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Books we’re so thankful for this year


2020 gave us a LOT of amazing reads, so we’re sharing just a few that we’re so thankful for this year!


The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs


We are so thankful to return to the world of the peculiars, and are counting down the days to The Desolations of Devil’s Acre!


All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor


There’s something so satisfying about a series being completed, and we are so thankful we got to add this last book to our shelves.


The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz


Maybe it goes without saying that we’re thankful for this GORGEOUS COVER 😍


The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu


We’re thankful for every word Marie Lu writes, but there was something especially magical in these pages we’re especially in love with!


A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell


Sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic? Lots to be thankful for here.


The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund

The Best Laid Plans

Adorable friends-to-lovers trope? Check. Lovable characters? Check. Had us on the floor laughing? Check.


The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae


Zahru accidentally getting finding herself in the inconvenient position of human sacrifice because she snuck into the palace to eat some of the food at the banquet is…possibly one of our favorite things ever.

Also, we’re thankful for #TeamKasta.


The Damned by Renée Ahdieh


SPOILER for The Beautiful: we’re thankful Celine got her memory back!! This book is one of the best things to happen to 2020.


They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman


We’re thankful for mysteries that keep us on our toes, and this one definitely did!


Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram


We are SO thankful Darius’s story was continued, and for a second cozy book to cuddle up with a blanket and some tea!


Vicious Spirits by Kat Cho


Kat Cho is a GENIUS at creating the perfect blend of romance, adventure, and mythology.


Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

WATCH OVER ME enhanced digital cover May 15 2020

This one was such a treasure to add to our shelves beside Nina LaCour’s other gorgeous works, and we’re thankful for each one!


Matched Deluxe Edition by Ally Condie


Sometimes returning to one of the OG dystopian worlds that made you love reading is all you need.


Anna and the French Kiss Collector’s Edition by Stephanie Perkins


It probably goes without saying we’re thankful for this gorgeous collector’s edition and all the new goodies inside!


Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon


Another David Yoon book?! Yes, please. Always. Super Fake Love Song is joining Frankly in Love with some of our favorite books of all time.


Rebel Sisters by Tochi Onyebuchi


After the ending of War Girls broke our hearts, we are so glad the sequel is here to give us closure, and for this stunning cover to join book 1 on our shelves!


A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir

sky beyond the storm

We are so very thankful for the epic finale of Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes!…and also a little scared.




Psst! We’re counting down to A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir with our top series moments! Check out the 8 most impactful character deaths from An Ember in the Ashes here



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