Fantasy

Sheine Lende (Staff Pick)

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Sheine Lende: A Prequel to Elatsoe By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781646143795
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Published: Levine Querido - April 16th, 2024

Darcie Little Badger has the unique ability to write a story so compelling and natural that the world she creates is more convincing than our own. Perhaps Sheine Lende did once walk the land of the dead and reclaim her home after it was stolen from her, and this is the first time I'm hearing about it. Perhaps there are fairy rings that can transport you anywhere, and I simply have not been paying attention. Or perhaps not, and we're all simply very lucky to be living in a world where we get to read books written by Darcie Little Badger.

- Katherine


The God of Endings (Staff Pick)

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The God of Endings: A Novel By Jacqueline Holland Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9781250856784
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 26th, 2024

I always love a new, refreshing take on vampires, and Jacqueline Holland's version is both troubling and fascinating. Great for readers of Claire Kohda, The God of Endings is a story of love, family, and history, as seen through the eyes of an immortal woman.

- Engel


Song of Silver, Flame like Night (Staff Pick)

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Song of Silver, Flame Like Night (Song of the Last Kingdom #1) By Amélie Wen Zhao Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593487501
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Published: Delacorte Press - January 3rd, 2023

Amélie Wen Zhao draws inspiration from mythology and folklore to take readers on a fantastical journey through ancient China. Beautiful prose, high-stakes, and an unexpected romance make this book a page turner and a delight to read.

- Cindy


Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart (Staff Pick)

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Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart: And Other Stories By GennaRose Nethercott Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593314180
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Published: Vintage - February 6th, 2024

It is very rare that every short story in a collection blows me away, but GennaRose has done it. I was left completely breathless over her prose, heartbroken over her characters, and in desperate need for just one more story. Read it in one go or savor each word, but don't let this one pass you by.

- Jen


Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston (Staff Pick)

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Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston By Esme Symes-Smith Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593485804
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Published: Yearling - August 8th, 2023

My top read of 2023 and possibly one of my all-time favorite Middle Grade books! Callie is a heroine that children will adore. Dragons, magic, coming-of-age. "It's so good" is an understatement.

- Kaliisha


Mistborn (Staff Pick)

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Mistborn: The Final Empire (The Mistborn Saga #1) By Brandon Sanderson Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781250868282
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Published: Tor Books - February 14th, 2023

THIS IS SO GOOD. This is epic fantasy is so so so full of emotion and mystical powers and incredibly relevant commentary that you could literally never ask for anything more. I am not often one for books over 500 pages but this one had me hooked & I will promptly be reading the rest of the series.

- Alyssa


Alanna (Staff Pick)

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Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) By Tamora Pierce Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781665937412
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2023

Reading this book as a kid changed my life. Alanna kicks off an entire universe of strong, funny, brave, and complex female protagonists, along with a supporting cast that feel like old friends at this point. In her first adventure, Alanna dresses herself up as her twin brother and embarks on her journey to become a knight. Tamora Pierce writes the kind of books that you come back to over and over again. If you’ve never ventured into Tortall, enjoy your journey. If you have, maybe it’s time to return.

- Katherine


The Parliament (Staff Pick)

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The Parliament By Aimee Pokwatka Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250820976
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Published: Tordotcom - January 16th, 2024

Full disclosure: this book made me weep like a child. This is a book about grief, and trauma, and how that changes us, especially as children. It's a shockingly plausible horror story interwoven with a fantasy story that both rescues and reflects our protagonists from their own story.

- Katherine


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