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The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

Linus Baker lives a boring life. As a case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth he goes to work every day, has memorized the code of conduct, and refuses to become emotionally involved in his work. His greatest comfort is to listen to records late at night in his living room accompanied by a cat who doesn’t really like him. All of this changes when Linus is hand selected to assess if six magical children on a remote island will destroy the world. These six children turn Linus’s drab world upside down. He sweats in the woods on ridiculous adventures, holds their hands as they cry, learns to laugh at himself and, more importantly, he learns how to love. If you’re searching for a novel to warm the cockles of your heart, look no further. Linus and his gang of magical children will not disappoint. I burst into laughter reading this book many times and was devastated when I turned the last page.

-Chrissy


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Ninth House Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250313072
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

Death is never straight forward. Alex Stern, cursed with the ability to see ghosts, knows this only too well. After somehow surviving a multiple homicide, she is hired to help monitor the occult activities of Yale’s most secret societies. Upon her arrival Alex’s predecessor vanishes, and Alex finds herself thrust into a murder investigation that just doesn’t make sense. Haunted by her own violent past Alex slowly realizes that at Yale nothing is what it seems, she has no idea who she can trust, and she is caught in a deadly game that she may not survive. Dark, magical, and compelling, Leigh Bardugo’s novel, The Ninth House, is everything you could ask a fantasy novel to be.  

-Chrissy


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The Last True Poets of the Sea Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368048088
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 1st, 2019

I absolutely fell in love with this novel. Violet, the descendant of a lone shipwreck survivor, is filled with all of the angst, sarcasm, fear and confidence a 16 year old in NYC can possess. When her younger brother, Sam, tries to kill himself Violet is shipped off to Maine to spend the summer with her Uncle Toby. She arrives in Maine intent on disappearing but instead finds herself volunteering at an aquarium, slowly making friends with a local band of misfits and embarking on an impossible mission to find her grandmother’s shipwreck. Violet is a wonderful, flawed protagonist and her search to find the truth about her grandmother leads her to discover the ability to forgive her parents, her brother, and ultimately herself.

-Chrissy


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Unpregnant Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062876249
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Published: HarperTeen - September 10th, 2019

Teenagers are already dealing with so much. Family expectations, cultural expectations, peer pressure, SATs, hormones, and the ageless need for self exploration and discovery. Veronica is navigating all of these obstacles her senior year like a champ and may even be her class valedictorian. But one fateful morning her world comes crashing down and Veronica is left scrambling for something or someone to keep her afloat. Author, Jenni Hendriks, weaves a powerful story of a 17 yr old who must grapple with being pregnant and navigate the difficult reality of how one decides to be UNpregnant. This book is funny, serious, poignant and just GOOD. What a wonderful way to explore the political landscape we find ourselves in from a teenager's perspective.

-Chrissy