Staff and Friends Picks

Having trouble deciding what to read next? Why not scroll through some of our staff and friends' picks! 

 

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) By Neal Shusterman Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781442472433
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017

Scythe is an action-packed trilogy that explores the heavy topic of how does a society control the population in a world where people can live forever? Scythe follows two high schoolers who are forcibly apprenticed by a Scythe, a government sanctioned killer tasked with keeping the population at a manageable level. These two kids will have to attempt to stay true to themselves in the tug-of-war between their new profession and their morality.

-Josh


Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle #1) By Tracy Deonn Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534441613
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 1st, 2022

Sixteen-year-old Bree is given a once in a life-time opportunity at a residential program for exceptional high school students at UNC-Chapel Hill. Unfortunately, her first night on campus is interrupted by a demon attacking students. While seeking answers about her mother's death and the demon attacks, Bree uncovers a secret society on campus known as the "Legendborn." The Legendborn are descendants of Arthur's Round Table and the sworn protectors of humanity. 

Legendborn is a wild ride that perfectly blends together Southern culture, Arthurian Legends, and Black Girl Magic. It is a perfect read for someone looking to dive into a good fantasy book.

-Sierra


Book Lovers By Emily Henry Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593334836
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Published: Berkley - May 3rd, 2022

Nora Stephens is not the heroine of a romance novel. She is always the blonde, city-loving woman who is left behind when the leading man moves to the country to live out his Hallmark movie fantasy. Or at least that's what she believes until she and her publishing industry rival, Charlie Lestra, happen to meet up in the small town of Sunshine Falls, North Caroline. 

A perfect beach read book about books, romance, and learning to accept yourself.

-Sierra


My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982137649
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Published: S&S/Saga Press - March 29th, 2022

Stephen Graham Jones latest masterpiece is a brilliant blend of meta horror and speculative fiction.  In this tale, liminal protagonist Jade Daniels escapes the cruelty of real world abuse and bullying through an unorthodox coping mechanism: Horror Movies. When blood starts to actually pour in her local community, Jade alone can correctly predict the outcome of the plot.  Jones once again brings the grim face of realism to a fantastical account of revenge and triumph.  READ THIS BOOK!

-Daniel


For the Wolf (The Wilderwood #1) By Hannah Whitten Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316592789
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Published: Orbit - June 1st, 2021

Have you ever wondered if the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood was also the beast from Beauty and the Beast? Well Hannah Whitten’s For the Wolf explores this story in which Redarys, or Red for short, is the second born daughter to a family that lives in a society where all second born daughters are sacrificed to the wolf of the woods in hopes of freeing  the world’s captured gods.

-Josh


Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (comic) (Solo Leveling (manga) #1) By DUBU(REDICE DUBU(REDICE STUDIO) (By (artist)), Chugong (Original author), Abigail Blackman (Letterer), Hye Young Im (Translated by) Cover Image
By DUBU(REDICE DUBU(REDICE STUDIO) (By (artist)), Chugong (Original author), Abigail Blackman (Letterer), Hye Young Im (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781975319434
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Published: Yen Press - March 2nd, 2021

Portals have begun opening all over the world with hordes of monsters on the other side. If the monsters aren’t destroyed before the portal opens completely, the monsters will destroy everything in their path. Solo Leveling tells the story of Jinwoo Sung, a young man trying to make a living hunting monsters in Korea even though he is the weakest hunter in the world, but not for long.

-Josh


Legends & Lattes: A Novel of High Fantasy and Low Stakes By Travis Baldree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250886088
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Published: Tor Books - November 8th, 2022

Legends & Lattes is the perfect cozy fantasy novel. If you have ever wondered what it’s like to open a coffee shop in the world of Dungeons & Dragons, then look no further! This sweet novel shows what it’s like to learn something new, take a chance on a dream, and truly figure out who you and your friends are in the process. Highly recommend!

- Sierra


Five Survive By Holly Jackson Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593374160
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 29th, 2022

Six friends. One target. Eight hours until dawn. When six friends break down on their Spring Break road trip, things quickly become dangerous as they realize they are the target of a sniper forcing them to reveal their secrets. From the same author as Good Girl’s Guide to Murder.

- Sierra