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Bonus: Game of Thrones Readalikes

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Courtesy of the Get Booked podcast, Amanda and Jenn discuss comps for Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire! Please note: there are spoilers for GOT starting around the 30:00 mark.

This episode is sponsored by Rebel by Beverly Jenkins and We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal.

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Books Discussed

Dune by Frank Herbert (tw torture, child abuse)

Jade City by Fonda Lee (tw: child abuse)

The Acacia Series (The War With the Mein #1) by David Anthony Durham (tw: child slavery)

The Machineries of Empire (Ninefox Gambit #1) by Yoon Ha Lee (tw: coercion, rape, body horror)

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (tw: torture)

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons (tw: torture, slavery)


The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera (tw: torture, homophobia)

The Poppy War by RF Kuang (tw: war crimes incl. rape, genocide, forced sterilization)

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna

The Inheritance Trilogy by NK Jemisin

Dandelion Dynasty by Ken Liu

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James