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The Daughters of Ys Cover Image
By M. T. Anderson, Jo Rioux (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781626728783
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Published: First Second - August 11th, 2020

The Daughters of Ys, written by the indomitable M.T. Anderson and stunningly illustrated by Jo Rioux, is a gorgeous adaptation of an ancient Breton folktale about an ill-fated city. After their mother's sudden and inexplicable death, it falls to Rozenn and Dahut to keep the city of Ys flourishing behind its protective sea walls. But when an incident drives the girls apart, the fate of their home hangs perilously in the balance. Anderson and Rioux are a powerhouse together and it shows in this tale of devastating secrets, family legacy and, ultimately, love.


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Flyaway Cover Image
By Kathleen Jennings, Ellen Datlow (Consultant editor)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250260499
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Published: Tor.com - July 28th, 2020

Deeply rooted in gothic tradition, Flyaway takes place in a small Western Queensland town where people tend to go missing. Two of those people are Bettina Scott's brothers. But when she receives a mysterious note from one of them, Bettina begins to question her perfect, pastel-colored life. Her search for the truth soon unveils a world that is full of cursed monsters, disappearing schools, and eerie ghost dogs. Kathleen Jennings has crafted an original and engrossing fairy tale about how damaging family secrets can be.


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Stepping Stones (Peapod Farm) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984896841
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Published: Random House Graphic - May 5th, 2020

With the debut of Stepping Stones, Lucy Knisley is poised to join the ever-growing pantheon of poignant middle grade graphic novelists. Moving to the middle of nowhere and learning new chores is already difficult enough, but having to deal with two new step-sisters and a stepfather who can be a bit of a jerk only makes matters more difficult for Stepping Stone's protagonist, Jen. Knisley perfectly captures the triumphs and tribulations of pre-teen life, and soon enough Jen is forced to confront her own insecurities (and learns how to stick up for herself in the process). Based on Knisley's own childhood experiences living on a farm in upstate New Yoprk, Stepping Stones is a story full of unlikely friendships, sisters, and adorable (and messy) chickens.


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The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

Linus Baker is a by-the-books case worker for DICOMY (the Department in Charge of Magical Youth) where he oversees the well-being of magical children housed in government sanctioned orphanages. His life has been safe, simple and, to be perfectly frank, dreadfully boring. But when Upper Management calls on him to investigate a curious and highly classified case, all that starts to change. I haven't read a book that is as sweet, heartwarming, or as wholesome as The House in the Cerulean Sea in a long time and it's exactly what sci-fi and fantasy (and genre fiction in general) needs right now.


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The Monster of Elendhaven Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250225689
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Published: Tor.com - September 24th, 2019

The Monster of Elendhaven is a compulsively readable debut that draws from gothic tradition and is not for the faint of heart. Its characters are vengeful and violent, and you can't help but cheer them on in their quest for retributive justice. Fantasy readers won't want to miss out on this unsettling tale.


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Where the World Ends Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250225498
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 3rd, 2019

A small group of men and boys arrive at an isolated sea stac in the Scottish St. Kilda archipelago, during the summer of 1727, on a seasonal fowling expedition. When no one returns to the stac to collect them at the end of their three-week stint, their faith in God and in each other is tested as they face abandonment, devastating storms, and starvation. McCaughrean has crafted a brutal and emotionally tumultuous tale of friendship and survival. It is stunningly visualized, ultimately heartbreaking, and the kind of story that will stick with you long after you've finished reading it.


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Anya and the Dragon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358006077
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Published: Versify - September 24th, 2019

If you're in the mood for a tale that is jam-packed with Eastern European folklore, magical creatures, terrifying vikings, unlikely heroes, and high-stakes adventure, then Anya and the Dragon is exactly what you're looking for. Sofiya Pasternack has crafted a truly magical debut that feels as much like a fresh take on the genre as it does like an old favorite. Anya and the Dragon is a gorgeous story of friendship, bravery, and discovering that power comes in all shapes and sizes.


