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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Three Stars for PARADE

Rachel Cusk’s PARADE, a startling, exhilarating novel that once again expands the notion of what fiction can be and do, has received three starred reviews! “The stories of a half-dozen different artists, each identified solely by the initial G, investigate the nature of art, artists, reality, and family relationships… Simmering underneath all the stories and […]

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Three Stars for CRAFT: Stories I Wrote For The Devil

Ananda Lima’s CRAFT: Stories I Wrote For The Devil—a strange, intimate, haunted, hungry, intoxicating, and surreal fiction debut–has received three starred reviews! “Brazil-born Lima explores questions of identity, politics, and creativity through a surrealist lens in these short stories. Who gets to tell certain stories and why? The book’s title evokes both guile and labor, […]

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Three Stars for BURY YOUR GAYS

Chuck Tingle’s BURY YOUR GAYS, a new heart-pounding story about what it takes to succeed in a Hollywood world that wants you dead, has received three starred reviews! “Self-publishing sensation Tingle burst onto the traditional publishing scene with one of the best books of 2023 (CAMP DAMASCUS), but his follow-up is even better. Tingle’s effortless narrative […]

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Three Stars for THE FAMILIAR

Leigh Bardugo’s THE FAMILIAR, set in a thrilling world of seers and alchemists, holy men, and hucksters, where the lines between magic, science, and fraud are never certain, has received three starred reviews! “THE FAMILIAR highlights all of the things that make Bardugo (HELL BENT, 2023) so well loved: a romance with maddening chemistry, an […]

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Three Stars for THE TRUTH OF THE ALEKE

Moses Ose Utomi’s THE TRUTH OF THE ALEKE, an epic fable about truth, falsehood, and the shackles of history, has received three starred reviews! “Naive Osi is a tragically flawed hero, easily manipulated through his desire to do good by older, cunning figures who understand that history is a story written by the victors. There […]

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2024 YA Starred Reviews (so far)

These 2024 YA reads are all pretty stellar, but don’t just take our word for it! A FRAGILE ENCHANTMENT by Allison Saft9781250892836 | Available now | 1/2/24 “Saft breathes enchanting life into this Regency-influenced fantasy world, and the intricate worldbuilding and class politics never come at the cost of the romantic leads’ titillating chemistry or […]

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How to Give THE TALK–Digital Download

Told with beautiful insight, humor, brutal honesty, and raw emotion, readers everywhere could not put down Darrin Bell’s THE TALK, a graphic memoir that offers a deeply personal meditation on the “the talk” parents must have with Black children about racism and the brutality that often accompanies it. Check out this digital download guide on […]

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Kate Flannery’s Letter to Librarians

Kate Flannery writes a candid account of the realities of corporate misogyny, her experience as a former clothing industry insider, and a moment in our recent past painted with nostalgia and demands in her juicy, funny, and insightful memoir STRIP TEES. We are thrilled to have a letter to librarians from Kate, diving into the […]

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