Jocelyn B. Staff Picks


 

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The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978273
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Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2019

This collection of essays is a vulnerable and intimate look at mental illness and stigma -- especially as experienced by the author herself -- that manages to strike a tone often reminiscent of Audre Lorde's "Sister Outsider." It is deeply emotional and will force you to confront your own biases of the schizophrenias. Highly recommended for those interested in mental health and collections that read like memoirs.

-- Jocelyn


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If We Were Villains: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250095299
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Published: Flatiron Books - April 17th, 2018

At its core, this is a love letter to Shakespeare and the theatre -- in the form of a thriller. As the circumstances of thespian Oliver's imprisonment unfold, you are brought along for the entirety of the exhilarating, dramatic, and haunting journey. I promise this story (and the deliciously insufferable characters therein) will live with you long after you finish.

-- Jocelyn


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Gods of Jade and Shadow Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525620754
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Published: Del Rey - July 23rd, 2019

Nobody breathes life into characters like Silvia Moreno-Garcia. This time we find ourselves at the threshold: between tradition and change, life and death, mythology and reality. Let yourself be swept away by the unapologetically human, Casiopea, and her journey with the Maya god of death, Hun-Kame.

-- Jocelyn


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The Serpent's Secret (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781338185713
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 29th, 2019

If you've made your way through the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series and are searching for your new favorite mythology books, look no further! These are packed with princes, prophecy, and all the Bengali creatures you could want.

-- Jocelyn


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Whichwood Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781101994801
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Published: Speak - September 18th, 2018

Beautiful yet macabre, Mafi has created a world completely unlike anything you've read before. A great fantasy choice for those who loved the creepiness of "Coraline" and the whimsy of "Nevermoor."

-- Jocelyn


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Small Spaces Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525515043
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Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2019

Somehow this manages to be both a cozy read and a spooky one. This is perfect for anyone looking for a Halloween book -- regardless of the season.

-- Jocelyn


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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble Cover Image
By Anna Meriano, Mirelle Ortega (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062498472
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Published: Walden Pond Press - January 8th, 2019

Leo is brave, curious, and does NOT like being kept from her family's secret. This is sweet from start to finish. It even includes recipes so you can try some baking magic of your own!

-- Jocelyn


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Don't Date Rosa Santos Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039703
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - May 14th, 2019

From the smell of the pastelitos baking to the sound of the viejitos gossiping and playing domino, I was completely transported to Port Coral. Within these pages I laughed and cried alongside Rosa. Sweet, fun, and relatable, this is the best YA contemporary of the year.

-- Jocelyn


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Not Your Sidekick Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781945053030
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Published: Interlude Press - September 2016

Superheroes, first crushes, summer internships, and a supportive group of friends, this book has everything you could want. Lee plays a lot with the idea of heroes vs. villains and Jess will surely win your heart in the process.

-- Jocelyn


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We Set the Dark on Fire Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062691316
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 26th, 2019

In this world of gods of salt and sun, where women fulfill certain roles as primeras and segundas, there is a growing rebellion and a need to question the status quo. This is where we find our main character, Dani, who is learning what love and loyalty mean to her. If you love courageous, sapphic women, this might just be your new favorite series.

-- Jocelyn