Tag Archives: speculative

All the Crooked Saints, by Maggie Stiefvater (audio)

From GoodReads: Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad … Continue reading

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City of Stairs, by Robert Jackson Bennett (audio)

From GoodReads: The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions — until its divine protectors were killed. Now, Bulikov’s history has been censored and erased, its citizens subjugated. But the … Continue reading

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The Call, by Peadar O’Guilin (audio)

It’s been twenty-five years since the Sidhe began their revenge on the Irish. They were banished thousands of years ago, and now they plot to exterminate the population of the island. No one can get in or out of Ireland. … Continue reading

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The Empty Grave, by Jonathan Stroud (audio)

As this is the fifth book in the Lockwood & Co series, any description would necessarily give away series spoilers, and I don’t want to do that. Instead I’ll do my best to sing this book’s praises – and the … Continue reading

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism, by Grady Hendrix

Sophomore year, 1988, and a stupid girls’ night out changes everything for Abby and her best friend Gretchen. Gretchen just doesn’t seem to be herself anymore, and the changes in her go from disturbing to worse. Soon Abby has to … Continue reading

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Protected: The Savage Dawn, by Melissa Grey (audio)

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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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