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In the Lives of the Puppets by T J Kingfisher

In the Lives of the Puppets by T J Kingfisher

In the Lives of Puppets is set decades after the rise of a robot empire, where our main character, Victor Lawson, ...
The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon

The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon

The Hurricane Wars began as Star Wars fanfiction, and evolved into an epic, South-East-Asian-inspired ...
A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid

A Study in Drowning by Ava Reid

A Study in Drowning opens with one of the most mystical first lines I’ve ever read, and it only gets better from ...
Bird Life: A novel by Anna Smaill

Bird Life: A novel by Anna Smaill

Anna Smaill’s 2015 debut novel, The Chimes, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Her second, Bird Life, ...
Ravensong by T J Kline

Ravensong by T J Kline

Ravensong is the second book in T J Klune’s ‘Green Creek’ series. It picks up immediately after the events of the ...
Throne of the Fallen by Kerri Maniscalco

Throne of the Fallen by Kerri Maniscalco

Throne of the Fallen is the debut adult novel from fantasy author Kerri Maniscalco and it is an action-packed ...
Sword Catcher by Cassandra Clare

Sword Catcher by Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare’s name is already YA fantasy royalty thanks to her incredible ‘Shadowhunters’ series. But Clare is ...
Atalanta by Jennifer Saint

Atalanta by Jennifer Saint

Jennifer Saint’s ongoing desire is to find untold female stories within Greek myths and allow these characters to ...
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz by Garth Nix

Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz by Garth Nix

Garth Nix is the author of the bestselling ‘Old Kingdom Series’ and The Left-handed Booksellers of London. This ...
Masters of Death by Olivie Blake

Masters of Death by Olivie Blake

Olivie Blake has tackled dark academia and Shakespeare retellings, and now she’s trying her hand at quirky, ...
Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh

Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh

Sci-fi is a crowded field and all too often what is served up is formulaic and/or badly written. This is ...
Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh

Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh

Sci-fi is a crowded field and all too often what is served up is formulaic and/or badly written. This is ...
The Third Daughter by Adrienne Tooley

The Third Daughter by Adrienne Tooley

Fantasy. Mystery. Magic. Great villains. A sapphic love story. This book has EVERYTHING! In the kingdom of ...
Sons of Darkness of Gourav Mohanty

Sons of Darkness of Gourav Mohanty

Sons of Darkness is a fantasy reimagining of the Mahabharata: the longest poem ever written and a cornerstone of ...
The Will of The Many by James Islington

The Will of The Many by James Islington

The Will of the Many is the first book in the new ‘Hierarchy’ series. It is epic fantasy meets dark academia with ...
Morgan Is My Name by Sophie Keetch

Morgan Is My Name by Sophie Keetch

I adore Arthurian tales, and this retelling from the perspective of the character Morgana Le Fay is an absolute ...
Orphia And Eurydicius by Elyse John

Orphia And Eurydicius by Elyse John

Elyse John takes the classic tale of Orpheus and Eurydice and reimagines it for a new age. Orphia is the ...
Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong

Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong

After her breakout YA success with These Violent Delights, Chloe Gong has delivered her first adult urban fantasy ...
This Spells Trouble by Paul Collins & Sean McMullen

This Spells Trouble by Paul Collins & Sean McMullen

This Spells Trouble is an exciting middle-grade fantasy set in the land of Dravinia. The story centres around ...
The Surviving Sky by Kritika H Rao

The Surviving Sky by Kritika H Rao

In The Surviving Sky, Kritika H Rao has created a science fantasy world that is utterly unique and fascinating. ...
Mr Smith To You by Kerry Taylor

Mr Smith To You by Kerry Taylor

For his whole life Bill ‘Girly’ Smith managed to keep the secret that he was a woman and not a man from everybody. ...

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