What is Melissa Fox Reading?

Melissa Fox has worked at Watermark Books & Cafe since October 2011. She's an omnivorous reader, but has a passion for children's literature. When she's not at the store, she's chauffeuring her daughters (all avid readers) around town, picking up after her slightly absent-minded professor husband, or blogging about books. Since she reads (on average) 130+ books a year, a comprehensive list would be overwhelming to put up. What follows is the "best of the best" for the year.

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The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316310352
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

Even better than the first one, if that's possible. 


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The Deceivers (Vale Hall #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250175793
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Published: Tor Teen - February 5th, 2019

I could NOT put this one down. 


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A Curse So Dark and Lonely Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681195087
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - January 29th, 2019

Fairy tale retellings are one of my favorite things to read, and this doe not disappoint. 


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By Jerry Craft, Jerry Craft (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062691194
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Published: HarperCollins - February 5th, 2019

Move over Raina Telgemeier, there's a new (#ownvoices) voice in town! 


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On the Come Up Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498564
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 5th, 2019

Totally worth the wait. 


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SHOUT Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670012107
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

Powerful. 


The Library Book Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476740188
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Probably a bit on the nose for my interests, but I loved this!


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The Lost Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062275097
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Published: Walden Pond Press - February 12th, 2019

Girl power FTW! 


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$17.99
ISBN: 9780062662804
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Published: HarperTeen - March 6th, 2018

Took me TOO long to get to this one. SO good!


Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780553499148
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Published: Ember - April 25th, 2017

Much too late to this series (upside: the books in the whole series are all out already!). Some excellent science fiction here.