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Quick Pick: September 4, 2015

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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

sorcerer_front mech.inddSorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

In Cho’s first book in an exciting new series, Zacharias Wythe, Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers and eminently proficient magician, must travel to Fairyland and figure out why England’s magic is dying out. The society itself is falling on hard times, due in part to the leadership of an unsuitable head sorcerer, so the shrinking magical resources aren’t helping. Zacharias sets out on his journey to find a cure, where he meets a woman whose gifts will alter the course of his life and the fate of the world. Ridiculously delightful and smart, Sorcerer to the Crown is a sheer joy. (For a more in-depth review, you can hear Rebecca rave about it on this week’s podcast!)

Backlist bump: Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho