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The Poppy War: A Novel By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662583
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Published: Harper Voyager - April 23rd, 2019

This story draws on the real life events of the second Sino-Japanese war to tell the story of Rin, a poor orphan who beins training at an elite academy.  When her country is drawn into a brutal war and Rin is called to fight, she must decide how far she'll go to save her homeland  This story waves together magic, a dark drug epidemic, and the horrors of true wartime events.  If you're looking for morally grey protagonists(!) and an unpredictable story this is for you!

                                                     -  Kerry


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Darling Girl: A Novel of Peter Pan By Liz Michalski Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593185636
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Published: Dutton - May 3rd, 2022

Holly Darling, granddaughter to Wendy Darling, does everything in her power to save her own daughter after she's been kidnapped.  This novel is a terrifying retelling of Peter Pan.  It is a mixture of surrealism and fantasy, and will have you on the edge of your seat.  This is a definite read if you're ready to shatter the fantasy of Peter Pan.

                                                      -  Kerry


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Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) By Tracy Deonn Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534441613
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 1st, 2022

You know a book is good when you stay up waayy too late, saying "just one more chapter"!  Tag along with Bree as she gets involved in a secret magical society at her college.  I love the way Deonn examines race, privilege, and class through a magical lens, specifically how and who has it.  A lot of adventure, a touch of romance, and a bit of self discovery makes Legendborn your next great read!

                                             -  Kerry


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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel By Gabrielle Zevin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593321201
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Published: Knopf - July 5th, 2022

After bonding over their love of video games as kids, Sam and Sadie turn their passion into a career, designing and writing video games together.  This novel spans decades of their lives, following them as they fall in and out of friendship, love, and careers.  I love how the author captures the excitement of the tech boom of the 90s and early 00s.  Such an engaging read!  A perfect blend of nerdiness and nostalgia.

                                                 -  Kerry


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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

This memoir had the unique effect of making me both sad and hungry.  Lead singer of the alt pop band, Japanese Breakfast, Michelle Zauner takes readers through the gut-wrenching and, at times, frustrating journey of her mom's battle with cancer.  This struggle, along with Michelle's experience growing up Korean-American, is woven together and anchored by her relationship to Korean food.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll empathize.  Have snacks handy!

                                                         -  Kerry