Kirkus: . . . a frank, good-humored recollection of depression, self-loathing, and eventual self-respect . . . Compelling.
Wild Country, Anne Bishop’s newest book from the Others series, debuts at #14 on the New York Times Combined Print and E-book Fiction bestseller list!
In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side…without destroying one another.
There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.
One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills—a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children—one of whom is a blood prophet—hope to find acceptance.
But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the outlaw Blackstone Clan will either unite Others and humans…or bury them all.
New York Times: “Dragon Pearl” is a clever mash-up of Korean mythology and science fiction tropes. With crisp dialogue, a winning protagonist and a propulsive plot, the tale is enormously entertaining. And a heads-up to speculative-averse adults: If you decided Harry Potter was O.K., this is another one that might surprise you.
Author of MY SISTER IS MISSING and forthcoming WITHOUT A TRACE, Carissa Ann Lynch‘s LIKE FOLLOW KILL, in which a widowed and traumatically injured woman becomes online-obsessed with a former classmate and follows her across country to save her from a supposed stalker, who uncannily looks like her ex, to Charlotte Ledger at Killer Reads, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2019, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
BookPage Magazine: In Elizabeth Bear’s richly textured Ancestral Night, there’s a hole in space-time, and the good ship Singer is going to see what’s on the other side. A sentient ship capable of complex thought, Singer is helmed by Haimey and her shipmate Connla. When Haimey boards a derelict ship the crew hopes to salvage and inadvertently discovers a heinous crime, the team realizes they’re in way over their heads. Bear gives her characters the space to develop on their own terms, never missing a chance to world build in the interim. It’s often by the slimmest of margins that our heroes avoid disaster, and only a thin layer of metal separates the “slowbrains” (read: things that breath air, according to Singer) from the vastness of space. But the profound connection between man and machine at its heart will keep readers turning the pages.
*A Barnes & Noble Teen Blog’s Most Anticipated LGBTQAP YA Book of 2019*
Jenna Watson is a cheerleader. And she wants you to know it’s not some Hollywood crap: they are not every guy’s fantasy. They are not the “mean girls” of Marsen High School. They’re literally just human females trying to live their lives and do a perfect toe touch. And their team is at the top of their game. They’re a family.
But all that changes when Jenna’s best friend stops talking to her. Suddenly, she’s not getting invited out with the rest of the quad. She’s always a step behind. And she has no idea why.
While grappling with post-cheer life, Jenna explores things she never allowed herself to like, including LARPing (live action role playing) and a relationship with a trans guy that feels a lot like love.
When Jenna loses the sport and the friends she’s always loved, she has to ask herself: What else is left?
Booklist: This is a series entry that will satisfy fans and send new readers back to the beginning. Suggest to those who enjoy historical mystery series by Oliver Potzsch or Laura Joh Rowland.
Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (Balzer + Bray)
Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Abbot by Saladin Ahmed (BOOM! Studios)
Author of the forthcoming GIDEON THE NINTH and Shirley Jackson Award nominee Tamsyn Muir’s untitled dark fantasy novella to Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press for publication in 2020 by Jennifer Jackson.
Three new titles in NY Times best selling author Emily Brightwell’s long-running Victorian mystery series about a dim-witted Scotland Yard inspector and his much smarter housekeeper, for publication in 2020 and 2021, to Michelle Vega at Berkley Prime Crime by Donald Maass.