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New Book Releases – 14 June 2022

Hola, Book Dragons, new book releases today! I was lucky enough to get the e-ARC of The Silence That Binds Us which was such a heart-rending book. You can find my review here.

Synopsis:
Maybelline Chen isn’t the Chinese Taiwanese American daughter her mother expects her to be. May prefers hoodies over dresses and wants to become a writer. When asked, her mom can’t come up with one specific reason for why she’s proud of her only daughter. May’s beloved brother, Danny, on the other hand, has just been admitted to Princeton. But Danny secretly struggles with depression, and when he dies by suicide, May’s world is shattered.
In the aftermath, racist accusations are hurled against May’s parents for putting too much “pressure” on him. May’s father tells her to keep her head down. Instead, May challenges these ugly stereotypes through her writing. Yet the consequences of speaking out run much deeper than anyone could foresee. Who gets to tell our stories, and who gets silenced? It’s up to May to take back the narrative.
Synopsis:
Zinnia Gray, professional fairy-tale fixer and lapsed Sleeping Beauty, is over rescuing snoring princesses. Once you’ve rescued a dozen damsels and burned fifty spindles, once you’ve gotten drunk with twenty good fairies and made out with one too many members of the royal family, you start to wish some of these girls would just get a grip and try solving their own narrative issues.
Just when Zinnia’s beginning to think she can’t handle one more princess, she glances into a mirror and sees another face looking back at her: the shockingly gorgeous face of evil, asking for her help. Because there’s more than one person trapped in a story they didn’t choose. Snow White’s Evil Queen has found out how her story ends, and she’s desperate for a better ending. She wants Zinnia to help her before it’s too late for everyone. Will Zinnia accept the Queen’s poisonous request and save them both from the hot-iron shoes that wait for them, or will she try another path?

What about you guys? Any new releases you’re anticipating today?

Stay tuned.

∼Lyn

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Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors of January – Alix E. Harrow

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Review:

How do you express the extent to which a book amazed you? How do you put it into words? A review seems like too small a thing to show the magnitude to which a story caught at your heart and soul and held it.

This book is set in the early 1900s—the story of a young girl named January Scaller, from her childhood to her teen years. She lives in the mansion of a wealthy man called Mr. Locke as his ward while her father gallivants the world in his employ, searching for unique objects to showcase in his house. Growing up, she’s a precocious little girl who wants to go on adventures like her father. The day she finds her first Door and tells the truth about it, that’s when her life changes forever.
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