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When the Moon Was Ours

By Anne Marie McLemore 5 out of 5 stars Summary To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he… Continue reading When the Moon Was Ours

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The Language of Thorns

By Leigh Bardugo 4.75 out of 5 stars Summary Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible… Continue reading The Language of Thorns

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The Library of Fates

By Aditi Khorana 4.5 out of 5 stars Summary No one is entirely certain what brings the Emperor Sikander to Shalingar. Until now, the idyllic kingdom has been immune to his many violent conquests. To keep the visit friendly, Princess Amrita has offered herself as his bride, sacrificing everything—family, her childhood love, and her freedom—to… Continue reading The Library of Fates

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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1)

By Julie C. Dao Book #1 of the Rise of the Empress duology 2.5 out of 5 stars Summary An East Asian fantasy reimagining of The Evil Queen legend about one peasant girl's quest to become Empress--and the darkness she must unleash to achieve her destiny. Eighteen-year-old Xifeng is beautiful. The stars say she is… Continue reading Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1)

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Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1)

By Jessica Spotswood Book #1 of The Cahill Witch Chronicles 4 out of 5 stars Summary Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of… Continue reading Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1)

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Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars #1)

By Heather Fawcett Book #1 of the Even the Darkest Stars duology 5 out of 5 stars Summary Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world,… Continue reading Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars #1)

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Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1)

by Rae Carson Book 1 of the Gold Seer Trilogy 3.75 out of 5 stars Summary Lee Westfall has a strong, loving family. She has a home she loves and a loyal steed. She has a best friend—who might want to be something more. She also has a secret. Lee can sense gold in the… Continue reading Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy #1)