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Magic for Liars
Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
"Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch.” —Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir in this fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey. Ivy Gamble has never wanted to be magic. She is perfectly happy with her life life—she has an almost-sustainable career as a private investigator, and an empty apartment, and a slight drinking problem. It's a great life and she doesn't wish she was like her estranged sister, the magically gifted professor Tabitha. But when Ivy is hired to investigate the gruesome murder of a faculty member at Tabitha’s private academy, the stalwart detective starts to lose herself in the case, the life she could have had, and the answer to the mystery that seems just out of her reach. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The.Intentional.Reader
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Well, finally spent my Christmas gift card (at least some of it) and got this beauty. The inside is just as beautiful as the outside. My TBR is getting dangerous 😎

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frenky_muller
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Really like it so far!

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Craftylikefox
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Getting in some reading time before work. Really looking forward to reading Magic for Liars.

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aeeklund
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That time I not only met Sarah Gailey, but was then retweeted by them. 😱😳😍

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Branwen
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This book was fantastic! Finished it in two days because I could not put it down. A murder mystery that takes place at a school for mages. There's also a lot of family dynamics and flawed characters. I highly recommend this one! 📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

Ashley_Nicoletto I‘ve been debating reading this one. 6d
Branwen @Ashley_Nicoletto I liked it a lot! I think its worth trying out! Its like a gritty, murder-y Harry Potter! 😂🤣 6d
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razmanda
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I loved it. I kinda knew going in that I would love it, but it‘s always a little scary reading an author that you admire so much. Because what if they fuck it all up? High expectations are the death of many a relationship, not just one between an author and their readers. But y‘all, this book is great. It‘s very different from the world of River of Teeth but no less charming or engaging. I love Ivy Gamble and I hope to meet her again one day.

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Craftylikefox
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I am so glad May is over. I lost both my grandfathers and it just felt like a hazy month. It has been constantly raining so that doesn‘t help. June is here and it‘s finally starting to warm up and have the sun come out. I haven‘t been able to consistently read anything but I‘m hoping to get my reading back on track even just for the comfort it gives me. I picked these books this weekend and I‘m really looking forward to them. Plus baby plants 🖤

Crazeedi My deepest sympathies on the passing of both you grandfathers, how tragic for you to have such double heartache. Sending my biggest hug and prayers for comfort and memories to sustain you 1w
ravenlee I‘m so sorry for such a devastating loss. I hope you‘re able to get your equilibrium back soon. Good luck and lots of love to you. 💗💗💗 1w
mabell I am so sorry 😞 7d
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Bookzombie I‘m so sorry. Sending hugs and love. 💗 7d
BiblioLitten I‘m so sorry. Hugs 💕 4d
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AutumnRLS
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My next read! Just finished The Hazel Wood.

ReadingOver50 This is a good one 😄 1w
AutumnRLS @ReadingOver50 I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm on page 40! 1w
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rachelsbrittain
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Just in 😍😍😍

Meaw_catlady Oooh great cover ! Great name ! I‘m game! 1w
wanderinglynn Sounds intriguing. Stacked! 1w
Addison_Reads I can't wait to see what you think of this one. 💚 I have it on hold at my library. 1w
rachelsbrittain @Meaw_catlady right? So gorgeous and such a great title! 1w
rachelsbrittain @wanderinglynn @Addison_Reads I'm so excited to read it! I love Sarah Gailey's last duology, and I've been anxiously awaiting this one. 1w
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AmyM43
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐If you‘re looking for a twist on a traditional story of magic and all it‘s invariable tropes, from the perspective of a character without magic, you can look no further than Sarah Gailey‘s Magic for Liars.

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Branwen
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My library holds came in at the same time and they all look SO AMAZING OMG! 💕📚 #librarylove

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ReadingOver50
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I am a big fan of Harry Potter. I also love books set in boarding schools, whether magical or not. So this book checked all the right boxes for me.

I loved the character of Ivy Gamble. The nonmagical sister of a magical prodigy. You can just imagine the resentment she feels towards her sister. The mystery was interesting, and I liked the addition of a "chosen one" prophecy. The book was enjoyable. I would love to read more set in this world.

AutumnRLS My copy is coming tomorrow. It's next up after the Hazel Wood! 2w
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BeckyLeJ
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It‘s day 5 of @bookriot‘s #riotgrams with Books & Pastries! This is a breakfast pasty posing next to Sarah Gailey‘s brand spanking new book. (Psst, she‘s doing an event with Carrie Vaughn @bookbardenver on 6/18!)

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nitalibrarian
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There are two books out today that I read ARCs for and LOVED. Magic for Liars takes place at a magic school where non-magic Ivy is hired to investigate who killed one of the faculty.
And in Wolf Rain we are back with the wolf shifters. We're on book 18 with this series and I'm still completely in.

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KimM
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Panpan

This book is what happens when you borrow someone else‘s creative ideas but you do not have any creativity yourself. Potentially “Cormoran Strike meets Harry Potter” but it misses its mark. Lackluster writing and tired cliches. 2⭐️s

#BookishFirst

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monalyisha
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Happy book birthday to “Magic for Liars,” which has been described as “The Magicians meets Tana French”! 🎉

It kills me that I‘m too busy to read this right now. Do it for me so that I may live vicariously though you?

shanaqui I enjoyed it! Sarah Gailey has a great style, so the narrative voice is really absorbing. 2w
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AthenaWins
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Mehso-so

Take Jessica Jones without her superpowers and give her a murder investigation at American Hogwarts filled with the cast of Mean Girls, and you have this book. It's funny, sad, and has some pretty great inner dialogue. It's not my favorite by a long shot. But I'd recommend it to fans of mystery and light fantasy.

readordierachel That's quite a mashup! 2w
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ReadingOver50
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I don‘t usually make a formal TBR list but this is my TBR for June. I am really excited for Cari Mora because I love Thomas Harris. The rest are ARCs that look interesting.

OwlReader Thanks for the likes!! 2w
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rachelsbrittain
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So many books I'm excited for this month!

akckitty I think you have some really great reads ahead of you 😊 2w
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TheLibrarian
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1. The Haunting of Maddy Clare, The Better Sister, and The Marsh King‘s Daughter
2. Tagged - I actually preordered it
3. The Shuddering because my friend likes horror books

#weekendreads

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rachelsbrittain
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1. Deviate, Fellowship: the Literary Lives of the Inklings, When the Moon Was Ours, and Love in the Time of Cholera

2. Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey

3. Just recommended Six of Crows the other day

#weekendreads

TheLibrarian I‘m really excited for Magic of Liars. I rarely preorder books but this is one I did. 2w
monalyisha OooOoo. How's the Inklings book? 2w
OwlReader Thanks for the follow!! 2w
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ohyeahthatgirl
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A Sarah Gailey anything is always a blast, so shrieked a little when I picked this up off my ARC shelf at work. Three chapters in and I'm in love!

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ReadingOver50
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New bookmail last week. I received a review copy from bookish first. This book sounds really interesting. I‘m excited to start it.

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thewellreadpug
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A quick and highly entertaining read centered around murder, mystery and magic. I thought the character development in this novel was written extremely well I and rooted for Ivy to solve the murder case in spite of her self doubt. The ending took a little different turn than what I was expecting, but the entire story was original and very different. If you‘re thinking “Harry Potter for adults” then you‘d be wrong... this one is different.

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KimM
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bookandbedandtea Beautiful picture! 1mo
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shanaqui
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#WyrdandWonder #TBRBingo

There goes another! I've been reading this bittily for ages but tonight I just sat down and read until it was over. I thought it came together really well: the misdirection and then the redirection. The writing is awesome -- it reminds me of Raymond Chandler's way of putting his finger on a new way to phrase something that just works (the comparison comes to mind because they're both writing about PIs).

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nitalibrarian
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Next blizzard day read is an ARC of Magic For Liars. Looks like this one is a fantasy mystery. 😁

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shanaqui
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I do love my Kobo, but my dead tree books don't run out of charge mid-book, have a dodgy charging port, and require an emergency purchase of a new charging cable on holiday...

Mind you, the cable is cheap compared to purchasing a brand new Kobo Clara HD to replace my Kobo Aura (man I hate the Aura H20, it's so big!) so... heeeere's hoping.

At least I have some juice in my ereader for now to read at lunch!

LauraBrook What a giant pain in the butt! Still, yes, easier to haul around than a tree book. 💙 2mo
shanaqui @LauraBrook Here's hoping it's the charging cable that's dodgy so I don't have to replace the ereader, too. 😰 2mo
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shanaqui
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I don't know where this is going, but I'm intrigued. I didn't know much about it, just automatically grabbed it because it's Sarah Gailey.

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underground_bks
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When Ivy Gamble, private eye, is hired to investigate a mysterious murder at a magical school where her estranged sister teaches, she finds more than murder. Prophecies, secrets, lies, and romance ensue as Ivy finds stories, real and imagined, in sealed off stacks in the library, under enchanted lockers, and in the space between sisters. This is such a fun, imaginative debut, and Sarah Gailey is a writer to watch.

vivastory I can't wait to read this, I loved her novella 4mo
underground_bks @vivastory I need to read that! 4mo
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NeeSwee
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This was weird in all the best ways and I just loved it! It‘s like The Magicians meets Jessica Jones...🔥🧙‍♀️🕵️‍♀️

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85eliana
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Just heard a great advance review on the podcast “Reading Glasses” #readingglasses and want to remember to read it when it comes out. Available for preorder!

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aeeklund
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Oof. I feel you, Ivy Gamble. #monday

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rachelsbrittain
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I'm so excited to jump into a new year of reading-- and I've included a few anticipated releases I can't wait to get my hands on! So, other than reading widely, diversely, and remembering to enjoy what I'm reading, my main goals for this year of reading are:

1. read (at least) 100 books -- not going overboard since I'm hoping to read some longer books
2. read one classic a month
3. read one ARC a month
4. read one book I already own a month

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Joe_Jones
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#bookmail! A new Sarah Gailey book? I can‘t wait to read this!

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Liberty
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Insomnia reading: Am I reading this because I can‘t sleep or am I not sleeping because I can‘t stop reading this? 🤔❤️🤘🏻

Abailliekaras Fun cover! 8mo
Tex2Flo I am intrigued! Does the cover match the book in magical-ness-ish-ness? 8mo
TieDyeDude Ooo, I'm jealous! I just finished her American Hippo collection, excited to read more from her 8mo
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