Newly Published Favorites (Plus Cheating)

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Sharifah and Jenn discuss Malorie Blackman’s win of the PEN Pinter Prize, Miles Morales, exciting news for vampires, some favorite recently published books, and more.

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News Discussed

Malorie Blackman wins PEN Pinter Prize [The Guardian]

The history of queer vampires and a look at First Kill [Them]

Racism in Miles Morales/Thor “What If?” comic [Indy100]

Dune 2 Casting Update [Gizmodo]

Books Discussed

Siren Queen by Nghi Vo (cw: self-harm, domestic violence, mention of sexual assault)

War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

The City Inside by Samit Basu (cw so far: rape, violent racism)

Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood (cw: child abuse)

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub (cw: chronic illness, loss of a parent)