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How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black & Rovina Cai

Once upon a time, there was a boy with a wicked tongue. Before he was a cruel prince or a wicked king, he was a faerie child with a heart of stone . #1 New York Times bestselling author, Holly Black reveals a deeper look into the dramatic life of Elfhame’s enigmatic high king, Cardan.… Continue reading How The King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black & Rovina Cai

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The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've never even met their grandmother. Rich and reclusive, she disinherited their parents before they were born. So when they each receive a letter inviting them to work at her island resort for the summer, they're surprised . . . and… Continue reading The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

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These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir… Continue reading These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

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The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

After saving her nation of Nikan from foreign invaders and battling the evil Empress Su Daji in a brutal civil war, Fang Runin was betrayed by allies and left for dead.  Despite her losses, Rin hasn’t given up on those for whom she has sacrificed so much—the people of the southern provinces and especially Tikany,… Continue reading The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

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Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

Things I know about Harrow Lake:1.It's where my father shot his most disturbing slasher film.2.There's something not right about this town. Lola Nox is the daughter of a celebrated horror filmmaker--she thinks nothing can scare her. But when her father is brutally attacked in their New York apartment, she's quickly packed off to live with… Continue reading Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

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The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever-and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab

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If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

A glitteringly dark and unsettling debut novel about four young women struggling to survive in South Korea If I Had Your Face plunges us into the mesmerizing world of contemporary Seoul - a place where extreme plastic surgery is as routine as getting a haircut, where women compete for spots in secret 'room salons' to… Continue reading If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

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Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam

The story that I thoughtwas my lifedidn’t start on the dayI was bornAmal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he’s seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. “Boys just being… Continue reading Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam

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Monthly Wrap Up: July 2020

In July I took part in the Pop Culture Readathon, where the first round was inspired by 90's movies which I enjoyed so much. Not only were the prompts for the board I picked really fun - I read some books which I feel I might never have picked up otherwise, like Beartown by Fredrik… Continue reading Monthly Wrap Up: July 2020