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Malice House
by Megan Shepherd

Haven Marbury has lived under the shadow of her father’s literary genius for her whole life. A struggling artist herself, Haven arrives at Malice House, her father’s estate, to clean it out after his death. While looking for alcohol in the attic, she finds an unpublished manuscript called “Bedtime Stories for Monsters.”

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Current Features

Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror Debuts: 2022
by Susan Maguire

​The top 10 science fiction, fantasy, and horror first novels reviewed in Booklist from August 2020 to July 2021 showcase fresh new voices exploring near-future worlds, bodily horror, and folkloric reimaginings.

Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror for Youth: 2022
by Julia Smith

Including everything from literal monsters to those lurking inside us and magical tea to apocalyptic end-times, this year’s batch of science fiction, fantasy, and horror is an exemplary one. All titles were reviewed in Booklist between August 2021 and July 2022.

The Shelf Care Interview: Alex Boniello and April Lavalle

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Julia Smith talks to authors Alex Boniello and April Lavalle, about their picture book, A Case of the Zaps

Shelf Care logoShelf Care Episode 22: Book Banning and Book Suggesting
By Susan Maguire

In this episode of Booklist’s Shelf Care: The Podcast, host Susan Maguire talks to Kelly Jensen about the current state of book banning, what’s behind the recent slate of challenges, and what to do when collection development policies are not enough.

June copy of Booklist ReaderPrint Is Coming: Everything You Need to Know about Ordering Booklist Reader in Print
Those of you at ALA Annual may have heard our exciting news: Booklist Reader is coming to print! If you’re as pumped as we are to share this patron-friendly, librarian-approved resource with your community, read on below and check back in for updates on how to subscribe!​

Top 10 SF/Fantasy & Horror: 2022
by Susan Maguire

​The top science fiction, fantasy, and horror books reviewed in Booklist from August 2021 to July 2022 show the full range of the genres’ possibilities, from magical heists to historical horror to giant space-death robots. 

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