Category Archives: Shopper’s Delight

Collectors’ Items, Vol. 3: Memoirs

This series is for helping you track down cool editions of your favorite books, be they special or international editions or what have you! (Available while supplies last, of course; I am not responsible for a fave selling out!))

Baggage by Alan Cumming (Signed UK Hardcover)

Untamed by Glennon Doyle (Signed US Hardcover) (Book of the Month)

Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby (Signed UK Edition)

Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (Deluxe Edition)

Unprotected by Billy Porter (Signed US Hardcover)

Collector’s Items, Vol. 2: YA Fiction

This blog series is for helping you track down cool editions of your favorite books, be they special or international editions or what have you! (Available while supplies last, of course; we are not responsible for a fave selling out!)

All That's Left in the World: Signed Edition (Paperback)

All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown (Signed UK Edition)

Signed copies of C.B. Lee’s entire backlist

Cafe Con Lychee by Emery Lee (Signed US Hardcover)

Signed copies of Malinda Lo’s entire backlist

Man o’ War by Cory McCarthy (Signed US Hardcover)

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Signed Exclusive UK Edition) (Indigo Exclusive Edition)

At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp  (US Edition w/signed bookplate and postcard)

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes (Signed US Hardcover)

The Hollow Heart by Marie Rutkoski (Illumicrate) (UK Edition, whose design matches the US hardcover of The Midnight Lie, though please note they have different trim sizes)

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Deluxe Edition, with foreword by Becky Albertalli)

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Waterstones Special Edition)

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Signed UK Edition)

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu (Collector’s Edition)

Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells (Signed US Hardcover)

The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka (Signed US Hardcover)

 

Collector’s Items, Vol. 1: Adult Fiction

This series is for helping you track down cool editions of your favorite books, be they special or international editions or what have you! (Available while supplies last, of course; I am not responsible for a fave selling out!))

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield (Signed UK Hardcover)

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake (Waterstones Exclusive Edition)

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson (Signed UK Hardcover)

They by Kay Dick (McNally Edition)

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (Illumicrate)

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi (Signed UK Hardcover)

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Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James (Signed Exclusive UK Edition) (Signed US Hardcover)

The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann (Signed US Paperback)

Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly (Book of the Month)

Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune (Signed UK Hardcover) (Indigo Exclusive Edition)

Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May (Signed UK Edition)

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (Hardcover Collectors’ Edition) (Book of the Month)

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Illumicrate) (Indigo Exclusive Edition)

Best Laid Plans and Better Than People by Roan Parrish (Signed US Paperbacks)

The Verifiers by Jane Pek (Book of the Month)

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (German hardcover)

Detransition, Baby

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Book of the Month)

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (Book of the Month)

Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski (Waterstones Special Edition)

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Special Edition)

Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So (Book of the Month)

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart (Signed UK Hardcover)

Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon (and others) (Signed US paperbacks)

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara (Waterstones Special Edition)

 

2022 Paperback Release Calendar

This post will be continually updated as new pub dates arise.
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January

4th

  • A Tip for the Hangman by Alison Epstein (Bks | Amz)
  • Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson (Bks | Amz)
  • I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee (Bks | Amz)

11th

  • Ruinsong by Julia Ember (Bks | Amz)
  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Deluxe edition) (Bks | Amz)

February

1st

  • Victories Greater than Death by Charlie Jane Anders (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • Forget this Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke (BksAmz| B&N)
  • Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo (Bks | Amz)

8th

  • The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. (Bks | Amz)

15th

  • Bruised by Tanya Boteju (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson (Bks | Amz)
  • Spin With Me by Ami Polonsky (Bks | Amz)

March

1st

  • These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy (Bks | Amz | Target)
  • This is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi (Bks | Amz | B&N)

8th

  • Sarahland by Sam Cohen (Bks | Amz)
  • Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore (Bks | Amz)

15th

  • That Way Madness Lies ed. by Dahlia Adler (Bks | Amz)
  • Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve (Bks | Amz | B&N)

22nd

  • Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito (Bks | Amz)
  • Phoenix Flame by Sara Holland (Bks | Amz )

29th

  • She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heart (Bks | Amz)
  • In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens (Bks | Amz)
  • As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper (Bks | Amz | B&N)

April

5th

  • Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi (Bks |Amz)
  • The Guncle by Steven Rowley (Bks | Amz)

12th

  • The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch (Bks | Amz)
  • Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee (Bks | Amz | B&N)

19th

  • Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan (Bks | Amz)
  • The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales (Bks | B&N)
  • She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen (Bks | Amz)
  • Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley (Bks | Amz)

26th

  • Girl on the Line by Faith Gardner (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • Anna K Away by Jenny Lee (Bks | Amz)
  • After Francesco by Brian Malloy (Bks | Amz | IB)
  • The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer (Bks | Amz | B&N)

May

3rd

  • Punch Me Up to the Gods by Brian Broome (Bks | Amz)
  • The Lost Coast by A.R. Capetta (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris (Amz)
  • The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo (Bks | Amz)

10th

  • Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman (Bks | Amz)
  • Love and Other Natural Disasters by Misa Sugiura (Bks | Amz)
  • The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Kaggie Tokuda-Hall (Bks | Amz | B&N)

17th

  • The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown (Bks | Amz)
  • May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor (Bks | Amz)
  • Zara Hossain is Here by Sabina Khan (Bks | Amz | Target)
  • Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin (Bks | Amz)
  • It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland (Bks | Amz)
  • All Kinds of Other by James Sie (Bks | Amz)

24th

  • Pumpkin’ by Julie Murphy (Bks | Amz)
  • Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth (Bks | Amz)

31st

  • With Teeth by Kristen Arnett (Bks | Amz)
  • The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar (Bks| Amz | B&N)
  • The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott (Bks | Amz)
  • The (Un)popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez (Bks | Amz)

June

7th

  • The Marvelous by Claire Kann (Bks | Amz)
  • Reverie by Ryan La Sala (Bks | Amz)
  • A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • It Ends in Fire by Andrew Shvarts (Bks | Amz | Target)

14th

  • A Very Nice Box by Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman (Bks | Amz)

28th

  • This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta (Bks | Amz | Target)

July

5th

  • Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Bks | Amz | B&N)

August

9th

  • A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee (Bks | Amz)

September

6th

  • A Clash of Steel by CB Lee (Bks | Amz)

13th

  • The River Has Teeth by Erica Waters (Bks | Amz)

20th

  • The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (Bks | Amz)

October

4th

  • Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles (Bks | Amz | B&N)

25th

  • The Hollow Heart by Marie Rutkoski (Bks | Amz)

November

15th

  • Briar Girls by Rebecca Kim Wells (Bks | Amz)

December

6th

  • If This Gets Out by Cale Dietrich and Sophie Gonzales (Bks | Amz)

5 New eBooks Under $5!

The Bachelor’s Valet by Arden Powell (m/m historical fantasy, $3.99)

The Breath Between Waves by Charlotte Anne Hamilton (f/f historical romance, $4.99)

Just One Week by Chelsea M. Cameron (f/f contemporary romance, $4.99)

The Bennet Women by Eden Appiah-Kubi (cast romance with transfem protag, $4.99)

All Are Welcome by Liz Parker (contemporary lesbian fiction, $4.99)

New June eBooks for Under $5!

Sing Anyway by Anita Kelly ($2.99, contemporary f/nb romance)

Tryst Six Venom by Penelope Douglas ($2.99, contemporary f/f romance)

Heartmates by Marcus Herzig ($3.99, contemporary m/m YA romance)

Fifteen Hundred Miles From the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa ($3.99, contemporary m/m YA romance)

Catch and Cradle by Katia Rose ($3.99, contemporary f/f NA romance)

Dare to Live, Dare to Love by Nicole C. Moon ($3.99, contemporary bi m/bi f romance)

Subtle Blood by KJ Charles ($3.99, Book 3 in the Will Darling Adventures)

5 New March eBooks for Under $5!

The Home I Find With You by Skye Kilaen (Polyam Romance, $2.99)

Sweethand by N.G. Peltier (Bi m/f Contemporary Romance, $2.99)

Black Boy Out of Time by Hari Ziyad (Memoir, $3.99)

Learned Reactions by Jayce Ellis (m/m Contemporary Romance, $4.99)

Knit, Purl, a Baby, and a Girl by Hettie Bell (f/f Contemporary Romance, $4.99)

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3 New January eBooks for Under $5!

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When Tara Met Farah by Tara Pammi (Contemporary f/f Romance, $2.99)

Making it Fit by Ian O. Lewis and Luke Jameson (Contemporary m/m Romance, $3.99)

The Beautiful Things Shoppe by Philip William Stover (Contemporary m/m Romance, $4.99)

2021 Paperback Redesigns

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis (January 5)

New cover by Chung-Yun Yoo

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst

THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls—they know their luck is anything but.

Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings.

Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.

When Clementine accidentally kills a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

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Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton (January 5)

Art by Sebastian Giacobino

Hal was once a knight, carefree and joyous, sworn to protect her future queen Banna Mora. But after a rebellion led by her own mother, Caleda, Hal is now the prince of Lionis, heir to the throne. The pressure of her crown and bloody memories of war plague her, as well as a need to shape her own destiny, no matter the cost.

Lady Hotspur, known as the Wolf of Aremoria for her temper and warcraft, never expected to be more than a weapon. She certainly never expected to fall in love with the fiery Hal or be blindsided by an angry Queen’s promise to remake the whole world in her own image—a plan Hotspur knows will lead to tragedy.

Banna Mora kept her life, but not her throne. Fleeing to Innis Lear to heal her heart and plot revenge, the stars and roots of Innis Lear will teach her that the only way to survive a burning world is to learn to breathe fire.

These three women, together or apart, are the ones who have the power to bring the once-powerful Aremoria back to life—or destroy it forever.

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Cleanness by Garth Greenwell (January 12)

Sofia, Bulgaria, a landlocked city in southern Europe, stirs with hope and impending upheaval. Soviet buildings crumble, wind scatters sand from the far south, and political protesters flood the streets with song.

In this atmosphere of disquiet, an American teacher navigates a life transformed by the discovery and loss of love. As he prepares to leave the place he’s come to call home, he grapples with the intimate encounters that have marked his years abroad, each bearing uncanny reminders of his past. A queer student’s confession recalls his own first love, a stranger’s seduction devolves into paternal sadism, and a romance with another foreigner opens, and heals, old wounds. Each echo reveals startling insights about what it means to seek connection: with those we love, with the places we inhabit, and with our own fugitive selves.

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Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (January 19)

Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?

There are no monsters anymore, or so the children in Lucille are taught. Jam and her best friend, Redemption, have grown up with the lesson that the city is safe for everyone. But when Jam meets Pet, a creature who some might call monstrous but, in reality, is anything but, she must reconsider what she’s been told. Pet has emerged from one of her mother’s paintings to hunt a true monster–and the shadow of something grim lurks in Redemption’s house. No one has encountered monsters in years, though, and Jam’s quest to protect her best friend and uncover the truth is met with doubt and disbelief.

This award-winning novel from a rising-star author asks: What really makes a monster, and how do you save the world from something if no one will admit it exists?

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Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall (February 16)

New design by Kristin Boyle
Once a year, a road appears in the forest. And at the end of it, the ghost of Lucy Gallows beckons. Lucy’s game isn’t for the faint of heart. If you win, you escape with your life. But if you lose….Sara’s sister disappeared one year ago–and only Sara knows where she is. Becca went to find the ghost of Lucy Gallows and is trapped on the road that leads to her. In the sleepy town of Briar Glen, Lucy’s road is nothing more than local lore. But Sara knows it’s real, and she’s going to find it.When Sara and her skeptical friends meet in the forest to search for Becca, the mysterious road unfurls before them. All they have to do is walk down it. But the path to Lucy is not of this world, and it has its own rules. Every mistake summons new horrors. Vengeful spirits and broken, angry creatures are waiting for them to slip, and no one is guaranteed safe passage. The only certainty is this: the road has a toll and it will be paid.Sara knows that if she steps onto the road, she might not come back. But Becca needs her.And Lucy is waiting.

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They Never Learn by Layne Fargo (April 21)

Scarlett Clark is an exceptional English professor. But she’s even better at getting away with murder.

Every year, Dr. Clark searches for the worst man at Gorman University–professor, student, or otherwise–and plots his well-deserved demise. Thanks to her meticulous planning, she’s avoided drawing attention to herself…but as she’s preparing for her biggest kill yet, the school starts probing into the growing body count on campus. Determined to keep her enemies close, Dr. Clark insinuates herself into the investigation and charms the woman in charge. Everything’s going according to her master plan…until she loses control with her latest victim, putting her secret life at risk of exposure.

Meanwhile, Gorman student Carly Schiller is just trying to survive her freshman year. Finally free of her emotionally abusive father, all Carly wants is to focus on her studies and fade into the background. Her new roommate has other ideas. Allison Hadley is cool and confident–everything Carly wishes she could be–and the two girls quickly form an intense friendship. So when Allison is sexually assaulted at a party, Carly becomes obsessed with making the attacker pay…and turning her fantasies about revenge into a reality.

