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 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...
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Rating - 4.38 out of 5 In Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Noemí Taboada is an unlikely heroine. When her beloved cousin reaches out for help, Noemí braves the Mexican wilderness to find what has happened to her. Once at the estate of her cousin’s new husband, High Place, it becomes obvious that her physical maladies...
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Rating - 4 out of 5 In Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, Galaxy “Alex” Stern is a survivor. She survived a traumatic childhood, the hauntings of the dead, the murder of her best friend, and now is surviving her freshman year at Yale. As a part of House Leathe, the ninth house, Stern is the protector...
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare Rating - 4.75 out of 5 In Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare, Cordelia Carstairs is looking to put her mark in the shadow hunting world. She, along with her brother Alistair and her friends James and Lucie Herondale, embark on saving London from the newest dark threat and find themselves at the center. Finding...
Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake Rating - 4.6 out of 5 All Three Queens, Arsinoe, Mirabella, and Katherine are back on the Island of Fennbirn and the year of ascension almost up. Tensions rise as the rebel army comes to terms with their legion queen, Jules, and the destruction she brings. The dead queens are rising and demanding more from...
Scythe by Neal Shusterman Rating -  4.63 out of 5 In Scythe by Neal Shusterman, the world is run by a benevolent AI, The Thunderhead, which has made normal mortality obsolete. To maintain balance a class of people, the scythe, are tasked with gleaning other humans, acting as normal chance and accident would have in the mortal age. When Citra Terranova...
Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer Rating -  5 out of 5 Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer, the last in the Southern Reach Trilogy, gives answers to some of the questions that we have been wondering. It follows what happens inside the Southern Reach after the surprise ending of Authority, as well as following other timelines that led up to the beginning of the...