Hi, I'm Alissa I love movies, tv, and most importantly books!! My staff picks are books that hold a special place in my heart that made me feel some type of way. I love stories and i hope you end up loving these stories as much as i do.
The Final Girl Support Group
Grady Hendrix$26.00 $24.18
A Dowry of Blood
S. T. Gibson$27.00 $25.11
A beautifully written reimagining of Dracula's brides soaked in desire and obsession. A tale of entaglement and liberation from a monster told in letter formate. Vampires, Passion, Jealousy, Blood, but most important of all a bond forged between survivors.
Carrie Soto Is Back
Taylor Jenkins Reid$28.00 $26.04
Everyone loves a comeback story and you won't be able to put the one down! I felt like I was there, in the stands, for every tennis match holding up a sign that says, "Go Carrie Soto!"
The 22 Murders of Madison May
Max Barry$17.00 $15.81
Madison May has a problem... she keeps getting murdered. Felicity, A journalist, gets pulled into the investigation, literally. An Action packed thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, that has you hopping through parallel deminsions. If you love "Everything Everywhere All At Once" you'll enjoy this.
The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle: An Uplifting and Unforgettable Story of Love and Second Chances
Matt Cain$15.95 $14.83
Imagine if Paddington Bear was a gay old man - this is the heartwarming story that would come from it. Albert is in search of a lost love, in his seacrh he begins to open himself up to the people around him. this is a sweet, wholesome tale that reminds us that no one is to old for a coming-of-age story.
The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas$19.80
An exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction. Analyzing narratives such as Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Merlin, and The Vampire Diaries and the audiences reactins to the chracters of color. This is an interesting look into the lack of imagination in media.
Tracy Deonn$19.99 $18.59
A modern day fantatsy with King Arthur Legends mixed into secret society. Bree Matthews has to join their ranks through trails while also figuring out how she fits into this new world. This is action packed and fantastical while still being grounded in the real world.
Adalyn Grace$18.99 $17.66
Home Before Dark
Riley Sager$17.00 $15.81
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin$16.99 $15.80
A small town bookstore owner's life might not sound interesting but trust us it is! This is a beautifully written story that will make your heart swell, with characters that fell real. If you love books, you need to read this one immediately!
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Becky Chambers$17.99 $16.73
A feel good, cozy sci-fi, space opera following a rag-tag crew as they journey through space. With themes of the meaning of family even when you're different alien species, or AI, that will warm your heart.
One True Loves
Taylor Jenkins Reid$18.00 $16.74
Emma married her high school sweetheart but after a year of marriage, her husband is suddenly presumes dead. Years pass and Emma moves on with a new fiance. Her husband calls and now she must listen to her heart to decide who is her one true love.
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It
Elle Cosimano$28.00 $26.04
Finlay's life is a mess. she meets with her book agent and is mistaken for a contract killer, and the hilarity ensues from there. She has to write a new book while navigating her way through a real murder investigation. This bok was so much fun and aa fast-paced entertaining read!
These Violent Delights
Chloe Gong$19.99 $18.59
A Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920's gangster-run Shanghai about star-crossed exes putting aside the blood feud between them to prevent a monster from terrorizing their city. A good mix of fantasy, romance, and mystery.
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue
V E Schwab$26.99 $25.10
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
Cary Elwes and Joe Layden$17.99 $16.73
This will be the best memior you read this year! This is a love story & behind the scenes look at the cult classic movie, "The Princess Bride." Elwes (AKA Wesley) shares the stories behind the story of one of the best movies ever made - heartwarming & lovely.
A Darker Shade of Magic
V E Schwab$17.99 $16.73
If you want a well written, intricate fantasy novel with amazing characters look no further! Parallel Londons! Magic! What more could you ask for really? And the series just gets better with every book.
Leigh Bardugo$17.99 $16.73
If you are a fan of dark fantasy/horror and stories involving occult magic than this is the book for you. A great slow burn novel set at Yale with a main character who is thrown into the dark side of secret societies on campus. Highly recommend if you are looking for that dark academia aesthetic.
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One): Volume 1
Suzanne Collins$14.99 $13.94
essential YA reading! I love The Hunger Games trilogy with all my heart and reread them every so often because they just stick with me.
City of Bones (Reissue)
Cassandra Clare$14.99 $13.94
A staple in the YA genre filled with magic, demon slaying, and the best gang of characters that feel like family. This is personally one of my favorite book worlds to come back to time and time again.
Six of Crows
Leigh Bardugo$11.99 $11.15
A dark, gritty fantasy heist, following 6 morally grey characters. They have their own agendas, but can they all work together to get the job done? filled with wonderful world building, witty banter, and some romance sprinkled in... you'll feel like
The House in the Cerulean Sea
Tj Klune$18.99 $17.66
Linus, a social worker for magical children, is sent to observe the orphanage for "dangerous" children. As he gets to know the wonderfully odd children who live there, a story of self discovery, and unconditional love is woven. Heart-warming, charming, and adorable.
One to Watch
Kate Stayman-London$18.00 $16.74
Follow Bea as she becomes the first plus size star of "Main Squeeze" (basically a fictional version of The Bachelorette.) It has all the twists and turns as reality TV while also looking at the way media views women's bodies. (I promise you'll wont want to put it down!)
Lisa Fipps$17.99 $16.73
Ellie is bullied and fat-shamed at school and home and wants to do something about it. This small book written in verse packs one heck of an emotional punch that moved me to tears. This should by read by everyone no matter your age.
The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern$17.00 $15.81
A magical competition that is so atmospheric you'll feel like you're really there. Set at a magical moving circus that is clouded in mystery, and a love that could complicate the competition all together.