BRI'S PICKS

 Bri's genres of interest include fantasy, romance, any LGBTQ book, manga, and children's/YA books. Bri used to work as a preschool teacher before moving to Denver, and can give great recommendations for books for your children!

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (The Inheritance Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316043915
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Published: Orbit - February 25th, 2010

After her mother's mysterious death, a young woman is summoned to the floating city of Sky in order to claim a royal inheritance she never knew existed in the first book in this award-winning fantasy trilogy from the NYT bestselling author of The Fifth Season.


The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316229296
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Published: Orbit - August 4th, 2015

At the end of the world, a woman must hide her secret power and find her kidnapped daughter in this "intricate and extraordinary" Hugo Award winning novel of power, oppression, and revolution. (The New York Times)

This is the way the world ends. . .for the last time.


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Empire of the Vampire Cover Image
By Jay Kristoff, Bon Orthwick (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250245281
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 14th, 2021

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

From New York Times bestselling author Jay Kristoff comes Empire of the Vampire, the first illustrated volume of an astonishing new dark fantasy saga.

From holy cup comes holy light;


Confessions of the Fox: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399592287
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Published: One World - March 5th, 2019

New York Times Editors’ Choice: “A mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid, eighteenth century London . . . a joyous mash-up of literary genres shot through with queer theory and awash in sex, crime, and revolution.”


The Martian: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780553418026
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Published: Ballantine Books - October 28th, 2014

Selected for common reading at North Lake College 

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.


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Woman of Light: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525511328
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Published: One World - June 7th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A dazzling epic of betrayal, love, and fate that spans five generations of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West, from the author of the National Book Award finalist Sabrina & Corina


Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

15+ pages of new, original content, including a glossary of terms, in-universe writings, and more!

A USA Today Best-Selling Novel, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle!

WINNER of the 2020 Crawford Award


The Color of Dragons Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915665
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Published: HarperTeen - October 19th, 2021

Powerhouse adult fantasy author R. A. Salvatore and Erika Lewis deliver a sweeping, action-packed, romantic pre-Arthurian tale of the origins of magic (and Merlin), perfect for fans of Falling Kingdoms and Seraphina.

Magic needs a spark.


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Hell Followed with Us Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682633243
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Published: Peachtree Teen - June 7th, 2022

*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT INDIE BESTSELLER*

A furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors. Perfect for fans of Gideon the Ninth and Annihilation.


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Vol. 1 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781974700523
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - July 3rd, 2018

Tanjiro sets out on the path of the Demon Slayer to save his sister and avenge his family!

In Taisho-era Japan, kindhearted Tanjiro Kamado makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself!


Kaiju No. 8, Vol. 1 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781974725984
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - December 7th, 2021

Kafka wants to clean up kaiju, but not literally! Will a sudden metamorphosis stand in the way of his dream?

With the highest kaiju-emergence rates in the world, Japan is no stranger to attack by deadly monsters. Enter the Japan Defense Force, a military organization tasked with the neutralization of kaiju.


Blue Lock 1 Cover Image
By Muneyuki Kaneshiro, Yusuke Nomura (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781646516544
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Published: Kodansha Comics - June 21st, 2022

A mad young coach gathers soccer players from across the country to compete in a series of bizarre challenges in a high-tech colosseum he calls Blue Lock. It's a no-balls-barred battle to become Japan's next top striker, in this Squid Game–meets–World Cup manga, now available in print!
 
Anime coming soon!


Are you the world's top egoist?


Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 1 Cover Image
By Gege Akutami (Created by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781974710027
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - December 3rd, 2019

To gain the power he needs to save his friend from a cursed spirit, Yuji Itadori swallows a piece of a demon, only to find himself caught in the midst of a horrific war of the supernatural!

In a world where cursed spirits feed on unsuspecting humans, fragments of the legendary and feared demon Ryomen Sukuna were lost and scattered about.


Blue Period 1 Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781646511129
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Published: Kodansha Comics - October 13th, 2020

Now a hit Netflix Original Anime!
 
A manga about the struggles and rewards of a life dedicated to art. Popular guy Yatora realizes he's just going through the motions to make other people happy and finds himself in a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling...
 


Mob Psycho 100 Volume 1 Cover Image
By ONE, ONE (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781506709871
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Published: Dark Horse Manga - November 6th, 2018

From the creator of One-Punch Man and now a Netflix Live Action Series! Do you or someone you know need an exorcist who works cheap? Reigen's your guy!


The Case Study of Vanitas, Vol. 1 Cover Image
$13.00
Unavailable To Order
ISBN: 9780316552813
Published: Yen Press - December 20th, 2016

Rumors revolving around The Book of Vanitas, a clockwork grimoire of dubious reputation, draw Noé, a young vampire in search of a friend's salvation, to Paris. What awaits him in the City of Flowers, however, is not long hours treading the pavement or rifling through dusty bookshops in search of the tome. Instead, his quarry comes to him...in the arms of a man claiming to be a vampire doctor!


Hunter x Hunter, Vol. 1 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781591167532
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Published: VIZ Media LLC - April 5th, 2005

Plucky Gon’s quest to find his dad leads him into a whole world of crazy adventure.

Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other people. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam.


Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.


What Are Your Words?: A Book About Pronouns Cover Image
By Katherine Locke, Anne Passchier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316542067
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

Follow Ari through their neighborhood as they try to find their words in this sweet, accessible introduction to gender-inclusive pronouns that is perfect for readers of all ages.  Whenever Ari's Uncle Lior comes to visit, they ask Ari one question: "What are your words?" Some days Ari uses she/her. Other days Ari uses he/him.