New Year's Sale 2021


The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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ISBN: 9780316421973
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Published: Redhook - May 12th, 2020

January Scaller lives a quiet, lonely life in her guardian's mansion, waiting for her father to return from his trips around the world and longing to go on adventures with him, until the day she discovers a mysterious book. The book tells the story of a star-crossed romance that spans multiple worlds, and before long, January realizes that this story is entwined with her own. Ten Thousand Doors is a beautiful love letter to portal fantasies and the power of the written word.


The Kingdom of Back

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ISBN: 9781524739010
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Marie Lu's The Kingdom of Back is a historical fantasy featuring Nanerl--Mozart's older and often forgotten sister. Nanerl and her brother escape into a land they've created for themselves--a land full of faeries, upside down trees, and sonatas. The vibe I got while reading was very Hansel & Gretel--not all is as seems with the gingerbread house made of sweets. Marie Lu's illustrations of this magnificent world the two Mozart children have created is gorgeous! A dark, magical, and mysterious read. Definitely read this book--especially if you’re living in a constant state of escapism like I am.


The House in the Cerulean Sea

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ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

Utterly charming. Featuring outcast weirdo children that will win your heart and a deeply satisfying romance, with a side of rising up against injustice. This book feels as familiar in tone as putting on an old favorite sweater while still managing to bring something new and special. A great comfort read!


Silver in the Wood

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ISBN: 9781250229793
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Because of how it is sold to us we cannot accept a return of this title.
Published: Tordotcom - June 18th, 2019

A beautifully fresh story wearing the garb of classic fantasy. I adored this queer novella--and best of all, there's a sequel to devour once you've finished this one!



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ISBN: 9780374313357
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - November 24th, 2020

Cadence's voice can kill--literally. A powerful young mage, she serves the tyrant Queen Elene by keeping the people of Bordea in line. But when she reconnects with a childhood friend, she must find the strength to stand up for what she believes in. Beautiful writing, a lovely slow burn queer romance, toppling a tyrant--what more could you want?


The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland

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By Catherynne M. Valente, Ana Juan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250010193
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Published: Square Fish - May 8th, 2012

I don't ordinarily enjoy YA nor middle grade books, but I LOVED this tumble into the psyche of a precocious 12 year old who dreams of escaping her boring life in Kansas. September forges her own path and makes her own decisions, all the while shaping her own future. For children who like dark adventures, Gaiman, and Dahl. For teens who like to be swept up in a journey alongside a fierce and perserverant heroine. For adults who like YA Fantasy and del Toro’s films, and for those who don't. 


Baba Yaga's Assistant

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By Marika McCoola, Emily Carroll (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536213102
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Published: Candlewick - June 2nd, 2020

Child-eating witches, clever girls...and a house on chicken legs! An adventure for graphic-novel loving kids and those who enjoy remixed fairytales and folklore.

[Note: Yes, I wrote this book, but I'm staff picking it as a December birthday present to myself and my grandmother, and in honor of her memory (the book is dedicated to her, and she did get to see it before she died). I was due to be born on my grandmother's birthday and she died the night before mine. She was the daughter of a bookstore owner, and grew up in the shop. Her love of books is one of her greatest gifts to me.]


The Girl Who Speaks Bear

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ISBN: 9781338580839
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

I found this to be the book equivalent of being wrapped in a warm blanket. Wintery woods, cozy cottages, warm beverages, loving friends and family. Sprinkled with fairy tales that may be more than they seem. A great, heartwarming adventure featuring a strong, brave girl on a quest to find herself.



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