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THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS: A Chat with Chloe Gong

Today we’re thrilled to have guest author Chloe Gong over to chat with us about history, representation, and monsters from her book These Violent Delights. A Chat with Chloe Gong The Book Smugglers: These Violent Delights prominently features rival gangs…

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Book Review: NEAR THE BONE by Christina Henry

A young woman finds out the truth about her past and escapes a monster in Christina Henry’s newest novel, Near the Bone. Title: Near The BoneAuthor: Christina HenryGenre: Horror, ThrillerPublisher: BerkeleyPublication Date: April 13, 2021Paperback: 336 pages A woman…

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Book to Movie

Announcing the SHADOW AND BONE/SIX OF CROWS Re-read

You may have heard of Leigh Bardugo–the internationally best-selling author of delightful, action-packed, high-stakes fantasy novels set in an interconnected universe. To date, the prolific Bardugo has published three full-length series (one trilogy and two duologies) as well a…

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On the Radar

On the Smugglers’ Radar: April 2021

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other readers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions from various corners of the interwebs. Because we want…

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Cookbook

Announcing COOKING FOR WIZARDS, WARRIORS AND DRAGONS

Hello, fellow readers, book nerds, and friends! We are proud to announce that… Thea wrote a cookbook! Not just any cookbook (though, who doesn’t love a good cookbook?)–this one is a fantasy cookbook, inspired by so many of the…

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Book Review: KINGDOM OF SOULS by Rena Barron

The daughter of two powerful magic-users in a long legacy of witchdoctors strugglers with her lack of power–especially when the fate of the world is at stake. Title: Kingdom of SoulsAuthor: Rena BarronGenre: Fantasy, YAPublisher: Harper TeenPublication Date: September…

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Book Review: A DEADLY EDUCATION by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik is back with a brand new series, and dear readers, I am hooked. Title: A Deadly EducationAuthor: Naomi NovikGenre: FantasyPublisher: Del ReyPublication Date: September 29, 2020Hardcover: 336 pages Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this…

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Women To Read

Women to Read: September 2020

Women To Read is a regular column from A.C. Wise highlighting female authors of speculative fiction and recommending a starting place for their work. Welcome to another edition of Women to Read! If you’re new to the series, with…

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Book Review: CHOSEN ONES by Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth is back with an adult(ish) SFF offering, taking the Chosen One trope to the next level. Title: Chosen Ones Author: Veronica Roth Genre: Speculative Fiction/Science Fiction Publisher: John Joseph Adams / Houghton Mifflin HarcourtPublication Date: April 2020Hardcover: 432…

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