These events all took place in our Burlington store.

Meet Christophe Bernard on Independent Bookstore Day!

Please stop by Phoenix Books in Burlington on Indie Bookstore Day to meet author Christophe Bernard! He will joining us from 3-5pm on Saturday, April 27th to sign copies of his latest book, The Hollow Beast 


"From rural Quebec, a sprawling, antic, alcohol-soaked family saga centered on a feud with the postman...full of slapstick and fresh, lively language and outlandishness...it's rollicking, inventive fun."—Kirkus Reviews

The Hollow Beast (Biblioasis International Translation #46) By Christophe Bernard, Lazer Lederhendler (Translator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781771965552
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Published: Biblioasis - April 2nd, 2024

The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Trilogy #1), by John Gwynne

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The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Trilogy #1) By John Gwynne Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316539883
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Published: Orbit - May 4th, 2021

An epic Norse inspired journey following three individuals connected across a world broken apart by Godsfall: the extinction of the gods. John Gwynne is truly one of the fantasy greats, packing in myth and an overarching quest for vengeance that drives our characters forward like a hunger that they cannot satisfy. Varg, a former thrall, Orka, a huntress, and Elvar, a noble woman turned warrior, are drawn towards a fate that could change their world forever. The Shadow of the Gods delivers quests gone awry, fiercely brutal action sequences, and the whisper of bonds that will form, bend, or break.

Stars in Your Eyes, by Kacen Callender

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ISBN: 9781538726037
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Published: Forever - October 10th, 2023

Stars in Your Eyes stuns you to silence before wrenching your heart out. Be ready for Mattie and Logan. I did not prepare, and I'll never be the same.

The love story of Mattie and Logan, how they hurt and heal, is heartbreaking and inspiring. It shows us that it's not our fault if we feel broken. We are not the ones in the wrong; we, too, can recover and be loved.

Raiders of the Lost Heart, by Jo Segura

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ISBN: 9780593547465
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Published: Berkley - December 5th, 2023

Who knew that the one-tent trope could be so fun!? Corrie Mejia and Ford Matthews' adventures begin deep in the Mexican jungle, searching to unearth the remains of an ancient legend.

Corrie doesn't do relationships. Being in a couple isn't conducive to her archaeologist professor lifestyle. Enter Ford, her arch nemesis, who leads the dig she has built her entire career on. As the two academics search deep into the jungle, things become increasingly muddled as their deep-seated rivalry washes away, and all that's left is the years of pent-up passion that sizzles between them.

This book is hot! Corrie takes the lead, while Ford willingly follows, and we love him all the more for it. You will get swept away in Corrie and Ford's story and the search for the Aztec legends. Jo Segura blows open the genre with a new type of academic adventure, and she leaves us begging for more -- this is one you won't want to miss!

Better Hate Than Never, by Chloe Liese

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ISBN: 9780593441527
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Published: Berkley - October 10th, 2023

The Wilmot sisters are back, and now it's Kat's turn!

Neurodivergent (ADHD) Kat journeys home after years away working as a photojournalist. Life has caught up with her; injured and broke, she's ready to swap locales with her sis, who needs an escape. Settling in, she runs into childhood family friend Christopher, who is inflexible, successful and dreamy as ever.

I'm a sucker for any Shakespeare retelling, but give a character like Kat claws and I'm all in -- poor Christopher has no idea what's coming.

I love the inclusion of Christopher's migraine condition. As a migraine sufferer myself, I am thrilled to see Chloe Liese portray folks who suffer chronic conditions in addition to neurodivergent characters.

Like Two Wrongs Make A Right (if you haven't read that one, check it out now!), Liese portrays people struggling with chronic problems in intimate ways that aren't pretty or glamorous and typically get glossed over in romance. Kat and Christopher's story is one that I'm going to read and reread for years to come.


A Fragile Enchantment, by Allison Saft

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ISBN: 9781250892836
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Published: Wednesday Books - January 2nd, 2024

A Fragile Enchantment will wrap you in spun sugar and leave you breathless as it weaves its way into your heart. Allison Saft has created something mesmerizing: soft and wistful; we worry the story may blow away with the breeze. It is quietly moving, a beauty to behold --  as fragile things often are.

Niamh, an enchanted seamstress, arrives at the castle of Avaland eager to create a wardrobe for the impending Royal wedding. She wasn't expecting, however, to become embroiled in a long-standing class conflict or attracted to the surly and soon-to-be-married prince, Kit.

If you like Bridgerton, this is for you: there is a game of Pall Mall (pink and black mallets included), an anonymous gossip rag, glitzy balls, and character tension that builds with each page. The Regency-inspired period and Irish folklore blend into a romantic drama where you can hear Taylor Swift instrumentals playing, all with a hint of magic -- it's that endearing.