Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff Vandermeer In Hummingbird Salamander by Jeff Vandermeer, the world is at stake. In the noir mystery novel, the world is becoming more ecologically unstable as time goes on. “Jane Smith”, a security consultant is mysteriously sent a note and key from a known eco-terrorist, Silvina. This leads to a storage locker that contains a taxidermied hummingbird...
The Savage Instinct by Marjorie DeLuca The Savage Instinct by Marjorie DeLuca follows Clara Blackstone as she is recovering from a year-long stay in an insane asylum. When arriving at her new home in Durham and back to her husband and life, she is confronted by a mob looking for justice and an alleged female killer. While dealing with the...
The Night Country & Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert In The Night Country by Melissa Albert, Alice is adjusting to the real world as a story. Living in New York City, working a job and living with her mom, she tries to be as normal as possible. Except she’s not. She’s an ex-story and that sometimes gets in the...
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman Rating - 4.75 out of 5 In Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, an ordinary apartment showing is taken hostage. A bank robber finds themselves in an impossible position and holds everyone up to look for a solution. Meanwhile,  the apartment seers are all stuck together amplifying their own personal dramas. In a story that’s about one...
Outlawed by Anna North Rating - 4.63 out of 5 In Outlawed by Anna North, Ada’s life is interrupted by her committing the worst crime a woman can - being barren. After a year of trying, she is unable to get pregnant and finds herself being thrown out of the life that she has always known and into the life of...
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline Rating - 2.75 out of 5 Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline takes place several years after Ready Player One. As the technology of the day has continued to progress, the Oasis has become an even more engrossing experience. All seems to be well in the world until an NPC wreaks havoc and Parzival and...
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab Rating - 5 out of 5 The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab is about a girl who doesn’t leave a mark. After making a deal with the devil for a different life, Addie is not remembered wherever she goes. Addie lives through some of the world's most exciting...
Memorial by Bryan Washington Rating - 4.5 out of 5 Memorial by Bryan Washington is about Benson and Mike who are a couple living in Houston, TX that have been together for 6 years. Except, they’re not sure why they’re together anymore. Mike, who is Japanese, is called back to Japan to care for his dying father just as his mother...