Lucy's Current Recommendations

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Girl with Stars in Her Eyes Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492698760
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Published: Sourcebooks - May 1st, 2021

Toni Bennette is a ridiculously talented musician who is more comfortable behind the scenes than in the spotlight. When an opportunity presents itself for her to join the Lillys, an up-and-coming band of equally talented women, she has to decide what her dreams actually are and what she’s willing to do to achieve them. The fact that her estranged childhood crush is the band’s manager only complicates things... Articulated in compelling prose and filled with rich characters, THE GIRL WITH STARS IN HER EYES is a delicious slow-burn romance that is ultimately a story about forgiveness, family, and friendship. I truly adored everything about this book!

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For the Wolf (The Wilderwood #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316592789
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Published: Orbit - June 1st, 2021

The Beauty and the Beast meets Little Red Riding Hood in this moody medieval-esque fantasy full of lush descriptions and aching emotion. Red has always been promised to the Wilderwood and the Wolf who lives within it, while Neve has always been promised to the throne. Twin sisters, born mere moments apart, and given wildly different destinies because of it… Well-paced and artfully crafted, this story will pull you in, entangle you in the narrative, then refuse to let you go.

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Love in Color: Mythical Tales from Around the World, Retold Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063078499
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Published: William Morrow - April 13th, 2021

Bolu Babalola’s prose had me enraptured from the very first page! The artful way that she rewove and spun myths from around the world was absolutely masterful, and I enjoyed reading fresh takes on stories that I knew, while also having the opportunity to encounter stories that I wasn’t familiar with at all. LOVE IN COLOR is for anyone who is constantly in awe of the power of love, and also for anyone who may need to be reminded of it.

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If the Shoe Fits: A Meant to be Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368050388
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - August 3rd, 2021

A fun, sweet, and inclusive reimagining of Disney’s 1950 animated Cinderella film! Murphy’s emphasis on accepting oneself for who they are, and her careful inclusion of a variety of strong and supportive female relationships, was heartwarming and absolutely refreshing - especially since the narrative primarily takes place within the confines of a reality dating show. This story is perfect for anyone who enjoys a good re-written fairy tale, and I’m excited to see what the rest of the books in the series have to offer!