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By Wendy Xu, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062955791
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Published: Quill Tree Books - November 16th, 2021

TIDESONG is a fantastical, light-hearted & magical adventure following Sophie, who has hopes of attending a prestigious magic school & making her family proud. But things take a turn when she accidentally links together her new magic with that of a powerful dragon prince! For fans of Studio Ghibli, this beautifully illustrated and written graphic novel touches on familial pressure, questions of self-worth, and more. Give it a try and experience the magic firsthand!


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$18.99
ISBN: 9781250789259
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Published: Tor Teen - November 9th, 2021

This book is the Hunger Games with MAGIC. If that doesn't intrigue you, I don't know what will! Every generation, the children of 7 powerful magic families are picked for the honor to compete in The Blood Veil, a brutal fight to the death. A story about sacrifice, family, and betrayal, this thrilling and dark new YA series will leave you breathless and begging for book two!


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$10.99
ISBN: 9780316428453
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - September 7th, 2021

Kerri Maniscalco delivers another addictive YA series, this time with witches, murder, and villians you love to hate! This immersive Italian setting sets the stage for this witchy revenge story, one with prophecies, morally grey villians, and shocking twists. What happens when you meet your childhood nightmares in the flesh? This is a fantastically bingeable YA fantasy pick, with the sequel out now!


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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062428868
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 26th, 2016

An underwater sci-fi thriller that begins with a mysterious vessel found deep in the ocean. It has technology that hasn’t been invented, but seems to have been there for hundreds of years on the ocean floor. A team of scientists go down on an expedition to investigate, but something is watching them, something not solely from this world. This book will keep you in suspense, and keep you guessing from the first page.


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$12.99
ISBN: 9781481487733
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2018

This beautifully written YA contemporary romance follows Kiko Himura, a half-japanese teen with a love for art with social anxiety and a narcissistic mother. She grapples with divorced parents, missing her childhood best-friend, and feeling out of place. But when her dream art school rejects her, it's time for Kiko to create a new path. This is a story about the birth and death of dreams, the meaning of family, and discovering who you were meant to be.


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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562047
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

In the form of a letter to his mother, Vuong's autobiography contains the most breathtaking, poetic, and heartbreaking words ever put to page. He discusses hard topics: his mother’s trauma as a Vietnam War survivor, what family means, his own tumultuous upbringing, and feeling like an outcast: in his body, his sexuality, and in his country. Every word on every page is intentional and packs a punch, you won’t regret giving this a try!


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The Heart Principle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451490841
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Published: Berkley - August 31st, 2021

When Anna Sun's longtime boyfriend tells her that he wants an open relationship, she decides channel her anger and seek a one-night stand with Quan, an easy-going tattooed guy. A couple of failed one-night stands and some misunderstandings later… This is a romance with heart; it's frank, hilarious, and honest. But there’s also a focus on family, caregiving, and what it’s like to be different in a world where difference isn’t always understood.


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By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780439895293
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2007

A book with no words, and that which no words that can do justice. Told in only pictures, it follows an immigrant traveling to a new place, and what it means to feel completely lost in translation, a stranger in a foreign land. Using magical realism, this story is powerful metaphor told through the eyes of several immigrants, detailing the horrors from which they ran, and the new life they hope to gain.


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One by One Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501188824
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - May 4th, 2021

A successful tech company goes on holiday at a beautiful but isolated ski chalet, only to find the employees are being picked off 'one by one' by someone lurking there. Ruth Ware is a master story-teller, and crafts a suspenseful tale of murder and deception in this modern take a la Agatha Christie.


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$19.99
ISBN: 9781534457690
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 17th, 2020

A fresh take on the Shakespearean classic Romeo and Juliet set in 1920s China follows two rival gangs as a mysterious sickness plagues the city. And something ancient and evil is lurking in the Huangpu River, making the citizens go mad. Chloe Gong is an author to watch out for, as this (her debut novel) blew me away and is a must-read!