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The Starless Sea

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$23.16
ISBN: 9780385541213
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Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

 

The wait is over and Erin Morgenstern makes it totally worth it! The Starless Sea is a beautiful dream, full of disorienting emotion, literary touchstones, and secret societies. For anyone who liked The Night Circus or ever wanted to dive into that never-ending library from Beauty and the Beast, this is sure to be a treat. 

Caleb


JULIET TAKES A BREATH

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

 

 I think the blurb smack dab on the front of the book, the one from Roxane Gay herself, sums it up best. Early in the book, Juliet writes a letter to her feminist writer icon, saying, “I know you’re not a Magic 8 ball. You’re just some lady who wrote a book. But I fall asleep with that book in my arms because words protect hearts and I’ve got this ache in my chest that won’t go away.” Juliet Takes A Breath is a book you can fall asleep holding.

Leila 


Loki

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By Mackenzi Lee, Stephanie Hans (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368022262
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Published: Marvel Press - September 3rd, 2019

 

Mackenzi Lee adds depth and heart to the backstory of Marvel's Loki--but this book has wider appeal than just fans of the franchise. Mythology fans will appreciate the nods to the original lore; historical fiction buffs will adore Lee's well-researched vision of 19th-century London; and YA readers will fall in love with teen Loki and sweet new character Theo. As always, Lee is clever, quippy, and unafraid of exploring the complexities and contradictions of her characters, making her the perfect writer to give voice to the god of mischief.

Kate


Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316491068
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

 

A foster child on track to finding her “forever home,” 12-year-old Pavi runs her own business (salary: Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and school supplies) offering help and reconnaissance for fellow foster kids given placements with new families.When Pavi learns that a young girl at her old shelter, named Meridee, has been placed with Pavi’s first (horrible) foster family, she goes on a mission to make sure Meridee is safe, at all costs. This book provides visibility and empathy to children in the system who often receive neither, and provides lessons to readers about what it’s really like to be a friendless or endangered child.

Meaghan


Rat Rule 79

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By Rivka Galchen, Elena Megalos (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781632060990
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Published: Restless Books - September 24th, 2019

 

An inventive adventure full of wordplay, riddles, and strangely wonderful characters, this book is an utter delight! For readers of all ages who love The Phantom Tollbooth, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, and Alice in Wonderland.

Marika


Slay

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781534445420
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 24th, 2019

 

A high school senior secretly creates a massive multiplayer online role-playing game dedicated to black culture but is attacked in mainstream media after a player is murdered. Perfect for fans of The Hate You Give and Ready Player One. You'll be ready to SLAY when you're done.

April


Lullabies for Little Criminals

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ISBN: 9780062468475
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 5th, 2016

 

Twelve-year-old Baby, the daughter of a young heroin addict, lives mostly on the streets of Montreal. Her story is gritty, tender, funny, disturbing, and unexpectedly hopeful. Also, Baby’s voice is unlike anything else I’ve read.  A stunning coming-of-age novel.

Catherine, Writer in Residence for Adults


Strange Weather in Tokyo

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781640090163
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - November 14th, 2017

 

This book is seriously entertaining without anything ever happening. The story moves forward but you’re unsure of how or why. Tsukiko shuffles through life awkwardly, whilst Sensei lives with intention. Their paths cross in a bar one night and somehow they end up picking mushrooms in a mountain later. 

Sinny


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