McKenna's Staff Recommendations

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Heir By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593616949
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2024

WOW WOW WOW! Sabaa Tahir comes back to The Martial Empire in some of the best writing she's done. This book will have you anxiously turning the pages, waiting to find out the fate of Aiz, Sirsha and Quil. You will finish this book screaming that you can't immediately pick up the next one.

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Looking for Smoke By K. A. Cobell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063318670
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Published: Heartdrum - June 4th, 2024

Looking for Smoke is a captivating debut that puts you right in the middle of a murder investigation on a Blackfeet reservation. Following a group of four teenagers that live on the reservation, you learn about their complex relationships with each other as well as the victim as they try to find her killer. Cobell does a great job at incorporating information about the MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women) crisis to an age demographic who may not be familiar with it. This book is perfect for someone who wants to dabble in thrillers but is looking for something with more depth.

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The Poppy War: A Novel By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662583
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Published: Harper Voyager - April 23rd, 2019

Everything Kuang writes is fantastic, but The Poppy War stands out. This is the first book in a fantasy trilogy that follows Fang Ruin as she trains to become a shaman and find her place in the war to come. If you enjoy morally gray characters, political scheming, and an epic war story, then you will like this book!