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Little Weirds Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316485340
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 5th, 2019

In Little Weirds, Jenny Slate embraces her weirdness with open arms and encourages others to do the same. It's clear that she has poured her heart and soul into this book. It's compulsively readable (you'll finish it in one sitting), relatable, and righteously angry at the state of the world we live in. Little Weirds is as much a collection of introspective essays as it is a call to arms for women to realize that nothing and no one can (or should) hold them back.


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Ninth House Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250313072
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

Galaxy "Alex" Stern, the only survivor of an extremely horrific and as-yet unsolved multiple homicide, is given a much-needed second chance when she is offered a full ride to one of the country's most prestigious (and notorious) universities. The catch? She'll have to keep a close eye on Yale's secret societies and the dark deeds that they get up to. Their occult activities are as dangerous as they are alluring and, with each passing day, Alex realized that not everyone is who (or what) they say they are. Ninth House is the best book that I have read in 2019 and I guarantee you'll be hooked from the very first page.


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The Bone Houses Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316418416
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2019

Half fairy tale and half horror story, The Bone Houses is an atmospheric and magical adventure that transports readers to a remote village where the dead don't always stay that way. While Aderyn verch Gwyn's job as an amateur grave digger has kept her family afloat, a decades-old curse on the land where they live has made life less than easy. When Ellis, an apprentice map maker with a secret, arrives in town the undead Ryn has been keeping at bay begin to attack with newfound ferocity. Eliis and Ryn soon embark on a hunt for the truth and an ancient and long forgotten magic.


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Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250191731
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Published: First Second - September 3rd, 2019

Part Star Wars and part Thor: Ragnarok, Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl is an extremely satisfying (and heartwarming) conclusion to Hatke's extended universe. In this intergalactic showdown, Hatke brings together Jack, Zita, and their friends for one final adventure. This time around Jack and Zita will have to join forces to contend with an army of bloodthirsty giants determined to invade our planet and bring the age of man to an end. And while they're no strangers to heroics, saving the world is far from a walk in the park. 


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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393652703
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 10th, 2019

While the questions in Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? were written by kids, Caitlin Doughty's new collection isn't exclusively for younger readers. These enlightening and informative essays are for anyone who might be curious to find out what happens to our bodies (both inside and out) after we die. Doughty answers each question using her personal experiences as a mortician and vast knowledge in a way that is both affable and highly informative, proving that your "morbid" curiosity might not be so strange after all.


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Magic for Liars: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250174611
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Published: Tor Books - June 4th, 2019

Where there's a private school for magical people, chances are that there will be--or already has been--a murder. And, as it turns out, Osthorne Academy is no exception. Magic for Liars is a strange and unsettling mystery that makes for a real page-turner.


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Lock Every Door: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781524745141
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Published: Dutton - July 2nd, 2019

Lock Every Door is a fun, heart-pounding thriller and a modern take on ghost stories like Rebecca and The Turn of the Screw. What unfolds is a convoluted tale that pits its down-on-her-luck hero, Jules, against the clock to try and uncover the truth. 


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Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062868879
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Published: Harper Wave - May 28th, 2019

Amanda Montell's self-professed feminist guide to taking back the English language is an insightful and enlightening manifesto that deserves all of the same hype that Dreyer's English received. Montell breaks down the use of gendered language and shines a much needed light on everyday biases with a playfulness that challenges how we use language today.


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Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250178954
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Published: Forge Books - May 28th, 2019

SS&DGM is as much a self-help book as it is a joint memoir, and it is every bit as charming, acerbic and unflinchingly honest as the true-crime podcast ( My Favorite Murder) that preceded it.


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Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781948226196
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Published: Catapult - May 7th, 2019

Every year, in the grasslands of Mongolia, a competition takes place that has been dubbed the "longest and toughest horse race." It's a brutal test of endurance, and Lara Prior-Palmer's stunning debut will leave you feeling every bruise, callus, and heartache she experienced during the race.


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Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534413504
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 26th, 2018

What do you get when you cross American Gods with Mad Max? The answer is this action-packed, blood-soaked book. The world as we know it has come to an end in a global warming-related apocalypse and it's up to Maggie Hoskie, a kick-butt, supernaturally gifted monster killer, to protect what's left of humankind.


