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Quick Pick: March 25, 2016

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Liberty Hardy

Senior Contributing Editor

Liberty Hardy is an unrepentant velocireader, writer, bitey mad lady, and tattoo canvas. Turn-ons include books, books and books. Her favorite exclamation is “Holy cats!” Liberty reads more than should be legal, sleeps very little, frequently writes on her belly with Sharpie markers, and when she dies, she’s leaving her body to library science. Until then, she lives with her three cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, in Maine. She is also right behind you. Just kidding! She’s too busy reading. Twitter: @MissLiberty

cover of jane steele by lyndsay fayeJane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

It’s Jane Eyre with a twist…of a knife! Jane Steele is an orphan with a painful childhood, one that ends with with a body count. Years after she flees to London, she hears that her childhood home has been claimed by a stranger. Overcome by curiosity, Jane moves back, posing as a governess for the house’s new owner, Mr. Thornfield, a compelling man with a dark history. As Jane is drawn to Mr. Thornfield, she wonders if she can be with him without revealing her secrets. Will the two of them get along like a house on fire? (Sorry.) (Not sorry.) This is a super-fun, kick-ass book!

Backlist bump: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay Faye