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CIRCE Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

Circe has always been the strangest child of the Titan of the Sun, Helios. She is without breathtaking beauty, strong powers, or seemingly any of the traits his other children seem to have. However, she soon discovers that she does possess a special gift, one she can use to protect herself and the mortals she spends most of her time with. This story of empowerment is probably one of my favorite novels, and I can guarantee that even those who aren’t a huge fan of mythology will absolutely adore this book!

-Kirsten


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In Five Years: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982137441
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Published: Atria Books - March 3rd, 2020

Dannie Cohan, an ambitious Manhattan corporate lawyer, thinks she has everything figured out. She knows exactly where she will be in five years; working at her dream job, married to her boyfriend Dan, and living in a practical apartment. But, one strange night she experiences a vision of her life five years in the future that changes her current life forever. I finished this book in one day because I couldn’t put it down. It is absolutely perfect for lovers of unexpected romance, heartwarming surprises, and twists that keep you wanting more!

-Kirsten


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The Silence of the Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525564102
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Published: Anchor - August 27th, 2019

In one word, excellent. A raw, brutal, and realistic interpretation of the Iliad that truly showcases the lives of the women. The reader follows Briseis, once the queen of Lyrnessus, and now concubine and war prize to Achilles. She has to adjust to a life as one of the many conquered women who serve the Greek army, and tries to keep hold of her will to live. We finally get to see the stories of the slaves, concubines, nurses, and prostitutes that played a significant role in the Trojan War, and the heart wrenching reality of their lives.

-Kirsten


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Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness duology) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544991194
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 5th, 2019

Medieval France and the daughters of Death. Interesting by themselves, but when you add in a battle for the throne of France, things get a little more interesting. Sybella was trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to become his justice of death. Genevieve has been undercover for so long sometimes she can’t even remember what she was sent to do. Two sisters, and yet so different. If you love a mix of mystique, drama, and love in unexpected places, this is the perfect book for you.

-Kirsten


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Caraval Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250095268
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 1st, 2018

Remember, it’s only a game. Everything that happens during the magical Caraval is just an elaborate performance, or so they say. Ever since she could remember, Scarlett Dragna has been dreaming about attending the famed show where the audience participates. At last, the year that her cruel father sets up an arranged marriage, her invitation arrives. With the help of her fiery younger sister Donatella and a mysterious sailor, Julian, she gets swept into the world of Caraval. However, when her sister turns out to be the object of the game, she discovers that all might not be what it seems. Enchantment, mischief, love, and heartbreak all follow Scarlett through the bewildering game of Caraval.

-Kirsten


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The Black Witch (Black Witch Chronicles #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781335468864
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Published: Harlequin Teen - August 7th, 2018

When one is the spitting image of the savior of one’s people, life can prove difficult. Elloren Gardner looks exactly like her famed grandmother, Carnissa Gardner, the last prophesied Black Witch. The only problem is that she is utterly devoid of the power that her people prize above all else. So, when she attends the prestigious Verpax University with her brothers, the hope to become an ordinary apothecary becomes challenging. In a world where hate and prejudice rule, Elloren is thrust into a situation where she starts to believe that all the things her people say might not be true. With an evil looming on the horizon, she must find the courage to befriend the very people she’s been taught to hate her whole life.

-Kirsten


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The Storm Runner Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781368023603
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - August 20th, 2019

13-year old Zane Obispo of New Mexico has always had a fairly bizarre life. From being drawn to the mysterious dormant volcano in his backyard to only having one good leg, he is no stranger to the word abnormal. But Zane learns a whole new definition of bizarre when he is forced into a millennia-old prophecy with the new girl at school, Brooks. He would much rather spend time with his dog Rosie, but in order to save his family (and the world) from an evil Mayan god, he is thrust into an adventure that will change his life forever. Unexpected heroes, wicked demons, feisty gods, and new friends give him the power to overcome his fears and become the Storm Runner.

-Kirsten


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Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062916075
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 1st, 2019

You’ve heard about the influential men of the French Revolution, but what of the women? During one of the most dramatic and intriguing periods in history, seven stories are told about the often overlooked half of eighteenth century French society. From the philosopher to the assassin, the princess or the revolutionaries, all of these key figures in history are finally having their stories told. This riveting novel provides a new perspective on the French Revolution, and by the end you will want to say liberté, égalité, sororité!

-Kirsten