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Buffy Reboot news via Dolly Parton [Popverse]
The Audie Awards Finalists [Book Riot]
Platonic Soulmates: Camilla Hect and Palimedes in The Locked Tomb by Tamsyn Muir
Complicated Besties: Johnny and Nick in Beneath the Rising by Premee Mohamed
Unconditional Acceptance Romance: Yasira and Productivity in The Outside by Ada Hoffmann
Former Mentor/Mentee Turned Bros: Cas and Rio in Zero Sum Game by SL Huang
Pining Sapphics/Beefing Rappers Turned Lovers: Red and Blue in This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone
Friends on a Quest: Miuko and Magpie Spirit Geiki in A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee
Annoying Friends and Low-Key Co-Parents: Murderbot and ART/Perihelion in Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
Human/Animal Companions: Vasilisa and Solovey (the horse!) in The Winternight Trilogy by Katherine Arden