Move over, Charlotte Brontë. The authors of My Lady Jane are back with a fantastic, romantic, hilarious reimagining of Jane Eyre. Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows’s My Lady Jane was a New York Times bestseller, “an utter delight” (ALA Booklist, starred review), and “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Now they’re back with another irreverent tale of mischief, mayhem, and romance—perfect for fans of The Princess Bride or A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.
In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame. When Alu's ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her. But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence. Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life—and heart—are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets even if it means sacrificing everything…including herself.
The thrilling conclusion to the Mask of Shadows duology that weaves a tale of magic, shadows, and most importantly, revenge. As one of the Queen’s elite assassins, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are. They must enlist the help of some old friends and enemies while ignoring a growing distaste for the queen and that the charming Elise is being held prisoner by her father. But there’s something terribly wrong in the north. Talk of the return of shadows, missing children, and magic abounds. As Sal takes out the people responsible for their ruined homeland, Sal learns secrets and truths that can’t be forgotten.
Help! A witch cursed us and we've all been turned into bats! But when she left she dropped the batty antidote. Search our most recent posts for the ingredients to the cure! We'd be so grateful that we'd give you any book you wanted!
https://anchor.fm/bookedallnight This episode we're joined by Sarah Jean Horwitz to talk about her new book The Dark Lord Clementine. The new face of big evil is a little . . . small.Dastardly deeds aren’t exactly the first things that come to mind when one hears the name “Clementine,” but as the sole heir of the … Continue reading An Interview with Sarah Jean Horwitz
In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond … Continue reading Mirage
Clementine Morcerous awoke one morning to discover that her father had no nose. This was not exactly unexpected. Several mornings previously, the Dark Lord Elithor Morcerous had greeted her with slightly less nose than usual, and a bit of a weaker chin. The difference was so small that Clementine, who was quite small herself, barely noticed it. She did notice something different about him—he was her father, after all—but she thought perhaps he had gotten a rather unflattering haircut.
Clementine knows very well what is expected of her as the interim Dark Lord: there are dastardly deeds to accomplish, unsuspecting townspeople to frighten, a level of chaos and uncertainty that must be maintained. But Clementine has other priorities, too. Namely, who is this mysterious Whittle Witch, and what is her quarrel with her father? Is Darka Wesk-Starzec a friend or foe, and who—or what—is she hunting? And what happens if her father finds out that she, Clementine, is capable of light magic—or that she sometimes dreams of existing somewhere between the two moral extremes?
Time to look at some upcoming titles that caught my interest in one way or another. Here are five titles that caught my interest... and a few that lost it quickly.
Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahía de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their … Continue reading Ghosts
Fall is the season of the book nerd. It's cool, it's quiet, and it's the perfect warm drink and good book weather. So get ready, cause the night owls have some great picks for you this season.
After a young woman is kidnapped by an evil Faerie Queen and trapped in a far off realm, she must survive teen Victorian fairy fight club in order to get back home. As the illegitimate daughter of a Naval Captain, Artemisia has never fit in with her father’s family, nor the high class world to which they belong. However, when she is targeted by the Faerie Queen and pulled into another realm, she has no choice but to fight her way back home, amongst evil fairies who want her head, and untrustworthy allies that claim solidarity but have ulterior motives. New York Times bestselling author Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle, Star Wars: Phasma) and illustrator Matias Basla (The Claw and Fang) present a gripping dark fantasy tale of a young woman claiming her time and her agency.
Thirteen-year-old Jessamine Grace and her mother make a living as sham spiritualists—until they discover that Jess is a mesmerist and that she really can talk to the dead. Soon she is plunged into the dark world of Victorian London’s supernatural underbelly and learns that the city is under attack by ghouls, monsters, and spirit summoners. Can Jess fight these powerful forces? And will the group of strange children with mysterious powers she befriends be able to help? As shy, proper Jess transforms into a brave warrior, she uncovers terrifying truths about the hidden battle between good and evil, about her family, and about herself.
