OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

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Only a Monster / Vanessa Len

A standout YA contemporary fantasy, where hidden worlds dwell in the shadows, beautiful monsters with untold powers walk among humans, & secrets are the most powerful weapon of all!

Don’t forget the rule. No one can know what you are. What we are. You must never tell anyone about monsters.

Joan has just learned the truth: Her family are monsters,…

 
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How we fall apart / Katie Zhao

In a YA thriller that is Crazy Rich Asians meets One of Us is Lying, students at an elite prep school are forced to confront their secrets when their ex-best friend turns up dead.

Nancy Luo is shocked when her former best friend, Jamie Ruan, top-ranked junior at Sinclair Prep, goes missing, and then is found dead….

 
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Together we burn / Isabel Ibanez

An ancient city plagued by dragons. A flamenco dancer determined to save her ancestral home. A dragon hunter refusing to teach her his ways. They don’t want each other, but they need each other, and without him her world will burn.

Eighteen-year-old Zarela Zalvidar is a talented flamenco dancer and daughter of the most famous Dragonador in Hispalia….

 
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DOCTOR STRANGE VOL. 1: THE WAY OF THE WEIRD / Jason Aaron / Jason Aaron

Doctor Strange. Volume 1, issue 1-5, The way of the weird / Jason Aaron

Creators Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo take the Sorcerer Supreme to the edge of oblivion in this excellent starter series. Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Doctor Strange falls behind on his tab? Magic’s days are numbered, and the Multiverse is unprepared!…

 
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Books to Read if you liked Squid Game

FICTION ISAKA
Bullet train : a novel / Kotaro Isaka
Lady Bird, an unlucky assassin, is tasked with grabbing a suitcase from a bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka and exiting at the next stop, but doesn’t realize other dangerous passengers are trying to do the same.  (Also available as an ebook from hoopla.)

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The lottery and other stories / Shirley Jackson
One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century,…