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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062457851
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Published: Harper Teen - September 19th, 2017

Zac Brewer manages the delicate balance between making the point of view of a teenager with suicidal ideation empathetic and accessible without glorifying her emotional crisis in Madness. When Brooke is released from her recovery center after a suicide attempt, she struggles with reestablishing relationships and routines with family, friends, and schoolmates, even her BFF, Duckie. At first, new arrival Derek seems to be Brooke’s soulmate, the only person who understands what she’s feeling – but is their budding romance helpful or harmful, especially as it begins to isolate Brooke from other people she loves? Part Pretty in Pink and more than a little Heathers for teens in the 21st Century, the book also offers resources for any readers identifying with Brooke’s pain. – Maryelizabeth


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ISBN: 9781534300460
Availability: Backordered
Published: Image Comics - July 11th, 2017

Tokyo Ghost is a brutal cyberpunk dystopia high on amphetamines and 114 octane race fuel — high paced action at its finest. If that was all it was, however, it would fall by the wayside as another fun romp. I was surprised to find that Tokyo Ghost has heart, and it gets a lot done in its two volumes. There is a shocking amount of character development for the protagonists, Debbie and Led. Their childhood, their love, and their losses are all on display, and make you care about what happens to their tiny glimmer of hope in the terrible future they inhabit. – Sam

 


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ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

The author of The Martian sets his sights on a decidedly different celestial orb, the Moon, and its first city, Artemis. Meet Jazz Bashara, small-time porter and even smaller-time smuggler. She's been here on the Moon since she was, like, six and life here sure is no picnic, what with the nearest fresh air being 400,000 kilometers away, and everything being so god-awful expensive. She is on track to make a cool million slugs though. Only thing is that job isn't what you'd call strictly legal. But when you're living in a coffin and you’ve got bills and debts to pay, you gotta do what you gotta do, right? The Moon's not only a harsh mistress, she can be a downright bitch.

Artemis has many of the elements you loved in The Martian: cool tech, sciencing the shit out of things to not die, and one hell of a protagonist. Jazz Bashara is just as brilliant and irreverent as The Martian's Mark Watney. She's just a bit looser with her morals is all. Just a bit. And like our favorite Martian, Watney, she's in way over her head and in danger of sucking some serious vacuum. Unlike Watney, however, Jazz doesn't have an entire planet rallying to save her sorry ass from certain death. She's gonna have to do that little thing on her own (mostly). All of the awesomeness you'd expect from Weir in a book you may just read in one sitting.  – Guest Reviewer Patrick Heffernan


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By Joe Ide
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316267779
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 17th, 2017

Joe Ide’s debut novel, IQ, was one of my favorite books of 2016. The concept was cool and unique: an edgy Sherlock Holmes with a hip hop flavor. Righteous is no different and picks up right where we left off. Isaiah Quintabe or IQ receives a cry for help from his brother’s former girlfriend, Sarita: find her younger sister, Janine. What follows is a sometimes comical high stakes journey to the neon lights of Las Vegas where Isaiah finds himself pitted against a psychotic loan shark and a Chinese triad. Meanwhile, he continues to obsess over the hit and run that killed his older brother, Marcus, eight years ago. The two storylines intertwine together seamlessly, revealing IQ’s intelligence, wit, and buried pain. I love the way Ide guides us down one path only to bring us to a conclusion that is surprising yet so inevitable, we wonder how we missed it. Another standout from Ide and the IQ series. – Sarah


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After on: A Novel of Silicon Valley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524798055
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 1st, 2017

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ISBN: 9780399161506
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 26th, 2017

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A Darker Shade of Magic Collector's Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765399113
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Published: Tor Books - October 31st, 2017

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Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062684387
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 31st, 2017

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ISBN: 9780399549786
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2018

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ISBN: 9781250073037
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 5th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 10th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316504041
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780525955115
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Published: Dutton Books - September 26th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780062476050
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017

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