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The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin (Urban fantasy) - The City We Became takes place in New York City, in a version of the world in which great cities become sentient through human avatars. After the avatar of New York falls into a supernatural coma and vanishes, a group of five new avatars representing the five boroughs come together to fight their common Enemy.
The Scum Villain Self Saving System by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu (Isekai, adventure) - An avid hater of a web novel suddenly gets transported to the very same novel and is placed in the body of Shen Qingqiu, the very first villain the hero tortures and kills off. The best part? The villain is the “shizun”, teacher, of our protagonist and now must try to clear away any path that may trigger the protag and start off Shen Qingqius early torture. Not as easy as it seems especially now that the out of the world, heavenly beauty that is the male protagonist that was supposed to have 3000 wives now seem to only stick by Shen Qingqiu’s side???!
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (YA Fantasy) - inspired by ancient Arabia the story follows Zafira a hunter who disguises herself as a man to feed her people and Nasir the crown prince and assassin under his controlling father
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder (Fiction, Fantasy, Philosophy, Thriller) - 14 y/o Sophi comes home from school to find two letters in her mailbox, "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Sophie takes a hold of those questions to grapple with her own existence.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Historical Fiction, Romance) - By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come rising to the surface.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (YA fantasy) - Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Katz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction - if they don’t kill each other first.
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