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Critical Praise

“Riveting… Leigh Bardugo’s characters are so three-dimensional you want to reach through the page.”

—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

“A wonderful, transporting ride through a moment in history, where you can see the height of Spanish power but also sense the rot underneath. I really enjoyed it, it definitely made me think, and, of course, it’s deeply romantic.”

—Katherine Arden, author of THE WARM HANDS OF GHOSTS

“The sharp realism mixes with a genuine feeling of enchantment to create a top tier historical fantasy.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred revieW

“THE FAMILIAR highlights all of the things that make Bardugo so well loved: a romance with maddening chemistry, an artfully built world, side characters with their own deep backstories, and a plot full of dark twists and spiderweb connections.”

—Booklist, starred review

“Lush, gorgeous, precise language and propulsive plotting sweep readers into a story as intelligent as it is atmospheric.”

—Kirkus, starred review

“Bardugo masterfully weaves magical realism with historical fiction and romance, which makes this book impossible to put down.”

—Library Journal, starred review