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The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm – Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm

Blurb:When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their "Children's and Household Tales" in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the… Continue reading The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm – Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm

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Black Sun – Rebecca Roanhorse

Blurb:A god will returnWhen the earth and sky convergeUnder the black sunIn the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.Meanwhile, a ship launches… Continue reading Black Sun – Rebecca Roanhorse

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Jade City – Fonda Lee

Blurb:TWO CRIME FAMILIES, ONE SOURCE OF POWER: JADE.Jade is the lifeblood of the city of Janloon - a stone that enhances a warrior's natural strength and speed. Jade is mined, traded, stolen and killed for, controlled by the ruthless No Peak and Mountain families.When a modern drug emerges that allows anyone - even foreigners -… Continue reading Jade City – Fonda Lee

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune – Nghi Vo

Blurb:A young royal from the far north is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and sometimes reviled, she must choose her allies carefully.Rabbit, a handmaiden, sold by her parents to… Continue reading The Empress of Salt and Fortune – Nghi Vo

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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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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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Manga Mini Review

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 1 - Hirohiko Araki: Young Jonathan Joestar’s life is forever changed when he meets his new adopted brother, Dio. For some reason, Dio has a smoldering grudge against him and derives pleasure from seeing him suffer. But every man has his limits, as Dio finds out. This is the beginning of… Continue reading Manga 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