Mr. Splitfoot is an intriguing, unsettling novel with some delicious twists and turns that make it a super fun read.
Frances Hardinge’s The Lie Tree is a fantastically dark, twisted, and thoughtful novel about the inevitable consequences of secrets and lies.
Still Life with Tornado aims at ambitious storytelling, and it doesn’t quite get there.
Cindy Pon’s Sacrifice integrates elements of embracing the monstrous with Chinese folklore and culture, in an excellent followup to Serpentine.
The Crimson Skew is a satisfying end to a smart, fun middle grade trilogy that should appeal to any reader with a love of sassy, resourceful heroines. Which is everyone. Right?
Aaron Starmer’s Spontaneous is a super fun, silly, grossout read. If you like explosive love stories, you’ll need this book in your life.
Lauren Beukes’ Slipping, a collection of essays and short stories, is as unsettling and weird as one might expect from her prior work.
Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns would be almost perfect, if it weren’t for the painfully obvious attempt at setting up for a sequel.
Ghostly Echoes was a slightly underwhelming entry in the Jackaby series, but one character stood out.
The tyranny of the manic pixie dream girl in YA must end.