Female Sleuths (6/12/24)

Dive into the world of female sleuths with these mysterious reads! THE DARK WIVES BY ANN CLEEVES 9781250836847 | 8/27/24 “Forceful . . . Multiple narrators and a core cast of keenly rendered characters lend the tale dimension while furthering the series arc. Cleeves’s fans will be well satisfied.”—Publishers Weekly Available for download on Edelweiss […]

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Dragons, Dragons, and More Dragons! (6/11/24)

Dragons are back, and today we’re highlighting these and more amazing mythical creatures! BLOOD OF THE OLD KINGS BY SUNG-IL KIM 9781250895332 | 10/8/24 “Kim masterfully weaves together [the characters’] stories, which each embody a different style of fantasy, creating an immersive, thorough world that’s sparking towards war.”–Library Journal Available for download on Edelweiss here. […]

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THE SAINT OF BRIGHT DOORS Wins 2024 Nebula Award

Congratulations to Vajra Chandrasekera whose book THE SAINT OF BRIGHT DOORS has won the 2024 Nebula Award for the novel category! You can see the full list of winners here. “[T]he lyrical, precise prose, the original, organic nature of the world building, and the complex themes of purpose, identity, and the biased, often violent, incomplete nature of history-telling will engage readers long after finishing.” —Booklist “Dreamlike […]

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Loved Challengers? Read These Next!

If you saw the movie Challengers and still can’t get enough of the sports/relationship drama, we have some suggestions for what your next read should be! LET THE GAMES BEGIN BY RUFARO FAITH MAZARURA 9781250354532 | 7/9/24 “The weightier topics are delicately handled and balanced out by lighthearted and humorous scenes, often featuring the couple’s charming, bighearted […]

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Staff Review: DEAR DICKHEAD

DEAR DICKHEAD by Virginie Despentes; Translated from the French by Frank Wynne97803746116209/10/24Farrar, Straus and GirouxLiterary Fiction/ World Literature / Feminist Available for download on Edelweiss. Set in the backdrop of Paris and at the height of the #metoo movement, DEAR DICKHEAD follows Oscar, a B-list author and former alcoholic turned social media ranter, and Rebecca, […]

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Three Stars for MASQUERADE

O.O. Sangoyomi’s MASQUERADE, a breathtaking adult fiction novel that follows a young Yorùbá woman as she rises from social pariah to power in this reimagining of pre-colonial West Africa, has received three starred reviews! “This debut novel is a page-turning blend of historical fiction with a retelling of the story of Hades and Persephone, deftly […]

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Three Stars for THE WEST PASSAGE

Jared Pechacek’s THE WEST PASSAGE, a spellbinding dark fantasy debut, has received three starred reviews! “This is a vividly depicted, decidedly peculiar world governed by an inexplicable logic, where the seasons are determined by a vast wheel; people have animal, plant, or even inorganic characteristics; and rising up in the ranks of one’s profession might […]

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Upcoming Romantasy (6/5/24)

These stories are full of all things romantasy–from vampires and swordsmen to princes and pirates–you’ll find love, loss, and lots of magic here! THE STARS ARE DYING BY CHLOE C. PEÑARANDA Available for download on Edelweiss here. LibraryReads votes due by September 1st. Astraea is a prisoner of her own mind, the past sliding from […]

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THE ROM-COMMERS on Audio (6/4/24)

We’re so excited to share a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the audiobook for Katherine Center’s THE ROM-COMMERS! Click here for a video of Patti Murin narrating the audiobook, complete with an excerpt from the novel! “Sparks fly between [the main characters], but so does conflict as Emma learns Charlie has hang-ups about everything […]

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Sneak Peek: July Indie Next List

The July 2024 Indie Next List includes SEVEN Macmillan titles! BURY YOUR GAYS BY CHUCK TINGLE 9781250874658 | 7/9/24 3 starred reviews! “Tingle’s effortless narrative flows from an uneasy tone that steadily builds to full-on, existential terror, along the way taking readers on a highly entertaining, fast-paced ride, filled with thought-provoking satire, original monsters, and […]

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