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  • In This Genre-Bending Novel, You Better Believe the Monsters Are Real
    Akwaeke Emezi’s “Pet” tells the story of a trans girl who knows that evil is still lurking, even when her utopian society sees only angels. …
    Source: The New York Times – BooksPublished on 2019-09-30
  • Be Afraid: It’s Horror Week on Goodreads!

    We hope you aren’t easily frightened…because these reading recommendations will haunt you long after you’ve read the last page. So, what are you waiting for? Won’t you join us in our celebration of horror’s latest and greatest? Fresh Hell: Meet the Rising Stars of HorrorWhat …
    Source: GoodreadsPublished on 2019-09-30
  • Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for September 30th, 2019

    Sponsored by Shadow Mountain Publishing. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Dear Martin by Nic Stone for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson by …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-30By Vanessa Diaz
  • 25 of the Best Children’s Books About Health and Safety

    Let’s be honest: as important as healthy eating and hygiene are, sometimes it’s hard to get excited about them. Moreover, we adults often struggle with the right ways to convey the importance of things like safety and health to children without scaring the living daylights out of them. So we’ve …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-30By Nicole Young
  • Reissues: Bringing Beloved and Under-The-Radar YA To New Readers

    A version of this piece on YA reissues appeared in the biweekly “What’s Up in YA?” newsletter. Sign up to get the latest in YA book talk and news delivered to your inbox on Mondays and Thursdays! YA reissues are having a moment—and it couldn’t be soon enough. Reissues take …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-30By Kelly Jensen
  • Why I Stopped Doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge at Midyear

    As we’re already past the middle of the year and into the second half, I’m sure most of you took stock of what you have done so far this year. And if not, it’s not too late! Many may have assessed whether their goals have been met, few may have …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-30By Arvyn Cerézo
  • 5 Underrated Reads for Hispanic Heritage Month

    We’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month September 15–October 15, so now is a good time to highlight some underrated books written by Latinx authors. We need diverse books in this world because representation is of the utmost importance. There is nothing worse than cultural appropriation or inaccurate representations of people of color. …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-30By Romeo Rosales
  • On the Pros and Cons of Comic Cons

    There are comic cons taking place every weekend, in various places around the world. Of course, the big names will always hit the mainstream news; July was flooded with Marvel and DC news from San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), while many fans are eagerly awaiting exclusives from New York Comic …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-30By Ann-Marie Cahill
  • How Ling Ma’s SEVERANCE Helped Me Change My Work Life

    In Ling Ma’s Severance, Candace Chen works at her publishing job in New York as Shen Fever rages around her. She chooses to stay in the city despite the worldwide plague that’s turning people into looped, robotic versions of their former selves. Unlike some of her coworkers, she has nowhere in …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-30By Elisabeth Cook
  • Why I Gave Up ARCs to Be a Happier Reader

    A Note: For those unfamiliar with the term, ARC stands for Advanced Reader Copy. These are early copies of forthcoming books, in physical or electronic form, distributed by publishers for readers to review prior to release. First off, this post is not a critique of, a condemnation of, or a …
    Source: Book RiotPublished on 2019-09-30By Jessica Avery

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