ONCE UPON A RIVER, by Diane Setterfield, Atria/Emily Bestler Boooks, Double Day Book/PenguinRandomHouse

A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a … Continue reading ONCE UPON A RIVER, by Diane Setterfield, Atria/Emily Bestler Boooks, Double Day Book/PenguinRandomHouse

MIRAGE, by Somaiya Daud, Flatiron Books

In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation; she dreams of writing poetry like the old-world poems she adores; she dreams of receiving a sign from Dihya that one day, she, too, will have adventure, and travel beyond … Continue reading MIRAGE, by Somaiya Daud, Flatiron Books