Magic for Liars
A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL
“A queerer, older, quicker-paced Harry Potter, concerned with the childhood grudges that adults can’t get over.”―Refinery 29
“The world has little mercy; but it does have heart, and like Ivy, it carries on despite its scars.”―NPR
“A poignant and bittersweet family tragedy disguised as a mystery but with a magic all its own.” ―Kirkus
by Sarah Gailey
Ivy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it.
Ivy Gamble is perfectly happy with her life – or at least, she’s perfectly fine.
She doesn’t in any way wish she was like Tabitha, her estranged, gifted twin sister.
Ivy Gamble is a liar.
When a gruesome murder is discovered at The Osthorne Academy of Young Mages, where her estranged twin sister teaches Theoretical Magic, reluctant detective Ivy Gamble is pulled into the world of untold power and dangerous secrets. She will have to find a murderer and reclaim her sister―without losing herself.
Paperback | 352 pages | Tor Books | 2020
Hugo Award-winning and bestselling author Sarah Gailey is an internationally published writer of fiction and nonfiction. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and The Boston Globe, and they won a Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Their fiction credits also include Vice and The Atlantic. Their debut novella, River of Teeth, was a 2018 finalist for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Their bestselling adult novel debut, Magic For Liars, was published in 2019.