We Are Okay – Nina LaCour

Winter break has come, and while everyone else has gone home to see families and significant others for a few weeks, Marin would be perfectly content to stay in her dorm room, alone with her grief, pretending that her life from before doesn’t exist anymore. Life is never quite that simple, though, and Mabel is coming to visit, shoving her way into Marin’s after. Marin has a lot of skeletons in her closet that need to be faced, but can she handle letting go of her denial long enough to heal – and to move forward with Mabel?

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The Seafarer’s Kiss – Julia Ember

Ersel’s tribe of merpeople has been exiled to the coldest habitable water remaining, far north, and every year, their population dwindles as mermaids’ eggs are frozen in their wombs, doomed to infertility. In an act of desperation, the king has enforced a law that, in their nineteenth year, each mermaid must undergo a test of fertility – and the female with the highest likelihood of successful brooding becomes a prized possession, coveted by all of the mermen. To be fertile, and wanted, is the greatest pride any mermaid in their tribe can hold.

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T5W 05.17.17: Summer Reads

This week’s Top 5 Wednesday challenge is to narrow down your top 5 quintessential summer reads! These might be beachy reads, fluffy contemporaries, short stories, or just something that makes you think of green grass, sunny skies, and fun.

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