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Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi

Blurb:Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her… Continue reading Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi

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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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A Thoudand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Trigger warning for domestic violence, rape, death of parents, miscarriage, traumatic birth, violence, death, suicide. Blurb:A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It is his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, The Kite Runner. The book, which spans a period of over 40 years, from the 1960s to 2003,… Continue reading A Thoudand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

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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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Three Daughters – Consuelo Saah Baehr

*** Spoiler Alert ***Trigger warning - the death of a child, domestic abuse, descriptions of miscarriages. Blurb:From the fertile hills of a tiny village near Jerusalem to the elegant townhouses of Georgetown, Three Daughters is a historical saga that chronicles the lives, loves, and secrets of three generations of Palestinian Christian women.Born in rural Palestine,… Continue reading Three Daughters – Consuelo Saah Baehr

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Shadow & Bone – Leigh Bardugo

***Spoiler Alert*** Blurb: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 her… Continue reading Shadow & Bone – Leigh Bardugo

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Sword Song – Bernard Cornwell

Blurb:The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Warrior by instinct and Viking by nature, Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, has land, a wife and children—and a duty to King Alfred to hold the… Continue reading Sword Song – Bernard Cornwell