Mercedes' Picks

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Mercedes was born and raised in Arizona and grew up reading all kinds of books. Mercedes used to work at Disney World and grew up going to Disneyland every year so if you need any tips or tricks she can help you out. If Mercedes is not at Disney she is probably reading or watching Netflix. She mostly reads YA and fantasy novels but enjoys reading pretty much anything when the mood strikes.
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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063204157
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Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2022

This book had me at "Darkness suits me" and honestly I need nothing else from this book. Also, who doesn't love octopuses because let me tell you they are crazy smart and amazing. Also the fact they can fit into any hole as long as it is not smaller than it's beak is wild. I have more fun octopus facts/stories if you want them.

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I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: The runaway Korean bestseller recommended by BTS Cover Image
By Se Hee Baek, Anton Hur (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781635579383
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 1st, 2022

What initially made me pick up this book was because the title is soooo relatable and tteokbokki is delicious. The book focuses on certain appointments between the author and her therapist. I will tell you I have had similar thoughts and ideas but yet someone in a different country, culture, and upbringing feels the same as me. This reiterates we are human and probably everyone has felt the same way you have at some point in life. We are/you are not alone in your feelings.

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A Flicker in the Dark: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250803825
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Published: Minotaur Books - January 11th, 2022

This story left me second guessing myself until the very end. If you want a book like the saying "Everything is not as it seems" then this is the book for you because oh my gosh. The turn at the end was not what I was expecting at all and actually makes me want to reread this book to see what bread crumbs were left. *Also, Audrey is relatable as people (aka men) are always making her rethink if she is actually seeing things or just seeing what she wants to see.

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ISBN: 9780593352649
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - April 19th, 2022

Don't ever let someone tell you who or what you are because you are you. This little hummingbird is how we all need to be in our life...loud and proud. Also dino facts are cool and I absolutely loved seeing a phylogenetic tree or a simple one in the book.