Tread of Angels

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 11/20/2022 - 6:49pm
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Tread of Angels By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982166182
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 15th, 2022

Let me tell you that I devoured this book. A murder mystery set in an Old West-inspired fantasy town, where the social order is based on the existence of angels & demons. In 200 propulsive pages, we learn how far our protagonist, Celeste, will go to protect the person she holds most dear: her younger sister. Plus, did I mention there are some (ahem) pretty steamy scenes between Celeste and her former demon lover? Yes, yes please to all of this. [Adrienne]

Even Though I Knew the End

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 11/09/2022 - 3:11pm
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Even Though I Knew the End By C. L. Polk Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250849458
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Published: Tordotcom - November 8th, 2022

I was intrigued from the very beginning, and then I was enthralled when I realized Polk pays tribute to Marlowe's Faust, which I love. In the true spirit of Noir, this novella speeds past & takes sharp turns. [Blanca]

Listening in the Dark

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 4:06pm
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Listening in the Dark: Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition By Amber Tamblyn Cover Image
ISBN: 9780778333333
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Published: Park Row - October 18th, 2022

In this mix of personal essays, researched articles, and poetry, I found a powerful and validating argument to support my inner voice, especially in a world that persists to out-volume subjectivity. There were so many incredible subjectivities in this aptly curated anthology! [Blanca]

Atomic Days

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 10/18/2022 - 12:32pm
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Atomic Days: The Untold Story of the Most Toxic Place in America By Joshua Frank Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642598285
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 11th, 2022

Having grown up in Central Washington, I've always felt a little shocked when folks are unfamiliar with Hanford. Too few know about the immense harm Hanford has caused to surrounding ecosystems and communities - particularly to Indigenous communities. This new book helps explain what is known and still unknown about this environmental disaster in our backyard, including the risks Hanford *continues* to pose. [Adrienne]


Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 10/10/2022 - 1:10pm
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Saturnalia By Stephanie Feldman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951213640
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Published: Unnamed Press - October 11th, 2022

Talk about a page-turner! We've got a heist, extravagant secret societies, dark magic, back-stabbing & shifting alliances all set against a backdrop of an apocalyptic near-future on one fateful night: Saturnalia. Both a suspenseful mystery and smart social commentary, this book took me by surprise in the best way. [Adrienne]

The Sunbearer Trials

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 10/10/2022 - 1:07pm
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The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology #1) By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250822130
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 6th, 2022

Everyone compares this book to The Hunger Games. The problem is: I love this book and could care less about The Hunger Games. Maybe it’s the mythology element or the casual queerness I love. Either way, this is a high stakes fantasy that adults and teens will love with a great love story. [Danielle]


Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 10/06/2022 - 6:45pm
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Moonflower By Kacen Callender Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338636598
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 6th, 2022

Callender's Moonflower is a beautiful children's story about depression and healing one's soul. Moons (they/them) story and journey is heart-wrenching, sad, joyful, and magical. By the end, you'll be crying happy tears. I recommend this to anyone who needs love and support during difficult depressive moments. [Clover]


Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 10/05/2022 - 2:39pm
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Hester: A Novel By Laurie Lico Albanese Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250278555
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 4th, 2022

Be fooled by the beautiful cover--it's also a beautiful story! Laurie Lico Albanese tells of the fictional inspiration for The Scarlet Letter. It is vividly historical and colors have never been so sensual. [Blanca]

Book of Tea

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 09/24/2022 - 2:23pm
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The Book of Tea By Kakuzo Okakura, 1stworld Library (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781595400451
Availability: Special Order
Published: 1st World Library - Literary Society - September 1st, 2004

At its core, The Book of Tea is about Zen, Taoism, and chado, or teaism. Originally written in English in 1906, this work is more importantly a protest. Okakura pushes back against imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and Western caricatures of "The East." This book is a pleasant and unexpected riot! [Clover]


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