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Swan Lake: Quest for the Kingdoms Cover Image
By Rey Terciero, Megan Kearney (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062941466
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Published: HarperAlley - March 15th, 2022

Friendship, magic, and high adventure make for an enchanting take on a classic tale.


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Unseen Magic Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063057982
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 22nd, 2022

UNSEEN MAGIC is a delightful middle grade novel about what it means to be brave. Fin, a young girl who struggles with severe anxiety runs into trouble when she sneaks a cup of tea from her magical town's tea shop and must face the parts of herself she has tried to leave behind. The town of Aldermere is quaint and enchanting, as much a character as the book's human cast. Aldermere is full of magic that is hidden from the outside world and a weird and wonderful little community. Fin learns to lean into her neighbors, friends, and family, and accept help when she's in over her head. Emily Lloyd-Jones handles the topic of anxiety with love and care in a realistic way, reminding readers that they can find help and acceptance. Reading UNSEEN MAGIC feels like being wrapped in a blanket and handed a warm mug of tea. I loved everything about it.


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The Secret Garden on 81st Street: A Modern Graphic Retelling of The Secret Garden (Classic Graphic Remix) Cover Image
By Ivy Noelle Weir, Amber Padilla (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316459709
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 19th, 2021

Very cute!


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By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062943149
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 5th, 2021

Squad feels like a summer teen horror flick in graphic novel format. Love it!


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By Jay Kristoff, Bon Orthwick (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250245281
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 14th, 2021

Empire of the Vampire is an atmospheric masterwork. Every single character in this book could stand alone and their pieces in the puzzle compliment the story beautifully. It's dark, twisted, funny, heartbreaking, and hopeful all at once. I haven't loved a book this much in a long time and I only see it getting better as the series builds and I can't wait for more. A new favorite.


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$12.99
ISBN: 9780062954343
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Published: Quill Tree Books - July 27th, 2021

A cute little middle grade graphic novel with just the right touch of spooky.


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$26.99
ISBN: 9781250625311
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Published: Tordotcom - June 22nd, 2021

This is such a unique book that will appeal to readers of fantasy, sci-fi and horror. Star Eater looks at issues of gender and class, while taking readers along for a gruesome and twisty ride. I couldn't put it down.


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The Girl from the Sea Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338540574
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

Adorable. More books with selkies, please! I love the mythology.


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Laundry Love: Finding Joy in a Common Chore Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250235190
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 30th, 2021

Everyone should read this. Environmentalists, college students... everyone.


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$29.99
ISBN: 9781982133573
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Published: Gallery 13 - February 9th, 2021

Warm, fuzzy, and ridiculous all at he same time. I love it!


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Dearly: New Poems Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063032491
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

I don't read poetry often, but reading Dearly was an experience. I loved it and "Blackberries" left me remembering my grandfather's garden.


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The Bone Houses Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316418423
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

A charming retelling of Welsh mythology in the veign of Lloyd Alexander.  A gripping stand-alone fantasy about love, loss, and strength in the face ofhardship with plenty of zombies.


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Kitchen Table Magic: Pull Up a Chair, Light a Candle & Let's Talk Magic Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780738762708
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2020

This book is equal parts witchcraft and a good, much-needed sit-down with a friend. I will be keeping this within reach for any time I need a reminder to believe in myself and get out of my own way.


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Sadie: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250267139
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Published: Wednesday Books - August 25th, 2020

Sadie is a thriller for fans of gritty true crime, told in part by Sadie herself, and in part as a podcast looking into the story of her and her sister. It's reminiscent of an episode of 20/20 and stays with you after the last page. I feel like I'm waiting for the "where are they now" episode that sometimes happens a few years down the line.


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ISBN: 9780593173084
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 4th, 2020

This book defied all my expectations and gave me chills. Nothing I say could do it justice without giving it all away. It's so much more than a story about three children lost in the woods and readers will get something different out of it at every age. 


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$27.99
ISBN: 9781335836625
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Published: Hanover Square Press - July 7th, 2020

Stephen King's N. meets Friday Night Lights in this queer horror debut. This book is fast-paced and bizarre. I finished it in under 24-hours, then stared into space for a good five minutes after I shut the book. It blends the possible and the pulpy to great effect.


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Kerry and the Knight of the Forest: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984893291
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Published: Random House Graphic - July 7th, 2020

This middle grade graphic novel is a cute little spin on the classic red riding hood tale. At it's heart, this is a book about helping others and finding the good in everyone. The folksy illustrations are very well done and pair perfectly with the tone of the story.


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$9.99
ISBN: 9781401296575
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Published: DC Comics - June 23rd, 2020

The Nolans may just be my new favorite fictional couple. The artwork is gorgeous and Ashley is the kind of underdog you just have to love. I'm already looking forward to a sequel! 


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By K. O'Neill, K. O'Neill (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781620107379
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Published: Oni Press - June 16th, 2020

A cute, gentle graphic novel about memory, care, and belonging that pairs beautifully with a cup of tea.


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Aster and the Accidental Magic: (A Graphic Novel) Cover Image
By Thom Pico, Karensac (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593118849
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Published: Random House Graphic - March 3rd, 2020

A perfect book for when you have to stay at home. Aster's family moves up to the remote mountains away from her city friends, but learns to explore the world around her with the help of her trusty pup. It's perfectly magical and bright when you need something to cheer you up.


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Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419732683
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - March 3rd, 2020

This book beautifully captures a childhood daydream and the way words can take you away. It's a fascinating look at the inner lives of some of the most famous British novelists.


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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

The Splendid and the Vile is a meticulously researched and highly engaging narrative account of Winston Churchill's first year as Prime Minister at the start of WWII. However, it is also a story of love, courage, and coming of age in the midst of chaos. Churchill's story is interwoven with his daughter-in-law's failing marriage and love affair, his daughter hopping from military dances to underground jazz clubs, his secretary's struggle to become a pilot, and so much more. Larson puts history back into a more personal perspective.

 

I found it very eerie, yet oddly comforting, to be reading about air raids, blackouts, and bomb shelters in the midst of another global crisis with COVID-19. It was a reminder that we are living through historic times and that things can be rebuilt after upheaval.


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$12.99
ISBN: 9781250171115
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Published: First Second - February 4th, 2020

So many warm and fuzzy feelings!  It's a story about family, being yourself, second chances, and a touch of magic.  I loved it!


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When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982106379
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Published: Scribner - February 4th, 2020

This book is beautiful, intimate, breathtaking and heart breaking. It reads like a novel and yet gives a better sense of what was happening to Jewish families during the Holocaust than any history book I've read. I feel so invested in the Neumann family and their friends, as if I know them personally. More than anything, my takeaway from this book is the love and hope that was so clearly poured into it.


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The Near Witch Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781789091144
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Published: Titan Books - January 28th, 2020

I love everything about this. Quiet and haunting village folklore at it's best.


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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250214751
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Published: Tordotcom - January 21st, 2020

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi- Read this book. Sit with it. Be uncomfortable, be upset, and listen. This novella should be required reading.


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