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Swipe Right For Murder by Derek Milman (May 11)

On the run from the FBI.
Targeted by a murderous cult.
Labeled a cyber-terrorist by the media.
Irritated texts from his best friend.
Eye contact with a nice-looking guy on the train.
Aidan has a lot to deal with, and he’s not quite sure which takes top priority.

Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year-old would do—he tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgement leads to him waking up next to a dead guy, which sparks an epic case of mistaken identity that puts Aidan on the run from everyone—faceless federal agents, his eccentric family, and, naturally, a cyber-terrorist group who will stop at nothing to find him.

He soon realizes the only way to stop the chase is to deliver the object everyone wants, before he gets caught or killed. But for Aidan, the hardest part is knowing who he can trust not to betray him—including himself.

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The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski (May 11)

New art by Ruben Ireland

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.

Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest.

But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away, who whispers rumors that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

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You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan (June 1)

This is a special edition with bonus material from the authors.

Who knows you well? Your best friend? Your boyfriend or girlfriend? A stranger you meet on a crazy night? No one, really?

Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.

That is until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other — and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.

Told in alternating points of view by Nina LaCour, author of Watch Over Me, We Are Okay, Hold Still, and The Disenchantments, and David Levithan, author of Every Day and co-author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (with Rachel Cohn) and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with John Green).

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You’re Next by Kylie Schachte (July 6th)

You're NextFlora Calhoun has a reputation for sticking her nose where it doesn’t belong. When she gets a midnight call from her terrified ex-girlfriend Ava, she doesn’t hesitate…and arrives just in time to see Ava bleed out in a dark alleyway.

Determined to do something, Flora sets out on a path of rage and vengeance for all the dead girls whose killers were never found. Her tunnel-vision sleuthing leads to valuable clues about a shocking conspiracy involving her school and beyond, but also earns her sinister threats from the murderer. She has a choice: give up the hunt for answers, or keep digging and risk her loved ones’ lives. Either way, Flora will regret the consequences. Who’s next on the killer’s list?

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The Bright Lands by John Fram (July 6th)

The town of Bentley holds two things dear: its football and its secrets. When star quarterback Dylan Whitley goes missing, fear grips this remote corner of Texas. Dylan’s brother, Joel, a gay man with secrets of his own, is convinced there is more to the disappearance than meets the eye, as does Sheriff’s Deputy Starsha Clark.

But their search for answers will bring them to the dark truth behind an urban legend whispered about in the locker rooms and bleachers of this All-American town.

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Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith (August 3rd)

Pony just wants to fly under the radar during senior year. Tired from all the attention he got at his old school after coming out as transgender, he’s looking for a fresh start at Hillcrest High. But it’s hard to live your best life when the threat of exposure lurks down every hallway and in every bathroom.

Georgia is beginning to think there’s more to life than cheerleading. She plans on keeping a low profile until graduation…which is why she promised herself that dating was officially a no-go this year.

Then, on the very first day of school, the new guy and the cheerleader lock eyes. How is Pony supposed to stay stealth when he wants to get close to a girl like Georgia? How is Georgia supposed to keep her promise when sparks start flying with a boy like Pony?

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Echo After Echo by AR Capetta (October 12th)

Echo After EchoDebuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared — for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow; for Leopold, the director who wants perfection; or for death in the theater.

Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston, the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love. When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it’s easy to say yes. But it’s hard not to be distracted when there’s a death at the theater — and then another — especially when Zara doesn’t know if they’re accidents, or murder, or a curse that always comes in threes. It’s hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara. It’s hard not to fall in love. In heart-achingly beautiful prose, Amy Rose Capetta has spun a mystery and a love story into an impossible, inevitable whole — and cast lantern light on two young women, finding each other on a stage set for tragedy.

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Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro (November 9th)

From award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful coming-of-age fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life

Xochitl is destined to wander the desert alone, speaking her troubled village’s stories into its arid winds. Her only companions are the blessed stars above and enigmatic lines of poetry magically strewn across dusty dunes.

Her one desire: to share her heart with a kindred spirit.

One night, Xo’s wish is granted–in the form of Emilia, the cold and beautiful daughter of the town’s murderous conqueror. But when the two set out on a magical journey across the desert, they find their hearts could be a match… if only they can survive the nightmare-like terrors that arise when the sun goes down.

Fresh off of Anger Is a Gift’s smashing success, Oshiro branches out into a fantastical direction with their new YA novel, Each of Us a Desert.

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