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A collage of three book covers: HER REBEL HIGHNESS by Diana Ma, SURVIVE THE DOME by Kosoko Jackson, and A MAGIC STEEPED IN POISON by Judy I. Lin.

Even though we have just three books on our radar this week, there’s something for everyone with this mix of genres! Which ones are on your TBR list?

A book cover that is read. There is a young Black man in profile. There is a white circle around him. The title is Survive the Dome. The tag lines are No one is getting in. And no one is getting out. Those words are written parallel to the circle just outside it.Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson
Sourcebooks Fire

Jamal Lawson just wanted to be a part of something. As an aspiring journalist, he packs up his camera and heads to Baltimore to document a rally protesting police brutality after another Black man is murdered.

But before it even really begins, the city implements a new safety protocol…the Dome. The Dome surrounds the city, forcing those within to subscribe to a total militarized shutdown. No one can get in, and no one can get out.

Alone in a strange place, Jamal doesn’t know where to turn…until he meets hacker Marco, who knows more than he lets on, and Catherine, an AWOL basic-training-graduate, whose parents helped build the initial plans for the Dome.

As unrest inside of Baltimore grows throughout the days-long lockdown, Marco, Catherine, and Jamal take the fight directly to the chief of police. But the city is corrupt from the inside out, and it’s going to take everything they have to survive.

Book cover with images in pastel colors. There are flowers and fish in the air around a young woman who is holding a cup of tea with a lid on it. Her hair is long and swoopy. It seems to be in a high pony tail but the ends are curving up. She has a pensive look on her face. A Magic Steeped in Poison (The Book of Tea #1) by Judy I. Lin
Feiwel & Friends

I used to look at my hands with pride. Now all I can think is, “These are the hands that buried my mother.”

For Ning, the only thing worse than losing her mother is knowing that it’s her own fault. She was the one who unknowingly brewed the poison tea that killed her—the poison tea that now threatens to also take her sister, Shu.

When Ning hears of a competition to find the kingdom’s greatest shennong-shi—masters of the ancient and magical art of tea-making—she travels to the imperial city to compete. The winner will receive a favor from the princess, which may be Ning’s only chance to save her sister’s life.

But between the backstabbing competitors, bloody court politics, and a mysterious (and handsome) boy with a shocking secret, Ning might actually be the one in more danger.

Book cover with title. There are two portraits in gold frames slightly tilted. One is larger and more centered. In it the young woman is smiling with and glancing to the side. She's wearing black with gold accents on her collar. She has a large dangling gold star earring. There are shiny high rises behind her. The other portrait is farther back and smaller. The person in that frame has much shorter hair and is wearing glasses. This person has their lips pressed together and is staring toward the other portrait. Part of a pagoda is in the background. This person is wearing a simple t-shirt.Her Rebel Highness (Daughters of the Dynasty) by Diana Ma Amulet Books

In Heiress Apparently, Gemma Huang’s big acting break led her to Beijing, where she uncovered an incredible family secret. This second novel in the Daughters of the Dynasty series delves further into Gemma’s complex and storied legacy, moving back one generation to tell the story of Gemma’s mother, Lei, as she finds love against the backdrop of 1980s China and the Tiananmen Square protests and makes a difficult decision that forever alters the course of her life. — Cover image and summary via Goodreads