THE MELODY, by Jim Crace, Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada

From a generational talent and two-time Booker nominee, a tension-filled story about unacknowledged fears and looming inevitability  Alfred Busi, famed and beloved in his town for his music and songs, is now in his sixties, mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days alone in the large villa he has … Continue reading THE MELODY, by Jim Crace, Hamish Hamilton/Penguin Canada

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BRUJA BORN, by Zoraida Cordova, Sourcebooks Fire

Three sisters. One spell. Countless dead. Lula Mortiz feels like an outsider. Her sister's newfound Encantrix powers have wounded her in ways that Lula's bruja healing powers can't fix, and she longs for the comfort her family once brought her. Thank the Deos for Maks, her sweet, steady boyfriend who sees the beauty within her … Continue reading BRUJA BORN, by Zoraida Cordova, Sourcebooks Fire

THE BEAUTY, by Aliya Whiteley, Titan Books

Somewhere away from the cities and towns, a group of men and boys gather around the fire each night to listen to their stories in the Valley of the Rocks. For when the women are all gone the rest of your life is all there is for everyone. The men are waiting to pass into … Continue reading THE BEAUTY, by Aliya Whiteley, Titan Books