Gild is a riveting and twisty retelling of King Midas’ tale, and book #1 in Raven Kennedy’s Plated Prisoner series.
In Black Water Sister, elements of fantasy, horror, and even dark comedy intertwined to create a thoroughly enjoyable tale.
In a concise yet expressively written narrative, Matt Haig serves up a universal message of hope— for when all you see in front of you is despair.
In The Beautiful Ones, Moreno-Garcia’s writing casts a spell over the reader, whispering lyrical claim to deeper, darker emotions— while maintaining a gaze firmly fixed on the plot’s meaningful advancement.
Folklorn is a haunting, dizzying, and evocative novel from author Angela Mi Young Hur.
All the Stars and Teeth has the excitement of a swashbuckling pirate’s tale paired with the inspiring story of a strong female heroine, and I loved every page of it.
A fresh new novel by author Angela Slatter, All the Murmuring Bones takes readers on a witchy and curious ride. Slatter intertwines Gothic Fantasy, folklore, and bildungsroman to build an intriguing world around our protagonist, Miren O’Malley. Plot development is entertaining and wildly imaginative, and we follow 18-year-old Miren persist through a series of interrelated hardships, horrors, and… Continue reading All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter
Fans of gothic fiction will find lots to adore in Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s eerily romantic tome, Mexican Gothic. In this story, we follow socialite Noemi as she fights to uncover the reason behind her cousin Catalina’s mysterious illness and if her cousin’s husband is to blame. Mexican Gothic starts at a deceptively leisurely pace. In the… Continue reading Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The House in the Cerulean Sea starts off as the story of unassuming stickler-for-rules Linus Baker. Despite Linus’ reserved attitude and what seems like a paralyzing aversion to conflict (an aversion to making waves, you might say), you immediately sense there’s something more. Readers can look forward to watching his unexpected transformation hiding just around the corner. Despite… Continue reading The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
So who else besides me read the book after the movie? Howl’s Moving Castle (the Studio Ghibli movie) is a glorious fever-dream delight. And if you enjoyed that, you must read the YA novel that inspired (at least the first 15 minutes of) the movie. In the book, Sophie shines as an even stronger heroine than she was depicted… Continue reading Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones