Shadowplay is now officially, officially released! It should be available from your local retailer, and it’s on Amazon, Kindle, Nook, etc. I’m so excited that the next installment of Micah Grey’s story is now available for anyone to read.
I’ll do a roundup of all the links etc that have happened lately. Launch day is always such a flurry – but within a day or two, things will be mostly back to normal and I’ll get that weird come-down post-book-release.
Tomorrow I have an event at my alma mater, California State University East Bay, in the Biella Room of the library at 6 pm. It’s being thrown by the English Department as part of their Distinguished Writers series. Here is more information on the Facebook event page. If you’re in the area, please come!
Here’s a blog post I wrote about how to help sophomore authors.
My Shadowplay Blog Tour Post is all up to date, if you’d like to keep up with the guest posts and interviews I’ve been doing.
There’s an extract of the first two chapters over at Tor.com (spoilers for Pantomime)
Max Edwards wrote an academic essay about Pantomime, Malinda Lo’s Ash, and Patrick Ness’s More Than This. It’s called Normal People, Abnormal Worlds: Young Adult Speculative Fiction as a normalising force for queer adolescents.
Today’s stop is My Favorite Bit at Mary Robinette Kowal’s site where I talk about Shadowplay.
There have been some really lovely reviews recently:
SoSoGay Magazine says: “We freakin’ LOVE THIS BOOK! . . . Shadowplay is a fantastic novel because it is gripping and bold, with characters that are inclusive and stories that are non-judgemental. As it closes, you can really feel the fantasy elements drawing in, and so the third book in her trilogy, unnamed as of yet, is going to be spectacular – we can feel it.”
Me on Books says: “Shadowplay is a mysterious and haunting continuation of a series cloaked in magic and secrets.”
A & P have reviews by Ashley & Paul: Ashley says: “Shadowplay definitely does NOT have that second-book syndrome, and is a must read for fans of Pantomime! I would also recommend this series to anyone looking for an excellent YA fantasy full of magic and intrigue and secrets and world-building and basically just a fantastic series. You don’t want to miss these books.” Paul says: “This is a wonderful sequel to an amazing novel. What Pantomime did with the circus, Shadowplay does with stage magic. ”
Lastly, here’s all the relevant order links. Please do pick up the book if it’s your thing, and if it’s not, then please help spread the word to people who may enjoy them.