Magic for Liars

Sarah Gailey (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$25.99  $23.91
Publisher
Tor Books
Publish Date
June 04, 2019
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.7 X 1.2 X 8.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250174611

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About the Author

Hugo Award-winner Sarah Gailey is an internationally published writer of fiction and nonfiction. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and The Boston Globe, and they are a regular contributor for Tor and the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog. Their most recent fiction credits include Fireside Fiction, Tor and Uncanny Magazine. Their debut novella, River of Teeth, was published in 2017 via Tor and was a 2018 Hugo and Nebula Award finalist.

Reviews

Praise for Magic for Liars

"A queerer, older, quicker-paced Harry Potter, concerned with the childhood grudges that adults can't get over."--Refinery 29

"We can't wait to see what Sarah Gailey does next!"--Crimereads, the most anticipated crime books of summer

"With winks to multiple genres, Sarah Gailey's Magic for Liars shows that their talent has no trouble extending to a full-length novel."--Culturess

"In a very short time, Sarah Gailey has distinguished themself as one of science fiction's best new writers." --BoingBoing

"The world has little mercy; but it does have heart, and like Ivy, it carries on despite its scars."--NPR

"Magic for Liars is a perfect, spare, delectable novel that features a masterful narrative structure, terribly human characters occupying realistically magical settings, and more. The prose is spot-on and paints an intimate, flawed portrait of how a world like Gamble's would function, from the moment she tells the disbelieving bartender magic exists to the moment she walks out on her sister. I can't recommend it highly enough." --Tor.com

"There's something for almost all readers here... Gailey shows us that humans are humans, even when they are magic, and they are still flawed, damaged, and oh-so-interesting" --Booklist (starred review)

"Clever and fast-paced... a wonderfully quirky mystery filled with inviting characters and gripping surprise twists." --Publishers Weekly

"A poignant and bittersweet family tragedy disguised as a mystery but with a magic all its own." --Kirkus

"Veronica Mars with a bit of Harry Potter" --The Nerd Daily

"Sarah Gailey mashes hard-bitten detective noir into the magical YA world of Harry Potter in Magic For Liars... a Syfy series waiting to happen." --AV Club

"The sharpest female protagonist of the summer"--The Mary Sue

"Ivy Gamble may not be magic herself, but she casts a spell all the same--and so does Gailey" --Barnes and Noble