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Books you should be reading while waiting for Shadow and Bone to drop on Netflix


Excited for Shadow & Bone to drop on Netflix this April? SAME. But waiting is hard. So, here are 9 fantasy books we think you should read while you wait!


Fireborne by Rosaria Munda


The dragons of Callipolis could certainly give the volcra of the Shadow Fold a run for their money… or would it be their wings?


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


We have a feeling Laia and Alina Starkov would have a lot to talk about when it comes to their respectively… complicated relationships with the Nightbringer and the Darkling


The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz


Looking for more courtly intrigue with deadly stakes? You’ll only have to traverse the border from Ravka to Avantine!


Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore


Even though we know who eventually ends up on the throne of Ravka, we won’t spoil anything… but we’re sure Queen Bitterblue of Monsea could use some tips to rebuild her kingdom after her father’s horrific rule. Ruling a magical kingdom isn’t a task for the faint of heart.


A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

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Siblings vying for the same throne only ever turns out well for… well, just one of them. Let’s hope Eva and Isa Killeen manage to survive together longer than Nikolai and Vasily Lantsov.


Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker 


Who would win in a battle of ships on the seas: Caledonia Styx or Sturmhond (better known as Nikolai Lantsov)? Their respective crews would be loyal until the bitter end, but you’ll have to read the Seafire series before you place your bets.


Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor


We’re a sucker for anything to do with schools for magic, so if you want more magic lessons after visiting the Grisha at Ravka’s Little Palace, it’s time to join Sunny Nwazue on her journey to master her abilities!


Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson


Destinies. High stakes. Finding out that your destiny is tied to the fate of your kingdom and that there are quite high stakes awaiting you on the journey ahead. Maybe Alina Starkov can give Ara some tips?


Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi


We’re pretty sure that if the Darkling somehow ended up in the city of Kos, no sin-eater would be able to consume his sins and survive. You have a pretty hefty rap sheet there, Mr. Aleksander.



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COVER REVEAL: Edie in Between

Edie in Between by Laura Sibson is a modern-day Practical Magic about love, loss, and embracing the mystical. It’s been one year since Edie’s mother died—but her ghost has never left. And when her mother’s teenage journal tumbles into her life, her family’s mystical inheritance becomes once and for all too hard to ignore. As … Continued
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5 Reasons it’s time to hop on the House of Hollow hype train

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland is the talk of the (bookish) town, and here are just a few reasons we invite you to hop on the House of Hollow hype train!   1. THE PLOT TWIST via GIPHY No spoilers, but…you’re not ready.   2. The writing will give you chills. via GIPHY “She was a … Continued
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See the cover of DARK AND SHALLOW LIES and read an excerpt!

We are so excited to show you the cover for Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain! A teen girl disappears from her small town deep in the bayou, where magic festers beneath the surface of the swamp like water rot, in this chilling debut supernatural thriller for fans of Natasha Preston, Karen McManus, and Rory Power. … Continued
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House of Hollow quotes that give us CHILLS

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland is filled to the brim with quotes that give us CHILLS. It was hard to narrow down, but here are our top 7 favorites!   About House of Hollow:  A dark, twisty modern fairytale where three sisters discover they are not exactly all that they seem and evil things really … Continued
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Cover Reveal: THE GIRLS ARE NEVER GONE by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Cover reveal time! The Conjuring meets Sadie in The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh when seventeen-year-old podcaster Dare takes an internship in a haunted house and finds herself in a life-or-death struggle against an evil spirit. Scroll down to see the cover and read an excerpt of this chilling read! Jacket design: Kristin Boyle Photographer: Marko Nadj   Once … Continued
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Cover Reveal: HELLO (FROM HERE)

Cover reveal time! Hello (From Here) is a witty and thought-provoking YA love story set during the COVID-19 quarantine, written by two NYT bestselling authors, with shades of Five Feet Apart and Anna and the French Kiss. Maxine and Jonah bump into each other in the canned goods aisle of the grocery store just as the state of California is going into lockdown, … Continued
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5 Things We Can’t Wait to See in the Shadow and Bone Netflix Series

Onward to Ravka, my dear Grisha. We couldn’t be more excited that the TV adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s unforgettable Shadow and Bone trilogy is magicking its way onto Netflix this Friday, April 23rd. It’s finally time to see Alina, Mal, Genya, Zoya, the Darkling, and many others of our favorite Grishaverse characters take their rightful … Continued
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Start reading HOUSE OF HOLLOW

One of 2021’s most anticipated reads is just around the corner! House of Hollow is a dark, twisty modern fairytale where three sisters discover they are not exactly all that they seem and evil things really do go bump in the night. Scroll down to start reading! PROLOGUE I was ten years old the first … Continued
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Unforgettable Siblings in YA for National Siblings Day!

There are a lot of siblings with protagonist brothers or sisters who have a knack for stealing the spotlight on account of being awesome, and we want to take a moment to appreciate them! So, here are 10 of our favorite siblings from YA in honor of National Sibling Day!   House of Hollow by … Continued
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When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez is an unforgettable young adult debut novel-in-verse that redefines what it means to “make it,” touching on themes of mental illness, sexual assault, food insecurity and gentrification, in the Nuyorican literary tradition of Nicholasa Mohr and the work of contemporary writer Elizabeth Acevedo. Scroll down to see the … Continued
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