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Book of Night By Holly Black Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250812193
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Published: Tor Books - May 3rd, 2022

Book of Night is dark and slimy urban fantasy at its finest. Holly Black's adult debut was everything I could have asked for and more. She weaves an intricate and twisty web of lies, cons, and heists to create a plot that keeps you guessing until the very end and a romance unlike any other. Charlie Hall will steal your hearts. Fans of True Blood will love this book.


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Swan Lake: Quest for the Kingdoms By Rey Terciero, Megan Kearney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rey Terciero, Megan Kearney (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062941466
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Published: HarperAlley - April 5th, 2022

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


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Squire By Nadia Shammas, Sara Alfageeh (Illustrator), Sara Alfageeh Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062945846
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 8th, 2022

Beautifully illustrated and a great story. 


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Unseen Magic By Emily Lloyd-Jones 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) By Ivy Noelle Weir, Amber Padilla (Illustrator) 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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Salt Magic By Hope Larson, Rebecca Mock (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hope Larson, Rebecca Mock (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780823450503
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - October 12th, 2021

An original and charming fairytale about family, growing up, and the sacrifices made along the way. Pure magic.


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Squad By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Lisa Sterle (Illustrator) Cover Image
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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Empire of the Vampire By Jay Kristoff, Bon Orthwick (Illustrator) Cover Image
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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The Accursed Vampire By Madeline McGrane, Madeline McGrane (Illustrator) Cover Image
$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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A Mystical Practical Guide to Magic: Instructions for Seekers, Witches & Other Spiritual Misfits By Aliza Einhorn Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780738765075
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - July 8th, 2021

This less a how-to book than it is a road map. While there are specific practices and tarot spreads here, Aliza Einhorn spends more time suggesting places for you to find more information and helps you tailor your own spiritual practice to fit your needs. I would highly recommend this to someone just starting out and exploring possible options.


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Star Eater By Kerstin Hall Cover Image
$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: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag 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 By Patric Richardson, Karin B. Miller 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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Thirsty Mermaids By Kat Leyh Cover Image
$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 By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063032507
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Published: Ecco - November 2nd, 2021

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 By Emily Lloyd-Jones 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 By Melissa Cynova 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 By Courtney Summers Cover Image
$11.99
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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The Longest Night of Charlie Noon By Christopher Edge Cover Image
$16.99
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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The Bright Lands By John Fram Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781335457738
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Published: Hanover Square Press - July 6th, 2021

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) By Andi Watson 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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Primer By Jennifer Muro, Thomas Krajewski, Gretel Lusky (Illustrator) Cover Image
$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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The Tea Dragon Society By K. O'Neill, K. O'Neill (Illustrator) Cover Image
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.