SOME LEGACIES ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN. "I love the feeling of a magical world existing just beneath the surface of our own and this story gave me everything I wanted: incredible characters, ancient lore and secret societies all grounded in our very real, very flawed world . . ." Leigh Bardugo, author of Shadow and Bone An explosive fantasy debut that is taking TikTok by storm. Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J. Maas and Cinderella is Dead ! Filled with mystery and Southern Black Girl Magic, Tracy Deonns New York Times bestselling Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend . . . After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants to escape. A residential programme for bright high-schoolers seems like the perfect opportunity until she witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus . . . A flying demon feeding on human energies. A secret society of so-called Legendborn that hunt the creatures down. A mysterious mage who calls himself a Merlin and who attempts and fails to wipe Brees memory of everything she saw. The mages failure unlocks Brees own unique magic and a buried memory about her mother. Now Bree will do whatever it takes to discover the truth, even infiltrate the Legendborn. But when the Legendborn reveal themselves as the descendants of King Arthurs knights and foretell a magical war, Bree must decide how far shell go for the truth. Should she use her magic to take the society down or join the fight? Winner of the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award, and a New York Times bestseller!
A stunning, shattering debut novel about two Black British artists falling in and out of love - available for pre-order nowbr>br>''A love song to black art and thought, an exploration of intimacy and vulnerability between two young artists learning to be soft with each other in a world that hardens against black people.'' Yaa Gyasi, bestselling author of HOMEGOING br>br>Two young people meet at a pub in South East London. Both are Black British, both won scholarships to private schools where they struggled to belong, both are now artists - he a photographer, she a dancer - trying to make their mark in a city that by turns celebrates and rejects them. Tentatively, tenderly, they fall in love. But two people who seem destined to be together can still be torn apart by fear and violence.br>br>At once an achingly beautiful love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity, Open Water asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees you only as a Black body, to be vulnerable when you are only respected for strength, to find safety in love, only to lose it. With gorgeous, soulful intensity, Caleb Azumah Nelson has written the most essential debut of recent years.br>br>''An amazing debut novel. You should read this book. Let''s hear it for Caleb Azumah Nelson, also known as the future'' Benjamin Zephaniahbr>br>''A beautiful and powerful novel about the true and sometimes painful depths of love'' Candice Carty-Williams, Sunday Times bestselling author of QUEENIE br>br>''Caleb is a star in the making.'' Nikesh Shukla, editor of THE GOOD IMMIGRANTbr>br>''A stunning piece of art'' Bolu Babalola, Sunday Times bestselling author of LOVE IN COLOUR>
Elif Batuman has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2010. She is the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them . The recipient of a Whiting Writers'' Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers'' Award, and a Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor, she also holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University.>
Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt, CJ, you're a better witness for what's beautiful." CJ begins his weekly bus journey around the city with disappointment and dissatisfaction, wondering why he and his family can't drive a car like his friends. Through energy and encouragement, CJ's nana helps him see the beauty and fun in their routine. This beautifully illustrated, emotive picture book explores urban life with honesty, interest and gratitude. Last Stop on Market Street has won multiple awards and spent time at the number one spot in the New York Times Bestseller List.
Miri thinks she has got her wife back, when Leah finally returns after a deep-sea mission that ended in catastrophe. It soon becomes clear, though, that Leah is not the same. Whatever happened in that vessel, whatever it was they were supposed to be studying before they were stranded on the ocean floor, Leah has brought part of it back with her, onto dry land and into their home. Moving through something that only resembles normal life, Miri comes to realize that the life that they had before might be gone. Though Leah is still there, Miri can feel the woman she loves slipping from her grasp. Our Wives Under The Sea is the debut novel from Julia Armfield, the critically acclaimed author of salt slow. It''s a story of falling in love, loss, grief, and what life there is in the deep deep sea.
