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Leigh Bardugo with KING OF SCARS

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 5:00pm

Leigh Bardugo is hitting the road in support of her next adventure in the Grishaverse, King of Scars, and Square Books, Jr. is lucky enough to be one of the hosts!

Exciting news: we’re partnering with Macmillan to host a Grishaverse fan meet-up an hour before Leigh arrives! The fan meet-up will include trivia/games, a themed King of Scars photo backdrop (so come in costume!), exclusive fan-meet-up-only moments, and more!

Once Leigh arrives, she’ll host a 30 minute Q&A followed by a book signing where you’re able to get King of Scars personalized and two additional Leigh Bardugo titles signed. You’ll also be able to grab a quick photo with her, so have your cameras ready to go!

Pre-order a copy of King of Scars now for your ticket or call us at 662-236-2207. Some tickets will be available at the door. You must purchase a copy of the book with us for your ticket. 

The Fan Meet-Up starts at The Edison at 5 pm.

The Q&A and signing starts at The Edison at 6 pm.


About the Author
Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over two million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and now, King of Scars—with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Some of the Best from Tor.com and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and coming later this year, Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

Event address: 

The Edison
1415 UNIVERSITY AVE
Oxford, MS 38655
King of Scars (King of Scars Duology #1) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250142283
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Imprint - January 29th, 2019

Face your demons...or feed them.

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

 

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

Enter the Grishaverse with this new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo.


Lincoln Peirce with MAX & THE MIDKNIGHTS

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 4:00pm

A copy of Max &The Midknights must be purchased at the store/event in order to get into the signing line.

Max wants to be a knight! Too bad that dream is about as likely as finding a friendly dragon. But when Max's uncle Budrick is kidnapped by the cruel King Gastley, Max has to act...and fast! Joined by a band of brave adventurers--the Midknights--Max sets out on a thrilling quest: to save Uncle Budrick and restore the realm of Byjovia to its former high spirits!

Magic and (mis)adventures abound in this hilarious illustrated novel from the New York Timesbestselling creator of the Big Nate series, Lincoln Peirce.

About the Author
When he is not writing or drawing, Lincoln enjoys playing ice hockey, doing crossword puzzles, and hosting a weekly radio show devoted to vintage country music. He and his wife, Jessica, have two children and live in Portland, Maine. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling series Big Nate

Event address: 

Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Max and the Midknights Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781101931080
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

Michael Hewes & Sarah Hewes with THE TEMPESTUOUS TRIAL OF MAYBELLINE MERIWEATHER

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Maybelline Meriweather has been put on trial for the most heinous of crimes--stealing an egg from another bird's nest! Maybelline, without a doubt one of the most colorful citizens of the town of Avian Mile, finds herself in a difficult spot as the accused and, after consulting with the Mockingbirds, retains renowned Atticus Peck to take her case. A riveting courtroom drama ensues, rich with revelations, cross-examinations, and flighty admissions. In the end, justice is served, and Maybelline is finally-with much joy and fanfare-able to explain the curious behavior that first marked her as a suspect. Told in alliterative style and referencing more than fifty fascinating and beautifully illustrated bird species, Maybelline's tale is one to be enjoyed by readers of all ages-feathered or not. Written by Michael Hewes and Illustrated by Sarah Hewes.

About the Author
Michael Hewes earned his undergraduate degree from University of Southern Mississippi and his law degree from Ole Miss. A retired JAG officer, Hewes currently practices law in Gulfport, Mississippi, where he lives with his wife and their three sons, two dogs, and one cat.

Sarah Hewes received her first art award in first grade and has never looked back. Her love for nature is reflected in her work and she has spent the majority of her career painting birds. Her work hangs in corporate and private collections throughout Mississippi and Louisiana, and her art has been published in two books. She is the mother to three sons, has nine grandchildren, and has fostered twenty-one dogs – so far.
 

Event address: 

Square Books, Jr.
111 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
The Tempestuous Trial of Mabelline Meriweather Cover Image
By Michael B. Hewes, Sarah Hewes (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781941879191
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: River Road Press - October 1st, 2018

WE ARE OPEN

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 10:00am

Square Books will be open on Thanksgiving Day. The main store will be open from 10:00am-4:30pm. Square Books Jr. will be open from 1:00-3:00pm. Off Square Books will be closed Thanksgiving Day. 

