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Jae's Reviews

Jelly by Clare Rees

Imagine being stuck on an island. No one leaves, no one new arrives unless birthed, and every meal is fish. It's the only home you or your parents have ever known. Now imagine the island is actually on the back of a giant jellyfish. The young adult genre always surprises me in the best ways, and as soon as I realized there were people living on a giant jellyfish, I was hooked. This is great for anyone who likes their fiction just a little bit weird. — Jae

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781419745560
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Published: Amulet Books - May 18th, 2021

Modern Quilting: A Contemporary Guide to Quilting by Hand by Julius Arthur

Modern Quilting is a beautiful look at quilting as an art form and as a part of community building. Complete with easy-to-follow patterns and personal stories for each pattern, this is a great place for any quilter to begin exploring the fiber arts world. Experienced quilters will also find new ways to use old techniques. — Jae

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781784883942
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Published: Hardie Grant - June 1st, 2021

Mending with Love: Creative Repairs for Your Favorite Things by Noriko Misumi

There are a lot of mending books on the market right now, which just makes me giddy, to be honest. I love seeing people mend, and this book goes a little bit deeper than the basics of mending, covering wool roving, curved surfaces, and socks. Mending with Love is a great place to start your mending journey and love your clothes longer. — Jae

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780804854030
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Published: Tuttle Publishing - April 6th, 2021

For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten

If you love atmospheric fantasy and retellings of familiar fairy tales, look no further. Redarys is promised to the Wolf that hunts the Forest, a generational sacrifice that keeps her home and the entire continent on which she lives safe from demonic destruction. Or so the stories have always told. But what happens when she learns the intricacies of these stories? And how will she find her place among the legends? — Jae

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316592789
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Published: Orbit - June 1st, 2021

The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by Cat Sebastian

I’m so glad this was my first romance novel. I’ll be honest, I was hooked in by the adorable cover art, but I’m so happy that I dug deeper than the surface. This is a classic “city mouse falls in love with country mouse” sort of tale, filled with swashbuckling, intrigue, and sauciness. I hope it someday gets the Bridgerton treatment so I can see pretty boys flouncing about in period costumes, falling in love with each other. — Jae

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ISBN: 9780063026216
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Published: Avon - June 8th, 2021

Women and Other Monsters: Building a New Mythology by Jess Zimmerman

As both a Feminist and a Monster Lover, this book immediately called out to me. Critical Feminist engagement with female monsters of Greek antiquity? Heck yeah! Women have long been told that we are something Other, that we are to be feared and reviled and shut away from the eyes of polite society. Why not lean into it? This book is a great jumping point for anyone who wants to embrace their inner (and outer) monstrosity. — Jae

 

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$25.95
ISBN: 9780807054932
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Published: Beacon Press - March 9th, 2021

Cinders & Sparrows by Stefan Bachmann

This is the perfect fall read, arriving just in time for Halloween but great for any time of year! Fantasy lovers will immediately devour Zita’s journey from neglected orphan to powerful magic user. Zita is fierce and determined, with a big heart, and no matter what any devious witches and wizards say, there is much more power in being kind than there is in darkness and cruelty. I hope to see more from this little Sparrow! — Jae

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$16.99
ISBN: 9780062289957
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 13th, 2020

Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston

The deliciously intricate prose of Master of Poisons will swirl around you like a swarm of bees, minutely detailed but still moving as one, pulling you into a world of magical young girls, pirate wives, and complicated families. This is perfect for fans of Marlon James’s Black Leopard, Red Wolf. — Jae

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$27.99
ISBN: 9781250260543
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Published: Tordotcom - September 8th, 2020

Journeys in Natural Dyeing: Techniques for Creating Color at Home by Kristine Vejar & Adrienne Rodriguez

Take a journey around the world with this beautiful book about international dyeing techniques, from the owners of A Verb for Keeping Warm textile shop in Oakland. Full of gorgeous photography, fun projects, and textile references, this book is perfect for someone who spent the beginning of lockdown in a crafting frenzy. — Jae

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$29.99
ISBN: 9781419747076
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Published: Abrams - October 13th, 2020

Repair Revolution: How Fixers Are Transforming Our Throwaway Culture by John Waxman & Elizabeth Knight

Take up your tools of repair, fellow makers, fellow tinkerers! The revolution is coming, and it is here to mend your old jeans, fix that broken toaster, and finally get the missing leg on the chair you’ve had for years! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, and invite them to share in the wonderful world of repair! — Jae

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ISBN: 9781608686605
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Published: New World Library - October 27th, 2020

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