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WHAT WE DEVOUR—6 July 2021

🚪 Praise for What We Devour 🚪

“A triumphant dark fantasy, What We Devour serves up an incredibly smart magic system with a side of eat-the-rich energy. Perfect for fans of Wicked Saints and anyone who likes their romances equal parts swoony and stabby. This is my favorite Linsey Miller book.”
            Rosiee Thor, author of Tarnished Are the Stars
What We Devour has my new favorite magic system. Miller pulls no punches in a stark examination of class structures and the consequences of conflating worth and wealth set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic fantasy world. With a cunning main character and visceral prose that will leave you haunted, this book is a dark delight.”
            Kalyn Josephson, author of The Storm Crow duology
What We Devour is a brilliant and bloodthirsty read that pulls no punches, makes us question all of our actions, and begs us to find a way to change the world.”
            Laura Pohl, author of The Last 8 duology
What We Devour is a twisting, complex puzzle box, effortlessly weaving sinister bargains, deadly magic, and the ethics of power and sacrifice. With an unforgettable cast and themes achingly relevant to today’s readers, this book is not to be missed.”
          Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow duology
“Dark, mesmerizing and wildly original, What We Devour is a captivating fantasy you won’t be able to put down.”
           Andrew Shvarts, author of The Royal Bastards trilogy
What We Devour has everything you could want in a dark fantasy: intricate worldbuilding, a fascinating magic system, biting social critique, charming morally gray characters, and a heroine to die for. Come hungry, because this one is a dark feast.”
          AdriAnne Strickland, author of In the Ravenous Dark
“Excellent asexual representation in Lorena, rich worldbuilding, political intrigue, and a cast of prickly, passionate characters round out the satisfyingly complex plot. Particularly masterful are the shifts in Lorena’s narrative perspective that reflect the sacrifices of significant memories…Mind-bending and incisive.”
            Kirkus Reviews

From the author of Mask of Shadows comes the dark and intricate story of a girl who must tether herself to a violent ruler to save her crumbling world.

Lorena Adler has a secret—she holds the power of the banished gods, the Noble and the Vile, inside her. She has spent her entire life hiding from the world and her past. She’s content to spend her days as an undertaker in a small town, marry her best friend, Julian, and live an unfulfilling life so long as no one uncovers her true nature.

But when the notoriously bloodthirsty and equally Vile crown prince comes to arrest Julian’s father, he immediately recognizes Lorena for what she is. So she makes a deal—a fair trial for her betrothed’s father in exchange for her service to the crown.

The prince is desperate for her help. He’s spent years trying to repair the weakening Door that holds back the Vile…and he’s losing the battle. As Lorena learns more about the Door and the horrifying price it takes to keep it closed, she’ll have to embrace both parts of herself to survive.

Sometimes you have to bite the hand that feeds you.

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THE GAME—OUT NOW!

🔎 Praise for The Game 🔍


“Quick, deadly, and surprisingly entertaining.”
               Kirkus
Riverdale buffs will likely find much to enjoy in this teen-centric world where high school is a welcoming space, as long as you can actually survive it.”
               The Bulletin

If you loved American Horror Story 1984, you’ll die for this paperback original thriller mashup of Agatha Christie’s The A.B.C. Murders and Riverdale in which a game turns deadly with a killer who picks his victims one by one, letter by letter.

Every year the senior class at Lincoln High plays assassin. Lia Prince has been planning her strategy for years and she’s psyched that not only does she finally get to play, she’s on a team with Devon Diaz. But this year, the game isn’t any fun–it’s real. Abby Ascher, Ben Barnard, and Cassidy Clarke have all turned up . . . dead. Can Lia stop the ABC killer before he reaches D?

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BELLE RÉVOLTE—OUT NOW!

Praise for Belle Révolte


“A bursting-at-the-seams stand-alone empowerment story.”
               Kirkus
“A realistically diverse fantasy world…Hand to any lover of magic, rebellion, secrets, and self-discovery.”
               Rebecca Gonner, Booklist
“Social justice enthusiasts and readers with an interest in LGBTQIA representation will find much to enjoy and discuss.”
              The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A realistically diverse fantasy world…Hand to any lover of magic, rebellion, secrets, and self-discovery.”
               Beth Wright, School Library Journal
“In this provocative fantasy… Miller writes in lush, dense prose that can require a careful read, but her protagonists’ awareness of privilege and desire to challenge the status quo shines through.”
              Publishers Weekly

Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome work.

Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when a strange noble girl offers Annette the chance of a lifetime, she accepts.

Emilie and Annette swap lives—Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to be trained in the ways of divination, while Emilie enrolls to be a physician’s assistant, using her natural magical talent to save lives.

But when their nation instigates a frivolous war, Emilie and Annette must work together to help the rebellion end a war that is based on lies.

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MASK OF SHADOWS

Out Now from Sourcebooks Fire (and in Spanish from Ediciones B)

A gender-fluid pickpocket named Sal auditions to become a replacement member of the Left Hand – the queen’s quartet of assassins – but must survive the competition while also putting their true reason for auditioning into motion.

Revenge.

“I love every aspect of this amazing book―a gender fluid hero, a deadly contest, and vicious courtly intrigue. Get! Read! Now!” ―Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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RUIN OF STARS

Out Now from Sourcebooks Fire!

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.

“I love every aspect of this amazing book―a gender fluid hero, a deadly contest, and vicious courtly intrigue. Get! Read! Now!” ―Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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