The Abyss Surrounds Us

If there’s anything that can be said for me, is that I love my fiction to have a hearty dosage of pirates. And queer girls. And queer pirate girls.Β The Abyss Surrounds Us is that, and more. So much more. For Cassandra Leung, bossing around sea monsters is just the family business. She’s been a ReckonerContinue reading “The Abyss Surrounds Us”

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A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic

Bestseller and author of the popular middle grade series Confectionately Yours Lisa Papademetriou is back with a magical, page-turning adventure for readers of all agesβ€”a touching tale about destiny and the invisible threads that link us all, ultimately, to one another.

Kai and Leila are both finally having an adventure. For Leila, that means a globe-crossing journey to visit family in Pakistan for the summer; for Kai, it means being stuck with her crazy great-aunt in Texas while her mom looks for a job. In each of their bedrooms, they discover a copy of a blank, old book called The Exquisite Corpse. Kai writes three words on the first pageβ€”and suddenly, they magically appear in Leila’s copy on the other side of the planet. Kai’s words are soon followed by line after line of the long-ago, romantic tale of Ralph T. Flabbergast and his forever-love, Edwina Pickle. As the two take turns writing, the tale unfolds, connecting both girls to each other, and to the past, in a way they never could have imagined.

A heartfelt, vividly told multicultural story about fate and how our stories shape it.

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Ghosts

Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends for BahΓ­a de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore theirContinue reading “Ghosts”

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Freeks

Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…

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The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend.

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Glass Sword β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

If I could sum up my entire experience ofΒ Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard in a single gif, it would be this one: If you’ve spent any amount of time on this site, or listening to ourΒ Podcasts, you know how much of a fan Jess and I are of Victoria Aveyard. We fell in love withContinue reading “Glass Sword β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…”

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The Dragon Waking β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

An endearing tale of a girl who meets her best friend in the Nevada desert, who just so happens to be a dragon. The Dragon Waking by Grayson Towler is a heartwarming tale of friendship, adventure and a splash of magic. For thirteen-year-old Rose Gallagher, having a friend who is really a dragon and can performContinue reading “The Dragon Waking β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†”

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Last Seen Leaving β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

After reading the initial back copy, I was a little hesitant to request Last Seen Leaving, but I’m so glad that I did. Flynn’s girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own? Flynn’s girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can’t answer, and her friends are tellingContinue reading “Last Seen Leaving β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†”

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Stalking Jack the Ripper β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

A thrilling mystery with a terribly wrapped up ending. But most of the book was amazing and a great approach to popular period of history. Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord’s daughter, with a life of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, sheContinue reading “Stalking Jack the Ripper β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†”

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