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The Drowned Woods By Emily Lloyd-Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9780759556317
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 16th, 2022

The Drowned Woods is a fantasy-heist novel about a group of unlikely allies who band together to steal from the prince who wronged them. This book was so much fun to read! Perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse books.

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250244451
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 3rd, 2022

If you liked Paper Towns by John Green but thought it could've been gayer, this is absolutely the book for you. One month before graduation, Chloe's academic rival Shara kisses her and then completely disappears. Determined to find her, she forms an unlikely alliance with Shara's boyfriend Smith and neighbor Rory (who also has a crush on Shara). While piecing together the clues she left behind, Chloe begins to realize there's much more to Shara than meets the eye. I loved this book from start to finish, such a fun story with a wonderful cast of characters that I miss already.

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Gallant By V. E. Schwab Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062835772
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Published: Greenwillow Books - March 1st, 2022

V. E. Schwab's writing style is so lovely, I have yet to read a book by her that didn't hook me right from the beginning. Gallant was such a cool story, with a gothic/mystery feel that reminded me of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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The Atlas Six (Atlas Series #1) By Olivie Blake Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250854513
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Published: Tor Books - March 1st, 2022

I loved this book! Six people are chosen from across the globe, each with their own particular magical skillset, to come study at the Library of Alexandria. While there, they experiment with their own abilities and (attempt to) work together to protect the library's secrets. However, not all of them can stay past the first year, and it's up to them to choose who won't continue on. Morally grey characters, a magical library, and a mysterious secret society? Complete chaos and wonderful fun.

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A Good Girl's Guide to Murder By Holly Jackson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984896391
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Published: Ember - January 5th, 2021

I could not put this book down! A Good Girl's Guide to Murder follows Pip as she does her final project on a murder/suicide that occurred in their town a few years prior. But things are not what they seem, and Pip knows the real killer is still at large. Perfect for fans of small town murder mysteries and true crime.

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Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

To read Madeline Miller's work is to experience true magic. Her gorgeous retelling of the myth of Circe had me hooked from the very start, an incredible story with one of my all-time favorite opening lines. SO good!  

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The Truth about Keeping Secrets By Savannah Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728209678
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - April 7th, 2020

Savannah Brown's prose is gorgeous- her background as a poet is evident when reading this novel. In The Truth about Keeping Secrets, we follow Sydney, a senior in high school who has just lost her father in a car accident. However, Sydney is sure there's more to his death than meets the eye. A beautiful story exploring grief, friendship, and first love.

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Six of Crows By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250076960
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Published: Square Fish - February 6th, 2018

Six of Crows is the "found family" trope in a nutshell, except the found family in question is made up of criminals who don't like each other very much. Their group dynamic was incredibly funny, complex, and at times heart-wrenching, and the story kept me on my toes from start to finish.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde, Robert Mighall (Editor), Robert Mighall (Introduction by), Robert Mighall (Notes by) Cover Image
By Oscar Wilde, Robert Mighall (Editor), Robert Mighall (Introduction by), Robert Mighall (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141439570
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 4th, 2003

A classic horror novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray tells the story of a painter enamored by his muse, a hedonistic man with powerful influence, and a boy who becomes dangerously obsessed with youth and beauty. Oscar Wilde's prose is dark, romantic, and completely unique.