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October 2020: tee

From Mamie: tee arnold is the resident YA expert of the Children's Department and has been avidly reading and reviewing books for over ten years, though they slowed down a bit while studying English and Women's and Gender Studies at NC State. Originally from Western New York, they spend about half the year hiding inside lest they melt in the heat. They love dogs, sushi, bullet journaling, and all things Halloween. They're easily identifiable as the bookseller always covered in dog hair.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Square Fish $10.99). Cyborg Cinderella set in futuristic New Beijing. The wide cast of characters and unique fairy tale retellings make this my favorite series.

The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale (Margaret McElderry Books $11.99). This stunningly atmospheric folk horror tale is perfect for curling up on a chilly day and reading in one sitting. I absolutely devoured it.

An Affair of Poisons by Addie Thorley (Page Street Kids $10.99). A standalone YA fantastical alternate history about an alchemist who is tricked into poisoning King Louis XIV and starting a revolution. And one of the most wholesome first kiss scenes I've ever read.

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (Ember $10.99). I'm not usually a big Sci-fi person, but this thriller about a low-income teen from Detroit who is recruited to mine an invaluable substance from a newly discovered planet that a major corporation has kept hidden is everything I never knew I needed.

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (Dutton $16). A psychological dramedy about time travel, family, love, and accepting what you have. Sounds cheesy, but this is one of the best books I've ever read.

My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix (Quirk Books $14.99). Picture every 80's teen best friend movie and mash it with The Exorcist. This is creepy, quirky, and wonderfully written.

The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington (Orbit $17.99). Don't let its size scare you, this epic high-fantasy is richly crafted and compulsively readable. And it's a trilogy, so there's plenty of story to get lost in.

Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw (Orbit $15.99). Dr. Greta Helsing is the medical provider for paranormal creatures. When a mysterious new group emerges threatening to purge the world of demons and the unclean, she and her various (super)natural friends must save this underserved population.

Differently Morphous by Yahtzee Croshaw (Dark Horse Books $12.99) This is a philosophical, dark, horrifyingly believable look at what the world could look like if we discovered a cure for aging. But, like, in the best way possible.

The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (Mariner Books $25.00). I had to include a classic. I've taken three classes on Tolkien, I reread his works, at least in part, every year, and I will jump at literally any opportunity to talk about The Lord of the Rings.

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Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles By Marissa Meyer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250768889
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Square Fish - February 4th, 2020

The first book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer like you’ve never seen it before, now with new cover art! See where the futuristic YA fairytale saga all began, with the tale of a teenage cyborg who must fight for Earth's survival against villains from outer space.

The Cold Is in Her Bones By Peternelle van Arsdale Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481488457
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - January 21st, 2020

“A dark and enchanting tale.” —Bustle
“Fiercely written and beautifully feminist.” —Lisa Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Magician

One girl must uncover secrets of the past to save her friend from a terrible curse in this “dark, angry fairy tale” (BCCB, starred review) fil

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An Affair of Poisons By Addie Thorley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645670155
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Page Street Kids - January 28th, 2020

No one looks kindly on the killer of a king.

“Fast-paced and refreshing.” – SLJ, starred review
“The perfect blend of history and dark fantasy.” – Mary Taranta, author of Shimmer and Burn
“Thrilling, romantic, and addictive.” – Rosalyn Eves, author of Blood Rose Rebellion

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Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad #1) By Scott Reintgen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399556821
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Ember - June 19th, 2018

“A high-octane thriller . . . Nyxia grabs you from the first line and never lets go.” —Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Warcross

All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel By Elan Mastai Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101985151
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Published: Dutton - February 20th, 2018

“Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor.”Entertainment Weekly

“[An] amazing debut novel....Dazzling and complex....Fearlessly funny storytelling.”—The Washington Post

My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel By Grady Hendrix Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594749766
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Quirk Books - July 11th, 2017

Soon to be a major motion picture.

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying
, this unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist blends teen angst and unspeakable horrors into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller.

The Shadow of What Was Lost (The Licanius Trilogy #1) By James Islington Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316274074
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Published: Orbit - May 9th, 2017

A young man with forbidden magic finds himself drawn into an ancient war against a dangerous enemy in book one of the Licanius Trilogy, the series that fans are heralding as the next Wheel of Time.

As destiny calls, a journey begins.

Strange Practice (A Dr. Greta Helsing Novel) By Vivian Shaw Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316434607
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Published: Orbit - July 25th, 2017

The first book in a delightfully witty fantasy series in which Dr. Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, must defend London from both supernatural ailments and a bloodthirsty cult

Greta Helsing inherited her family's highly specialized and highly peculiar medical practice. In her consulting rooms, Dr.

Differently Morphous By Yahtzee Croshaw Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781506711645
Published: Dark Horse Books - April 16th, 2019

Differently Morphous is the latest and greatest tale to emerge from the mind of writer Yahtzee Croshaw (Mogworld, Jam, Will Save the Galaxy for Food).

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The Lord Of The Rings By J.R.R. Tolkien Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618640157
Availability: On our shelves
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 12th, 2005

Immerse yourself in Middle-earth with J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic masterpieces behind the films...

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