Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution

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Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419756870
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Published: Amulet Books - September 27th, 2022

Reasons #1 to read; there are not enough books with black enby and trans characters. In this book, they are the focal point. Reason #2; this book is messy. And I mean that in the best way possible. Being a teen is messy. High school is messy. Being queer and in love and figuring out what that all means is messy. The writing is blunt that's necessary for a story with heavy issues like the ones presented here. This book can be a lot at times but at the end of the day the self love and friendships make this book shine. Perfect for people who like angst but still need an HEA. [Danielle]


The Devil's Atlas

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:12pm
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The Devil's Atlas: An Explorer's Guide to Heavens, Hells and Afterworlds By Edward Brooke-Hitching Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781797214474
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 16th, 2022

From all around the world and various eras, Edward Brooke-Hitching takes us on a tour of hell, purgatory, heaven, and earthly utopias in amazing pictorial and written descriptions. Our guide expertly curated the art work for this book, including an image of the first anti-smoking billboard in Zion, Illinois. A fascinating journey! [Blanca]


Seven Empty Houses

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:12pm
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Seven Empty Houses By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525541394
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 18th, 2022

Samanta Schweblin is so adept at short fiction and she's at the top of her craft with this collection. I was captivated by these seven stories revolving around family and sense of place, including one of the most gut-wrenching and tragic portrayals of aging I've ever read. And with a low page count, there's no excuse not to devour this book immediately. [Adrienne]


A Scatter of Light

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:10pm
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A Scatter of Light By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555285
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2022

I was SO EXCITED for this stand-alone companion to 'Last Night at the Telegraph Club,' this one set in 2013 (unlike the 1950s of the former). It captures queer coming of age, the messy parts of teen life, identity, and of course love. Plus, that cover! [sweet pea]


Nubia: The Awakening

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:09pm
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Nubia: The Awakening By Omar Epps, Clarence A. Haynes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593428641
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 8th, 2022

What happens when inner-city kids suddenly awaken with a unique supernatural ability? Will they be able to elevate their people in the social hierarchy, protect each other from power-hungry moguls, and successfully navigate their evolving identities? I don't know, because this is the beginning of what seems a very intricate plot and very interesting characters. Epps and Haynes have successfully hooked my interest, and I can't wait for the sequel! [Blanca]


A Book of Days

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:08pm
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A Book of Days By Patti Smith Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593448540
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Published: Random House - November 15th, 2022

Patti Smith is one of my favorite people to follow on Instagram. With her camera and her eloquent words it always feels like a unique stop on the scrolling journey. A Book of Days is one year of photos by Smith taken since 1996. Each day offers something new. Read it in a sitting or savor it over a year. Or both. [Karen]


Knitting the National Parks

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:07pm

Two of my passions collide: knitting and public lands. Patterns & finished photos of hats for all 63 U.S. national parks - including Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier. Great for knitters of all skill levels! [Adrienne]


What We Fed to the Manticore

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:06pm
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What We Fed to the Manticore By Talia Lakshmi Kolluri Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534415
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Published: Tin House Books - September 6th, 2022

I recently encountered an idea from an ethologist that animals, in fact, resemble us more emotionally than intellectually, but if animals could write in their own voice, I am certain these are the stories they would tell. Kolluri gives her narrators a depth of feeling through an understanding of language limited to their own experience. It's a testament to any sentient's ability for empathy, and it put my own through the ringer, especially with the polar bear's and whale's story. [Blanca]


Africa Risen

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:05pm
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Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction By Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Zelda Knight Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250833006
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Published: Tordotcom - November 15th, 2022

This new anthology of speculative fiction collects the work of 32 authors from Africa and the Diaspora. The stories range from the fantastic, to beautiful, to innovative. The perfect gift for the science fiction fan in your life! [sweet pea]


She and Her Cat

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 12/13/2022 - 7:04pm
She and Her Cat: Stories By Makoto Shinkai, Naruki Nagakawa, Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translated by) Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982165741
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Published: Atria Books - November 22nd, 2022

The cats in these stories are all different. Like most cats in real life, they have their own perspective on the humans they adopt. I was deeply moved by each woman's tale and loved how they were all connected. [Blanca]


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