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If you’re looking for a thrilling adventure to get lost in, one March release to add to your reading list is “A Thousand Steps into Night” by Traci Chee. Marking the National Book Award finalist and New York Times best-selling author’s return to YA fantasy, “A Thousand Steps into Night” is a Japanese-influenced tale that delves deep into the realm of Awara where gods and monsters run amuck. One Goodreads reviewer noted, “YES PLS MY INNER-INUYASHA FAN IS SCREAMING” and, well… same. 

Miuko has always considered herself to be nothing short of ordinary, playing the part of an innkeeper’s daughter well. But when Miuko is befallen with a horrible curse, transforming her into a demon, that all changes in an instant.

Now, she must embark on a harrowing journey to reverse the curse. Plagued by a demon prince and a multitude of deceitful obstacles, Miuko longs to return home to her normal life — but the power and strength that comes with her new existence might be too tempting to walk away from. 

Alight with Japanese culture and vibrant adventure, you won’t be able to put this one down. Even if this isn’t your typical genre, I urge you to give it a try. Chee weaves a spellbinding dark fantasy whose immersive atmosphere is mesmerizing and innovative. 

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Jordan Snowden is a freelance writer based in Pittsburgh whose work has been published in The Seattle Times, Pittsburgh City Paper and elsewhere. She also runs @jord_reads_books, a book-focused Instagram account where she connects with other bookworms. In her free time Jordan can be found with a book in her hand or DIYing something with her husband. 

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