A glorious standalone prequel to the instant classic The Priory of the Orange Tree. This book is every bit as gorgeous and imaginative as its predecessor, and Samantha Shannon has proved herself to be one of the greatest fantasy writers of this generation ten times over.
I am an absolute sucker for all things whales, and this poignant science memoir did not disappoint. Doreen's voice is honest and clear as she weaves together two different journeys she's taken in her life, separated by her single motherhood but connected through her appreciation and relationship with whales and the natural world.
A rich generational novel of community found in indigenous Hawaiian culture from a powerful new voice in fiction. It positively thrums with emotion and rhythm, narrated in the collective voice of a community desperate to stay alive. Read if you loved Pachinko or Girl, Woman, Other.
I devoured this book. Two estranged sisters are brought together again when their family is threatened. Magic books, blood, and betrayal; what more could you want? A captivating debut perfect for fans of Naomi Novik, V.E. Schwab, and GennaRose Nethercott.
Are the characters in this book likeable? Not always. Do they make questionable decisions? Definitely. Are they an absolute delight to read about? 100%. A sharp, witty, and thought provoking novel about womanhood and friendship in rural India.