Opposite of Always – Justin A. Reynolds

(Justin A. Reynolds, 2019) Jack Ellison King. King of Almost. He almost made valedictorian. He almost made varsity. He almost got the girl . . .  When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting [...]

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The Book Thief – Markus Zusak + Buddy Read with Joe from Stories of Storeys

(Markus Zusak, 2005) It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Gravedigger's Handbook, left behind there by accident, and [...]

Love and Gelato – Jenna Evans Welch

(Jenna Evans Welch, 2016) “I made the wrong choice.” Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen [...]

Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young

(Adrienne Young, 2018) Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago. Faced [...]

Hocus Pocus & the All New Sequel – A.W. Jantha

(A.W. Jantha, 2018) Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, [...]

Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft- edited by Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe

(various authors, 2018) A young adult fiction anthology of 15 stories featuring contemporary, historical, and futuristic stories featuring witchy heroines who are diverse in race, class, sexuality, religion, geography, and era. Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Glinda the Good Witch. Elphaba the Wicked Witch. Willow. Sabrina. Gemma Doyle. The Mayfair Witches. [...]

Children of Blood and Bone- Tomi Adeyemi + Buddy Read with Nina at The Cozy Pages

(Tomi Adeyemi, 2018) They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a [...]