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Why You Need to Read: “The Priory of the Orange Tree”

The Priory of the Orange Tree By: Samantha Shannon                                    Audiobook: 25 hours 52 minutes Published: February 26, 2019                          Narrated by: Liyah Summers Genre: Epic Fantasy             A low growl rolled through Nayimathun. She spoke as if to herself. “He is stirring. The shadow lies heavy on the West,” (Chapter 25, East).             Avid readers—especially those who read history, biographies and memoirs,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Priory of the Orange Tree”

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Why You Need to Read: “Holy Sister”

Book of the Ancestor: Book Three: Holy Sister By: Mark Lawrence Published: April 9, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Grimdark, Trilogy             Lessons were over. The closed world of the convent was about to be broken open. The endgame had arrived, (Chapter 9).              Any literary series—whether or not they’re duologies, trilogies, quartets, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 15 books—follow… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Holy Sister”

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Why You Need to Read: “Bound”

Book of the Ancestor: Book 2.5: Bound By: Mark Lawrence Published: December 19, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, Grimdark, Short Stories             X is Nona Grey. And nobody knows what this is.             This short story gives fans and readers an interlude to Nona’s life back at the Convent of Sweet Mercy. The events in Bound take place after the events in Grey… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Bound”

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Why You Need to Read: “Grey Sister”

Book of the Ancestor: Book Two: Grey Sister By: Mark Lawrence Published: April 3, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, Grimdark, Sequel             “You’re powerful Nona, and you’ve come into your power at an early age. The understanding that power corrupts is an idea older than the language we repeat it in. All of us in positions that afford authority… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Grey Sister”

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Why You Need to Read: “Binti: The Complete Trilogy”

Binti: The Complete Trilogy                                                       By: Nnedi Okorafor Published:  Binti(#1) released September 22, 2015                  Binti: Sacred Fire(#1.5) released February 5, 2019                  Binti: Home(#2) released January 31, 2017                 Binti: The Night Masquerade(#3) released January 16, 2018                 Binti: The Complete Trilogyreleased February 5, 2019 Genre: Science Fiction, Afrofuturism, Anthology   Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novella 2015 &… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Binti: The Complete Trilogy”