Event address: 

Square Books
160 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655

HMH Fall Fantasy Tour with Emiko Jean, Robin LaFevers, Rebecca Schaeffer, & Megan Shepherd

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

Emiko Jean with Empress of All Seasons

In a palace of illusions, nothing is what it seems.

Each generation, a competition is held to find the next empress of Honoku. The rules are simple. Survive the palace’s enchanted seasonal rooms. Conquer Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Marry the prince. All are eligible to compete—all except yokai, supernatural monsters and spirits whom the human emperor is determined to enslave and destroy. Mari has spent a lifetime training to become empress. Winning should be easy. And it would be, if she weren't hiding a dangerous secret. Mari is a yokai with the ability to transform into a terrifying monster. If discovered, her life will be forfeit. As she struggles to keep her true identity hidden, Mari’s fate collides with that of Taro, the prince who has no desire to inherit the imperial throne, and Akira, a half-human, half-yokai outcast. Torn between duty and love, loyalty and betrayal, vengeance and forgiveness, the choices of Mari, Taro, and Akira will decide the fate of Honoku in this beautifully written, edge-of-your-seat YA fantasy.

About the Author
Emiko Jean is the author of the psychological suspense novel, We'll Never Be Apart. Her second novel, Empress of All Seasons, is inspired by her Japanese heritage. Emiko lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children. Aside from reading and writing, she loves hiking and travel. Follow her on Twitter: @emikojeanbooks.

Robin LaFever with Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I

Enter the world of female assassins and join the daughters of Death in this first book of the New York Times best-selling His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers. Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes a brutal arranged marriage into the sanctuary of a convent of assassins serving St. Mortain, the deity of death--but for a price. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Kristin Cashore, and Victoria Aveyard.

Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others.

Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

About the Author
Robin LaFevers, author of the New York Times bestselling His Fair Assassin books, was raised on fairy tales, Bulfinch's mythology, and nineteenth-century poetry. It is not surprising that she grew up to be a hopeless romantic. She was lucky enough to find her one true love, and is living happily ever after with him in California. Visit her online at robinlafevers.com and on Twitter @RLLaFevers.

Rebecca Schaeffer with Not Even Bones

Dexter meets This Savage Song in this dark fantasy about a girl who sells magical body parts on the black market — until she’s betrayed.

Nita doesn’t murder supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the internet—her mother does that. Nita just dissects the bodies after they’ve been “acquired.” Until her mom brings home a live specimen and Nita decides she wants out; dissecting a scared teenage boy is a step too far. But when she decides to save her mother’s victim, she ends up sold in his place—because Nita herself isn’t exactly “human.” She has the ability to alter her biology, a talent that is priceless on the black market. Now on the other side of the bars, if she wants to escape, Nita must ask herself if she’s willing to become the worst kind of monster.

About the Author
Rebecca Schaeffer was born and raised in the Canadian prairies. Her itchy feet took her far from home when she turned eighteen, and she hasn't returned for more than a few months here or there since. She's allergic to stasis, loves travelling, and likes to pick up new languages. You can find her sitting in a cafe on the other side of the world, writing about villains, antiheroes, and morally ambiguous characters. Not Even Bones is her debut novel. Follow her on Twitter: @rrschaeffer.

Megan Shepherd with Grim Lovelies

Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who spelled her into existence. That is, until one day she finds her mistress murdered in a pool of blood—and Anouk is accused of the crime.

Now, the world she always dreamed of is rife with danger. Pursued through Paris by the underground magical society known as the Haute, Anouk and her fellow Beasties only have three days to find the real killer before the spell keeping them human fades away. If they fail, they will lose the only lives they’ve ever known…but if they succeed, they could be more powerful than anyone ever bargained for.

From New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies is an epic and glittering YA fantasy. Prepare to be spellbound by the world of Grim Lovelies, where secrets have been long buried, friends can become enemies, and everything—especially humanity—comes at a price.

About the Author
Megan Shepherd is the acclaimed author of The Madman's Daughter trilogy, The Cage trilogy and the middle grade novel, The Secret Horses of Briar Hill. She lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, NC. Visit Megan at meganshepherd.com, on Twitter at @megan_shepherd, and on Instagram at @meganshepherdauthor.

Event address: 

Off Square Books
129 Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS 38655
Empress of All Seasons Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544530942
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2018

Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin, Book I Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781328567659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Not Even Bones (Market of Monsters #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328863546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

Grim Lovelies Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328809186
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

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