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Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists - he a photographer, she a dancer - trying to make their mark in a city that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly,… Continue reading Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson

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My Most Anticipated Books of 2021

Hey guys, Last year was difficult for a lot of reasons but one saving grace was books and my anticipated releases and 2021 is shaping up to be another exciting one when it comes to all things bookish. There are so many amazing books coming out this year which I'm super excited for so I've… Continue reading My Most Anticipated Books of 2021

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A Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr

In a world where the flightless are ruled by those who can fly... When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles are able to transform at will into the bird that represents their family bloodline. Aderyn's ancestral bird is… Continue reading A Throne of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr

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Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the… Continue reading Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

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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 Name of Red by Beena Khan

Two strangers on the same path.Survivors. Companions.They will be each other’s salvation.  On a rainy, winter night, a mysterious woman in a red dress seeking shelter comes inside the restaurant Kabir was busy working in —primarily the bar. Night after night, drink after drink, she comes back to the same spot. That is where he… Continue reading The Name of Red by Beena Khan

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story. As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide… Continue reading Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

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Beach Read by Emily Henry

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he… Continue reading Beach Read by Emily Henry

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Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho

At thirty-three, Andrea Tang is living the dream: she has a successful career as a lawyer, a posh condo, and a clutch of fun-loving friends who are always in the know about Singapore's hottest clubs and restaurants. All she has to do is make partner at her law firm and she will have achieved everything… Continue reading Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho

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Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali

A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together. An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.… Continue reading Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali