Isabel's Picks

Isabel practically grew up in Phoenix Books. She has many happy memories of trips to the store after school and was constantly badgering her parents to buy her a new stack of books with every visit. She's particularly drawn to reading every-and-all things fantasy and loves immersing herself in magical worlds. She is currently working towards a degree in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences from Wellesley College. In her freetime she enjoys writing poetry, making music, and staying up too late reading.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250313072
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

Bardugo goes all out in her first adult novel. She brings all the power and charm from her young adult books into a much more mature setting, and the result is captivating. Dark, twisting, and masterfully written, this is a perfect read for any fantasy lovers!


The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780735215092
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

How would you live your life if you knew the exact date of your death? Told from the perspective of four siblings who all grapple with-- and eventually succumb to-- their ever looming death dates, this story tackles family relations, love, loss, and the morality of knowing one's own fate.


The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780316421973
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Published: Redhook - May 12th, 2020

This is one of my all time favorite books. Harrow's writing is beautiful and magical; I'm sucked into the story every time I read it. This is a story of loss and betrayal, but also love and hope. It's also partially set in Vermont! It's amazing <3 <3 <3


A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780593128480
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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

This book is So. Much. Fun! El is a super powerful and super sarcastic student at the Scholomance, a school for the young and magical (imagine Hogwarts, but without professors, and with a multitude of monsters trying to kill you all the time). El is mostly a loner, until she forms an unlikely friendship with the Scholomance's golden-boy... A dark and exciting read!


Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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$11.99
ISBN: 9781250076960
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Published: Square Fish - February 6th, 2018

This is my favorite young adult series! Follow this multi-talented and rag-tag group of teenage criminals as they attempt to pull off a dangerous and impossible (or is it??) heist. I loved hearing from each character's perspective and I fell in love with the group dynamic!


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