Kaye

Meet Kaye! Kaye reads a mix of science fiction, romance, and books with beautiful covers that catch their eye. Kaye is always exclaiming while they read, which their coworkers love.

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Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593158685
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 30th, 2022

I've played tennis my whole life, and based on the writing so has Taylor Jenkins Reid. Each match had me on the edge of my seat, and Carrie Soto will have my heart forever. 


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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America By Erik Larson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

So creepy, so fun! Told from two perspectives, Larson takes on Chicago's World Fair in 1893, and it is a *page turner*

 


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The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

Anytime I need to get lost in a fun and heartwarming world, this is the book I turn to! This book will make any day better.


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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) By Becky Chambers Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250236210
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Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

It wasn't until I finished this book that I realized how rare it is to read a calm sci-fi book! A beautiful setting and kind, interesting characters. A great read for a slow, contemplative day.


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All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries By Martha Wells Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250214713
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Published: Tordotcom - January 22nd, 2019

I *loved* this book. Under 150 pages, it is packed full of humor, action, and an apathetic murderbot who just wants to watch tv. 


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The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School By Sonora Reyes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063060234
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 17th, 2022

Everything you could possibly want from a queer coming-of-age story! Absolutely one of my favorite books of the year, cannot recommend enough!


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Portrait of a Thief: A Novel By Grace D. Li Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593184738
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 5th, 2022

This book is the thoughtful, complex, sweet sibling to the movie The Italian Job. A group of five bright college students risk it all to rob five museums across the Western World; to return priceless Chinese artifacts to their rightful place in China. Li effortlessly tackles issues of modern colonialism, strained family relationships, and how we choose our futures.


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The Old Woman with the Knife By Gu Byeong-Mo Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335425768
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Published: Hanover Square Press - March 8th, 2022

You heard it here first: You can be an assassin at any age! 


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A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe #1) By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250267665
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Published: Tordotcom - July 19th, 2022

An epic scifi mystery set in 1920s Egypt! This book has it all: dapper women detectives, moody magical beings, and arrogant Englishmen. If you ever loved Phryne Fisher, you will love this book as well! 


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Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

Outwardly, 17-year-old Chinese American Lily doesn't say much, but inside it's all turmoil, confusion, and wonder. This book perfectly describes the overwhelming feeling of seeing yourself for the first time, and the internal and external struggles that follow. A stunning lesbian historical fiction! 


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The Lost Dreamer (The Lost Dreamer Duology #1) By Lizz Huerta Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250754851
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 1st, 2022

Incredible world building in an ancient Mesoamerica world! We bounce between the two perspectives of a girl who has grown up in magical sect and a girl who is magical but lives isolated. The political structure of the kingdom is at risk, and these two both must struggle to figure out their fates in this conflict. A fantastic fantasy YA debut!


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Worn: A People's History of Clothing By Sofi Thanhauser Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524748395
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Published: Pantheon - January 25th, 2022

An engaging, well written book that will forever change how you think about the clothes you wear and the fashion industry! A fascinating history that follows five specific textiles around the world and through different time periods. 


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The Priory of the Orange Tree By Samantha Shannon Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781635570304
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 18th, 2020

A thousand years ago, the whole world almost fell to a deadly beast. Now, the threat is back, but if the stories about that time are all wrong, how do you save the world again? Such an engrossing, high fantasy story! 


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Delilah Green Doesn't Care By Ashley Herring Blake Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336403
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Published: Berkley - February 22nd, 2022

One of my favorite reads of the year! The pace is perfect, the characters are complex and well developed, and the romance is heartwarming (and steamy). 


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Front Desk (Front Desk #1) (Scholastic Gold) By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338157826
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - June 25th, 2019

Kelly Yang shows the power of taking a chance and working hard in this delightful series! Mia and her parents immigrate to California from China, and while working at the motel is difficult for her family, Mia loves it and is committed to making the motel better for her family and everyone! 


