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Binti: The Complete Trilogy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756416935
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Published: DAW - July 7th, 2020

Binti is a member of the Himba tribe in Namibia whose culture is at the forefront of this afro-futuristic tale. She receives the opportunity to attend Oomza University, the best school in the entire galaxy, but nobody in her community has every left earth. Binti struggles with duty to family and duty to her heart. This fish out of water story of Binti at home, in space, and eventually on another planet will leave you breathless. Incredible world-building!

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Not the Witch You Wed (Supernatural Singles #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250807991
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 8th, 2022

An urban fantasy romance set in NYC where paranormal peoples co-existing together. Violet is a magic-less witch, but an archaic Supernatural law states that as a first born she must form a Mate Bond with another Supernatural person. Enter Vi's ex-boyfriend and Alpha Wolf Shifter Lincoln. The archaic laws require that he be mated by his 33rd birthday. Can they put their feelings aside in order to FAKE DATE and get the supernatural council off their butts?!

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The Disappearing Act: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593158036
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 8th, 2021

Mia is an actress in Hollywood for Pilot Season. She spends her days auditioning for movies and TV shows. During one audition, she meets a woman named Emily who asks her to feed her car meter while she auditions first. Emily seems to disappear without a trace. After finally getting in contact with her to return her wallet, a woman who is DEFINITELY not the same Emily comes to claim the lost wallet. What happened to the real Emily?!

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The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982102548
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Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

Do you love Encanto?! Orquídea Montoya, the Ecuadorian matriarch of the Montoya family invites all the family to her forthcoming funeral. The descendants are perplexed. Orquidea is a strange one. The house Orquidea built when she arrived to the US from Ecuador never runs out of food, and Orquidea never leaves her strange property. She keeps many secrets from her family. This multi-generational story spans 50 years and infuses many elements of magical realism that is sure to delight you.

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Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love Cover Image
By Kim Fay
ISBN: 9780593419335
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 8th, 2022

My favorite book 2022…so far! 1962, Joan writes a fan letter to Imogen, the author of a magazine column out of Washington. So begins a friendship of letters back and forth between the intergenerational women over the next few years. They share recipes and anecdotes about their lives and how world events are effecting them. Their powerful friendship affects each of their relationships and their lives. This book brought me so much joy to read!

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ISBN: 9780593333037
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Published: Berkley - April 27th, 2021

Crazy Rich Asians meets Weekend at Bernie’s! Meddy works for her family’s wedding business. After accidentally killing her blind date, Meddy’s mother and aunties help her take care of the body, but in a comedy of errors, the body accidentally gets dragged to the wedding they’re working. Oh no! Hilarity ensues! This rom-com had me laughing and smiling. Such a fun and light read!

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House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635577020
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

Steamy urban fantasy mystery?! Yes, please. Half-human and half-fae Bryce is a party girl. After her best friend, a shape-shifting wolf, is murdered by a mysterious demon, Bryce must team up with a very handsome angel to solve the murder. Crescent City is full of fantastical creatures: shapeshifters, demons, witches, vampires, mere-people, fae, sprites, message carrying otters, and many others. You’re sure to fall in love with story!

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ISBN: 9781250774156
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Published: Wednesday Books - January 18th, 2022

This gothic tale takes place in 19th century Scotland. Hazel comes from a wealthy family. All she wants in is to be a doctor that heals people, but obviously society doesn’t like that very much. Jack is a grave robber that illegally sells dead bodies. There’s also a plague that is terrorizing the city, and poor people have started going missing and returning with missing body parts. The ending shocked me and left me wanting more!

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Heartstone (Heartstone Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062451941
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Published: Harper Voyager - January 17th, 2017

Pride & Prejudice…and DRAGONS! This classic story is set in a fantastical world with dragons, hobgoblins, lamias, gryphons, and other fantastical creatures. After Aliza Bentaine’s sister is killed by a gryphon, a gang of dragon riders are hired to kill the infestation. Our brooding Darcy character is one of the dragon riders. Cue our favorite story! You may think you know the story, but you may be pleasantly surprised with this retelling.

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ISBN: 9780544704831
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 24th, 2016

Self-hating Plum has been fat her whole life, and can’t wait to have gastric bypass surgery. She soon notices she’s being followed by a strange woman. This encounter forces Plum to confront her deepest self. Additionally, there’s a militia group of women who take revenge on the people and companies who exploit the female body. This satirical and subversive novel addresses women in western society and the power that culture has on women’s bodies.