From Annie Sullivan, author of A Touch of Gold, comes Tiger Queen, a sweeping YA fantasy adventure that tells the story of a fierce desert princess battling to save her kingdom. Fans of Rebel of the Sands and Meagan Spooner will devour this retelling of Frank Stockton’s famous short story, “The Lady, or the Tiger?”In … Continue reading Tiger Queen
In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she's a rare … Continue reading Truthwitch
OKAY. WOW. HOW CUTE. I LOVE THIS. THERE'S SUBTLE QUEERNESS. THERE'S CODING AND SCIENCE AND THE ART. IS. AMAZING. *cough* Ahem. Now. Onto the review. Megalopolis used to be the city hub for all the makers, doers, and dreamers. It was a better time according to Debian Perl, a technomancer known for her out-of-date computer … Continue reading Debian Perl Digital Detective: The Memory Thief
Magic and girls who try so hard and a long line of witches, oh yes! Reading it? Oh no... THERE’S MAGIC IN HER BLOOD.Explosive fantasy set in a world of magic and legend, where one girl must sacrifice her life, year by year, to gain the power necessary to fight the mother she has never … Continue reading Kingdom of Souls
This week we talked with Emma Steinkellner, author and illustrator for the graphic novel The Okay Witch, coming to you September 3rd.
Young mouse Calib Christopher dreams of the day when he will become a Knight of Camelot like his father and grandfather before him. For generations, Calib’s family has lived among the mice that dwell beneath the human Knights of the Round Table, defending the castle they all call home. Calib just hopes he will be able to live up to the Christopher name. Then, on the night of the annual Harvest Tournament, tragedy strikes. The mice suspect the Darklings are behind the vicious sneak attack, but Calib has his doubts, so he sets off on a quest for the truth. Venturing deep into the woods beyond the castle walls, Calib and his friend Cecily discover that a threat far greater than the Darklings is gathering, and human and animal knights alike are in grave danger. With help from a host of unlikely new allies, including a young human boy named Galahad, Calib must get the Mice of the Round Table and the Darklings to put aside their differences and fight together. Only then will they be strong enough to save Camelot.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Roller Girl in this hilarious, one-of-a-kind graphic novel about a half-witch who has just discovered the truth about herself, her family, and her town and is doing her best to survive middle school now that she knows everything! Magic is harder than it looks.
Everything in Echo’s life changed in a blinding flash when she learned the startling truth: she is the firebird, the creature of light that is said to bring peace.
#21 KISS GOD DAMN IT! THIS IS KILLING ME!
Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.
Where you go, I will go.
Three minutes. Jacob Palmer died for three life-changing minutes. And when he woke up, nothing was the same.
One Court "You’ve escaped one prison before, so you’ll be escaping another in no time.” Mykal spoke those optimistic words thirty-one days ago, but I didn’t have the heart to remind him that it took me five years to flee Vorkter Prison. Now that we’re trapped aboard an enemy starcraft and only fed scraps every … Continue reading The Last Hope ✨ Excerpt
A stunning conclusion to the sci-fi romance duology by writing duo Krista & Becca Ritchie, The Last Hope is filled with twists and turns you'll never see coming.Sacrifice all you have to survive. Imprisoned for weeks on an enemy starcraft, Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with an unfathomable revelation. But as they fight to stay alive, escaping … Continue reading The Last Hope 🌌 Blog Tour
Bursts of Fire has so much going for it. Magic! Sisters! Political intrigue! But... To survive. To fight. To restore balance.The Falkyn sisters bear a burden and a legacy. Their mother, the imperial magiel of the kingdom of Orumon, protects her people from the horrors of the afterlife by calling upon the Gods with a … Continue reading Bursts of Fire
There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them.
