Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert Our Crooked Hearts by Melissa Albert is a witchy suburban tale. Ivy is a teenager who starts off her summer with a literal bang. This kicks off a reckoning between her and her mother Dana who has kept important details about her adolescence from Ivy. As she moves through the mysterious days, it's apparent...
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake  Rating -  4.75 out of 5 One Dark Throne, the second installment in Kendare Blake's brutal fantasy series, is the beginning of the end. The triplet queens are back and this time they are ready to fulfill their destiny. With one of them to be crowned by the end of the year, who will win and...
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...
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer Rating -  4.33 out of 5 Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer reads like a dream. The novel centers around the Biologist, a woman who, as a part of an expedition into the Southern Reach, travels into one of the most bizarre biomes with the hopes of discovering its secrets. As the story unfolds it becomes obvious that there is...
The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia Silvia Moreno-Garcia once again stuns with a reimagining of the story of Doctor Moreau in The Daughter of Doctor Moreau. The book starts as a solid retelling but quickly shifts into its own story being placed in time and space in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. The daughter, Carlota, is a sheltered girl....
The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker In The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker, Ren Scarbourough is a girl caught between two worlds. Half British Reaper, half Japanese Shinigami, she and her brother, Neven, are never accepted in Britain. When things fall apart and she decides to go looking for her mother and a place among 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...
Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo Delving deeper into a world that teeters between the academic and the arcane, Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo is an engrossing and relentlessly suspenseful adventure into the underworld. It resonates with the raw energy of a heroine on a mission against all odds, intertwined with the most harrowing elements of supernatural fantasy.  Our heroine, Galaxy “Alex”...