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5 Books By Women You Can't Miss

Angie Thomas

Published February 5, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Bri is the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he made it big. Because of his story, Bri wants to become a legendary rapper — but she has to make it first.

Bri’s mother unexpectedly loses her job and then the bills come piling in with the fear of homelessness around the corner, which means Bri has to make it big, now. On The Come Up is the story of fighting for your dreams when everything is stacked up against you, and also follows the underlying stories of poor and working-class Black families.

Currently, On The Come Up is being adapted into a movie following the bestseller-into-movie, The Hate U Give.

Kate Quinn

Published February 26, 2019

When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, fearless Nina Markova joins the Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment with goals to wreak havoc on the invading Germans. While on the front-line, Nina becomes face-to-face with a Nazi murderess called the Huntress.

Meanwhile, British war correspondent Ian Graham has become a Nazi hunter and is on the hunt to find the Huntress, working parallel to the Night Witches.

The Huntress delicately takes each individual’s lives and explores the consequences and trauma that high-risk war can bring.

Caroline Lea

Published February 7, 2019

Set in 1686 Iceland, in a time where witch trials and the undead were feared, Rósa and her betrothed Jón Eiríksson visit his home village, Stykkishólmur. The villagers are wary of the outsiders, but Rósa has her own inhibitions about the village and her new fiance, who buried his first wife alone in the dead of the night and refuses to talk about it.

In this cold and haunting new home, Rósa feels the evil that is present here, and fears that she is next to be consumed.

Kara McDowell

Published February 19, 2019

Twin sisters Claire and Poppy are accidental social media stars since their mother’s mommy blog went viral when they were kids. Now, constantly figuring out the right steps to take under the spotlight is exhausting; between the fashion shows and the kidnapping threats, Poppy loves the attention while Claire hates it, yearning to live a normal, quiet life.

When Claire comes across her mom’s old journals, there is a secret exposed that could change hers and Poppy’s lives forever.

Sonja Yoerg

Published January 1, 2019

On a normal day, a starved and mysterious 16-year-old girl suddenly emerges from the woods along Blue Ridge Parkway. Suzanne happened to be at the right place at the right time and finds Iris, immediately taking her to the hospital. When nobody comes to claim her, Suzanne takes the lost soul under her perfect family’s wing.

But not everything is what it seems: Suzanne’s marriage isn’t perfect, her son is withdrawing, her daughter is rebelling — and she is finding herself spread way too thin between home and her busy work. Suzanne hopes that Iris can help complete the missing piece part of her family’s puzzle...but isn’t sure whether she was meant to save Iris, or if Iris was meant to save her.

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