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The Beautiful Ones

Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a master of genre fiction, and nothing exemplifies that more than The Beautiful Ones. This novel captures all the longing and intricate rituals of a historic romance with the fantastic world-building of a fantasy novel. When she was sent to stay with her cousin for her first season, Nina, a young girl with telekinetic powers, does not expect to enter a dance with the famous telekinetic performer, Hector Auvrey, and her own cousin-in-law, Camille. I read the last half of the book in one sitting because putting it down was nearly unthinkable.

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ISBN: 9781250785565
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Published: Tor Books - April 27th, 2021

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A Door Behind a Door

A Door Behind a Door is mysterious like an inscrutable note found in a book you thought was new & haunting like the memory of a friend you betrayed. Murder, national identity, emigration, family, America, all swirl around in this story of a ghost from the homeland sabotaging a new life that feels like fairy tale fallen down a trap door. -Josh

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Published: Two Dollar Radio - May 18th, 2021

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Ophie's Ghosts

This is the type of story that had I read as a child, I would still remember vividly. A chilling ghost story yes, but more chilling is the racial violence laid bare. A truly powerful book with such depth for the age range. Engaging and unafraid to present subjects that need to be discussed. We need more books like this! -Stacey

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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 18th, 2021

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The Album of Dr Moreau

I’m a sucker for retellings and also for The Island of Dr Moreau, so I was expecting to love this book. After all, a murder mystery where the five main subjects are all members of a boyband and, oh yeah, also refugees from the Island of Dr Moreau? This was bound to be a good time. What I wasn’t expecting was the heart of the story, which explores the greed and exploitation of human nature, as well as what it means to be human at all.

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ISBN: 9781250782106
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Published: Tordotcom - May 18th, 2021

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For the Wolf

For the Wolf is the type of fairytale that draws you in and doesn’t let you go until the last page. Red is born the second daughter, and as everyone knows the Second Daughter is destined for the Wolf. On her twentieth birthday, she is sent into the Wilderwood to fulfill an ancient contract. And what results is a cross between a Red Riding Hood retelling and a Beauty and the Beast retelling with one of the best romances I’ve read in awhile (there’s only one bed!!). This book is brimming with loyalty and longing and political machinations.

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Published: Orbit - June 1st, 2021

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Catch the Rabbit

Despite our best efforts, there are some things from our upbringing that we just can't shake. With razor sharp images & a compelling, engaging, yet complext narrative voice, Bastasic's brilliant debut novel explores the stickiness of national identity through the story of a fractured friendship & a classic quest to recapture something that was lost. -Josh

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Published: Restless Books - June 1st, 2021

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A Ghost in the Throat

A Ghost in the Throat is a seance, summoning a keening woman drinking the blood of her murdered husband in handful gulps, the time both devoured and enriched by daily tasks, the haggard old woman who watches over so many last moments. This is a genealogy, a book-length translator's introduction, a bonfire. Ni Ghroifa's investigation of a famous Irish poem and its neglected author digs into the flesh a motherhood, womanhood, history, language, and poetry. A truly astonishing achievement. -Josh

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Published: Biblioasis - June 1st, 2021

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The Chosen and the Beautiful

This book is a queer magical retelling of The Great Gatsby, and is one of the most compelling books I’ve ever read. Vo infuses the story with magic in such a way that I find myself going “oh, the 1920’s were just Like This.” She has captured the essence and atmosphere of the original novel while crafting the characters into more compelling versions of themselves. The prose is in turns witty and breathtaking, the dramatic irony of retelling such a classic story is woven in beautifully, and the ending made me gasp out loud.

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By Nghi Vo
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Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021

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The Witch King

I've been struggling to find the right words to describe just how much this book meant to me. I could have used a book like this as a sixteen year old. Wyatt, in all his sharp, awkward glory, reflects my soul in a way few other characters have. But I'm just as happy I get to read it now. Every character in this book is their own disaster, and every character, good or bad, is so tenderly and sharply real in a way that makes you understand them, even when they're making choices that make you want to shake them.

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Published: Inkyard Press - June 1st, 2021

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One Last Stop

I loved Red, White, and Royal Blue so my expectations were high going in. That being said, Casey McQuiston still managed to blow me away with this stunning love letter to queer communities and found families, not to mention the families you're born with and may leave but never can quite forget in all their complicated messiness. The romance was very good, but one of the place this book shines is in how wonderful the supporting cast is. I wanted to be friends with every person in it. -Shana

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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

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Slipping

Slipping is a novel of the strange spaces in the folds between magic and reality, the in between places in every city, the stories that fog & change as memory erodes. It's also a story of both personal and national tragedy of dreams deferred and the pyrotechnics of regret. Strange, beautiful, challenging, and perfect for fans of Kathryn Davis and Carmen Maria Machado. -Josh

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By Mohamed Kheir, Robin Moger (Translator)
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Published: Two Lines Press - June 8th, 2021

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She Who Became the Sun

This book fulfills the Mulan trope while actually going full in on the gay. Zhu Chongba may have practical reasons for disguising herself as a boy and taking her brother's fate, but the way her identity gets tangled up with his and her feelings on gender are nothing short of unique to her.

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Published: Tor Books - July 20th, 2021

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The Past is Red

If you’re looking for science fiction that will reach into your chest and grab onto your heart, you can always depend on Cat Valente. Decades after the Polar Ice Caps melt, Tetley Abednego lives in Garbagetown, a floating patch of garbage that has been shaped into its own continent. This book brings joy to a future that feels bleak, and grapples with how fragile hope is. Like much of Valente’s work, this book perfectly balances wit and humor with lines that made me put the book down and stare at the wall. You won’t want to miss out on this journey through a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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Published: Tordotcom - July 20th, 2021

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My Heart is a Chainsaw

My Heart is a Chainsaw is a both a thrilling novel and a lecture on slasher lore. Jade, local teen and horror expert, is facing down graduation, unsure of what comes next. Until two randos go missing in Indian Lake, and the perfect Final Girl shows up. Jade rushes to both convince the town and prepare the Final Girl for the carnage that is sure to follow. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, and there were multiple points where I had to put it down and walk away until I was convinced it was safe to go on.

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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

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Certain Dark Things

One of the most thrilling and inventive vampire novels I have read in a long time (and trust me when I say I have read a lot), this new edition of CERTAIN DARK THINGS is a masterpiece. Atl flees to Mexico City after her family is slaughtered by a rival Vampire clan, teams up with a lonely garbage-collecting street kid. A classic noir with a twist, I couldn’t put this book down.

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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 7th, 2021

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Nothing But Blackened Teeth

Nothing but Blackened Teeth is kind of the perfect ghost story. Right from the beginning, it establishes a sense of dread that only grows with every page. Five friends, with fraught histories of their own, rent out a haunted Japanese mansion for a wedding. In order to provide a welcoming environment for the ghosts, the group lights a hundred candles to blow out one by one as each person tells a ghost story. When the last candle goes out, things go from tense to hostile.

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Published: Tor Nightfire - October 19th, 2021

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