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On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was…

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On the Radar

On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was…

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8 Rated Books Book Reviews

Book Review: THE FLICKER MEN by Ted Kosmatka

Title: The Flicker Men Author: Ted Kosmatka Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Henry Holt & CoPublication date: July 2015Hardcover: 352 pages A quantum physicist shocks the world with a startling experiment, igniting a struggle between science and theology, free will and fate, and…

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On the Radar

On the Smugglers’ Radar

The new book by Max Gladstone is touted as a “feminist Guardians of the Galaxy” and if there is a man I trust to write something like this, it is Max Gladstone so GIMME. A feminist Guardians of the…

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On the Radar

On the Smugglers’ Radar

I really enjoyed Charlie Jane Anders’ All the Birds in the Sky and now I can’t wait for her new novel, coming out next month: “If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams… And from there,…

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8 Rated Books Book Reviews

Book Review: Those Who Knew by Idra Novey

Title: Those Who Knew Author: Idra Novey Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: VikingPublication date: November 2018Hardcover: 248 pages On an unnamed island country ten years after the collapse of a U.S.-supported regime, Lena suspects the powerful senator she was involved with back in…

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On the Radar

On the Smugglers’ Radar

I am a huge fan of Reneé Watson and I can’t wait for her new book with Ellen Hagan: Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they…

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Kirkus

Over at Kirkus: In Defense of the Anti-Hero

We are over at Kirkus today for our regular column! It’s Thea’s turn this time, with an impassioned defense of some favorite anti-heroes–inspired by her reading of Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C Dao. Heroes are great and all, but are a…

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On the Radar

On the Smugglers’ Radar

First up, a book that looks and sounds incredible and which I already own and will be reading soon: Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister…

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9 Rated Books Book Reviews

Book Review: THE KINGDOM OF COPPER by S.A. Chakraborty

Title: The Kingdom of Copper Author: S.A. Chakraborty Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Harper VoyagerPublication date: January 2019Hardcover: 640 pages S. A. Chakraborty continues the sweeping adventure begun in The City of Brass—”the best adult fantasy I’ve read since The Name of the Wind” (#1 New York Times bestselling…

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Book Review: Sadie by Courtney Summers

Title:Sadie Author: Courtney Summers Genre: Contemporary YA Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Publication date: September 2018 Paperback: 311 pages A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial?like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t…

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