Lucha of the Night Forest

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 04/25/2023 - 1:22pm
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Lucha of the Night Forest By Tehlor Kay Mejia Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593378366
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Published: Make Me a World - March 21st, 2023

For me, it’s difficult these days for a YA fantasy to stand out among the rest, but ‘Lucha’ has done it. The book first pulled me in with otherworldly forests & mushroom (!) magic. It completely won me over through its fast-paced adventure, strong sister bonds, and a sweet queer romance. [Adrienne]


The Starless Sea

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 04/18/2023 - 6:28pm
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The Starless Sea: A Novel By Erin Morgenstern Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101971383
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Published: Anchor - August 4th, 2020

Have you ever wanted to escape to a subterranean magical library? Or to be swept away into a modern fairy-tale? Cause "The Starless Sea" is just that. The book is pure escapism put to paper. Morgenstern floods the whole thing with the love she has for stories and storytellers. By the end of it you'll feel as though you went there yourself and miss it wholeheartedly. (Zephyr)


Sweetlust

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 04/18/2023 - 6:25pm
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Sweetlust: Stories By Asja Bakic, Jennifer Zoble (Translator) Cover Image
By Asja Bakic, Jennifer Zoble (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781952177729
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Published: Feminist Press - February 14th, 2023

For those who don't shy away from the weird, the bold, or the otherwordly: this one's for us. Asja Bakić has woven together a spectacular set of stories that push boundaries of genre. She twists sci-fi and mythology tropes to examine themes of gender, sexuality, the socio-politics of the Balkans, and more–all while being wildly entertaining. [Adrienne]


Frankenstein

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 04/18/2023 - 6:20pm
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley Cover Image
$6.00
ISBN: 9780486282114
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Published: Dover Publications - October 21st, 1994

Mary Shelley really knocked it out of the park here. Not only did she propagate and define early sci-fi; but she also wrote such an eloquent story about human nature, the power dynamics between created vs creator, and how humans have morals that are looser than we think. If you love the gothic and macabre this is a great short read. (Zephyr)


Piranesi

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 04/18/2023 - 6:11pm
Piranesi By Susanna Clarke Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 28th, 2021

This book got me out of an awful reading slump. I finished it in a day cause I just couldn't put it down. I'm a sucker for a story told through journal entries. The atmosphere is tangible, the main character is lovable and mayhaps a tad naive, and the pacing keeps its momentum throughout. You'll be shown wonders, be frustrated, and have your heart touched. (Zephyr)


Coraline

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 04/18/2023 - 6:05pm
Coraline 10th Anniversary Edition By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780380807345
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Published: HarperCollins - April 24th, 2012

I read this for the first time with my spouse cause we both love the movie. But the book, in my opinion, is creepier and more magical. Even though it's categorized as a "kids" book it can be enjoyed by anyone that wants a fun (and at times unsettling) story of a girl that goes on an unexpected and relatable journey. (Zephyr)


No Edges: Swahili Stories

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 04/11/2023 - 12:40pm
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No Edges: Swahili Stories By Sarah Coolidge (Editor), Lusajo Mwaikenda Israel, Euphrase Kezilahabi Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949641455
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Published: Two Lines Press - April 11th, 2023

No Edges represents the first (!) collection of Swahili stories in English translation. Featuring eight East African authors crossing generations and literary styles, this incredible collection will leave you hungry for more: more from these authors, more from the rich traditions of Swahili storytelling, and more Africanfuturist visions. [Adrienne]


Oshi No Ko

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 03/11/2023 - 3:10pm
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[Oshi No Ko], Vol. 1 By Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari (By (artist)), Taylor Engel (Translated by), Abigail Blackman (Letterer) Cover Image
By Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari (By (artist)), Taylor Engel (Translated by), Abigail Blackman (Letterer)
$13.00
ISBN: 9781975363178
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Published: Yen Press - January 17th, 2023

A lot happens in this first volume to set up the plot of the series that it kept me on my toes! It plays a twist on several common tropes with superb writing and on-point illustrations. I look forward to the second volume being released in May. (I do warn that this series is for an older audience, since it does have some violence and mature themes.) [Blanca]


Big Swiss

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sat, 03/04/2023 - 1:15pm
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Big Swiss: A Novel By Jen Beagin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982153083
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Published: Scribner - February 7th, 2023

What a read! Beagin touches on some dark themes but in a tightly structured narrative full of ingenious metaphors and well-crafted literary allusions. Told from the perspective of a morally gray protagonist, Beagin makes us complicit with the narrator, who I totally liked. I was hooked from the first chapter, and if I find the time, I might re-read it. [Blanca]


Knot My Type

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Fri, 02/24/2023 - 2:46pm
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Knot My Type By Evie Mitchell Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781922561213
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Published: Thunder Thighs Publishing - October 4th, 2021

2021 was the year I decided to search more for disability romances - oh did I find some gems! Not only is this author ethical af, but Frankie and Jay are so lovely. Jay isn't perfect, but he tries and he learns and that is so swoon to me. Frankie is just everything, full stop. Their romance feels real and possible and we don't really get that in romanceland. I adore this book with all my heart. [Danielle]


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