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The Luminaries by [Susan Dennard]

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“Will draw you in and leave you begging for more. Rich with tension, atmosphere, and finesse, you'll want to get lost in the world of The Luminaries again and again.”―Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shadow & Bone and The Ninth House

“I lost myself from page one in Hemlock Falls and its deadly forest, as vicious as it is inescapably alluring.
Winnie Wednesday is the sort of outcast-turned-monster-hunter you can't help loving and rooting for.”―Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Gilded

“Readers will want to don a motorcycle jacket and
join the nightmare hunt.”―Kirkus Review

Enthralling from the first page, The Luminaries lures you into a misty darkness rife with thrills and romance. Living nightmares may stalk across the pages, but this book is a paranormal fantasy dream. The forest calls, and you will love every second of devouring its mysteries.”―Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lore

“Dennard's newest begins with a
triumphant success, heralding her third sensational series filled with delectable worldbuilding and dynamic characters.”―Buzzfeed

The Luminaries is exactly the thrilling, dangerous, heart-pounding fantasy I needed, with an incredibly original world and a heroine who knows and fights for her worth. Prepare yourself accordingly―I devoured this in a single sitting.”―Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Skyhunter

"Dennard’s newest is
overflowing with action, adventure, and mystery with a sprinkling of romance that will keep readers turning the page."―Booklist

The Luminaries is your next obsession. Part family drama, part fantasy procedural, part helpful guide to monster hunting, all with a dash of romantic tension―this book is all my favorite things combined.”―Olivie Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six

richly realized tale about monster hunters that explores family, community, and a whole lot of female rage.”―Paste

The Luminaries, bestselling author Susan Dennard kicks off a darkly magical, action-packed new series and introduces a mysterious world filled with monsters. . . . Plenty of gasp-inducing thrills, monstrous gore and empathetic soul-searching―plus a little tentative flirting―bring The Luminaries to a satisfying conclusion.”―BookPage

The Luminaries is a chilling, gripping contemporary fantasy. . . . readers can only hope that the nightmares induced by The Luminaries will be vanquished by someone as brave and real as Winnie Wednesday.”―Shelf Awareness, STARRED review

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Susan Dennard is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series (now in development for TV from the Jim Henson Company), and the Something Strange and Deadly series, in addition to short fiction published online. She also runs the popular newsletter for writers, the Misfits and Daydreamers. When not writing or teaching writing, she can be found rolling the dice as a Dungeon Master or mashing buttons on one of her way too many consoles. --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09RHZD6FD
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Teen (November 1, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 1, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5877 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 277 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1250194040
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 274 ratings

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Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. Working in marine biology, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to you yet, Asia!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.

She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series, as well as the New York Times bestselling Witchlands series, and she also hosts the popular newsletter for writers, the Misfits & Daydreamers. When not writing, she is slaying darkspawn (on her PS4) or earning bruises at the dojo.

She lives in the Midwestern US with her French husband, two spoiled dogs, and two grouchy cats.

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3.0 out of 5 stars great premise and characters, action sequences not so much
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on December 12, 2022
Friederike Buch&Gewitter
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastischer Reihenauftakt!
Reviewed in Germany 🇩🇪 on January 24, 2023
Maria Pilar Albarran Ruiz
5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric & fun, the perfect first book in a new trilogy!
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Caro R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing paranormal fantasy!!
Reviewed in Germany 🇩🇪 on December 3, 2022
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Caro R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing paranormal fantasy!!
Reviewed in Germany 🇩🇪 on December 3, 2022
Susan Dennard has done it again! The Luminaries is a suspenseful, atmospheric story set in a small-town haunted by vicious nightmares. I loved the ideas of the different clans that protect the town by hunting down the monsters in the forest. The main character was flawed, but lovable and the side characters were interesting and well-written too! I cannot wait to read the sequel!
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Finja G.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great seasonal read
Reviewed in Germany 🇩🇪 on November 10, 2022
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