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Have You Heard About... I Shall Wear Midnight

… the Nac Mac Feegles and their big wee hag? I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth book in Terry Pratchett’s series about Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men*. Tiffany is becoming well known as the witch of the Chalk, gaining the respect of her neighbors.

Have You Heard About... The Spirit Thief

… the world’s greatest thief, who can sweet-talk doors into opening for him? The Spirit Thief*, by Rachel Aaron, tells the story of Eli Monpress. He’s not just a thief; he’s also a wizard who can talk with the spirit inside anything – a campfire, a tree, the stones in a wall – and most of the time, he can con it into doing whatever he wants.

Have You Heard About... Songs of Love and Death

… what happens when you mix romance with fantasy, science-fiction, and horror? You get Songs of Love and Death: Tales of Star-Crossed Love, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.

Have You Heard About... Beasts of Burden

… the dogs (and cat) who protect the town of Burden Hill? In the graphic novel Beasts of Burden. [Vol. 1], Animal Rites, we learn about this lovely town, and its dark side. The humans who live in Burden are largely unaware of the evils around and within it, but the animals are another matter. Several dogs and a cat become protectors for the town, doing what no one else can.

Have You Heard About... A Nose for Justice

… the great new cozy mystery series set in the Southwest? A Nose for Justice, by Rita Mae Brown, is a departure from her Virginia series. Set in Nevada, this is a very timely book, both politically and on current events.

Have You Heard About... The Grimm Legacy

… the New York Circulating Material Repository?  It’s a lending library for objects – everything from chess sets to one of Marie Antoinette’s every-day wigs.  The special collections include more powerful and dangerous items, like Snow White’s mother’s mirror in the Grimm Collection and a shrinking ray in the

Have You Heard About... Blameless

… the humorous steampunk Victorian romance with vampires and werewolves?  Gail Carriger’s Blameless* picks up shortly after the end of Changeless, with both Lord and Lady Maccon dealing with the fallout of Alexia’s announcement.  (I won’t leave any spoilers here, because this series is definitely better when read in order!)  Our heroine’s situation is made

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