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Stars for YEAR ONE!

This is Nora Roberts like you’ve never seen her before: as a fantasy writer! YEAR ONE: Chronicles of the One is the stunning beginning to an epic hardcover trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestseller.

In this enthralling saga of suspense and survival, a sickness has wiped out more than half of the world’s population. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place—some of it good, like the kind Lana Bingham and her lover, Max, practice; and some of it unimaginably evil. As New York City becomes unsafe for them, Lana and Max head west on a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives.

YEAR ONE has two starred reviews!

“Roberts’s full step into a modern fantasy series is long overdue. Fascinating characters and a well-built dystopia combine with a riveting plot that will attract a whole new group of readers.” — Library Journal, starred review

“Roberts’ new direction is electric and ground-breaking… A fast-paced, mesmerizing, and thought-provoking novel that will no doubt add to Roberts’ legions of fans.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review readmoreremove

Happy #BookBday (9/27/16 Edition)

Happy #BookBday to three whimsical, mythical reads:

DON’T I KNOW YOU? by Marni Jackson
This debut “whimsical collection of linked stories” (Kirkus Reviews) follows one woman’s life from age 16 to 60, and what happens when certain celebrities—Neil Young, Meryl Streep, John Updike, Taylor Swift, Karl Ove Knausgaard—start turning up in her private life, at the spa, in the middle of a break-up, even on the operating table.

THE TENGU’S GAME OF GO by Lian Hearn (Book 4 in the Tale of Shikanoko)
The fourth and final book in an epic, action-packed four-volume adventure in mythical, medieval Japan, where the drama plays out against a background of wild forests, elegant castles, hidden temples, and savage battlefields. “Expect graphic violence, fairy-tale magic, flights of comedy, and operatic melodrama but also genuine intimacy and tragedy.” — Kirkus Reviews readmoreremove

JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL On Your Telly!

Ah, the weekend. While we’ll still have plenty of time to read, we’re excited for one of our favorite books to come to life on the small screen: JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL!

Based on the bestselling novel from Susanna Clarke, this seven-part(!) mini-series takes place during a time when England has ceased to believe in practical magic until the reclusive Mr. Norrell (Eddie Marsan, Sherlock Holmes) steps in to remind everyone what it is they’re missing. But another brilliant budding magician, Jonathan Strange (Bertie Carvel, Les Miserables), has mystical ambitions of his own, and the two open up the world to the enchanting—and often dangerous—side of the supernatural.

Part fantasy, part reimagined historical drama, all fabulousness, JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL debuts this Saturday, June 13 at 10pm (EST) on BBC America. Check out the trailer below for a sneak peek!

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