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Justina Ireland

Justina Ireland enjoys dark chocolate, dark humor, and is not too proud to admit that she's still afraid of the dark. She lives with her husband, kid, and dog in Pennsylvania.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Science Fiction

Justina Ireland recommends
The Poet X (2018)
Elizabeth Acevedo
"Crackles with energy and snaps with authenticity and voice. Every poem in this stunningly addictive and deliciously rhythmic verse novel begs to be read aloud. Xiomara is a protagonist who readers will cheer for at every turn. As X might say, Acevedo’s got bars. Don’t pass this one by."
The Black God's Drums (2018)
P Djèlí Clark
"A mesmerizing, sprawling alternate history brimming with authenticity and voice. You'll be bitterly disappointed when it's over. Clark's novella will leave you ravenous for more."
A Spark of White Fire (2018)
(Celestial Trilogy , book 1)
Sangu Mandanna
"A gorgeous marriage of science fiction and fantasy. Meddling gods, princesses in exile, and cities aboard spaceships. This is nothing like you’ve ever read before."
Strange Grace (2018)
Tessa Gratton
"Strange Grace is an alluring and seductive fairy tale that asks just what would you give up for the things you love? And what if that isn’t enough? You won’t want to leave the beautiful and eerie world Gratton has created."
Damsel (2018)
Elana K Arnold
"Brutal and unflinching, Damsel is a gorgeously twisted fairy tale that lures you in with pretty words and then shows you its thorns."
This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story (2018)
Kacen Callender
"A fun, quirky story that proves romance and love are possible for every single person no matter what. The book equivalent of a cup of hot cocoa and a warm hug."
The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried (2019)
Shaun David Hutchinson
"A fearless and brutal look at friendships...you will laugh, rage, and mourn its loss when it’s over."
Black Sun (2020)
(Between Earth and Sky, book 1)
Rebecca Roanhorse
"Roanhorse has created an excellent world that feels lived in and characters that feel like people you know."
Root Magic (2021)
Eden Royce
"A poignant, necessary entry into the children's literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans. Add in a fun, magical adventure and you get everything I want in a book!"
The Witchery (2022)
S Isabelle
"The Witchery is a dark, delicious delight. S. Isabelle is a debut to watch."
The Monsters We Defy (2022)
Leslye Penelope
"An enchanting adventure that weaves a spell."

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