Billie Blaster and the Robot Army from Outer Space

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 01/16/2024 - 2:03pm
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Billie Blaster and the Robot Army from Outer Space: A Graphic Novel By Laini Taylor, Jim Di Bartolo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laini Taylor, Jim Di Bartolo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419753848
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 15th, 2023

Get ready to blast off into a fun adventure with this graphic novel! I laughed out loud and found it clever, but my favorites were the pet goat and the toilet weasel! [Blanca]


You Dreamed of Empires

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Mon, 01/08/2024 - 6:36pm
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You Dreamed of Empires: A Novel By Álvaro Enrigue, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by) Cover Image
By Álvaro Enrigue, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593544792
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 9th, 2024

This account of the meeting between conquistador Cortés and emperor Moctezuma is my favorite kind of historical fiction. While highly focused in setting—the narrative unfolds over a matter of days and largely within palace walls—we get a monumentally big story about colonialism and imperialism. Full of absurdity, dark comedy, and palace intrigue, it's a fantastic imagining of this historic encounter. I was enthralled to the last word. [Adrienne]


Claiming Marcus

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 01/03/2024 - 4:37pm
Claiming Marcus By Jocelynn Drake Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781702575911
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Published: Independently Published - October 29th, 2019

There are five books in this series and I binged all five in eight days. I don't know how else to explain how much I adore this series. This is the first book (and they do need to be read in order) and every single one is amazing. There are scares, laughs, and a sweet smutty romance. My only complaint is I wish I could read it again for the first time. [Danielle]


In the Groove: The Vinyl Record and Turntable Revolution

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 12/13/2023 - 1:56pm
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In the Groove: The Vinyl Record and Turntable Revolution By Gillian G. Gaar, Martin Popoff, Richie Unterberger, Matt Anniss, Ken Micallef Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780760383315
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Published: Motorbooks - October 31st, 2023

A delightful book for record aficionados and those burgeoning listeners as it covers the history of the technology as well as its audience over time. Each section is peppered with images of significant cover art and notable record shops around the world. It inspired me not only to watch several mentioned documentaries but also to visit my local record shop. [Blanca]


Candelaria

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 12/13/2023 - 1:54pm
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Candelaria: A Novel By Melissa Lozada-Oliva Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781662601804
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Published: Astra House - September 19th, 2023

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is brilliant. She's created a multigenerational family saga that's so many things at once: funny, strange, suspenseful, biting (heh), and emotionally moving. I literally lol'd, gasped in horror, and cried while reading this book. What a ride. A great choice for readers of literary family dramas and speculative fiction, alike. [Adrienne]


Wren Martin Ruins It All

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 12/13/2023 - 1:53pm
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Wren Martin Ruins It All By Amanda DeWitt Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682635988
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Published: Peachtree Teen - November 7th, 2023

I'll be honest, Wren is not you're typical hero but that's part of why I love him. He's kind dark and broody and rather spent his time with chickens than other people. He also knows he's ace and thinks that means he's going to die alone like most ace people do at his age. Yes he gets the guy and yes there is an HEA but it's also a pretty realistic look at being in high school and growing up ace. It's nice to read a book with a character who knows who he is and isn't going to apologize for it. [Danielle]


Memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle: Vol. 1

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 12/13/2023 - 1:52pm
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The Memoirs of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle: Vol. 1: A True and Exact Accounting of the History of Turtle Island By Kent Monkman, Gisèle Gordon Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780771061226
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Published: McClelland & Stewart - November 7th, 2023

Simultaneously a beautiful art book and a history of Turtle Island. By turns hilarious, heartbreaking, horny, hallowed, and homosexual. The encounters with real historical figures are delicious. The history is irreverent and made me mourn for what was lost. Monkman is a talented artist who has been painting Miss Chief for decades and this is their history. [sweet pea]


All the Little Bird-Hearts

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 12/13/2023 - 1:49pm
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All the Little Bird-Hearts: A Novel By Viktoria Lloyd-Barlow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781643756615
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 5th, 2023

The nuances in this book are spectacular, and you'll not want to put it down. From the perspective of an autistic single-mom, we get to see how her ordered world unravels with the intrusion of two strangers. [Blanca]


How to Get Over the End of the World

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 12/13/2023 - 1:48pm
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How to Get over the End of the World: A Novel By Hal Schrieve Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781644213018
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Published: Triangle Square - October 10th, 2023

Sometimes I'll be reading a teen book and scream (usually internally, sometimes externally to the surprise of those around me): YES! This is a book we've needed. Hal Schrieve's latest is a wonderful, angsty, messy, powerful book about trans & queer teens figuring out life and possibly the secrets of the universe. Did I mention it's also based in the South Sound? [Adrienne]


Time to Shine

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Wed, 12/13/2023 - 1:46pm
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Time to Shine By Rachel Reid Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335458537
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Published: Carina Adores - September 26th, 2023

What do you want from me? It's hockey and Rachel Reid. This was gonna be perfect no matter what. It's got all the wintery feels and (accurate) hockey excitement you want in a sports romance. It's also wholesome and sweet with no third act break up (something I hate). It's cozy and that's all I want. [Danielle]


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