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Rema by Amy Kim Kibuishi

"The City of Water is an old place full of dark secrets. I brought you here to find that darkness, and illuminate it."

Rema: a distant world of magic and beauty where the gods are slowly dying. The City of Water is held hostage as greed becomes the standard and a race of elemental demigods are suppressed for their powers. It would seem all is lost if not for the chance estrangement of a singular Earthling girl. Her search for answers surrounding . . .

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The Protector and the Peacemaker by Adam Bolander

The secret war between the Slayers and Mythics is secret no longer. Porter the Slayer and Sarah the sphinx have, through their unlikely love, become the bridge between the human and Mythic races, and together they hope they can find a way to end the fighting without one side destroying the other. With incriminating evidence against the Master Slayer, Drake . . .

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The Slayer and the Sphinx by Adam Bolander

What if every magical creature you’d ever heard of was real, driven into hiding by an army of violent zealots? This is reality for Sarah Heisen and Porter Collins. Sarah is a sphinx living a life of luxury in her family’s mansion. Hidden from all danger, but shut off from the world, she wants nothing more than to escape. Porter . . .

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Fake Geek Girl by Tansy Rayner Roberts

a magical rom-com about friendship, witches & geeky rock music

Hebe Hallow is used to living in the shadow of her sister, her best friend and their rock band Fake Geek Girl. But when a beautiful boy with a phoenix tattoo falls into Hebe’s life—and her sharehouse—she can’t hide from real life any more. Belladonna University #1, on the Sheep Might Fly podcast. . . .

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Howling by Jane Christian

Tila Leo woke up in an unfamiliar setting where her life is thrown upside down. She is cast into the future in a body that she never expected to ever believed even existed: a werewolf body. From this new life, she is given things that she never expected to get. An annoying werewolf spirit that constantly annoys her, and a . . .

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By Annie, member

Jan 20, 2013: The Good: Great pacing, evocative descriptions, well-drawn primary characters

The Bad: Some minor detail quibbles (secondary characters, minor plot points, clothing descriptions, I’m being nit-picky)

The Lowdown: Rema recently appeared on the front page new listings, and, heck, I’m always up for a good fantasy story, especially one with a younger protagonist. I was rather wary of how Kibuishi would end up handling the "drawn into another world" trope—but honestly, after the [more . . .]

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