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ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 28th, 2021

A dream-like fantasy with a twisting and unraveling mystery that will keep you engaged page by page. I immediately fell in love with the setting, and though I don't usually reach for mysteries, this one was such a treat. I highly reccomend you take the plunge and get lost in the halls of the labyrinth with Piranesi.

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ISBN: 9781524868123
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 28th, 2021

Nothing I say can possibly speak to the epic, cosmic, profound words of Allie Michelle. Her writing is a gift and each poem holds a world of inspiration, truth and depth that is so important as we go through a time of collective and individual healing and awakening. If you feel called to this book, it's for a good reason.

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By Brom
ISBN: 9781250622006
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 14th, 2021

I am not usually a horror reader but this book immediately caught my attention. Demons and witches in the woods, how could I pass it up? Set in a puritan villiage, Abitha tries desperately to blend in, until one day the devil himself shows up in her home. Filled with pagan style witchcraft and even includes beatifully haunting illustrations from Brom, this instantly became a new favorite of mine.

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ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

If you ask me, fantasy fiction is nothing without solid world-building, and Toni Adeyemi nailed it in The Legacy of Orisha series. She brings a beautiful West African inspired fantasy world to life, perfect for lovers of epic fantasy and YA. The maji of Orisha are being eliminated and Zelie is ready to destroy the monarch that stole her peoples' magic and her parents lives. Zelie makes unlikely allies and an even more unlikely romance that will have you screaming at the pages. I'm still waiting unpatiently for the release of the third novel, but it will be worth the wait!

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ISBN: 9781501197987
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Published: Gallery Books - February 26th, 2019

Carl Sagan's only work of fiction is a deeply thoughtful and intelligent take on alien contact. Sagan writes from the point of view of Ellie, a female radio astronomer in the 1960's, who discovers a message from an intelligent life source in space. This book puts the science in science fiction, while also exploring deep questions about the capability and readiness of humanity to be in contact with extraterrestial beings. This book may be a work of fiction, but I still felt like I got a unique and beautiful peek into the life and mind of Carl Sagan.

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ISBN: 9780142402511
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Published: Penguin Books - December 28th, 2006

A perfect back to school read and coming of age novel. Miles Halter goes in search of his "Great Perhaps" when he transfers to a boarding school and meets 3 friends that will change his life forever. John Green weaves a beautiful story of friendship, heartbreak, and self-discovery that will make you ask yourself what it is to find the meaning of life and love. This book will always hold a special place in my heart!

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ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

What a beautifully unique and enthralling story. A girl who wants more time to experience everythning the world has to offer gets way ore than she bargained for when she makes a deal with the devil. This book is perfect for readers looking to find themselves in a timeless sotry about individual strength, love and cleverness.