Bethany: So...I do this thing where I wander around bookstores and pick up all of the books and then buy WAYYYY too many of the ones that I like. That’s how I came across Cinder, the first book in the Lunar Chronicles.
Book: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy Preferred Reading Environment: Somewhere you feel grounded. This would be great to read in a hammock or otherwise outdoors. Reading Accoutrements: Comfort foods that remind you of home. Content Notes: murder, racism, war, PTSD Since I read Who Fears Death, I knew I wanted to…
The concept of this collection of short stories is that the characters fulfill gendered prophecies in unexpected ways.
2019 is here and we’re full of hope! Maybe not for the world in general (we’re not that optimistic), but the book world is going to be full of some wonderful new additions from some great authors! Below are a few we’re excited about, with links where you can find more information about their release dates.
I don’t know when I first heard about Children of Blood and Bone, but I first decided to read it when Lindsay Ellis included it in her PBS “It’s Lit” segment on fantasy novels. I already knew it was supposed to be really good, so seeing the name again was the tipping point that caused me to put it on my reading list.
My sister bought this book for me for my birthday a few years ago. She saw it and thought of me, she said, for three reasons: 1. It is a supernatural fantasy/mystery book, and she knows how much I love those. 2. It takes place in a steampunk setting and I have been fascinated with steampunk since I heard of it. 3. She knew I was looking for a new series to read and this one comes with a follow-up series about the main characters’ daughter. Hours of entertainment for me and silence for her.
My sister knows me really well.
Moon Called, the first book in Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson Series, introduces us to Mercy Thompson and her band of merry magical creatures. Mercy is a mechanic who happens to be able to shift into a coyote. She lives in a version of the Tri-Cities, Washington that’s not quite like our own.