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Today’s excerpt is a sneak peak at debut novel Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye. Get immediately immersed in this expansive fantasy world as we follow Sloane, a Scion, descendant of an Orisha, granted with forbidden fire magic. Forced to fight in a war, she’ll embrace her power and become exactly the monster they want her to be. Read a sneak peek of this dangerous, action-packed story below.
Long live the queens of historical fantasy retellings! The author trio who brought us the New York Times bestselling My Lady Jane are returning to the world of courtly shapeshifters with this twist on the tale of Mary, Queen of Scots. Don’t worry if you haven’t read My Lady Jane (though you should if you enjoy laughing so hard you’re crying), My Contrary Mary is its own standalone tale filled with royal shenanigans!
Set in the summer of 1958, a series of murders, dubbed the “Bloodless Murders” sweep the Midwest. All the victims are left drained entirely of blood, and no suspects are ever found. But how could that be possible? Then, one fateful night in a small town in Minnesota, a girl is found at the scene of the final murders. And she chooses the sheriff’s son to tell her story.
This delightful, cinematic rom-com from debut author Cristina Fernandez has everything we love in a story: hijinks, adventure, wit, and an awesome, ordinary girl who finds herself the hero of her own origin story, set in a Marvel-esque world of superheroes. We would definitely want to be BFFs with Astrid Rose, and we have a feeling you’ll agree.
With a title like Beyond the End of the World, you better be prepared for an epic adventure! The sequel and conclusion to The Other Side of the Sky by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner finds Nimh and North trying to save their respective worlds and get themselves a happily-ever-after. There’s magic, science, forbidden love, a moody cat, and so much more.
Come one, come all, on an epic new journey! The journey in question is within Dark Rise by C. S. Pacat, the first book in a new fantasy trilogy. In it, we are transported into an alternate history nineteenth country London, where magic is being re-awakened and a cast of characters find themselves with roles to play on two sides of an ancient war. The dark versus the light!
Get immediately immersed in this expansive fantasy world as we follow Sloane, a Scion, descendant of an Orisha, granted with forbidden fire magic. Forced to fight in a war, she’ll embrace her power and become exactly the monster they want her to be. Read a sneak peek of this dangerous, action-packed story below.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that every bookworm secretly wishes to be Lizzy Bennet. So after Marnie Barnes is accused of being more like Mary, the barely tolerable middle child, Marnie resolves to become the main character of her own story…at any and all costs. What follows is a mix of family drama, life lessons, a meet-cute in an animal shelter, and much, much more!
Booksmart meets Never Have I Ever in this Latinx road trip adventure—a big-hearted, voice-driven YA about two sisters who couldn’t be more different, but become begrudging partners on their school’s cross-country college trip—from debut author Angela Velez. Perfect for fans of Lilliam Rivera, Jenny Han, and Sandhya Menon.
We’re so ready to return to Taipei in this glittering companion novel, Loveboat Reunion! This time we’re focusing on two fan-favorite characters: the indomitable Sophie Ha, and bad boy of our hearts Xavier Yeh. It’s not a proper reunion without adventure, drama, and maybe a dash of love, and we’re about to get served all of it and more.