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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....
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...
With the Fire on High
Elizabeth Acevedo Serves Up A Delicious Sophomore Novel
Anticipation for the sophomore effort from Elizabeth Acevedo—whose 2018 debut novel-in-verse, The Poet X, earned her the National Book Award—has been...
the big suck
Navigating the Unthinkable in
How to Make Friends with the Dark
Kathleen Glasgow’s books read to me like classic YA, richly detailed character studies that don’t shy away from dark topics, similar to beloved...
In Laini Taylor’s
Muse of Nightmares
, Grief, Godspawn, and Learning to Forgive
Are you ready to return to a world where guilt and grief are tied together in a never-ending circle, and every character’s dreams of love and...
we are in the waiting (for book four) place
A Dangerous World Grows Darker in
A Reaper at the Gates
The situation was grim from the start in the brutal Martial Empire Sabaa Tahir created in debut novel An Ember in the Ashes. This was a dark, bloody...
further up and further in
, the Magic of
The second book in a fantasy series can be a tricky, elusive thing. It’s the second novel that’s charged with continuing and expanding upon the...
Is a Shape-Shifting Binge Read
Some stories are all in the setup: what you need to know about their plot is in the teaser copy, and the pleasure is in watching the tale unfold. And some...
Mark Oshiro’s Debut
Anger Is A Gift
Delivers A Powerful Punch
Mark Oshiro’s much-hyped Anger Is A Gift is an intricately built but deceptively straightforward addition to the canon of novels addressing police...
there will be blood queen
Difficult Women Shine in Claire Legrand’s
Fans of Daughter of Smoke & Bone and The Mortal Instruments rejoice: there are new angels on the block. But the angels in Claire Legrand’s Furyborn,...
All of This Is True
, Writing Is Dangerous
Riley Redgate’s Final Draft is not your typical contemporary novel about an aspiring writer. Laila Piedra is a half-white, half-Ecuadorian girl from New...
after the plague
Packs a Punch
In Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation, the dead have risen from the Civil War battlefields to walk again—but they’re not the greatest threat to the...
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