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Sabaa Tahir


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Sabaa Tahir grew up in Californias Mojave Desert at her familys eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brothers comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

Genres: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
 
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The Weight of Feathers (2015)
Anna-Marie McLemore
"A gripping, beautiful rendered story...and a fantastical world as captivating as that of The Night Circus."
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The Crown's Game (2016)
(Crown's Game, book 1)
Evelyn Skye
"The Crown’s Game is a captivating tale that deftly transports readers to a mysterious and fascinating fantasy world, one teeming with hidden magic and fiery romance."
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Caraval (2017)
(Caraval, book 1)
Stephanie Garber
"With CARAVAL, Stephanie Garber spins a spellbinding tale of sisterhood, love and betrayal. Like her characters, I lost myself in the dangerous, enchanting world she created-and never wanted to come out."
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Exo (2017)
(Exo, book 1)
Fonda Lee
"Fonda Lee's Exo is a deeply immersive story that balances fantastic, original world building with spine-tingling adventure. Days after finishing, I was still thinking about it."
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Beasts Made of Night (2017)
(Beasts Made of Night, book 1)
Tochi Onyebuchi
"Tochi Onyebuchi deftly balances humor and tragedy, beauty and darkness. Beasts Made of Night is an exquisitely crafted, imaginative and absorbing tale. Taj, the hero, is both imperfect and hilarious--I wish we could hang out."
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Warcross (2017)
(Warcross, book 1)
Marie Lu
"Marie Lu's Warcross is unlike anything I've ever read - clever, smart, romantic - yet exploding with color, action, and unrelenting speed. I flew through this book - it's absolutely fantastic."
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The City of Brass (2017)
(Daevabad Trilogy, book 1)
S A Chakraborty
"The City of Brass is the best adult fantasy I've read since The Name of the Wind. It's stunning and complex and consuming and fantastic. You must read it."
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The Fountains of Silence (2019)
Ruta Sepetys
"Brutal. Beautiful. Honest."
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The Grace Year (2019)
Kim Liggett
"The Grace Year seethes with love and brutality, violence and hope. It is a remarkable and timely story of the bonds between women, the cost of breaking those bonds, and the courage it takes to defy a patriarchy intent on crushing feminine strength. Everyone should read this book."
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Infinity Son (2020)
(Infinity Cycle, book 1)
Adam Silvera
"With Infinity Son, Adam Silvera has created an immersive, mind-bending world built around a sibling relationship that is both thoughtful and heart-wrenching."
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The Damned (2020)
(Beautiful , book 2)
Renée Ahdieh
"This is a one of a kind book, by a singularly original author."

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