Before there was Kate Beaton, New York Times bestselling cartoonist of Hark A Vagrant , there was Katie Beaton of the Cape Breton Beatons, a tight-knit seaside community. After university, Katie heads out west to take advantage of Alberta''s oil rush, part of the long tradition of East Coast Canadians who seek gainful employment elsewhere when they can''t find it in the homeland they love so much. With the singular goal of paying off her student loans, what the journey will actually cost Katie will be far more than she anticipates. Arriving in Fort McMurray, Katie finds work in the lucrative camps owned and operated by the world''s largest oil companies. As one of the few women among thousands of men, the culture shock is palpable. It does not hit home until she moves to a spartan, isolated worksite for higher pay. Katie encounters the harsh reality of life in the oil sands where trauma is an everyday occurrence yet never discussed. For young Katie, her wounds may never heal. Beaton''s natural cartooning prowess is on full display as she draws colossal machinery and mammoth vehicles set against a sublime Albertan backdrop of wildlife, Northern Lights, and Rocky Mountains. Her first full length graphic narrative, Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands is an untold story of Canada: a country that prides itself on its egalitarian ethos and natural beauty while simultaneously exploiting both the riches of its land and the humanity of its people.
B>b>All This Could Be Different is an extraordinary novel, spiny and delicate, scathingly funny and wildly moving. Sarah Thankam Mathews is a brilliant writer, one whose every ringing sentence holds both bite and heart. --Lauren Groff, author of Matrix/b>br>;br>b>From a brilliant new voice comes an electrifying novel of a young immigrant building a life for herself--a warm, dazzling, and profound saga of queer love, friendship, work, and precarity in twenty-first century America/b>/b>br>br>Graduating into the long maw of an American recession, Sneha is one of the fortunate ones. Shes moved to Milwaukee for an entry-level corporate job that, grueling as it may be, is the key that unlocks every door: she can pick up the tab at dinner with her new friend Tig, get her college buddy Thom hired alongside her, and send money to her parents back in India. She begins dating women--soon developing a burning crush on Marina, a beguiling and beautiful dancer who always seems just out of reach.br>;br>But before long, trouble arrives. Painful secrets rear their heads; jobs go off the rails; evictions loom. Sneha struggles to be truly close and open with anybody, even as her friendships deepen, even as she throws herself headlong into a dizzying romance with Marina. Its then that Tig begins to draw up a radical solution to their problems, hoping to save them all.br>br>A beautiful and capacious novel rendered in singular, unforgettable; prose,;All This Could Be Different is a wise, tender, and riveting group portrait of young people forging love and community amidst struggle, and a moving story of one immigrants journey to make her home in the world.
From the bestselling author of Red, White and Royal Blue and One Last Stop comes a debut YA romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need . . . Chloe Green is so close to winning. After her moms moved her from SoCal to Alabama for high school, she''s spent the past four years dodging gossipy, classmates and a puritanical administration at Willowgrove Christian Academy. The thing that''s kept her going: winning valedictorian. Her only rival: prom queen Shara Wheeler, the principal''s perfect daughter. But a month before graduation, Shara kisses Chloe and vanishes. On a furious hunt for answers, Chloe discovers she''s not the only one Shara kissed. There''s also Smith, Shara''s longtime quarterback sweetheart, and Rory, Shara''s bad boy neighbour with a crush. The three have nothing in common except Shara and the annoyingly cryptic notes she left behind, but together they must untangle Shara''s trail of clues and find her. It''ll be worth it, if Chloe can drag Shara back before graduation to beat her fair-and-square. Thrown into an unlikely alliance, chasing a ghost through parties, break-ins, puzzles, and secrets revealed on monogrammed stationery, Chloe starts to suspect there might be more to this small town than she thought. And maybe - probably not, but maybe - more to Shara, too. Fierce, funny and frank, Casey McQuiston''s I Kissed Shara Wheeler is about breaking the rules, getting messy and finding love in unexpected places. ''[A] razor-sharp, intensely compassionate, subversive, sweet, electrifyingly romantic knockout of a book.'' - Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda