Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

★★★★★ “Anything you want to do, you can. Hurdles were made to be jumped. Glass ceilings were made to be smashed. But all that can be exhausting, so make sure you care for yourself too. There’s great value in the things that bring you joy.”

The Last Temptations of Iago Wick by Jennifer Rainey

★★★★★ “In the end, regardless of the life lived – or the complexities of the temptation planned – it all came down to one question. Was a man good or was he wicked? How did his life, when parcelled out, balance upon the golden scales? A hideously simple question for a beautifully complex world.”

The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

★★★★★ In this witty and heartwarming romantic comedy—reminiscent of Red, White & Royal Blue and One to Watch—an awkward tech wunderkind on a reality dating show goes off-script when sparks fly with his producer. 

Spellbound by Allie Therin

★★★★★ “I never met anyone like you, Ace, like a lighthouse in a storm, take me with you.”

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

★★★★★ “She was in a swirling maelstrom. No up or down. No ground. Only a blinding storm of riotus colour without shape or form and a thunderous voice pounding in her ears. “Wield me. Master me. Bend me to your will. Or I shall bend you.””

Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink

★★★★★ “I don’t need your protection. I never did. I’m not helpless. I’m not weak. I have anxiety sometimes, and so you thought you needed to make decisions for me? Well, fuck you. That’s what I think of your excuses. Fuck. You. Never tell me about what you thought was right ever again.

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

★★★★★ “Her heart skips because this is it. She’s a Porter, and Porters were strong and fearless. But she is also Grace, and Grace is nervous and scared.”

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

★★★★☆”He certainly wasn’t pretending to be someone else, but if he looked at things subjectively, that was what the people around him usually wanted – for him to act differently, more appropriate, more considerate, less eccentric, less…himself. Did she really not mind him as he was?”

Wrapped Up In You by Talia Hibbert

“Ready or not, the moment was here, and [Will] would take it. For the very first time, he would take it.

Because all he wanted for Christmas was one Abigail Farrell. “

Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark

★★★★★ “It takes two heartbeats for them to fix on me. Then they’re galloping on all fours, snarling and marking me as prey.

But like I said already, I hunt monsters.

And I got a sword that sings.”

Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

“You think this is a big deal because, no offense, you’ve had a lot of people in your life who claimed to care about you but didn’t act like it. That’s not me. I can cook, and right now, you can’t. So I’m doing it for you because that’s how people should behave; they should fill in each other’s gaps. Don’t think about it too hard.”

The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark

★★★★☆ “It’s not always easy,” I admit. The one thing Oya definitely isn’t is easy. “The goddess can be fickle. Most times she got her own mind, pulling me one way while I’m trying to go another. We don’t always see eye to eye. But not having her with me would be…” I search for the right words. “I would feel alone.”

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

★★★★★ “Like countless other Americans, I was afraid to say this out loud because of what the consequences might be. To you, specifically, I say: I see you. I am one of you. As long as I have a place in this White House, so will you. I am the FSOTUS, and I am bisexual. History will remember us.”

The Deep by Rivers Solomon

“You say madness such as mine doesn’t exist, but it would exist in you, too, if you had to experience the ugly things I do all the time.”

The Haunting Of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark

“In the People’s Republic, all forms of bondage have been done away with. No man or woman may hold another as property. Neither do we allow sentient tram cars or machine-men made in our likeness to toil to our whim while we profit from their labors.”

Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk

“By the time I reached the entrance to the library complex, my heart thumped hard enough to make me light-headed, and it was everything I could do not to break into a run. Glad beyond words to be quit of the place, I shut the door behind me, turned, and tripped over the body of the night watchman.”