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The Gilded Ones – Namina Forna

Blurb:Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in Otera, a deeply patriarchal ancient kingdom, where a woman's worth is tied to her purity, and she must bleed to prove it. But when Deka bleeds gold - the colour of impurity, of a demon - she faces a consequence worse than death. She is saved by a mysterious woman who… Continue reading The Gilded Ones – Namina Forna

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Ruin & Rising – Leigh Bardugo

Blurb:The capital has fallen.The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots… Continue reading Ruin & Rising – Leigh Bardugo

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Storm & Seige – Leigh Bardugo

Blurb:Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.The Darkling… Continue reading Storm & Seige – Leigh Bardugo

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She Who Became the Sun – Shelly Parker-Chan

Blurb:In a famine-stricken village on a dusty yellow plain, two children are given two fates. A boy, greatness. A girl, nothingness…In 1345, China lies under harsh Mongol rule. For the starving peasants of the Central Plains, greatness is something found only in stories. When the Zhu family’s eighth-born son, Zhu Chongba, is given a fate… Continue reading She Who Became the Sun – Shelly Parker-Chan

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Mini Review

Higurashi When They Cry: Abducted by Demons Arc Volume 1 - Ryukishi07: Life couldn't be better for Keiichi Maebara. Sure, he's moved to a sleepy, little town where nothing happens and high school consists of a one-room schoolhouse - but his new friends and fellow students are all cute girls! When he happens upon a… Continue reading Mini Review

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Raybearer – Jordan Ifueko

Burb:Nothing is more important than loyalty.But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire… Continue reading Raybearer – Jordan Ifueko