Kacey Recommends


Kacey loves to read fiction of all kinds, mostly literature, sci-fi/fantasy, romance, and young adult. She will ocassionally pick up non-fiction if it grabs her attention. She's particularly enjoying various sci-fi and fantasy series at the moment, so ask her for a recommendation if you're looking for a new series to read!

 

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Dial A for Aunties Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593333037
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Published: Berkley - April 27th, 2021

Fast, fun, full of heart (despite being about an accidental murder). The Aunties are the best!


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Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780807014738
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Published: Beacon Press - September 14th, 2021

Every single person should read this book. It's super informative, engaging, and eye-opening. The concept of sexual attraction touches every facet of our society, and Chen challenges readers to see the world through the lens of asexuality instead.


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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

A slow burn of a book that's kind of like The Hunger Games + Red Rising + Vicious. But Gideon's voice and story is also wholly unique. The set up takes a bit but the pay off is worth it (and there's a helpful glossary in the back!)


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Once & Future Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316449267
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - February 4th, 2020

Run, don't walk, to pick up this King Arthur-in-space story. The authors improve upon every single character and trope in the original version. The second book is even better than the first!


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A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765376466
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Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

Parallel Londons, magic, unlikely friendships, and utterly vile villains. V.E. Schwab writes like no other. Read this next if you liked The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue.


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All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765397539
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Published: Tordotcom - May 2nd, 2017

Fast, fun, action-packed and surprisingly, the characters and emotions are what hooks you. Pick this up if you're in a reading rut! Many more books in the series if you like it.


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The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525537397
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 29th, 2021

Read this if you're looking for non-fiction that reads like fiction. Harper shares beautiful, heartbreaking, and emotional moments from her career as an ER doctor.

content warning: domestic abuse, child death, mental illness, medical content


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The Chosen and the Beautiful Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250784780
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Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021

This Great Gatsby re-telling is haunting, thought-provoking, and filled with dazzling moments of magic.

content warnings: racism, alcohol use


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Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062942869
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 5th, 2021

Modern day Hollywood + a boarding school with a haunted past + twisty-turny Gothic horror. 

content warnings: death, violence, sexual assault


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Blackfish City: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062684875
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Published: Ecco - October 2nd, 2018

A satisfying, strange, sea-floating dystopian world is at the center of this sci-fi book. The story hits all the right notes - interwoven character perspectives, suspenseful action, and myths come to life. I loved it!

Content warning: terminal illness, mental illness


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The Queer Principles of Kit Webb: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063026216
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Published: Avon - June 8th, 2021

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Red, White & Royal Blue in this historical romance featuring an unhappy lord and a reformed highway-robber-turned-coffee-shop-owner. I flew through the pages on this one!

Content warning: child death


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ISBN: 9780578876344
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Published: Harpoon Books - May 4th, 2021

Flavortown is the imaginative, delightful, nostalgia-inducing ode to Guy Fieri and Midwest food joints that you didn't know you needed. It's also a perfect break from novels and non-fiction.


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Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction Cover Image
By Joshua Whitehead (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781551528113
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 20th, 2020

A beautiful and raw collection of speculative fiction stories centering queer and Two-Spirit Indigenous characters. The stories pull you in immediately and if you're a fan of speculative fiction, make sure this is on your TBR!

content warning: violence, confinement


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Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
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Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

Emezi's debut novel is unforgettable. As a reader, you are taken on a spiritual journey along with the beings that narrate this book, and it's a perfect exploration of the fragments of our inner selves.


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Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735235175
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Published: Viking - July 30th, 2019

A beautiful, honest, and moving memoir about showing up for yourself and for your family.


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ISBN: 9781770864863
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Published: Dcb - September 1st, 2017

Dystopian fiction at its absolute best - heartbreaking, emotional, and gut-wrenching.