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Roshani Chokshi


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Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature. She spent a year after graduation working and traveling and writing. After that, she started law school at the University of Georgia where she's learning a new kind of storytelling.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction
 
Awards
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2017) : The Star-Touched Queen
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2019) : Aru Shah and the End of Time


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Caraval (2017)
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A Million Junes (2017)
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The Library of Fates (2017)
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Wicked Like a Wildfire (2017)
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Invictus (2017)
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"Invictus gripped my heart. Graudin's achingly beautiful prose and thoughtful exploration of time, history, and identity create a stunning story. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, and yet I wanted to savor each decadent sentence. Readers be warned, you'll want to stop time to live in this tale."
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The Tiger's Daughter (2017)
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The City of Brass (2017)
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The Unicorn Quest (2018)
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The Belles (2018)
(Belles , book 1)
Dhonielle Clayton
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Ace of Shades (2018)
(Shadow Game, book 1)
Amanda Foody
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Sky in the Deep (2018)
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Adrienne Young
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Mirage (2018)
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Somaiya Daud
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Amber & Dusk (2018)
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Lyra Selene
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Wicked Saints (2019)
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Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour (2019)
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The King of Crows (2020)
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Libba Bray
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The Midnight Lie (2020)
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Star Daughter (2020)
Shveta Thakrar
"My favorite tales are the ones that sneakily draw you out of one world and slip you into the next. This is one of those. I emerged from Star Daughter dusted with constellations and wonder. Thakrar's imagination is a feast for the senses."
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Where Dreams Descend (2020)
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Janella Angeles
"Janella Angeles steals the 2020 show with her fiercely imagined debut starring larger than life characters, a dangerous world alive with magic, and a dizzying dose of grab-a-fainting-couch-and-swoon-away romance!"
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Dragon Mountain (2020)
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White Fox (2020)
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