Event date: 
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
EST via Facebook Live

Presented in partnership with Harper Collins & Utopia State of Mind.

We hope you're ready to *book shimmy*! These epic authors are coming together for an amazing reading event!

We couldn't be more excited for these incredible authors to join us for the Epic Reads Fantasy Meetup virtual event, hosted by Harper Collins on to share their brand-new novels and talk about everything books with you. 

Hosted by Lili from Utopia State of Mind


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Epic Reads Author Tour: Akshaya Raman, The Ivory Key, Claire Legrand, Extasia, Madeline Roux, The Book of Living Secrets,  Traci Chee, A Thousand Steps Into Night, Deborah Falaye, Blood Scion

Participating authors include:

Akshaya Raman, The Ivory Key
Claire Legrand, Extasia
Madeleine Roux, The Book of Living Secrets
Traci Chee, A Thousand Steps Into Night
Deborah Falaye, Blood Scion

One attendee will have the chance to win a $100 gift card to Oblong Books!

Akshaya Raman fell in love with writing when she wrote her first story at the age of ten. Though she graduated from UC Davis with a degree in biology, she gave up pursuing a career in science to write books. She is a co-founder and contributor to Writer’s Block Party, a group blog about writing and publishing, and has served on the planning teams of several book festivals. She lives in the Bay Area with an actual scaredy cat, and in her free time, she enjoys baking, traveling, and watching too much reality TV. 

Claire Legrand is the author of Foxheart, The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls, The Year of Shadows, and Some Kind of Happiness, as well as the New York Times-bestselling young adult fantasy Furyborn and its sequels. She is one of the four authors behind The Cabinet of Curiosities. Claire Legrand lives in New Jersey.

Madeleine Roux is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Asylum series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide. She is also the author of the House of Furies series, and several titles for adults, including Salvaged and Reclaimed. She has made contributions to Star Wars, World of Warcraft, and Dungeons & Dragons. Madeleine lives in Seattle, Washington with her partner and beloved pups.

Traci Chee is the New York Times bestselling author of The Reader series and a National Book Award finalist. Her latest novel, We Are Not Free, was met with a Printz Honor and Walter Honor in addition to the NBA nomination and received four starred reviews. Northern California., Twitter: @tracichee, Facebook & Instagram: @TraciCheeAuthor.

Deborah Falaye is a Nigerian Canadian young adult author. She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where she spent her time devouring African Literature, pestering her grandma for folktales, and tricking her grandfather into watching Passions every night. When she’s not writing about fierce Black girls with bad-ass magic, she can be found obsessing over all things reality TV. Deborah currently lives in Toronto with her husband and their partner-in-crime yorkie, Major. Blood Scion is her first novel.

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The Ivory Key (The Ivory Key Duology) By Akshaya Raman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358468332
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Published: Clarion Books - January 4th, 2022

In this epic YA fantasy debut, magic, a prized resource, is the only thing between peace and war. When magic runs out, four estranged royal siblings must find a new source before their country is swallowed by invading forces. The first in an Indian-inspired duology that’s perfect for fans of There Will Come a Darkness, The Gilded Wolves, and We Hunt the Flame.

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Extasia By Claire Legrand Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062696632
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 22nd, 2022

One of BuzzFeed's Great LGBTQ+ YA novels to Warm up Your Winter

From New York Times bestselling author Claire Legrand comes a new, bone-chilling YA horror novel about a girl who joins a coven to root out a vicious evil that’s stalking her village. Perfect for fans of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Grace Year.

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The Book of Living Secrets By Madeleine Roux Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062941428
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 8th, 2022

Perfect for fans of The Hazel Wood, this genre-bending page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Roux follows two girls who transport themselves into the world of their favorite book only to encounter the sinister alternate reality that awaits them. 

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A Thousand Steps into Night By Traci Chee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358469988
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Published: HarperCollins - March 1st, 2022

From New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Traci Chee comes a Japanese-influenced fantasy brimming with demons, adventure, and plans gone awry.

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Blood Scion By Deborah Falaye Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062954046
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Published: HarperTeen - March 8th, 2022

Following one girl’s journey of magic, injustice, power, and revenge, Deborah Falaye’s debut novel, inspired by Yoruba-Nigerian mythology, is a magnetic combination of Children of Blood and Bone and An Ember in the Ashes.