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New Releases: Secretive Friendships, Bold Blackmailers, and Confusing Attractions

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New Releases: Secretive Friendships, Bold Blackmailers, and Confusing Attractions

I absolutely love this release day in all its glorious variety, from third installments in two of my favorite series in recent years to so many reads...
The B&N YA Podcast: Jennifer Donnelly

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The B&N YA Podcast: Jennifer Donnelly

Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join host Melissa Albert, editor of the B&N Teen Blog and...
New Releases: Dystopian Disneyland, a Japanese Jaunt, and Covenly Love

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New Releases: Dystopian Disneyland, a Japanese Jaunt, and Covenly Love

Listen, May. You have given us way too many good books, spent way too much of our money, and now you wanna end with a release day this good?? HOW DARE....
New Releases: Complicated Friendships, Classics Made Modern, and So Much Murder

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New Releases: Complicated Friendships, Classics Made Modern, and So Much Murder

It’s rare that a release day this late in the month is so jam-packed, but this May is just the month that keeps on giving. Today brings another...
Searching for Magic with Hafsah Faizal’s Spellbinding We Hunt the Flame

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Searching for Magic with Hafsah Faizal’s Spellbinding We Hunt the Flame

Arawiya is a kingdom without magic. Or, at least it is now. This is the land of Arawiya at the start of Hafsah Faizal’s debut novel, We Hunt the Flame....
New Releases: Murderous Djinn, a Cursed Girl, and Magic Among the Redwoods

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New Releases: Murderous Djinn, a Cursed Girl, and Magic Among the Redwoods

This is nothing short of an iconic release day, featuring diverse debuts from authors sure to become household names, fantasy novels from those who already...
The B&N YA Podcast: Maurene Goo Makes Us Fall in Love

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The B&N YA Podcast: Maurene Goo Makes Us Fall in Love

Explore the stories behind the young adult books you love with the B&N YA Podcast. Join host Melissa Albert, editor of the B&N Teen Blog and...
Castle of Lies Author Kiersi Burkhart on the Intersection of Fantasy and Fan Fiction

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Castle of Lies Author Kiersi Burkhart on the Intersection of Fantasy and Fan Fiction

In Kiersi Burkhart’s queer, inclusive fantasy novel, Castle of Lies, power-hungry Thelia plans to stake her claim by marrying Bayled, heir to the...
How It Feels to Float Author Helena Fox on Finding the Words to Explore Sexual Identity

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How It Feels to Float Author Helena Fox on Finding the Words to Explore Sexual Identity

Just like its protagonist, Elizabeth “Biz” Grey, Helena Fox’s debut, How It Feels to Float, refuses to be categorized. This beautiful, truthful...
New Releases: Royal Romance, K-Pop Confection, and a Picture Worth a Thousand Words

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New Releases: Royal Romance, K-Pop Confection, and a Picture Worth a Thousand Words

How do you solve a problem like May 7? What do you do when there are at least sixteen new books out and you need every single one of them?? I’d say...
Maya Motayne on Writing Latinx Magic into Fantasy Debut Nocturna

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Maya Motayne on Writing Latinx Magic into Fantasy Debut Nocturna

In Maya Motayne’s Nocturna, out tomorrow, Finn Voy is a faceshifter who can pick up and discard other people’s appearances at will. She uses...
Helena Fox’s How it Feels to Float Is a Stunning Debut that Refuses to be Pinned Down

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Helena Fox’s How it Feels to Float Is a Stunning Debut that Refuses to be Pinned Down

Just like its protagonist, Elizabeth “Biz” Grey, How It Feels to Float refuses to be categorized, which makes for a beautiful and truthful...

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