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.
Daniel O’Malley’s Stiletto makes for most excellent fun reading if you enjoy monsters, dry humour, and generalised weirdness paired with smart, strong, sassy ladies.
Sally Green’s Half Lost is a stellar conclusion to a thoughtful, dark, melancholy trilogy.
Mindy McGinnis’ The Female of the Species is a sharp look at crime, punishment, and contemporary teenage life.
Beth Revis’ A World Without You may purport to be a thoughtful and positive depiction of mental illness, but it feels like anything but.
When Arman Dukoff arrives at a self-help retreat deep in the wilds of California, he learns that there’s more to it than he was sold by the friends who recruited him, and the reader is sucked along with him into the bizarre world of a cult.
Jenn Marie Thorne’s The Inside of Out falls just short of where I want it to, a little too earnest for my tastes and not quite sharp enough to make me want to stick around.