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A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781250236210
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Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

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Velvet Was the Night Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593356821
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Published: Del Rey - August 17th, 2021

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Sorrowland: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374266776
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Published: MCD - May 4th, 2021

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Fortune Favors the Dead: A Pentecost and Parker Mystery Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593310755
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - August 3rd, 2021

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A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250765352
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Published: Tordotcom - October 5th, 2021

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Half Sick of Shadows Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593200513
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Published: Ace - July 6th, 2021

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The Heart Principle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451490841
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Published: Berkley - August 31st, 2021

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Malice: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
Currently unavailable, email or call for more information.
ISBN: 9781984818652
Published: Del Rey - April 13th, 2021

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780765387561
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Published: Tor Books - October 6th, 2020

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Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

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Empire of the Vampire Cover Image
By Jay Kristoff, Bon Orthwick (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250245281
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Published: St. Martin's Press - September 14th, 2021

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316421973
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Published: Redhook - May 12th, 2020

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The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

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Winter's Orbit Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250758835
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Tor Books - February 2nd, 2021

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Luck and Last Resorts Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593335444
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Berkley - August 9th, 2022

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Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534437685
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 29th, 2021

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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

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This Is How You Lose the Time War Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

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The Fine Print Special Edition Cover Image
$21.59
ISBN: 9781737507710
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Lauren Asher - July 8th, 2021

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The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250225719
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Published: Tor Fantasy - August 25th, 2020

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The Only Good Indians: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982136468
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

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The Deep Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537922
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 23rd, 2021

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Recursion: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524759797
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 10th, 2020

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A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765376466
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Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

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The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780756404741
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Published: DAW - April 1st, 2008

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All the Birds in the Sky Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765379955
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Published: Tor Books - April 11th, 2017

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Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538745830
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

This is the zombie apocalypse like you’ve never seen it before!  Things go sideways when S.T. the crow’s human, Big Jim, loses an eyeball.  Jim’s worsening condition propels S.T. to leave the safety of domestic life, along with the simple, slobbering bloodhound, Dennis.  Together they roam the ruins of Seattle, searching for purpose in this new, Cheeto-less world.  While Hollow Kingdom mostly follows the foul-mouthed, human-loving crow, Buxton also takes the occasional detour to see how other animals are coping around the world.  Not only is our corvid companion a profane delight, she also manages to effortlessly capture the aloof arrogance of a cat, the wise cadence of an elephant, and even the eternal serenity of trees.  Hilarious and at times surprisingly poignant, Hollow Kingdom is a must-read for anyone with a sense of humor as black as a crow’s wing.

— Darcy


Otaku Cover Image
$20.89
ISBN: 9781250203946
Availability: Not in Stock, Available for Special Order
Published: Tor Books - February 23rd, 2021

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Gods of Jade and Shadow Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9780525620754
Published: Del Rey - July 23rd, 2019

It's 1928, and the Jazz Age is in full swing - for everyone except Casiopea Tun. Since her father died and she and her mother were forced to move back to her grandfather's estate in a small Yucatán village, she has been worked to the bone. All her daydreams and secret wishes seemed doomed to fade to nothing, until the day she accidentally releases Hun-Kamé, a Mayan god of death, deposed Lord of Xibalba, from a prison he'd been trapped in by his treacherous brother. She is swept away on a journey to help return Hun-Kamé to his throne, out into a world she has never experienced. She encounters demons, spirits, and a mythic magic that threatens to overturn the world. Gods of Jade and Shadow weaves its own kind of magic with word and symbol, pulling you headlong into the dangers of Casiopea's journey. Brutal and beautiful in turns, this coming-of-age tale will captivate you from the very first page.  - Kylie


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Nottingham: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250195616
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Published: Forge Books - September 15th, 2020

Makaryk’s Robin Hood-inspired debut Nottingham feels like a return to fresh, invigorating storytelling. There is so much to love about this book where captivating plot twists, nuanced characterizations, and superb writing all take center stage. Robin Hood himself is just one of the many characters whose perspectives, choices, and deeds – good or ill – make up the story. In Nottingham nothing is black and white. No one is a complete villain or hero. Makaryk’s layered characters and rich setting ground the story in a realistic and compelling narrative while clever dialogue throughout captures the familiar, jovial spirit of the Robin Hood legend. It’s a rare and special thing to have a novel so steeped in legend and folktale be such a breath of fresh air. An impressive debut and a strong contender for my favorite novel of 2019. – Kelly


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The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101971383
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - August 4th, 2020

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Empire of the Vampire Cover Image
By Jay Kristoff, Bon Orthwick (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250245281
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - September 14th, 2021

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Duke, Actually: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062952080
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Published: Avon - November 16th, 2021