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What to Read Before First Kill Hits Netflix

What to Read Before First Kill Hits Netflix

We are so, so, SO excited for the Netflix adaptation of V. E. Schwab’s First Kill to hit our screens, and to gear ourselves up, we’ve created this list of things to read to prepare for this incredible new series. Add these books to your must read list and don’t forget to check out First Kill on June 10!

Image Place holder  of - 88A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell—one of the final remaining magicians with the power to travel between alternate Londons—and Delilah—a cut-purse from a world without magic—first need to stay alive.

To experience the thrill adventure is to risk danger, and there’s danger aplenty in one London, let alone four! Let alone deadly magic. Let alone bloody regime changes and the legacy of empire.

But Kell and Delilah do not alone, and instead live dangerously. Check it out 😎

Place holder  of - 68The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

Addie LaRue made a deal with a devil and gained eternal life. Now she travels the world where no one can ever remember her, an immortal ghost.

After 300 years of wandering, this will change. A young man in a hidden bookstore will remember her name.

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Her ultimate goal is to seek revenge against the coven of witches who wronged her mother long ago. Her witch-hunting YouTube series is massively popular. Her fans don’t know that the reason her content is so good is because it’s real.

Now, when Robin returns to her old home to rural Blackfield, she encounters new friends and new enemies: a mysterious entity known as the Red Lord.

Poster Placeholder of - 54Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Vampires, humans, cops, and criminals collide in the dark streets of Mexico City.

She’s a vampire on the run from a rival narco-vampire clan and he’s just trying to survive the city’s heavily policed streets. He’s also entirely smitten. As the trail of corpses stretches behind them, do Atl and Domingo stand a chance of making it out alive?

Image Placeholder of - 58The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book’s content after eating it.

The members of these hidden families adhere to a diet of stories curated for the roles their gender would have them play: stories of valor for men, and cautionary tales for women.

But Devon’s son is born with a darker hunger. Not for books, but for human minds.


$2.99 eBook Sale: First Kill by David Hagberg

$2.99 eBook Sale: First Kill by David Hagberg

The ebook edition of First Kill by David Hagberg is on sale now for only $2.99! Get your copy today!

Poster Placeholder of - 8About First Kill:

It is the beginning of Kirk McGarvey’s career as a CIA black ops officer. Fresh out of the Air Force OSI, he receives his first assignment: assassinate a Chilean general known as the Butcher of Valparaiso, a monster who has tortured and killed more than one thousand dissidents at a soccer stadium in Valparaiso.

McGarvey manages to cross the border over the mountains from Argentina without being discovered, and even makes his way to the general’s remote compound. But the odds are stacked against him. Chile’s National Intelligence Agency, the ANI, has been warned of his approach and wants him to fail—and someone back home in Washington is working to make sure he does.

For this newly-minted assassin, killing the butcher is only the beginning.

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Five Thrilling Reads Coming From Forge This Year

Five Thrilling Reads Coming From Forge This Year

Five Thrilling Reads Coming From Forge This Year

By Alison Bunis

You know that feeling when the world is about to implode, you’re the only person who knows how to stop it, and you have to drop everything to go on a dangerous mission to save everyone you care about? Where you’re expecting unexpected betrayals, explosions, secret bunkers, dangerous infiltrations, and laboratory samples capable of destroying humanity as we know it? That feeling?

Yeah, me neither. But sometimes I’d like to―without actually experiencing dangers like being chased by assassins or half blown up. Want to join me in some low-risk adventure (no guarantee you’ll be paper-cut free) this year? Check out some of these great thrillers coming soon from Forge.

First Kill by David Hagberg 

Place holder  of - 12Loved every book in the Kirk McGarvey series? This next installment won’t disappoint. Never read a Kirk McGarvey book? Don’t worry, First Kill is a great place to start―it’s his origin story. Fresh out of Air Force OSI, young CIA black ops officer Kirk McGarvey gets his first assignment: assassinate a Chilean general who’s tortured and killed more than one thousand dissidents. But Chile’s National Intelligence Agency has been warned that McGarvey’s coming, and someone back home in Washington is helping them make sure he fails…

Exile by James Swallow

Placeholder of  -76What do you get when you cross a vicious Serbian gang whose profits come from fake nuclear weapons, a disgraced Russian general with access to the real thing, a vengeful Somali warlord with a cause for which he’d let the world burn, and a jaded government agency? Only Marc Dane sees the catastrophic answer, and in this breathless race from the skyscrapers of Dubai to the ancient caverns beneath Naples, he might not be able to stop it.

The Sum of All Shadows by Eric Van Lustbader

Image Place holder  of - 31The Testament series concludes with The Sum of All Shadows. Bravo and Emma Shaw have raced around the world and battled adversaries both human and other to fight the ultimate destroyer: Lucifer. Now, to stop his infernal army, they must find the lost treasure of King Solomon’s alchemical gold and cross time itself. But even if they succeed, their lives may still be forfeit…

Assassin’s Revenge by Ward Larsen

Poster Placeholder of - 90It’s every parent and spouse’s worst nightmare. One sunny day in Gibraltar, David Slaton returns to the sailboat he shares with his wife and young son only to find them missing. In their place is a cryptic message: If he wants to see them again, he must eliminate an obscure scientist working for the International Atomic Energy Agency. As he races to unravel the scheme, Slaton finds himself entangled in a deadly nuclear game. Working against him is a band of suicidal terrorists, supported by a North Korean government about to implode. And that small slate of actors face something even more lethal.

Kill Zone by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason

Image Placeholder of - 37In Kill Zone, a Cold War-era nuclear weapons storage facility is being used to covertly receive more than 100,000 tons of nuclear waste. Only Department of Energy employee Adonia and her team, including a war hero, a senator, and an environmental activist, are allowed access to the facility. But the base was never meant to hold this much waste, and it could easily explode, taking all of Albuquerque with it and spreading radioactivity across the nation. The disaster scenario seems far away―until a small plane crashes at a nearby military base, setting off the facility’s lockdown and trapping Adonia and her team inside…

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