3 Bubble Teas, Historical Fiction, Philomel Books, Review, Ruta Sepetys, Young Adult

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

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The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Published by Philomel Books on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 512

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“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Gallery Books, Historical Fiction, Marjan Kamali, Review

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

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The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

Published by Gallery Books on June 18th, 2019

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: 320

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“You might think the world is complicated and full of lost souls, that people who’ve touched your life and disappeared will never be found, but in the end all of that can change.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Heather Morris, Historical Fiction, Review, St. Martin's Press

Advance Review: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

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Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Published by St. Martin’s Press on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction

Pages: 352

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“What you are doing, Cilka, is the only form of resistance you have–staying alive.”


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3.5 Bubble Teas, ARC, Balzer + Bray, Historical Fiction, Laura Ruby, Review, Young Adult

Advance Review: Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

Published by Balzer + Bray on October 1st, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult

Pages: 384

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I will admit I do not know the answer. But I will be watching, waiting to find out. That’s what ghosts do.”


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4 Bubble Teas, ARC, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, One World, Review, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Advance Review: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Published by One World on September 24th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Pages: 432

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“I simply told myself this thing that must become my truth. I am free.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Dutton Books for Young Readers, Historical Fiction, Joy McCullough, Poetry, Review

Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

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Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers on March 6th, 2018

Genres: Historical Fiction, Poetry

Pages: 298

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Those men.
These women who dare
to judge
your heart
by your body
will never have
an ounce of your worth.”


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3 Bubble Teas, Flatiron Books, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Review, Yangsze Choo

The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

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The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Published by Flatiron Books on February 12th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, Magical Realism

Pages: 384

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“We were a chocolate-box family, I thought. Brightly wrapped on the outside and oozing sticky darkness within.”


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4 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Kate Atkinson, Reagan Arthur Books, Review, Science Fiction

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Published by Reagan Arthur Books on April 2nd, 2013

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction

Pages: 531

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“What if we had a chance to do it again and again, until we finally did get it right? Wouldn’t that be wonderful?”


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4.5 Bubble Teas, Abdi Nazemian, ARC, Balzer + Bray, Historical Fiction, LGBTQIA, Review, Young Adult

Advance Review: Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

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Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

Published by Balzer + Bray on June 4th, 2019

Genres: Historical Fiction, LGBTQIA, Young Adult

Pages: 432

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“The most important four-letter word in our history will always be LOVE. That’s what we are fighting for. That’s who we are. Love is our legacy.”


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5 Bubble Teas, Fantasy, Harper Voyager, Historical Fiction, R.F. Kuang, Readathon, Review

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Published by Harper Voyager on May 1st, 2018

Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Pages: 544

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“I have become something wonderful, she thought. I have become something terrible. Was she now a goddess or a monster? Perhaps neither. Perhaps both.”


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