Sally Green’s Half Lost is a stellar conclusion to a thoughtful, dark, melancholy trilogy.
Roshani Chokshi’s debut YA novel is bloodthirsty, strange, fragile, wonderful, and complex, integrating Indian folklore alongside fantastical elements in a thrilling read.
Disclosure: This review is based upon a copy provided by the publisher. No other consideration was offered. The story of Aladdin and his lamp is perhaps one of the most well-known myths attributed to the 1,001 Nights, although in fact the story doesn’t appear in original Middle Eastern versions of the story collection, and it […]
Disclosure: This review is based upon a copy provided by the publisher. No other consideration was offered. It’s 1926, the Twenties are Roaring, and across the United States, magic is banned — except for a limited number of medical uses. Sorcerers hide out underground feeding audiences desperate for shine, the decoction only they can create, […]
Disclosure: This review is based upon a copy provided by the publisher. No other consideration was offered. If you have not acquired a copy of The Dark Days Club, please drop whatever you are doing and race, do not dally, to your local independent bookstore and get a copy. Better yet, demand that they send someone (perhaps […]
Disclosure: This review is based upon a copy of the book provided by the publisher. No other consideration was offered. Juman Malouf’s The Trilogy of Two is a refreshingly comforting middle grade book — it’s fantastical, it’s creative, but it’s also very sweet and to a certain extent sort of delightfully innocent, completely with absolutely delightful illustrations. […]
What would happen if you woke up one morning and your lower body had come over a bit snaky? That’s the question behind Serpentine, Cindy Pon’s latest, due out in September (the above photo is, as you might have gathered, an advance copy — the real cover is much cooler). You’re going to want to read it if […]
Describing The Rook is a bit challenging. It’s a bit of urban fantasy, a bit of pure silliness, a bit spy novel, and all entertainment. I was reading it on the train at one point and when we hit Rockridge, the person sitting across from me in the nearly empty car clearly couldn’t restrain his curiousity any […]
I am in love with the world of these books. I really want Cargill to keep writing in this universe (so long as he can keep stories fresh and interesting) because there is so much to explore here — and he explores it so deftly. Queen of the Dark Things is the followup to his debut novel, Dreams […]
When I picked up Bleeding Violet after months of urging, I was promised guts, gore, horror, and more. Those promises were 100% correct, and I have absolutely 0% regrets that I read this book — but it does come with a cautionary note, because if you are not the sort of person who likes ultraviolence, you will […]