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Running with Lions by Julian Winters

Synopsis: Bloomington High School Lions' star goalie, Sebastian Hughes, should be excited about his senior year: His teammates are amazing and he's got a coach who doesn't ask anyone to hide their sexuality. But when his estranged childhood best friend Emir Shah shows up to summer training camp, Sebastian realizes the team's success may end… Continue reading Running with Lions by Julian Winters

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Dreadnought by April Daniels

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those… Continue reading Dreadnought by April Daniels

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Monstress Vol 1 (#1-6): Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them… Continue reading Monstress Vol 1 (#1-6): Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are… Continue reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting—working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual).… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when… Continue reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

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Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Sierra Santiago planned an easy summer of making art and hanging out with her friends. But then a corpse crashes their first party. Her stroke-ridden grandfather starts apologizing over and over. And when the murals in her neighborhood begin to weep tears... Well, something more sinister than the usual Brooklyn ruckus is going… Continue reading Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older