THE STEEP & THORNY WAY, by Cat Winters, Amulet Books/Abrams

A thrilling re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The Steep and Thorny Way tells the story of a murder most foul and the mighty power of love and acceptance in a state gone terribly rotten. 1920s Oregon is not a welcoming place for Hanalee Denney, the daughter of a white woman and an African American man. She … Continue reading THE STEEP & THORNY WAY, by Cat Winters, Amulet Books/Abrams

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ETERNAL LIFE, by Dara Horn, W.W. Norton

Rachel is a woman with a problem: she can’t die. Her recent troubles—widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son—are only the latest in a litany spanning dozens of countries, scores of marriages, and hundreds of children. In the 2,000 years since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son … Continue reading ETERNAL LIFE, by Dara Horn, W.W. Norton

THE RIFT, by Nina Allan, Titan Books

Selena and Julie are sisters. As children they were close, but as they grow older, a rift develops between them. There are greater rifts, however. Julie goes missing aged seventeen. It will be twenty years before Selena sees her again. When Julie reappears, she tells Selena an incredible story about how she has spent time … Continue reading THE RIFT, by Nina Allan, Titan Books

RELICS, by Tim Lebbon, Titan Books

  There's an underground black market for arcane things. Akin to the trade in rhino horns or tigers' bones, this group trafficks in mummified satyrs, gryphons' claws, and more. When Angela Gough's lover Vince goes missing, she sets out to find him whatever the risk. She learns that he was employed by the infamous London … Continue reading RELICS, by Tim Lebbon, Titan Books

WYCHWOOD, by George Mann, Titan Books

After losing her job and her partner in one fell swoop, journalist Elspeth Reeves is back in her mother’s house in the sleepy village of Wilsby-under-Wychwood, wondering where it all went wrong. Then a body is found in the neighbouring Wychwoods: a woman ritually slaughtered, with cryptic symbols scattered around her corpse. Elspeth recognizes these … Continue reading WYCHWOOD, by George Mann, Titan Books

DEATH MISTRESS, by Terry Goodkind, TOR

Onetime lieutenant of the evil Emperor Jagang, known as "Death's Mistress" and the "Slave Queen", the deadly Nicci captured Richard Rahl in order to convince him that the Imperial Order stood for the greater good. But it was Richard who converted Nicci instead, and for years thereafter she served Richard and Kahlan as one of … Continue reading DEATH MISTRESS, by Terry Goodkind, TOR

CHAR, FAE OF FIRE AND STONE, by Kristina Wojtaszek, World Weaver Press

Fire is never tame—least of all the flames of our own kindling. Raised in isolation by the secretive Circle of Seven, Luna is one of the few powerful beings left in a world dominated by man. Versed in ancient fairy tales and the language of plants, Luna struggles to control her powers over fire. When … Continue reading CHAR, FAE OF FIRE AND STONE, by Kristina Wojtaszek, World Weaver Press

OPAL, FAE OF FIRE AND STONE, by Kristina Wojtaszek, World Weaver Press

In this retelling of the classic Snow White tale, the daughter of an owl is forced into human shape by a wizard who’s come to guide her from her wintry tundra home down to the colorful world of men and Fae, and the father she’s never known. She struggles with her human shape and grieves … Continue reading OPAL, FAE OF FIRE AND STONE, by Kristina Wojtaszek, World Weaver Press

SIRENS, Edited by Rhonda Parrish, World Weaver Press

Sirens are beautiful, dangerous, and musical, whether they come from the sea or the sky. Greek sirens were described as part-bird, part-woman, and Roman sirens more like mermaids, but both had a voice that could captivate and destroy the strongest man. The pages of this book contain the stories of the Sirens of old, but … Continue reading SIRENS, Edited by Rhonda Parrish, World Weaver Press