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Redemptor (Raybearer Book 2) By Jordan Ifueko Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419739842
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 17th, 2021

The best sequel I've read in a while. Ifueko allows all of the characters to grow so much, together and on their own, and still has a plot that is fast paced and surprising! 


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She Drives Me Crazy By Kelly Quindlen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250209153
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 20th, 2021

There is something endlessly satisifying about a well done enemies to lovers story. Quindlen beautifully navigates past relationships, and allows for character growth that is so heartwarming to read! 


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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

One of the most indulgent romance books I've ever read! It gave me everything I wanted; a perfect holiday read!


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A Snake Falls to Earth By Darcie Little Badger Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140923
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Published: Levine Querido - November 23rd, 2021

I love Darcie's storytelling style! A teen girl believes the stories her families have told forever; that there is another world where animal people live. In that other world, a snake person is desperate to save his friend and risks crossing to the real world to save him. A beautiful story about the continued importance of old stories and wisdom.


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Iron Widow By Xiran Jay Zhao Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735269934
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Published: Penguin Teen Canada - September 21st, 2021

The cathartic power of righteous anger is usually overlooked, but not in this book! This book is all about righteous anger. One young woman is born with a coveted power, and with that power she works to avenge not only her sister, but also all young women who are being sacrificed in the dystopia she lives in. A punch the air kind of read!


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The Spectacular Suit By Kat Patrick, Hayley Wells (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kat Patrick, Hayley Wells (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781950354696
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Published: Scribble Us - November 2nd, 2021

Beyond sweet! A cute young girl wants to wear a spectacular suit instead of a dress and *somehow* one appears in her room. 

A precious queer story I wish had been around when I was little.


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She Who Became the Sun (The Radiant Emperor Duology #1) By Shelley Parker-Chan Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250621801
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Published: Tor Books - July 20th, 2021

Such a thrilling book! Shelley Parker-Chan delivered an amazing debut book that tells the story of a young girl who, when her brother dies, takes his name, and his fate. With action, cunning, and desire, Parker-Chan pushes the reader to ask whether we are bold enough to accept our fate, and what we would do to see it realized. An exciting read for everybody!


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The Last Cuentista By Donna Barba Higuera Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140893
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Published: Levine Querido - October 12th, 2021

Donna Higuera wrote a space odyssey that gave me goosebumps the whole way through! Almost everyone aboard a space ship is put under a deep sleep as they travel 400 years to a new planet, and when they wake up, only a young girl named Petra remembers where they came from. She had always wanted to be a storyteller like her abuela, and now she has to put her skills to the test to save everyone! A gripping nail biter about the dangers of creating a perfect society.


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With the Fire on High By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662842
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 30th, 2021

Acevedo expertly shows that even when people are juggling a lot, there is always room for humor and heart! Our main character has a passion for cooking, which leads to many highs and lows while she figures out what she's going to do after high school. I finished this book with a large grin on my face and craving one of Emoni's meals.


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Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

This collection of stories beautifully combines Kimmerer's experiences as an environmental biologist, a member of the Potawatomi tribe, a mother, etc. to create a body of work that is a must read. Through stories of strawberries, an algae covered pond, the learning of her tribe's language, and more, Kimmerer shows rather than argues how utilizing Indigenous knowledge is essential to the future of our natural world. 


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Mistborn: The Final Empire (The Mistborn Saga #1) By Brandon Sanderson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765377135
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Published: Tor Teen - May 13th, 2014

Brandon Sanderson builds such intricate, engaging worlds, and it's impossible not to get sucked in. A quiet, wary, teenage girl named Vin has spent her life surviving on the streets by any means necessary, until she finds out she is incredibly powerful and gets recruited into a theiving crew that has one goal: bring down the empire. 


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Gearbreakers By Zoe Hana Mikuta Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250269508
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 29th, 2021

This book is a fast paced, page turning delight! It follows the two main characters, one girl who has lived her life struggling and fighting an oppressive system, and the other has risen to the top of that oppressive system and is granted immense power, but she hates it and is ready to leave. When they come together sparks fly, but all forces are against them as they work together to bring down the system they both hate. Mad Max meets The Host in this irresistable queer scifi book. 


