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The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso

A queen of a divided land must unite her people, even if they hate her, even if it means stopping a ruin that she helped create. A debut epic fantasy from an exciting new voice. "I murdered a man and made my husband leave the night before they crowned me." Born under the crumbling towers… Continue reading The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso

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The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost ― one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumoured to grant… Continue reading The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

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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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The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Los Angeles, 1992 Ashley Bennett and her friends are living the charmed life. It’s the end of senior year and they’re spending more time at the beach than in the classroom. They can already feel the sunny days and endless possibilities of summer. Everything changes one afternoon in April, when four LAPD officers are acquitted… Continue reading The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie.… Continue reading The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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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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Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from… Continue reading Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

For Malik, the Solstasia festival is a chance to escape his war-stricken home and start a new life with his sisters in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But when a vengeful spirit abducts Malik’s younger sister, Nadia, as payment into the city, Malik strikes a fatal deal—kill Karina, Crown Princess of Ziran, for Nadia’s… Continue reading A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown