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Funny Story By Emily Henry Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593441282
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Published: Berkley - April 23rd, 2024

Daphne is heartbroken when her fiance breaks off their engagement, realizing his feelings for his childhood best friend Petra. Daphne just has to stay in her ex-fiance's picturesque North Michigan hometown long enough to host the library's big fundraiser at the end of the summer. She moves in with Miles Nowak, the tall, dark, and tattooed exboyfriend of Petra. Packed with lovable supporting characters and Henry's trademark banter, this is my favorite Emily Henry book so far


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The Ministry of Time: A Novel By Kaliane Bradley Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668045145
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - May 7th, 2024

This premise hooked me: the British government has discovered time travel, and to test its effects on the human body, they’ve snatched some “expats” from throughout history. Our unnamed narrator is selected as a “bridge” for Captain Graham Gore from the ill-fated Franklin Expedition of the 1840s. Bradley’s social commentary shines: how would a Victorian Brit acclimate to the 21st century? Or feel about multiculturalism or the diminished Empire? Written with plenty of dry humor, I chortled at something on every other page. With a little spy action and some romance, this was a gem of a debut novel.


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Just for the Summer By Abby Jimenez Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781538704431
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Published: Forever - April 2nd, 2024

Jimenez shines yet again: what starts as a fun setup unfolds into a relationship manifesto with heart. Emma and Justin bond over the luck of their exes (several of them finding The One mere months after breaking up with them). As a travel nurse, Emma fits her life into two suitcases and decides to try dating Justin to see if they can “break the curse.” I did not expect this story to veer into a very healthy discussion of loss and abandonment and a beautiful portrayal of supporting another human dealing with trauma. This book is as if the relationships and fun of Grey’s Anatomy got together with the emotional intelligence of Ted Lasso. I cannot recommend it highly enough.


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A Love Song for Ricki Wilde By Tia Williams Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538726709
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 6th, 2024

Ricki Wilde - anxious, punny, trivia-oversharer - is a main character after my own heart. Fate sweeps her away to Harlem, where she is able to open a floral shop in Harlem and build a found family of dreams. Williams beautifully weaves the history of the Harlem Renaissance into the narrative. With a little Leap Year magic and a strong cast of supporting characters, this book has stuck with me long after reading the last page.


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Butcher & Blackbird: The Ruinous Love Trilogy By Brynne Weaver Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781638931737
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Published: Zando - Slowburn - December 12th, 2023

Have you ever watched a particularly gruesome episode of Criminal Minds and thought "this could really use some romance tropes." This book was written for you, my fellow weirdo. Serial Killers with Hearts (as in their victims are monstrous men) Rowan and Sloane meet up when targeting the same sicko and their attraction is immediate. Mind the trigger warnings page, and don’t mix eating and reading with this one. It’s a fun, quick, and very spicy read.


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Bride By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780593550403
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Published: Berkley - February 6th, 2024

An alternate reality where Werewolves, Vampyres, and humans uneasily coexist in the American Southwest with a story perfect for grownup fans of Twilight? Sign. Me. Up. Misery Lark, daughter of the leader of the vampyres, agrees to an arranged marriage with Lowe Moreland, the Alpha Werewolf of the local pack. Her motivation isn’t purely to uphold the fragile peace; her best friend is missing and all clues lead toward the Weres having a hand in it. Deliciously steamy and paranormal, this book is one to sink your teeth into.


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The Heiress: A Novel By Rachel Hawkins Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781250280039
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 9th, 2024

Called back to the family home, reluctant heir Cam McTavish and his wife Jules find the rest of the clan petty, jealous, and scheming against them. Tucked between the chapters of this main story is a veritable scrapbook of Cam’s adoptive mother’s story. From the day Ruby McTavish went missing as a four-year-old in the mountains surrounding the family estate, to when she was miraculously found with a poor family months later, and through each of her four ill-fated marriages, letters from Ruby herself bring the family history to life. A fantastic thriller!


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Ruthless Vows (Letters of Enchantment #2) By Rebecca Ross Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250857453
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Published: Wednesday Books - December 26th, 2023

The second half of the Enchanted Letters Duology matches Divine Rivals in action, gorgeous prose, and tear-worthy moments. Two weeks after their separation, Iris is back in Oath continuing to write about the war and Roman has been pressed into spreading Dacre's propaganda. The mythology, magic system, and history of Cambria play a larger role in this book, much to its credit. A new favorite series!


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The Bandit Queens: A Novel By Parini Shroff Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593498972
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 9th, 2024

Geeta’s husband abandoned her years ago, but word around town is that she “took care of him” herself. She enjoys the relative freedom these rumors bring her, until other women begin to ask for her help with their no-good husbands. Shroff tackles heavy topics in a light-hearted manner that had me laughing out loud. This book has it all: a little bit of mystery, a little bit of romance, and fantastic female friendships.


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That Time I Got Drunk and Saved a Demon (Mead Mishaps #1) By Kimberly Lemming Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316570275
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Published: Orbit - January 2nd, 2024

This cozy yet steamy fantasy romance was the perfect read for a stormy day. Spice trader Cinnamon is stumbling home one night after a village celebration when she runs into Fallon, a demon who she accidentally brings out of a mindless frenzy. Fallon convinces the homebody Cin to go on a quest with him, during which their attraction becomes undeniable. Everything in this story felt low-stakes and fun, a great light read!


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The Villa: A Novel By Rachel Hawkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250834591
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 7th, 2023

Struggling author Emily joins her childhood friend Chess for a summer at an Italian villa with a dark history. Fifty years earlier, a rock star rented the Villa Rosato for the summer, which ended in the brutal murder of one guest, the conviction of another, and two others creating a platinum album and genre-defining horror novel. The dual timelines and twists make this thriller-meets-Daisy Jones and the Six a gripping and fast read.


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How I'll Kill You By Ren DeStefano Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593438312
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Published: Berkley - January 2nd, 2024

Identical triplet serial killers: need I say more? Sissy has always cleaned up after her sisters, but it is finally her turn to find a man to fall in love with and kill so that he can never leave her. This tense thriller was a joy to read, and left me thinking about what is worth holding onto and what you have to let go in order to truly live. 


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Raiders of the Lost Heart By Jo Segura Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593547465
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Published: Berkley - December 5th, 2023

This adventure romance is a delight! Archeologists Dr. Socorro “Corrie” Mejía and Ford Matthews are old rivals from their grad school days and have always antagonized one another. When Corrie receives a mysterious invitation to join a dig in the Lacandon Jungle that is within her specialty, she is shocked to find Ford was the one to bring her there. Was it always just competitive between the two of them? Or was the tension they’ve always felt from their undeniable attraction? Fans of Ali Hazelwood and adventure movies like The Mummy and Indiana Jones will adore this fun romance.


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A Holly Jolly Ever After: A Christmas Notch Novel By Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780063222649
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Published: Avon - October 10th, 2023

A main character based on Joey Fatone? I’m here for it. The Hope Channel, home of everyone’s favorite heart-warming holiday movies, has expanded to include some “After-Dark” options. Former Boy-Band member and current Pizza King of Kansas City Kallum Lieberman teams up with former Purity Culture icon, now divorced (and in some eyes disgraced) Winnie Baker for a shot at a come-back together in a spicy Santa origin story. This book is very spicy, very wild, and I enjoyed every moment of this peppermint-flavored fluff.


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A Study in Drowning By Ava Reid Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063211506
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Published: HarperTeen - September 19th, 2023

Effy Sayre is the only girl in the prestigious architecture college, but she dreams of studying literature. When she wins a contest to redesign her favorite author’s house, she finds herself in a deeply superstitious community and Hiraeth Manor crumbling into the sea. This is a book I savored a chapter at a time, stuffing my copy with post-it notes. Perfect for fans of dark academia, gothic fairytales, and rickety old houses full of secrets.


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Hunt on Dark Waters (Crimson Sails #1) By Katee Robert Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593639085
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Published: Berkley - November 7th, 2023

This fast-paced sexy fantasy pirate romance was so much more than I bargained for! Witch Evelyn jumps through a portal in our world to the Threshold - the place in between all worlds - where she is scooped from the ocean by Bowen, the (mostly?) human captain of a monster-hunting ship. From opposites-attract chemistry to Welsh legends to questioning the power structure, Robert has crafted a truly compelling story.


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Check & Mate By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780593619919
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - November 7th, 2023

18-year-old Mallory Greenleaf wants nothing to do with chess. Any more. So when her best friend Easton begs her to play a tournament with their local team, she shocks the world when she beats world champion Nolan Sawyer in the first game. Her life is upended as she balances a chess career, caring for her two younger sisters and her sick mom, and a certain dreamy chess champion. Hazelwood has a trademark humor and promoting women and girls in STEM, and it shines through in this butterflies-in-the-tummy-inducing YA debut.


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The Great Transition: A Novel By Nick Fuller Googins Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781668010754
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Published: Atria Books - August 15th, 2023

16-year-old Emi Vargas is lucky to have been born after the climate crisis. When several leaders are assassinated in a world-wide coordinated attack, her mother is missing and Emi and her father go searching for her. Told through Emi’s perspective, a class project, and her father’s experience during the Great Transition, Googins kept me at the edge of my seat while exploring themes of hope and accountability.


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Divine Rivals: A Novel (Letters of Enchantment #1) By Rebecca Ross Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250857439
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Published: Wednesday Books - April 4th, 2023

This WWI-coded love story was an absolute dream. Young journalists Iris Winnow and Roman Kitt compete for the same columnist position while a war between two gods brews hundreds of miles away. Add in a magical pen pal element, haunting world-building, and some of the most beautifully written heartrending passages, this book is easily a new all-time favorite.


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Masters of Death: A Novel By Olivie Blake Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250892461
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Published: Tor Books - August 8th, 2023

Blake has crafted an unputdownable book full of endearing characters: Vi, a vampire real estate agent in Chicago, has to sell a house that happens to be haunted. She seeks out the help of Fox D'Mora, a medium who defrauds clients with the help of his godfather Death. From archangels to a personal trainer demon, the way this cast snarks and pokes at one another is a dream. Blended with mythology and the urban setting, this is one of those books I find universally appealing.


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Iron Flame (The Empyrean #2) By Rebecca Yarros Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781649374172
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Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - November 7th, 2023

The second book in the Empyrean series picks up right where Fourth Wing left off, and explores more of Navarre’s history and politics. Yarros balances action and steamy scenes, and we also get to explore more of the Continent. I liked it better than the first!


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The Woman in Me By Britney Spears Cover Image
$32.99
ISBN: 9781668009048
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Published: Gallery Books - October 24th, 2023

Spears’s long-awaited memoir is a must-read for any Y2K pop fan. From her childhood flirtations with stardom to #FreeBritney, Spears recounts some of her most publicized and painful trials. She reveals herself as someone who loved performing and creating art more than navigating fame as “a game.” Also fantastic as an audiobook narrated by Michelle Williams.


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Do Your Worst By Rosie Danan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593437148
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Published: Berkley - November 14th, 2023

This slow-burn sports romance was fun in a cute slice-of-life sort of way. Vanessa Mazur finally gathers the courage to quit her job as the personal assistant to “The Wall of Winnipeg,” football star Aiden Graves, and commit to her own business full-time. He counters with an interesting offer: marry him so that he can get his green card and he’ll pay off her student debt. Cuddly and cute, Zapata takes her time getting to the spice, but the payoff is fanning-your-face good.


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The Hurricane Wars: A Novel By Thea Guanzon Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063277274
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Published: Harper Voyager - October 3rd, 2023

If the magic of Shadow and Bone and the technology of The Legend of Korra had an enemies-to-lovers love child, it might look something like The Hurricane Wars. A decade-long war, an orphaned young woman fighting against the Night Empire, and the Prince of the Night Empire all collide in this epic romantic fantasy. Guanzon’s world-building is sublime, as is the development of the love story between the two main characters. This is one of my favorite new series.


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My Roommate Is a Vampire By Jenna Levine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593548912
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Published: Berkley - August 29th, 2023

When struggling artist Cassie finds a roommate-wanted posting for $200 a month in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, she expects it to be a scam or worse. Her roommate Frederick turns out to be mostly normal - if you count his super-model good looks, lack of cookware, and old-fashioned manners as "normal." This is the light-hearted kind of paranormal romance I love for spooky season!

 


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A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan's Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them By Timothy Egan Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735225268
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Published: Viking - April 4th, 2023

This harrowing narrative nonfiction covers an often-overlooked chapter in American history: the rise of the KKK in the Midwest during the 1920s. Egan does a wonderful job bringing this time period and historical figures to life. A book I wish had been taught in my high school history class.


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Assistant to the Villain By Hannah Nicole Maehrer Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781649375803
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Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - August 29th, 2023

This romantic fantasy is one of my new favorite cozy reads. Being the personal assistant to The Villain of the kingdom is not as glamorous as it sounds - quelling infighting among the interns, sneaking copious amounts of milk and sugar into the boss’s “cauldron brew,” and trying to forget how incredibly gorgeous that boss is. With pitch-perfect banter and sarcasm, this Grumpy x Sunshine is an absolute delight.


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Godkiller: A Novel (Fallen Gods #1) By Hannah Kaner Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063348271
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Published: Harper Voyager - September 12th, 2023

The pantheon of gods in this world war with one another for prayers and clout, and worshipping any god is now outlawed in the country of Middren. Inara, a young noble with a “god problem” seeks out the mercenary god killer Kissena for help. Together with a retired knight, they form an unlikely alliance. Kane’s world-building is top-notch; the hint of the world we see in this book whets the appetite for more from the rest of the series.


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None of This Is True: A Novel By Lisa Jewell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982179007
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Published: Atria Books - August 8th, 2023

Very little is certain in this chilling thriller about two women who meet on their shared 45th birthday. Josie is a disillusioned housewife, and Alix is a popular podcast host. When Josie pitches a podcast idea, the two form an uneasy relationship. With so many twists and turns, I’m still trying to tease out what the truth was. Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn.


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Nettle & Bone By T. Kingfisher Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250244000
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Published: Tor Books - February 28th, 2023

This deliciously dark fairy tale spin-off perfectly toes the line between fantasy and horror. Youngest daughter Marra sets out on a quest to save her older sister from her abusive husband. With death magic, fairy godmothers, and an adorable bone dog, I loved cuddling up to read this book.


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How Can I Help You By Laura Sims Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593543702
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 18th, 2023

Jane Rivers was a murderous nurse who walked away from her hospital one day and rebranded herself as Margo Finch. Margo has been a circulation librarian for two years, and her routine remains the same until a new reference librarian arrives. Patricia, a struggling novelist, is intrigued by her colleague, especially after a patron dies at the library. Sims is the master of the subtle creep, making me question every interaction with an acquaintance.


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Cutting Teeth: A Novel By Chandler Baker Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250839787
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 18th, 2023

This part-mystery, part-motherhood manifesto hooked me from the beginning. A strange affliction is spreading through a four-year preschool class at Little Academy: the children crave blood. When their teacher is discovered murdered, everyone - students and parents - become suspects. With everyday millennial thoughts (was dinner bad last night because I didn't follow the TikTok recipe correctly, or was the recipe bad?), you don't have to be a mother to relate to these women. A great book club pick!


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Thief Liar Lady: A Novel By D. L. Soria Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593358054
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Published: Del Rey - July 11th, 2023

In this Cinderella retelling, Ash Vincent is living out her happily ever after - after conning her way into her engagement with Prince Everette. Soria’s world-building is sublime, with a magic system that doesn’t include fairy godmothers, a good romance plot, and political intrigue that is as much action as it is overheard conversations. Fans of other retellings like A Court of Thorns and Roses, Uprooted, or For the Wolf are sure to love this enchanting caper.


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Dead Eleven: A Novel By Jimmy Juliano Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593471920
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Published: Dutton - June 27th, 2023

This horror has everything I wanted for an all-consuming, read-late-into-the-night book. Off the coast of Wisconsin’s Door County is the isolated community of Clifford Island. Harper Stone is drawn there by a mysterious message in her deceased son’s room. When nobody has heard from her for weeks, her brother Harper follows her. The town relives each day like it’s still 1994, with limited cell service and not a wifi to be found. This book is for anyone who grew up on Goosebumps.


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Charming By Jade Linwood Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781786188465
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Published: Solaris - July 18th, 2023

What if the Prince Charming of all those tales was actually a single con man, promising to marry princesses and ladies after rescuing them, and absconding with the royal treasury instead? Linwood’s fun twist on traditional fairy tales was a fun and lighthearted read. These princesses are not the ones from Disney or the Brothers Grimm though; they are intelligent, independent, and flawed. With several blink-and-you’ll-miss-it nods to other tales, this book was an absolute delight!


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Zero Days By Ruth Ware Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982155292
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - June 20th, 2023

Ruth Ware is the queen of British thrillers, and Zero Days is an amazing departure from her normal small, claustrophobic settings. Jacintha “Jack” Cross and her husband Gabe are a corporate security-testing team. Jack physically breaks into sites, and Gabe is the computer whiz/hacker. Upon returning from a normal (if tiring) job, Jack discovers Gabe has been murdered. Jack quickly becomes the main suspect, and a heart-pounding chase ensues while Jack tries to find the real murderers. Quick-paced and with plenty of twists, this action thriller is a joy to read.


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The Wife App: A Novel By Carolyn Mackler Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982158798
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 27th, 2023

With brands like Fair Play Method shining a light on the invisible work that women traditionally do for families, this book is a fun and timely ride. Divorced friends Lauren, Sophie, and Madeline gripe about how much unacknowledged work goes into running a household, and after a few beverages joke about how nice it would be to hire a wife. Former app developer Lauren takes this idea and runs with it. An updated twist for fans of The First Wives Club.


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The Only One Left: A Novel By Riley Sager Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593183229
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Published: Dutton - June 20th, 2023

A schoolyard rhyme, a house crumbling into the sea, an elderly woman who may or may not have murdered her family 54 years ago. This gothic thriller-mystery is absolutely unputdownable: Kit McDeere accepts a job as Lenora Hope’s caregiver and arrives to find a small staff in an isolated house. Full of questions and a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, Sager artfully plants clues and dead ends throughout. This book is perfect for curling up with when you need some chills.


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Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593467732
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Published: Vintage - June 6th, 2023

Reading this collection of Keefe’s New Yorker long-form articles about bad actors and the people around them is like binging a true crime podcast. From the world of wine forgery to El Chapo to a defense attorney for death penalty cases (where “winning” means your client receiving a life sentence in prison), each case is unique and enthralling. Perfect for fans of the podcasts Serial or Criminal.


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The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi: A new fantasy series set a thousand years before The City of Brass By Shannon Chakraborty Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780062963505
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Published: Harper Voyager - February 28th, 2023

Legendary retired captain Amina Al-Sirafi finds herself dragged back to her old life when a former crewmate’s daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless Frank. Reunited with old friends, she stumbles upon old magic and mythical beings that rival Sinbad the Sailor’s adventures. With the medieval setting, Chakraborty beautifully blends ancient myths and medieval beliefs into a vivid world. Amina is competent and flawed - my favorite type of protagonist. I absolutely adore this world, and cannot wait to return for future adventures!


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Fourth Wing (The Empyrean #1) By Rebecca Yarros Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781649374042
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Published: Entangled: Red Tower Books - May 2nd, 2023

There is a lot of hype about this book, and it is a fun ride. Violet Sorrengail has dreamt of following her father’s footsteps to the Scribe quadrant of Navarre’s war college. Her mother, General Sorrengail has other designs for her future, and so Violet must enter the dangerous and often deadly Dragon Riders quadrant instead. The premise is a great set-up, and Yarros does a good job of delivering on the enemies-to-lovers trope. A fun, quick read, with a much-talked-about cliffhanger!


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Someone's Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe By Silvia Pettem Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781493072880
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Published: Lyons Press - February 1st, 2023

During the first era of Forensic Files, before Paul Holes and the Golden State Killer, Boulder historian and author Silvia Pettem learned of a Jane Doe found brutally murdered in Boulder Canyon in 1954. This book details the search for this young woman’s identity and finding her potential killer in the early 2000s. Exploring many hopeful leads and potential matches during the search, Pettem beautifully pays tribute not only to the Boulder Canyon Jane Doe, but the countless women who have survived and been forever silenced by similar attacks.


