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- June 2020-Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson
- April 2020-Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed
- January 2020-Reverie by Ryan La Sala
- November/December 2019-Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
- October 2019-Frankly in Love by David Yoon
- August 2019-House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
- June 2019-Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis
- April 2019-Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
- February 2019- King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
- November 2018- Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
- September 2018-Pride by Ibi Zoboi
- June 2018- Furyborn by Claire Legrand
A soon-to-be sci-fi classic that feels both ingenious and totally familiar. Johnson's mastery of language is absolutely stellar and her worldbuilding has boundless energy. Highly recommended to fans of Scythe, Dune, and Heart of Iron.
This gorgeous exploration of two Muslim girls centuries apart is about reclaiming voices that have been silenced. Ahmed nails multiple voices here blending Laila's romantic prose and Khayyam's razor sharp cultural observations to tell a story about hidden histories. Mad, Bad, & Dangerous to Know will delight fans of Lovely War, The Downstairs Girl, and Jennifer Donnelly's Revolution.
Reverie is a rich tapestry of storytelling, jam-packed with diverse characters, intricate dream sequences, and one seriously magical drag queen. A great comp for The Hazel Wood, Labyrinth Lost, and City of Bones.
Frank Li, a boy of many names, is the kind of guy who looks for love in all the wrong places; specifically, he gets a crush on a fellow student who isn't Korean like his parents want. The experience of first love is as sloppy, frenetic, and chaotic as you would imagine, but Yoon takes this a chance to create a constellation of wonder, interconnecting to Frank's heavily divided heart. As Frank falls deeper in love, he's struck by his parents' past, his ideas of the future, and the inevitable conflict of his present. FRANKLY IN LOVE is an astounding debut with no easy answers but enough soulful discussion to make one lose one's head and heart.
An eerie and gothic twist on Twelve Dancing Princesses with vengeful gods, haunting nightmares, and sweeping romance, House of Salt and Sorrows is the kind of masterful debut that authors dream of. Craig's descriptive writing is so strong that you can feel the silk of the shoes, smell the salty brine of the ocean, and hear the creaking of the manor. Unforgettable and captivating until the very last page.
This graphic novel is beautifully illustrated and completely compelling. It's perfect for anyone who likes alternate history, adventure, and mystery.