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Magic for Liars: A Novel By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250174628
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Published: Tor Books - May 5th, 2020

*Realistic characters, fantasy setting, intriguing mystery* Detective noir set in an academy of magic. 

 


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Battle Royale: Remastered (Battle Royale (Novel)) By Koushun Takami Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781421565989
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Published: Haikasoru - April 1st, 2014

Junior high is hard enough without having to hunt down and murder your best friend or crush! Dive into this cult classic if you liked Squid Game, The Hunger Games, and/or Lord of the Flies.


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When We Were Magic By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534432888
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

A group of queer teen witches find themselves involved in an accidental murder. They try to set things right but it's failed attempt after failed attempt for the friends. 


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Milk Fed: A Novel By Melissa Broder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982142506
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

Darkly humorous and sexy story about sexual desire, religion, and personal identity. 

 


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Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead: A Novel By Emily Austin Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9781982167363
Published: Washington Square Press - June 28th, 2022

An atheist lesbian accidentally gets a job at a Catholic church but she is too anxious to get out of it. Hilarious consequences ensue!

 


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A Spoonful of Frogs By Casey Lyall, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Casey Lyall, Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062890290
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Published: Greenwillow Books - July 19th, 2022

This book made me cackle out loud. The story is a familiar one about the struggles of trying and failing to do a single task and having to adapt. Also, the witch has her own cooking show, which is pretty darn magical.


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Parade: A Folktale By Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell (Translated by) Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781593765804
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Published: Soft Skull - November 5th, 2019

As they prepare food, tsukiko tells sensei a story. Simple, quirky, sweet. Minimalist illustrations sprinkled throughout.

 


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Snotgirl Volume 1: Green Hair Don't Care By Bryan Lee O'Malley, Leslie Hung (Artist) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534300361
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Published: Image Comics - February 28th, 2017

Funny, creepy, sinister. Every character is unlikable yet interesting. The first volume raises a lot of questions you’ll be dying to know the answers to. What exactly is real in this LA fashion blogger’s life?


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Eat the Rich SC By Sarah Gailey, Pius Bak (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Gailey, Pius Bak (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684158324
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Published: BOOM! Studios - May 24th, 2022

This is a civilized society. . . right? How could that be when people are signing their lives away to literal cannibals? This book was horrifyingly fun, like an episode of Z Nation with a teaspoon of Parasite peppered in.


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The Hole By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811228879
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Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020

Absurd and dreamlike. Asa goes through bizarre experiences as she tries to adjust to remote rural life in the Japanese countryside. With elements reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. 

 


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The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) By Trung Le Nguyen Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
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Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

Shows how we use stories to cross the language barrier and share the deepest, most vulnerable parts of ourselves.

 


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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow By Jessica Townsend Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316508896
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination.


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Cackle By Rachel Harrison Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593202029
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Published: Berkley - October 5th, 2021

A cozy horror. It's like if a Disney villain becomes your best friend and life coach. 


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Creepy Cat Vol. 1 By Cotton Valent Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781648277870
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Published: Seven Seas - October 19th, 2021

If you live with a mischievous cat or love watching cat videos, this book is a MUST! Creepy Cat is a big ball of squishy fluff that you won’t be able to get enough of.


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The Ghostly Carousel: Delightfully Frightful Poems By Calef Brown, Calef Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Calef Brown, Calef Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781512426618
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - August 1st, 2018

Do upset birds tickle your fancy
Do ghosts cause you content
Pick up this book and you will see
Your new book, I present


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Season of the Bruja Vol. 1 By Aaron Durán, Sara Soler (Illustrator), Deron Bennett (Letterer) Cover Image
By Aaron Durán, Sara Soler (Illustrator), Deron Bennett (Letterer)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781549308161
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Published: Oni Press - December 6th, 2022

Something awful is coming, at least that’s what the demon told Althalia before she decided to make a deal with him. Althalia is from a long line of brujas but is it enough to face what’s to come? This series has plenty of magic and gorgeous illustrations that provide both entertainment and a medium for social topics. 


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How to Be a Moonflower By Katie Daisy (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Katie Daisy (By (artist))
$19.95
ISBN: 9781797201917
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 24th, 2021

A whimsical guide on how to celebrate the night. A perfect gift for yourself or the nature and art lover in your life. The illustrations alone are enough to pick it up.


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Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, Vol. 1 By Magica Quartet (Created by), Fujino Fuji (By (artist)) Cover Image
By Magica Quartet (Created by), Fujino Fuji (By (artist))
$13.00
ISBN: 9781975387570
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Published: Yen Press - December 31st, 2019

This series may seem like your typical magical girl story, but as you read on it escalates from cute to mysterious to creepy until you learn the heartbreaking truth behind it all. Witches, time travel, aliens, friendship, dreams, world destruction- this series has it all wrapped up for you in a pretty bow.


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That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Trinity in Tempest (Manga) 1 By Fuse (Created by), Tae Tono, Mitz Vah (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Fuse (Created by), Tae Tono, Mitz Vah (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781646511761
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Published: Kodansha Comics - November 3rd, 2020

The new spinoff manga to the hit fantasy isekai series, developed by original creator Fuse! Against the odds, the little slime Rimiru has established his magical kingdom for all monsters, called Tempest, and it's thriving. But three visitors, Phos the fox girl, Stella the dragon girl, and Nemu the winged girl, come to pay Tempest a visit, they're stunned at just how quickly it's developed.


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Cardcaptor Sakura Collector's Edition 1 By CLAMP Cover Image
By CLAMP
$29.99
ISBN: 9781632367518
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Published: Kodansha Comics - June 25th, 2019

Sakura accidentally releases cards containing magic into the world.  With the help of the adorable guardian of the cards, Sakura must use each card she captures to capture the rest and restore order. A classic magical girl story!

 


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Bunny: A Novel By Mona Awad Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559757
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2020

Trippy, bizarre, odd. The most fun I’ve had reading absurdist fiction. Reads like a sorority horror film but it'll have you asking what’s real and what isn’t?


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One Last Stop By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

Cynical August moves to NYC and meets punk lesbian Jane who’s stuck in the 70s. The story is magical and wholesome. The characters are fun and relatable. A must read for the queer hopeless romantic!  

 


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I Want to Be a Vase By Julio Torres, Julian Glander (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julio Torres, Julian Glander (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534493902
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 7th, 2022

My eyeballs don’t want to be eyeballs anymore, they want to be a mouth so they could consume this book with its cotton candy colors. But if my eyeballs ate this book then you wouldn’t be able to read it, which would be a tragedy. 


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Almond: A Novel By Won-pyung Sohn, Sandy Joosun Lee (Translated by) Cover Image
By Won-pyung Sohn, Sandy Joosun Lee (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062961389
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Published: HarperVia - June 15th, 2021

Yunjae, who has trouble feeling fear or anger, develops an unlikely bond with his bully. A story about empathy and human connection.

 


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Wicked Fox By Kat Cho Cover Image
By Kat Cho
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812346
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2019

An addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.

Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt.


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Rick Riordan Presents Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 1) By Kwame Mbalia Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368042413
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 22nd, 2020

Tristan Strong is thrown from his grandparents’ home in Alabama to a world where African American folk legends and West African gods clash in this action-packed fantasy!

 


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These Witches Don't Burn By Isabel Sterling Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780451480347
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Published: Razorbill - April 28th, 2020

"Infused with page-turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut." --Dana Mele, author of People Like Us