Zazu


If it's got spaceships, dragons, wormhole generators, wands, or any kind of flying—I'm on it! I love sci-fi and fantasy (for any age), but I'll read anything, particularly the satirical, unconventional, bold, thought-provoking, historically accurate, geek-related, or tech-oriented.

Zazu's Staff Picks:

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Spinning Silver: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399180996
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - May 7th, 2019

Bookseller: Zazu
Title: Spinning Silver

Comments:

"Anger was a fire in a grate, and I'd never had any wood to burn. Until now, it seemed."

This is a delicious, magical, deeply rich story that I never wanted to leave. I tore through it and immediately wanted to re-read it -- a very rare pairing!

A stand-alone companion to Uprooted, this book is even better (and Uprooted was a favorite at the Bookloft!). Dive into a Jewish- & Eastern European-inspired folklore-style story too damn good to describe. Novik expertly manipulates the readers' expectations -- you never know what will happen next. Yet it is rich with meaning, with food for thought - an exquisitely crafted cake, with unseen layers melting together perfectly on your tongue.

Readers of historical fiction, female-driven sagas, and myth-inspired fantasy HAVE TO READ THIS. I'm willing to bet a lot that you'll love it as much as I did (and the many people I have already passed this on to!).
Enjoy.

P.S. Vivid descriptions make this almost cinematic. Incredible! 


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Pimp My Noodles: Turn Instant Noodles and Ramen into Fabulous Feasts Cover Image
By Kathy Kordalis, Jacqui Melville (Photographs by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781784881238
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-7 Days
Published: Hardie Grant - August 15th, 2017

Bookseller: Zazu
Title: Pimp My Noodles

Comments:
This is my ideal cookbook:
- Easy recipes
- easy-to-find ingredients
- creative, with new ideas
- DELICIOUS

Refresh your noodle repertoire with these Asian-inspired recipes that can be taken as-is OR (my favorite) be broken down for parts & serve as inspiration. (TIP - use the variety of sauces on any combo of veggies with rice/noodles for a great and easy variety of dishes!)

The perfect book for a lazy noodle-lover in need of something NEW!


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Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-7 Days
Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

Bookseller: Zazu
Title: Julián is a Mermaid

Comments:
An absolutely gorgeous work of playfulness, curiosity, whimsy, and fun!
For all of us who played pretend and dress-up, this sweet story will make you smile.
And to all the grown-ups who encourage imaginations, the down-to-earth and practical grandma will pleasantly surprise!
Don't miss this one! A book that manages to impart so much love and beauty in so simple a presentation is rare!