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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781492670124
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

Aidan Bishop has been having a bad day. In fact, he's been mysteriously experiencing the same bad day over and over again. But unlike "Groundhog Day," Aidan wakes up in a different body every morning. The only way for him to escape the loop he's stuck in is by solving the murder of Evelyn Hardcastle before it happens at 11 PM. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is the type of thriller that you'll finish in a day. It's strange, and fun, and the plot twists don't stop coming. Stuart Turton's debut novel will keep you guessing right up until the end


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Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780545902489
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Published: Graphix - October 9th, 2018

Jarrett Krosoczka's graphic novel memoir, Hey, Kiddo, is a story that will tear your heart into pieces only to put it back together again as it follows Krosoczka's life from the time that his mother, a heroin addict, is incarcerated to the search for his biological father as a teenager. This graphic novel marks his first work for an older crowd.  Hey, Kiddo tackles themes and issues such as neglect and addiction, the latter of which helps to make this a timely and important story.


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Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143130161
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Published: Penguin Books - August 7th, 2018

Until I picked up a copy of Maeve In America, I had never heard of Maeve Higgins.  What I quickly discovered was that she is hilarious, poignant, charming, whip-smart and, on top of all that, a wonderful essayist whose writing ranges from laugh-out-loud funny to engaging and insightful. This book contains a lot of intelligence, compassion, and a biting self-awareness -- all qualities I love in my non-fiction reading.


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Bearskin: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062742803
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Published: Ecco - April 16th, 2019

Rice Moore is no stranger to trouble. It seems to follow him wherever he goes, including the remote forest preserve for which he is responsible. Someone has been poaching black bears, so Rice sets into motion a plan that could dredge up his violent past. This debut is a taught, unsettling tale of justice and retribution, and it's perfect for fans of Longmire or Elmore Leonard. 


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The Oracle Year: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062686640
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 30th, 2019

Every good nerd knows that with great power comes great responsibilities.  And lots of enemies!  Will Dando wakes up one morning with over a hundred predictions of the future in his head, some seem insignificant, others have the 'powers that be' scrambling to find him. Told through alternating voices and interweaving narration, this is fun, action-packed, and a surprisingly touching look at  human nature.


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The Mad Wolf's Daughter Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780735229280
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Published: Puffin Books - February 12th, 2019

This one is full of adventure, danger at every turn, thieves, knights, and of course, magic. When Drest's father, the legendary Mad Wolf himself, and his fearsome warband are captured by invading knights, Drest is left utterly alone for the first time in her life. Armed with her wit, a sword much too big for a twelve year old girl, and her stalwart determination, Drest sets forth on a wild and dangerous rescue attempt to save her family before it's too late.


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Ghosts Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780545540629
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Published: Graphix - September 13th, 2016

Raina Telgemeier has written and illustrated a beautiful and powerful coming-of-age story. Catrina and her family are moving to the foggy coast of Northern California because her sister, Maya, has cystic fibrosis. Moving is tough, but she understands that the cold, clean air is what's best for her sister. When a new neighbor tells the girls about the ghosts of Bahía de la Luna, Maya becomes determined to meet one. Readers who loved Wonder won't be able to put Ghosts down, and might find themselves wiping away a tear or two at the end.


The Girl from Everywhere Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062380760
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 7th, 2017

Heidi Heilig does a brilliant job of weaving myth with history as she tells the story of Nixie Song, a young woman living aboard the pirate ship Temptation with her charming, opiate addicted father and his ragtag crew - a former monk, a warrior woman and her ghost-wife, and a Persian thief, wise beyond his years, plucked from the world of One Thousand and One Nights. Together they navigate the ship, sailing from modern day New York, to the distant shores of Hawaii during the nineteenth century, to lands that exist only in fairy tales. With Heilig's fluid prose and clever dialogue, I felt as though I had been transported through time.


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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780553499148
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Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

Told through a series of redacted documents, interviews, IMs, schematics, military reports, and surveillance reports, Illuminae starts with a bang (literally) and never slows down.