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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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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Synopsis: Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a… Continue reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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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