This is one of my favorite novels EVER! The story of the Binewski family and their declining carnival gets more beautifully bizarre and deeply affecting with every read.
Sarah Hall's gorgeous writing creates a vivid portrait of a woman navigating her conflicted feelings about motherhood, her homeland, and family all while heading a project to re-introduce grey wolves to the Lake District in England. A MUST READ!
What if someone combined the stories of Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, took away the princes and gave the new heroine badass armor? Well Neil Gaiman did it and the result is pretty amazing! Gorgeously illustrated by Chris Riddell.
Woooo local author! Dive into a dark and bloody version of Alice in Wonderland that is magically horrifying. Follow Alice and her partner Hatcher as they wind their way through the Old City, looking for the white rabbit and dodging the jabberwock. Into campy, over-the-top brutal B horror films? This book is for you!
This book is so damn good! Naomi Novik creates such an incredibly believable fantasy world with a strong young woman at the center of it all. Filled with witches, wizards, frightening magical creatures and an evil sentient forest known only as the Wood, Uprooted is a beautifully crafted fairy tale that is dark, hilarious, and moving.
I LOVE THESE SHORT STORIES! Every single one is strange, evocative and mysterious. Diane Williams' writing makes you feel like you've entered a room in the middle of an intimate moment or are secretely listening at the door. Also lift the jacket because one of my favorite stories is right on the cover!
With wonderful insights into identity and the idea of home, Blair Braverman takes you on an extraordinary journey North, across Alaska and Norway. So many aspects of this book resonated deeply with me. Especially the desire to be seen as strong and able to handle anything, as well as learning to trust yourself in both body and mind. Braverman is brilliant as she is honest!
Picture it: The day after Halloween, 1988, in a small suburb of Ohio. Four badass 12-year-old girls are just trying to finish their paper routes when all supernatural hell breaks loose. Filled with time travel, dinosaurs, 80s music/movie references, and feelings of growing up and letting go, this story reminded me of the horror/sci-fi/fantasy movies I stayed up late to watch when I was in high school.
**Also it's written by Brian K. Vaughan, who wrote Saga, so duh it's good**
I love this book!! Reading this memoir felt like a weird kind of therapy. Like getting a loving but blunt pep talk from a friend. Felicia Day's honesty and openness about the hard work, risks, her own personal struggles with anxiety and the wonderful connections and community the internet can inspire makes dealing with the inevitability of dealing with hateful trolls in both the real life and digital world a little easier to handle.
Beautiful, dark and wonderous! Bill Broun's vivid retelling of Noah's ark set in a futuristic England is full of talking animals, a suicide cult, and impending ecological disaster. The writing is amazing and the story riveting...READ IT NOW!
Reading this memoir felt like watching a Vice documentary. Alex Mar combines personal reflections & experiences with investigative journalism to explore the history of, and present day pagan communities in America (with more attention paid to the latter). Incredibly intriguing...I kind of loved it.
YESSS! Margaret Atwood's firstt graphic novel is an absolute gem. I loved it. Filled with Golden Age comic greatness and cat puns galore, the adventures of Angel Catbird made me laugh, root for the heroes/heroines, and fall in love with comics all over again.