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Ellen Oh is a former adjunct college instructor and lawyer with an insatiable curiosity for ancient Asian history. She loves martial arts films, K-pop, K-dramas, and cooking shows, and is a rabid fan of the Last Airbender and the Legend of Korra series. Ellen is the co-founder of We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing diversity in children’s literature. Originally from New York City, Ellen lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with her husband and three children and has yet to satisfy her quest for a decent bagel.

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Warrior (The Dragon King Ch...

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King (The Dragon King Chron...

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The Dragon Egg Princess

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“If I can believe believe that the heavens have blessed me with a tiger-spirited daughter, then how can I doubt the existence of a Dragon Musado?" he said.

Kira didn't know how to react to her father's words.

"I believe that one person can change the world. Whether he is the Musado or a girl with a tiger spirit. The monks teach that we mere mortals cannot question fate. But I say that we control destiny by our every action. Our power lies in the choices we make." Her father placed his warm hand on her cheek. "In the choices you make. Remember, stay true to yourself and do what your heart tells you is right, and not what is easy.”
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“Your differences are what make you unique. They're what make you special. You have nothing in common with these ignorant retches who thrive on superstition and fear. You were meant for greatness.”
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“I am left with pieces of remembering though I loved him whole.”
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Which January New Release would you like to read in March?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In January 2013" list.

Ever After (The Hollows, #11) by Kim Harrison
Ever After by Kim Harrison
(The Hollows, #11)
 
  6 votes, 31.6%

Boundless (Unearthly, #3) by Cynthia Hand
Boundless by Cynthia Hand
(Unearthly, #3)
 
  5 votes, 26.3%

Dream Eyes (Dark Legacy, #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz
Dream Eyes by Jayne Ann Krentz
(Dark Legacy #2)
 
  4 votes, 21.1%

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
(Lunar Chronicles, #1)
 
  3 votes, 15.8%

Prophecy (The Dragon King Chronicles, #1) by Ellen Oh
Prophecy by Ellen Oh
(The Dragon King Chronicles #1)
 
  1 vote, 5.3%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway
Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway
(Touch of Death #1)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Eldritch Conspiracy (Blood Singer, #5) by Cat Adams
The Eldritch Conspiracy by Cat Adams
(Blood Singer #5)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Haunted Moon (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #13) by Yasmine Galenorn
Haunted Moon by Yasmine Galenorn
(Otherworld #13)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight, #1) by Lisa M. Basso
A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso
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