Literature

Heartless (Parasol Protectorate #4) by Gail Carriger

Heartless is the fourth book of Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, alternatively known as the Alexia Terrabotti novels, following Soulless, Changeless, and Blameless. Published by Orbit in June of 2011, Heartless picks up a few months after the third book left off. Spoiler alert! Alexia, …

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Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen’s latest novel, Snow in Summer, is a wonderful addition to her series of reinvented fairy tales. Like her earlier Briar Rose, this is a dark retelling of a Grimm fairy tale—in this case, Snow White instead of Sleeping Beauty. …

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Miserere by Teresa Frohock

Miserere is the debut novel of Teresa Frohock, released mid-2011 by Night Shade Books. A mesmerizing dark fantasy that showcases Frohock’s admirable talent as a writer, Miserere is an utterly compelling tale and pleasure to read. The story takes place …

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The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Windup Girl is the debut novel from author Paolo Bacigalupi and has won many awards, including the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus. It takes place in a future Bangkok and contains heavy elements of science fiction, dystopia, and biopunk, although it doesn’t land firmly …

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