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The Hate U Give's Long-Awaited Sequel Is Finally Here

Plus new books from Seanan McGuire & Emma Rous.

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Angie Thomas and Mahogany L. Browne's new YA novels are required reading this week.

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The winner of the Philippine National Book Award, The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata recounts the story of the eponymous "half-blind bookworm and revolutionary," with humorous footnotes and asides from three comedic voices who butt heads over how to tell Mata's tale.

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"Black Girl Magic" poet Mahogany L. Browne makes her YA debut this week with Chlorine Sky: a novel-in-verse about a teenage girl who must find her way into the spotlight after breaking up with a best friend who has always outshined her.

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Julie Carrick Dalton's debut novel, Waiting for the Night Song, introduces readers to Daniela and Cadie: two compelling women who have not been friends for 26 years, but who wind up on a collision course with the truths of their shared past when one comes to the other for help.

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Set in Sweden in 1943, The Historians centers on Laura, a diplomat's assistant, who conducts her own investigation when her old friend is found murdered. Her search for the killer leads her to Jens, a ministry secretary, who becomes her unlikely ally in the pursuit of justice.

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Years ago, when Cece was young, her mother was institutionalized after a terrible tragedy. Now that Cece is in college, Faith has the opportunity to reconnect with her daughter, even as she begins to lose her own mother, Irene, to dementia.

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The Light Over London author Julia Kelly returns to store shelves this week with The Last Garden in England. Shifting between 1907, 1944, and the present, the novel focuses on five women whose lives are shaped by their involvement with the titular gardens at Highbury House.

$28
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Follow Regan into the Hooflands, where she'll become a hero... or face the consequences. Across the Green Grass Fields is a standalone title that provides newcomers with their perfect entry into the interconnected portal fantasies of Seanan McGuire's Wayward Children series.

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'Aftershocks' by Nadia Owusu
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The mixed-race daughter of an Armenian American mother and a Ghanaian father, essayist Nadia Owusu tracks her tumultuous childhood and the resulting search for a place to belong in her debut memoir, Aftershocks.

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Reese broke up with Ames when he decided to detransition. Now, Ames — who has never stopped loving Reese — has just turned up with a strange request. His boss and partner, Katrina, is pregnant with his child, and he wants Reese to help them raise the baby.

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Moving between 1988 and 2019, Emma Rous' new novel takes readers inside Raven Hall, an East Anglian manor where not all is as it seems. An actress lands a gig posing as a guest at a Raven Hall party, but soon learns that a more sinister game may be afoot, in The Perfect Guests.

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Sam Tschida's protagonist wakes up in the hospital, dressed in designer clothing, with no idea who she is. She follows the pictures on her social media accounts to a house that is not her own. Can the handsome stranger who works there help her figure out the truth?

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Set 17 years before The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas' new novel centers on Starr and Seven's father, Maverick. Just a teenager himself, Mav's about to become a father, and he's determined to leave drug-dealing behind him for good... but his old life will soon pull him back in.

$19.99
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