger lives for words. His sister Dodger lives for numbers. They were created to take control of the world, but first they have to figure out how to do it without losing themselves in the process. Good thing they can rewind and try again however many times they want. I read this book twice since it was published and I know I'll read it again soon. It's like Undertale crossed with Escape from Witch Mountain. It's not like anything else you've ever read.


 

Shana


X-Men Red Vol 1: The Hate Machine

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ISBN: 9781302911676
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Published: Marvel - September 18th, 2018

 

I love the X-Men. But honestly superheroing is not actually a practical way to make the world hate and fear you less. This is the X-Men team I never knew I always wanted, a group of people trying to save the world with compassion and truth rather than punching. Yes, some punching happens, but it is never presented as a solution to their problems.

 

Plus, they reprogram a mutant-hunting sentinel robot and paint rainbows on it. What's not to love?

 

Shana


The Rising

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ISBN: 9780316451451
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Published: Orbit - February 19th, 2019

 

If you've ever wondered whether the pen is mightier than the desiccated corpse, this book is for you. Georgia and Shaun Mason are bloggers in a world where politicians use the zombie apocalypse to manipulate people and push their own agendas. They think they're ready to face anything, alive or dead, in their quest for the truth. They have no idea what they've gotten themselves into.

Shana


Captain Marvel: Earth's Mightiest Hero Volume 1

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By Kelly Sue Deconnick (Text by), Chris Sebela (Text by), Dexter Soy (Illustrator), Emma Rios (Illustrator), Felipe Amdrade (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781302901271
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Published: Marvel - June 28th, 2016

 

This comic contains: time travel, dinosaur punching, cranky old ladies, and the debut of the new Captain Marvel. Read the story that made Carol Danvers one of the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe and impress your friends by knowing more than them at the movie next month.

Shana


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