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Arsenic and Adobo (A Tita Rosie's Kitchen Mystery #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593201671
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Published: Berkley - May 4th, 2021

A murder mystery that reads like a rom-com! Lila, nursing a traumatic breakup, returns to her small town home to help her family’s local Filipino restaurant. While working one day, Lila’s ex-boyfriend, a food critic who gives bad reviews to the restaurant, drops dead after eating one of her dishes! She’s the police’s number one suspect. Full of descriptions of delicious foods, this murder mystery was a light read full of laughs.


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Lore Olympus: Volume One Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593356074
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Published: Del Rey - November 2nd, 2021

Lore Olympus is the graphic novel story that got me interested in graphic novels. It’s a beautiful retelling of the story of Hades and Persephone of Greek lore. Persephone is a sheltered goddess who comes to Olympus from the mortal realm for school. She accidentally meets the devilishly handsome Hades. Forget what you know about this classic story, and prepare to be dazzled by this love story. I can’t wait for part 2 coming out next year!


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House of Hollow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593110348
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

Delightfully creepy! Ten years ago, 3 sisters were snatched from the street when they were children. They’re discovered a month later no memory of where they had been. Now, Iris the youngest is a high school student and her two older sisters are successful in the entertainment world. Iris knows that what happened years ago made the sisters strange. When her oldest sister disappears again, they must piece together their own mysterious history to find their sister again.


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101 Ways to Go Zero Waste Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781682683316
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Published: Countryman Press - April 2nd, 2019

I discovered Kathryn Kellogg’s lovely Instagram account while trying to reduce my carbon footprint. In this book you’ll find a list of easy and practical ways you can cut down on waste. Maybe the best solution is already in your home! She includes recipes and ideas to help declutter, spend less money, and of course the ultimate guide to what can I actually recycle. Pick this up and learn some tips to make a difference!


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Gods of Jade and Shadow Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525620778
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Published: Del Rey - February 18th, 2020

Gods of Jade and shadow is a story of Mayan lore magical realism. Cassiopea is relegated to being a servant in her wealthy grandfather’s home because of her mixed race heritage. Everything changes when Cassiopea opens a locked box and releases the captured Mayan god of death Hun-Kame. Now they are intrinsically connected. Cassiopea must journey across Mexico to help Hun-Kame reclaim his divinity. This book does a great job of celebrating the indigenous peoples of Mexico.


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Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

Legendborn was my favorite book of 2021! After her mother’s death, 16-year-old Bree attends a high school program at UNC Chapel Hill’s campus to help deal with her grief. During her first week, Bree stumbles upon some students slaying demons with magic. One of these students attempts to remove her memories of their demon fight, but the magic doesn’t work on her. Bree realizes that these students and their magic is somehow connected to her mother’s death. She infiltrates The Order, a secret society who are descended from King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable. Tracy Deonn layers so many important themes into Legendborn: sexism, racism, trauma, and grief. But don’t worry! The witty and smart Bree kicks ass! I couldn’t put it down.


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Illusionary (Hollow Crown #2) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759556034
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

Illusionary is the long anticipated sequel to Zoraida Cordova's novel Incendiary. After being betrayed by her friends, she joins forces with her enemy Prince Castian. Each in control of a powerful and unique magic, can they work together to save their country from Castian's power hungry and destructive father?