Everyone thinks it's all fun and games with all these book reviews but let me tell you that it is TORTURE! Torture I tell you! The TBR pile keeps growing because I have no self control about accepting requests, review embargoes are real, and sometimes I cram a whole new release in between another book … Continue reading 7 Obnoxious Book Reviewer Problems
Join us this week for an interview with the author of The Friendship Lie, Rebecca Donnely. We talk about the hard-hitting stuff here: garbage games, Lulu VanRobot, book recs. Just how many sad questions can Maggie ask in a single episode? Get ready to sing some baby shark and laugh your little garbologist butts off.
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy—a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door.
Sixteen-year-old Skye is done playing the knight in shining armor for her insufferable younger sister, Deirdre. Moving across the country seems like the perfect chance to start over. In their isolated new neighborhood, Skye manages to fit in, but Deirdre withdraws from everyone, becoming fixated on the swampy woods behind their house and building monstrous sculptures out of sticks and bones. Then Deirdre disappears. And when something awful comes scratching at Skye's window in the middle of the night, claiming she's the only one who can save Deirdre, Skye knows she will stop at nothing to bring her sister home.
The Friendship Lie is told through the best points of view: yours, mine, and the Truth.
Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.
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Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule.
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Welcome to the 75th HUNGA GAMES! Even before Suzanne Collins announced her prequel we were itching to go back to Panem. To kick off our Summer Movie Marathon discussions we watched all four Hunger Games movies... and about 7 hours worth of special features.
Graphic novels and fantasy adventures, ahoy! There are all sorts of books coming out just in time for Summer vacation. And just for kicks we've even added a bonafide Booked All Night book rec!
As you may have heard on the podcast, I have a washi tape addiction (pronounced problem). But I use my powers for good, I promise. And organizing your reading schedule, as well as reading breaks, makes for a great experience.
Ripe with K-Drama level of feels and a rich fantasy woven through, Wicked Fox is a delight from start to finish. A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe … Continue reading Wicked Fox
Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…
While the Hunger Games prequel is as of yet untitled and isn't even set to release until May 2020, we've got some time to think and worry about whether Suzanne Collins will JK Rowling the world of Panem. Hopefully, it doesn't come to that but just in case--we've got some suggestions for additional guides and cookbooks.
Raven's origin story gets a retelling and a revamping in Teen Titans: Raven. We start in tragedy, as all good backstories do.
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Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about … Continue reading Storm and Fury
A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend.
As Book Nerds, we have a problem. That problem is our ever growing, never shrinking TBR pile that now needs its own house with its own mortgage. To help, we're going to use/alter/reference the KonMari method. Relax! We aren't going to make you keep a max or minimum amount of books. We know you can't be contained.
June is going to be an exciting month, book nerds! Especially for fantasy fans. Did we include your most anticipated June read? If not, tell us what we missed in the comments below!
This weekend is BookCon, a bookish pop culture smorgasboard hosted at the Javitz Center in New York City. Whether you're taking a bus, train, plane, or just hoofing it a few city blocks, you'll want to be prepared. And we've got the ultimate guide.
Jess, Maggie, and now Dan, all talk about Kaui Hart Hemmings' TESTIMONY FROM YOUR PERFECT GIRL. Listen and enjoy as we discuss blow jobs in the woods, body positivity, and how beating up your friends is the best way to make a point.
We all know what's about to happen: the family, the friends, the music, the BBQ. It's all coming to cut into your weekend reading time. You're going to open that book, someone is going to ask you what it's about, and then they're going to talk about John at the office. Don't worry. We're here to help. Here are some places to hide this weekend to get in your well deserved reading time.
As I started to get a little bored, one of Selah's advisors says, among other things, "And you are ill-equipped to become [the leader] without a husband to lead and advise you." Queue my rage induced reading to see if she grows up and murders this guy. Because I was really hoping she did.
The realm’s darkest secret is out. The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents.
A dueling review for TESTIMONY FROM YOUR PERFECT GIRL! Posted side by side for your viewing pleasure.
A unicorn in bowling shoes is quite a STRIKE-ing sight. But for nine-year-old Phoebe Howell, it’s just another fun outing with her best friend, the illustrious unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils.