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The Pillars of the Earth: A Novel (Kingsbridge #1) By Ken Follett Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780451222138
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2nd, 2007

Ken Follett did the impossible, he made a 1000 page book about the building of a cathedral an epic, compelling page turner. This book contains multiple character's perspectives, which throughout this book are expertly woven together, to give the reader a full image of a small, medieval town.


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Bluets By Maggie Nelson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

A love story to the color blue, this collection of poems gifts the reader with new ways of seeing the world, insights into Maggie Nelson's life, and new lessons everytime you read it. With its slow paced, beautiful imagining of color, this is a perfect read for a calm day.


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Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

An incredibly written, suspenseful thriller that had me pacing while I read it. The book centers on a biracial Indigenous/White teenage girl named Daunis who, when multiple Indigenous girls die with connections to a specific drug, is sucked into a federal investigation. Daunis must figure out how to balance working with federal agents with generations of community distrust of any federal agent. Throughout the investigation, she relies on her elders and a forbidden romance to try and figure it out on her own. A thoughtfully written and ultimately uplifting must read!


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Almost Flying By Jake Maia Arlow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112939
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Published: Dial Books - June 8th, 2021

Endlessly heartwarming! This book is a *rollercoaster* of emotions, and is a great read for every middle schooler. Any age really


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Elatsoe By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

An amazing debut Indigenous Futurism novel! The main character is a serious, asexual, Native American girl, who is out to solve the murder of a family member. She has some help though; a good friend, her ghost dog, and the stories and legacy of the ancestor who she was named after. A thrilling read!


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The Seas By Samantha Hunt Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793569
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Published: Tin House Books - July 16th, 2019

This book is a haunting, poetic, magical realism take on a young girl's coming of age story set in a small coastal town. The real highlight of the book is Hunt's masterful use of language and words to pull you into the main character's head. As the main character gets lost in a tangle of her own thoughts and beliefs, so does the reader, until even we don't know what's up or down.


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Einstein's Dreams (Vintage Contemporaries) By Alan Lightman Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400077809
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Published: Vintage - November 9th, 2004

This book is mesmerizing. Alan Lightman writes out the many theories of time that Einstein thought of before arriving at his theory of relativity, and turns them into short stories. As you dive into each world, you explore and are able to contemplate alternate relationships to time through beautiful, poetic writing. 


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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities #1) By N. K. Jemisin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316509886
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Published: Orbit - July 27th, 2021

This book reads as both a love story to New York City and the people who live there, and an action-packed scifi novel. New York City has six representatives who harness the power the city, and throughout the book they have to find each other, and defeat whoever/whatever wants to destroy the city. I love Jemisin's writing, and this book has me impatient for the rest!


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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

Clear your schedule, because once I opened this book I didn't put it down until I was finished. This book is the perfect combination of heartwarming and funny, and I closed the book with my cheeks hurting from smiling. 


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Blood Like Magic By Liselle Sambury Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534465282
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - June 15th, 2021

This book is a wild ride, beginning to end! Witchcraft, communing with ancestors, and huge technological advancements is only part of what makes this awesome book a must buy. Through engaging storytelling, humor, and heart, Sambury walks the main character, a 16-year old Black girl in Toronto, and the reader, through big topics of integenerational trauma, how far one person will go to protect their family, and what family even means. 


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The Tensorate Series: (The Black Tides of Heaven, The Red Threads of Fortune, The Descent of Monsters, The Ascent to Godhood) By Neon Yang Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250807540
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Published: Tordotcom - September 21st, 2021

Gripping high fantasy spread out in four novellas! A pair of twins is born by the empress to settle a debt, but what they do with their lives no one can control. Each novella follows a different character as the twins age, and change the empire forever.