Yadira

Yadira, bookseller, Jersey City

Most recent staff pick: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

I never thought I would get to say, "a story about lesbian rebels!" and yet, here we are. If you're looking for a fantastical dystopian that deals with a rigid caste system, demons, and a growing rebelion then you're going to love - LOVE - Girls of Paper and Fire! This book has a little bit of everything: war, espionage, and a steamy lesbian romance. I'm already eagerly anticipating the next installment of what is sure to be a great series. TW: sexual assault

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Girls of Paper and Fire Cover Image
By Natasha Ngan, James Patterson (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316561365
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: jimmy patterson - November 6th, 2018

I never thought I would get to say, "a story about lesbian rebels!" and yet, here we are. If you're looking for a fantastical dystopian that deals with a rigid caste system, demons, and a growing rebelion then you're going to love - LOVE - Girls of Paper and Fire! This book has a little bit of everything: war, espionage, and a steamy lesbian romance. I'm already eagerly anticipating the next installment of what is sure to be a great series. TW: sexual assault


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The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316310352
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

This was probably one of the books I was most anticipating for this year. And boy, did it deliver! From beginging to end, this book somehow managed to be an even better read than the 1st in the series and I can't help but want to share it with everyone because it was just. So. GOOD! Tensions rise, there's anger and angst on all sides, and yet, the protagonist still manages to tread just enough water to thrive. I'm already eagerly anticipating the next installment!


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How Democracies Die Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781524762940
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Published: Broadway Books - January 8th, 2019

As someone who is both a political science and sociology major, I can't help but look around the U.S. and wonder, "how did we get here?" Levitsky's "How Democracies Die" is a book that gives an in-depth look as to what appears to be a common thread appearing across dying democracies worldwide as fascism seems to take hold. But there is hope. We have recognized the symptons, we have identified the sickness, and now we can plan how best to heal our dying democracies before we lose our rights.


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Northwood: A Novella Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948226011
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Published: Black Balloon Publishing - November 6th, 2018

Read this interesting novel - written completely in verse - and experience an emotional roller coaster. Meijer delivers a book full of angst, drama, pain, and a dark, twisted love story (the kind you know is bad for you but you just can't seem to say no to).


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Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683690399
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Published: Quirk Books - July 10th, 2018

The first in what I hope is a long line of #Joebama murder mysteries, Hope Never Dies is a book for the not so serious. It's a book full of laughs and moments that make you say, "WTF?!" So be prepared to join this fast amtrack ride through crazy town.


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Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781683690252
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Published: Quirk Books - March 6th, 2018

In Princesses Behaving Badly, you'll finally hear the many tales of the unsung heroes of history - you'll meet the women that time almost forgot. Learn about the warriors, the usurpers, the floozies and the survivors. It's a book that feels like it's part folklore and part history textbook. It's a book that will encourage you to sharpen the lines of your eyeliner and your words, take control of the boardroom and seize that payraise, and it will probably convince you that you can - and should - run for President.


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Juliet Takes a Breath Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781626012516
Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
Published: Riverdale Avenue Books - January 27th, 2016

A book that was both moving and thought proviking, Juliet Takes a Breath was a book that came into my life at just the right moment. Follow Juliet - a queer Puerto Rican - as she takes on an intership, her first love, and the ramifications of "coming out" to her family. As a queer Latina myself, I realated to Juliet in a way that I never have with any other character and it was reaffirming to see a charcter learn how to live and accept her truth unappologetically.


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Elementals: Ice Wolves Cover Image
By Amie Kaufman, Levente Szabo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062457981
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - March 27th, 2018

In a storyverse where scorch dragons are at war with ice wolves, orphaned twins Anders and Rayna are just trying to survive while living life on the streets. When one mishap leads to another, Rayna discovers she's a scorch dragon and Anders is an ice wolf - which begs the question, "Are Anders and Rayna even related?" This story isn't just a fantasy about a land torn by war, it's a story that looks deeper into the meaning of family.


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Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew Cover Image
By Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle (Artist), Kate Leth (Artist)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781534304772
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Published: Image Comics - March 27th, 2018

Julie is as unassuming as you can get: quiet job at a cafe, an almost relationship, and some anger management issues that means she turns into a werewolf when upset. Pretty typical stuff. She's just your average supernatural, trying her best to blend in and build herself an average life full of romance and normalcy. So when Chet, Julie's centaur best friend, and her stumble upon a supernatural conspiracy, what's she to do!? Read Moonstruck to find out!


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CIRCE Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316556347
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 10th, 2018

In Madeline Miller's latest novel, we're asked to reimagine what we know of the gods and goddess of old - in particular, Circe, the patron goddess of witches, witchcraft, and sorcery. If Greek history holds your interest, then this book will make your heart sing. Ancient mythology not your thing? That's fine, this book has it all: revenge, romance, and drama - with a few sprinkles of laughter thrown in.


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Saga Volume 1 (Saga (Comic Series)) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781607066019
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Published: Image Comics - October 23rd, 2012

In an intergalactic universe, filled with technology, magic, and a galaxy at war, we meet Alana and Marko. It was only after 12 hours of meeting each other that they both decide to run off together a-la-Romeo-and-Juliet. The only problem? Marko was a POW and Alana was his guard. To make matters worse, both Landfell and Wreath - the planets where both Alana and Marko are from, respectively - are now in pursuit. This space opera has it all: drama, space warfare, and two protagonists risking it all for each other, and their newborn, Hazel.