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c.j.'s selections ten ten ten
|one||Allegedly - Tiffany D. Jackson |
Girl is complicit in her mother's killing of a baby in her care. Allegedly. So many authors I love have raved about this, including Kathleen Glasgow, author of Girl in Pieces.
Heartstone - Elle Katherine White
Jane Austen meets dragon fantasy world. You sold yet?
|three||Dark Breaks the Dawn - Sara B. Larson |
A battle between light and dark magic depends on a crown princess and her newfound power to shapeshift. It seems relatively standard fantasy, but I'm always up for some magic.
Shimmer And Burn - Mary Taranta
A magical girl's sister is sold into slavery. A power-hungry princess wants her father's throne. A traveling magician is their guide into a frightening land where magic can be stolen. The blurb is complicated; I'm hoping for something twisty and brutal.
|five||The Last Magician - Lisa Maxwell |
A magical barrier traps people on the island of New York. A thief of time can save them if she finds a secret book--but she'll have to get past the magical gangs first. I mean, come on.
|six||American Street - Ibi Zoboi |
Fabiola's mother is detained on the trip from Haiti, leaving Fabiola with her unknown cousins in the strange, new land of Detroit. Can't beat comparisons to Everything, Everything.
|seven||Dear Martin - Nic Stone |
Justyce is a debate whiz and prep school hero, but all that crumbles when he and his friend run the wrong side of a white cop. With all the crap going down with American police shooting unarmed black men, this book is so very needed.
|eight||Dreamland Burning - Jennifer Latham |
Rowan finds a skeleton on her family's property. A century earlier, Will is embroiled in the turmoil of Tulsa's race riots. Dual perspectives, super relevant history, gimme.
|nine||Empress of a Thousand Skies - Rhoda Belleza |
An empress and a refugee-turned-reality-TV-star combine forces to save the galaxy from a dangerous madman. Yes, please.
|ten||The Book Jumper - Mechthild Glaser |
Amy can jump into books and live in their worlds. When she finds out that people are stealing from the books, she and a fellow bookjumper are on the case. I mean, book nerd's dream or what?