Tag Archives: atmospheric

A Face Like Glass, by Frances Hardinge

The underground city of Caverna is known for two things: first for the magical delicacies they create (wines that erase specific memories, perfume that convinces you to trust the wearer, etc), and second for their doll-like faces. Babies born in … Continue reading

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Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor

From Goodreads: The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost … Continue reading

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The Hanged Man, by PN Elrod

When Lady Alex Pendlebury is called in to psychically evaluate a death, she has no idea that the deceased will be someone she knows. The death, which Alex is convinced is a murder rather than suicide, is peculiar, and when … Continue reading

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Sorcerer to the Crown, by Zen Cho (audio)

From GoodReads: At his wit’s end, Zacharias Wythe, freed slave, eminently proficient magician, and Sorcerer Royal of the Unnatural Philosophers—one of the most respected organizations throughout all of Britain—ventures to the border of Fairyland to discover why England’s magical stocks … Continue reading

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The Motion of Puppets, by Keith Donohue (audio)

Theo and Kay Harper are newly married and spending the summer in Quebec when Kay goes missing. Theo frantically tries to find her, but Kay has been turned into a puppet, and while it’s possible for him to rescue her … Continue reading

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The Girl with All the Gifts, by MR Carey (audio)

I don’t know when exactly this book came to my attention. It was released a few years back, but I only really remember hearing about it this year, when people started raving about it. I glanced at the GoodReads description … Continue reading

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The Creeping Shadow, by Jonathan Stroud (audio)

Book 4 in the Lockwood & Co series. This review will have minor spoilers from previous books but no spoilers from this volume. So this book begins a few months after the abrupt end of The Hollow Boy. Lucy is … Continue reading

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