Stacey

Amari and the Night Brothers

Staff Pick Badge
Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

Such an inventive spin on the magical school narrative. The fantastical world building is superb, yet is not used as an escape from real-world problems. Amari is an awesome hero with a heart of gold and a will of iron. I truly cannot wait for the next book in the series. There's so much potential!

Stacey


How it Feels to Float

Staff Pick Badge
How It Feels to Float By Helena Fox Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525554363
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Dial Books - May 5th, 2020

After we lost my dad, this was the first book I could actually read and finish. The main character resonated with me and felt so human. Though the subject matter is difficult (and somewhat taboo), the author approaches it with a tender hand and a courageous heart. I owe her a debt of gratitude for helping to anchor me when all I could do was float. CW: Suicide, mental illness

Stacey


The Girl Who Speaks Bear

Staff Pick Badge
The Girl Who Speaks Bear By Sophie Anderson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338580839
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

I found this to be the book equivalent of being wrapped in a warm blanket. Wintery woods, cozy cottages, warm beverages, loving friends and family. Sprinkled with fairy tales that may be more than they seem. A great, heartwarming adventure featuring a strong, brave girl on a quest to find herself.

Stacey


Lost Spells

Staff Pick Badge
The Lost Spells By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781487007799
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Anansi International - October 27th, 2020

Phenomenal. I didn't think this pair of creators could outdo their previous book Lost Words, but they have. The illustrations are so beautiful; it feels like you could fall into the scenes. The poetry is fun, and haunting, and lyrical. Definitely the type of poetry that rumbles around in your head, so much so that you'll find yourself thinking of it time and time again. Unlike its predecessor, in a very travel-handy format!

Stacey


Legendborn

Staff Pick Badge
Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle #1) By Tracy Deonn Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

An incredibly inventive reimagining of Arthurian legend with a fierce female lead. Bubbling with magic, danger, and set with layered, nuanced plotlines. This is so good!!!

Stacey


The Four Profound Weaves

Staff Pick Badge
The Four Profound Weaves By R. B. Lemberg Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781616963347
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: Tachyon Publications - September 1st, 2020

 

A deep meditation on gender and society, but built in the framework of a rich fantasy universe (I really can't wait to read more now). Its at times somber feel meshed well with my current sense of existential melancholy. But really, there's so much in such a small book. Including some necromancy! 

Stacey


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Stacey