Sarah Gailey's reading recommendations

Adrian Liang on June 10, 2019

SarahGailey_Credit_AllanAmato_225.jpgAuthors frequently get a sneak peek from publishers at great books that are coming down the pike. Sarah Gailey—author of Magic for Liars, one of our picks for the 10 best books of June—shares with us their recommendations for upcoming reads and explains why these books rocked their world.

Sarah Gailey's Upcoming Reading Recommendations

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Docile by K.M. Szpara

Docile is phenomenal. It’s a near-future book about consent, bodily autonomy, class, gender, abuse, love, and sex. It’s beautifully written, brilliantly paced. Docile is a scathing exploration of existing disparities in American capitalism. I absolutely could not put it down. (Docile: March 2020)

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Jade War by Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee is one of my favorite authors, and Jade War—the sequel to Jade City—is her best book yet. It’s the second installment in a trilogy that can be easily summarized as “The Godfather, but with magic.” Lee uses these books to delve deep into family dynamics, ambition, and international diplomacy. The action sequences are so tense that I had to read them standing up. (Jade War: July 23)

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The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher

The Twisted Ones is, hands down, the scariest thing I’ve ever read. It lures the reader in with an approachable, friendly voice, and then before you know it, you’re dizzy because you’ve been holding your breath for a whole chapter. This is the only book I’ve ever read that contains actual jump-scares; I screamed and threw the book across the room several times. It’s lovely, and perfect, and haunting. (The Twisted Ones: October 1)

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