I love podcasts! I love hearing people talk about books, and making fun of books, and books, books, books, books, podcasts. Here's a round-up of some awesome podcasts I have in my rotation.
So many good and pretty books are coming out just in time for Spring weather. Early Spring that is. Before the pollen gets so bad that we can't read outside and while the bugs are still deciding if they want to sleep in.
This week we talk about George Lucas as a genre of fiction and genres in general. Join us next time for an INTERVIEW (we do love doing those around here) with Rebecca Donnelly.
If you're not following Jess or Maggie on Twitter--you're missing out on all the best feuds.
But mostly #16. Just #16 over and over and over.
A dark, mysterious forest. A witch that grants wishes, a girl with nightmarish visions. I was intrigued and hopeful for The Waking Forest. And while some of the prose was beautiful, it quickly grew out of hand. The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very … Continue reading The Waking Forest
We're big kids now, we can handle more than a few words on the page. Give us a story and an experience beyond the paper.
After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own. Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of a surprisingly unstable kingdom. … Continue reading April YA Releases We’re Excited For
The Wicked Deep was a creepy story with rich world building, beautiful language and amazing imagery. That, and the cover is amazing and so sparkly. I just need it on my shelves at all time, illuminated by a little spot light. But--there were plenty of issues too.Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to … Continue reading The Wicked Deep
The fact that I couldn't get past the first chapter is awfully telling... Which is a shame, since I loved The Belles and was beyond excited for the release of The Everlasting Rose--I even pre-ordered it before I was approved to review it! But, sometimes, the second one just isn't as good as the first. … Continue reading The Everlasting Rose ★★☆☆☆
From the acclaimed team behind The Imaginary comes another powerful, poignant, and darkly fantastical story about friendship, perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman and Roald Dahl.Ember and Ness are best friends, completely inseparable. Ember can't imagine what life would be without Ness. Until Ness dies, in a most sudden and unexpected way. Ember feels completely empty. How … Continue reading The Afterwards
Spring is right around the corner (sooooo soon!) and we all need a good book (or two or three or ten) to pick up while we wait for the weather to get warmer and the sun to shine just a little bit brighter.
A heist, a band of misfits, a stolen inheritance and Bond-levels of gadgets. What's not to love about The Gilded Wolves? Well... From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes The Gilded Wolves, a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change—one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires...No one believes in them. But soon … Continue reading The Gilded Wolves – ★★★☆☆
It is no secret how much I love Susan Dennard's Witchlands series. I fell head over heels in love with Truthwitch and even more so with Windwitch and Sightwitch. And then when I found out I won an ARC of Bloodwitch from BookishFirst a few weeks ago? Tears. Instant happy tears. And, y'all, I could NOT put … Continue reading Bloodwitch ★★★★★
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Going along with our five-star quotes we also love many of the books occupying the New York Times bestsellers list. In honor of Leigh Bardugo's King of Scars, we offer up this debut post for book #1 in the Nikolai Duology! The monster is me and I am the monster. If men were ashamed when they should … Continue reading NYT Bestselling Quotes
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5NnE0vej3ZpIE6zS1Pr63P We're back, book nerds! After a lengthy and well-earned break, we have finally recorded a new episode! We relive the nitty and gritty details about finishing a grueling MFA program, talk parenting tips for some strange reason (it's totally logical and prompted, we swear), and then finally remember that we watched an AMAZING adaptation … Continue reading S2E1: Welcome Back & The Hate U Give
You can lie to yourself if you want, but we all pick books by their covers. Here are few we've chosen for February 2019. How shallow are you when it comes to covers?
