Fantasy

The Grey Bastards (Lot Lands) by Jonathan French - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780525572442
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 19th, 2018

Grimdark + raunchy humor + plot twist = a fun fast fantasy with a band of half-orcs patrolling the badlands between the human and orc kingdoms. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780399180989
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Published: Del Rey Books - July 10th, 2018

This is the Jewish feminist fairy tale that I didn't know I needed. A beautifully lyrical re-interpretation of Rumplestiltskin, this novel is told in multiple voices as characters in a mythical eastern European land fight against the strictures that control their lives and take away their choices. Complex, beautifully written, and completely absorbing, this is a book I will return to over and over. ~ Reviewed by Rachel Person


The Seas by Samantha Hunt - Book Review

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By Samantha Hunt, Maggie Nelson (Introduction by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781941040959
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Published: Tin House Books - July 10th, 2018

There are some novels I don't want to speak too much about; I don't want to dilute the thrall they held me in. This book was beautiful and mournful and full of raw wonder, and it lives inside me now. ~ Reviewed by Cathy Taylor


Aftertaste by Andrew Post - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781945863103
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Published: Talos - October 3rd, 2017

A rampaging Were-frog! A Zombie! Swamps! And cooking! A hysterical new take on the classic Zombie tale. I loved this book! ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories by Kelly Barnhill - Book Review

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781616207977
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 20th, 2018

Weird and wonderful. Fans of Neil Gaiman's fantastical fiction and more specifically those who very recently enjoyed Carmen Maria Machado's Her Body and Other Parties will find a home within these pages. Barnhill's spooky stories, drawing from both folklore and realism, are simultaneously dark and hopeful. While I easily could have gobbled them up in one sitting, I'm glad I spread out my reading to savor these tales a little longer. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories by Kelly Barnhill - Book Review

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781616207977
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 20th, 2018

Full disclosure: I haven't finished this yet. But I already love it so much I'm taking up precious space and weight in my suitcase to take it with me on my sojourn abroad. Readers of Her Body and Other Parties will find a sister in Barnhill's collection. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


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