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Win a Copy of The Boneless Mercies, Where the Girls Are Killer

Boneless Mercies

You can win one of five copies of April Genevieve Tucholke’s The Boneless Mercies, a dark YA fantasy where young women get to be bloodthirsty monster-hunters hungry for glory—just as it should be.

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The Boneless Mercies takes place in an alternate Scandinavia, telling a story that Booklist says “heroically contemplates female strength and agency, compassion versus vengeance, and the value of glory,” and Shelf Awareness calls “a genderbent Beowulf.”

Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are the Boneless Mercies―girls hired to kill quickly, quietly, and mercifully. But Frey is weary of the death trade and, having been raised on the heroic sagas of her people, dreams of a bigger life.

When she hears of an unstoppable monster ravaging a nearby town, Frey decides this is the Mercies’ one chance out. The fame and fortune of bringing down such a beast would ensure a new future for all the Mercies. In fact, her actions may change the story arc of women everywhere.

Full of fierce girls, bloodlust, tenuous alliances, and unapologetic quests for glory, this elegantly spun tale challenges the power of storytelling―and who gets to be the storyteller. Perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, V.E. Schwab, and Heidi Heilig.

Here’s what you need to know to win a chance at one of five copies of The Boneless Mercies:

  • Entry date 10/2/18 – 10/15/18
  • 5 lucky winners
  • Readers can enter by signing up to our newsletter OR if already a recipient, they can email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Sweepstakes – The Boneless Mercies”

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  • PLEASE NOTE that by entering this giveaway, the entrants will be automated opted into our email list. You will be automatically opted into Macmillan’s Fierce Reads email list as well. This giveaway is limited to U.S. addresses only (but if U.S. residents want to help out Canadian or overseas friends by entering for them or taking on the shipping, we won’t judge).

You can read an excerpt of The Boneless Mercies to whet your appetite.

Happy hunting!

(The Boneless Mercies, image: Macmillan)

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Kaila Hale-Stern (she/her) is a content director, editor, and writer who has been working in digital media for more than fifteen years. She started at TMS in 2016. She loves to write about TV—especially science fiction, fantasy, and mystery shows—and movies, with an emphasis on Marvel. Talk to her about fandom, queer representation, and Captain Kirk. Kaila has written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.

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