Happy Saturday, Book Nerds! We're excited to announce Barnes and Nobles' next B&N Kids' Book Hangout Event, coming up on February 9th! Go hang out at your local Barnes & Noble store to meet other readers, enjoy games and activities, and get free book swag. Get More Info . Sign Up Here Valentine's Day is around the corner and B&N … Continue reading B&N Coupons and Hangouts
Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by the other no-so-lost land under the sea, Atlantis. Her father, his court and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown….When the Xebellian military … Continue reading Mera: Tidebreaker ~DNF~
A stunning, violent fantasy with beautiful writing and amazing queer characters that made me fall in love with them immediately. The Brilliant Death was one of my most anticipated 2018 reads, and it spot on the Favorites shelf is well-earned. For Teodora DiSangro, a mafia don’s daughter, family is fate.All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that … Continue reading The Brilliant Death ★★★★☆
White Stag, the first book in a brutally stunning series by Kara Barbieri, involves a young girl who finds herself becoming more monster than human and must uncover dangerous truths about who she is and the place that has become her home.
An unusual, often confusing tale of a boy and a girl who are the sole survivors of a plane crash, and the relationship that blossoms afterwards. Can you want something—or someone—so badly that you change your destiny? Elyse Schmidt never would have believed it, until it happened to her. When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, … Continue reading You Are The Everything ★★★☆☆
Before I get into my (hugely delayed) review of Chameleon Moon by RoAnna Sylver I have to talk about how I found this book first. I'm a big fan of tumblr, specifically, I enjoy wasting time on tumblr. It's a great source of procrastination. Sometime in early 2014 or late 2013, I saw a post go … Continue reading Chameleon Moon
A sweet, co-authored meet-cute that takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions from some amazing heart-breaker writers What If It's Us is sure to leave you wanting more--and crying just a lot a bit. Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver … Continue reading What If It’s Us ★★★★☆
There are few books that I hold in high enough regard to give them a five star rating. The only other book I've ever done that for is Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. I had a lot of trepidation going into this book, but I came out of it feeling like a kid again; like … Continue reading Eon ★★★★★
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Book Nerds! We'll be back in 2019! Enjoy the season regardless of what you celebrate and may all you gifts be books.
As we get into the holiday season, we just want remind you that the best gift is a follow!
After a certain point I felt like I was reading well written crossover fanfiction for Kenshin and InuYasha.
Happy Hallo-week Book Nerds! With November just on the horizon it's time to cast your votes, both at your local polling place and right here at Booked All Night. Vote on your top three once a day and we'll take the top five to add to our giveaway jar.
If I could sum up my entire experience of Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard in a single gif, it would be this one: If you've spent any amount of time on this site, or listening to our Podcasts, you know how much of a fan Jess and I are of Victoria Aveyard. We fell in love with … Continue reading Glass Sword ★★★★★
An endearing tale of a girl who meets her best friend in the Nevada desert, who just so happens to be a dragon. The Dragon Waking by Grayson Towler is a heartwarming tale of friendship, adventure and a splash of magic. For thirteen-year-old Rose Gallagher, having a friend who is really a dragon and can perform … Continue reading The Dragon Waking ★★★★☆
Ok, so, I binged through this whole series via audio books and my unnaturally long car rides lately. I absolutely loved the first two books, but I had significantly less love for book number three.
February 13 Dear Ms. Tilson, You probably think you know who I am, but I’m here to tell you that you don’t. I used to be a bright star of a girl, but that girl burned out of existence, like a fire swept through my life and left nothing but ash and smoke. That smoke … Continue reading What They Don’t Know EXCERPT
Title: What They Don’t Know Author: Nicole Maggi ISBN: 9781492672654 Release Date: October 2nd Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Praise for What They Don’t Know “An engaging, emotionaldebate on rape and abortion. Hand to readers interested in hot-button social issues or those captivated by E.K. Johnston's Exit, Pursued by a Bear (2016).” Booklist “A flawless deconstruction of the hypocrisy turning deeply … Continue reading What They Don’t Know SPOTLIGHT TOUR
It's October, Book Nerds! Time to weigh in the book your most excited for. That's right. Book. Singular. Let's get voting! And hey, if we missed your title, just add it at the bottom!
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