Katherine

First, Become Ashes

What a GREAT book. It makes you think about what is real, how much power belief can have, and the good that can be accomplished by regular people. The main character was raised by a cult and even when the cult gets busted up by the FBI, he can't stop thinking along the lines that he's been taught. He goes on the run, determined to fight some monster that may or may not really exist depending on if the cult leader was telling the truth or not.

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ISBN: 9781250216182
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Published: Tordotcom - April 6th, 2021

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Never Have I Ever

Every story in this book is filled with magic and legend and power. My favorite thing about a short story is when it captivates me so completely I forget that only a fraction of the book is dedicated to this one world, and Never Have I Ever accomplished this again and again. In one story, a woman befriends a kelpie while her husband convalesces in the hospital, in another a witch believes he has bespelled his boyfriend into loving him. Fans of folklore and myth will be swept up in this wonderful collection. 

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ISBN: 9781618731821
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Published: Small Beer Press - February 23rd, 2021

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Honey Girl

Grace Porter has always been the best, always had a plan, and always worked five times as hard as everyone else. After getting her PhD in Astronomy, she’s supposed to go on to work at the most prestigious company there is—but a disastrous interview, and a drunken Vegas wedding to a girl she doesn’t know snaps the tension she’s been putting on herself and causes everything to come tumbling down. This book is by turns fiercely funny, and cathartically heartbreaking, with the poetic lyricism of This is How You Lose the Time War, and the witty banter of Red, White, and Royal Blue.

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ISBN: 9780778311027
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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

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The Valley and the Flood

A stunning debut. Almost a year after the death of her best friend, Rose Cutter finds herself broken down in the desert in the middle of the night. After following a message no one but her should have towards a distant radio tower,   she finds herself in Lotus Valley and quickly becomes embroiled in an impending disaster that she is somehow the center of.  There's a sort of surrealist horror vibe to this book but like, funny. For a book about dealing with grief and PTSD, with a sense of doom hanging over the whole town, this book is filled with a lot of levity and forgiveness.

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Published: Razorbill - February 23rd, 2021

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Echo Wife

I’m not sure I actually have coherent things to say about this book because I finished it and then spent approximately 10000 years yelling. This book is dark and gripping, and I absolutely could not put it down. Be prepared to sit staring at a wall for several hours after you finish, as you attempt to pull your jaw up off the floor.

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ISBN: 9781250174666
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Published: Tor Books - February 16th, 2021

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The Witch's Heart

Angrboda, the mother of monsters, a minor character from Norse Mythology, is brought to life in this fantastic debut novel. Burned thrice for her refusal to provide Odin with the information he wants, she retreats to the Ironwood where she slowly begins to create a life for herself, only to have it torn away once again when Ragnarok comes to call. It’s always difficult to weave a mythology into something that modern readers would recognize as a coherent plot, especially with a less well known character like Angrboda, but Gornichec does it masterfully.

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ISBN: 9780593099940
Published: Ace - February 9th, 2021

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Honey Girl

Grace Porter has always been the best, always had a plan, and always worked five times as hard as everyone else. After getting her PhD in Astronomy, she’s supposed to go on to work at the most prestigious company there is—but a disastrous interview, and a drunken Vegas wedding to a girl she doesn’t know snaps the tension she’s been putting on herself and causes everything to come tumbling down. This book is by turns fiercely funny, and cathartically heartbreaking, with the poetic lyricism of This is How You Lose the Time War, and the witty banter of Red, White, and Royal Blue.

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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

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Reconstruction: Stories

This book is incredible. After each of story, I had to stop and stare at a wall for at least 24 hours just processing until I could move on and read the next one. Several times I found myself forgetting that this was, in fact, a book of short stories and not a full length novel where I could spend all 256 pages in on of Alaya Dawn Johnson's unique and engrossing worlds (seriously, the worldbuilding was amazing, I would have read full epics set in each universe). --Katherine

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Published: Small Beer Press - January 12th, 2021

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