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Camp Zero: A Novel By Michelle Min Sterling Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781668007563
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Published: Atria Books - April 4th, 2023

In 2050, the effects of climate change have deepened socioeconomic divides. In a remote defunct oil town in northern Canada, an eccentric architect has broken ground on a revolutionary new settlement called Camp Zero. A young woman, known as Rose, arrives with ulterior motives, and quickly finds the camp is not what she expected. Sterling chooses each word and phrase carefully, crafting a savory and tense novel that touches on themes of colonialism. Readers of Emily St. John Mandel will enjoy!


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What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez By Claire Jimenez Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538725962
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 7th, 2023

I found myself immersed in the Ramirez household from the first page. Ruthy Ramirez vanished at age 13 after track practice in 1996, and her family has felt her absence acutely. This book takes place during the Fall of 2008, after the youngest sister Nina graduates from college and returns to live with their mother in Staten Island. The oldest sister, Jessica, finds a woman on a reality television show who looks just like Ruthy, and the family makes it their mission to bring her home. All four of the Ramirez women have distinctive flaws, voices, and secrets, and I could not get enough of them.


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The Foxglove King (The Nightshade Crown #1) By Hannah Whitten Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316434997
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Published: Orbit - March 7th, 2023

Hannah Whitten’s new fantasy series highlights her world-building chops. Lore, a young woman who works for a group of poison smugglers, has a rare connection to the death magic leaking from the tomb of a fallen goddess. After she uses her powers quite publicly, she is drawn into the city’s Citadel, where the wealthy dose themselves with highly illegal poison for a high and to extend their lives. This book is fast-paced, with plenty of political intrigue and magic. I cannot wait to return for more!


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Klyde the Kraken Wants a Friend By Brooke Hartman, Laura Borio (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brooke Hartman, Laura Borio (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781948931427
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Published: Hazy Dell Press - April 25th, 2023

Klyde is a Kraken, and he loves to smile to show off his beautiful teeth and give big hugs. He has a hard time making friends, until one day a disaster happens! Lots of alliteration and opportunity for funny voices, paired with the engaging bright illustrations make this a perfect read-aloud book.


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The Golden Enclaves: A Novel (The Scholomance #3) By Naomi Novik Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593158357
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Published: Del Rey - September 27th, 2022

The final book in the Scholomance series delivers everything built up in the first two books, and then some. Still reeling from the aftermath of graduation, El works to get to the bottom of who or what is attacking enclaves all over the world. Novik writes beautifully about how the choices we make (or refuse to make) and their consequences shape us as individuals. I highly recommend this series for anyone still smarting about never receiving their Hogwarts letter, and is looking for a more nuanced take on good vs. evil.


Counterfeit: A Reese's Book Club Pick By Kirstin Chen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063119550
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 13th, 2023

Overwhelmed by her home life, Ava Wong finds herself swept up in an international counterfeit handbag scheme orchestrated by her former college roommate Winnie Fang. As she recounts the circumstances of how she became a pawn in Winnie’s world, the glitter and luxury of the criminal world, and various twists and turns will draw readers in. I could hardly put this caper down!


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The Final Girl Support Group By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593201244
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Published: Berkley - June 14th, 2022

Any slasher flick viewer is well versed with the trope of the Final Girl - the All-American Girl who survives the murder of her friends and ultimately slays the monster before he can kill her. Lynnett Tarkington is one such final girl; decades after she survived her own horror, she lives in a state of constant vigilance, joining five other final girls in a support group. Routine is her constant companion, but her life is turned upside-down when someone begins to target the women of the group. Can she find the real monster before it finds her? The twists and exploration of the Final Girl trope will satisfy any horror movie-lover.


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Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution By Holly Tucker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393342239
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 21st, 2012

Blood transfusion: something I don't think about beyond the twice-annual blood drive, but caused quite the ruckus in the 1700s. Tucker takes us back to when scientists first experimented with transfusion, recounting history that reads like a narrative with a medical murder-mystery twist that is hard to put down. Perfect for fans of Erik Larson.