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An Ember in the Ashes

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ISBN: 9781595148049
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Published: Razorbill - February 9th, 2016

 

An Ember in the Ashes is one of my all time favorite books. From the first chapter to the last, you will be consumed by Sabaa Tahir's fantastic writing. Right from the start, you enter the Martial Empire and the story sets off, pulling you with it.  Laia and Elias happen to be the main characters, but Helene will surprise you. And Helene is who I'm rooting for to win it all. Who will you root for?

Sinny


Juliet Takes a Breath

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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


Shatter the Sky

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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


Fountains of Silence

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ISBN: 9780399160318
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Published: Philomel Books - October 1st, 2019

 

It’s the summer of 1957, and aspiring photojournalist Daniel Mattheson is staying in Madrid with his wealthy family at the luxurious Castellana Hilton. When he meets Ana, a hotel employee, he begins to understand the dark truth of life under Franco’s dictatorship and strives to capture a story through his photography. This is rich, character-driven historical fiction that will appeal to both teens and adults.

Katie


I Wish You All the Best

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ISBN: 9781338306125
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Published: Push - May 14th, 2019

 

When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband. Ben tries to keep a low profile at their new school while finishing senior year, but when a student named Nathan takes them under his wing, Ben finds more than they could have imagined. Heartbreaking, beautiful, important, and romantic, this book will sweep you off your feet. Give to the teen in your life, but give it a read yourself as well—I promise you'll fall in love.

April


Chronicles of Prydain Boxed Set

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ISBN: 9781250000934
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Published: Square Fish - October 25th, 2011

 

The Prydain Chronicles are a fantasy classic equally worth re-visiting or discovering for the first time. Whether you're new to fantasy (hello, Rick Riordan fans!) or a weathered veteran, this series provides all the magic and fellowship of Lord of the Rings as it deftly crafts its story from the bones of Welsh mythology. For bonus points: I'm pretty sure Princess Eilonwy is the original Hermione Granger.

Caleb


Neverworld Wake

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ISBN: 9780399553929
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 5th, 2018

 

Neverworld Wake is the perfect book for those of you who aren't quite ready to give up on those creepy October vibes. It's like Inception with a murder mystery and also GHOSTS (?). Much like the characters, you'll find yourself unable to escape this constantly-twisting tale until it's finally untangled. I couldn't put it down!

Caleb


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