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Why You Need to Read: “The Light of the Midnight Stars”

The Light of the Midnight Stars By: Rena Rossner Published: April 13, 2021 Genre: Historical Fantasy/Folklore             There are tales of red-haired mountain men and women who could work miracles, of a people who could trace their lineage all the way back to the great King Solomon himself. Tales of a people who kept to themselves,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Light of the Midnight Stars”

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Why You Need to Read: “Juice Like Wounds”

Wayward Children, #4.5: Juice Like Wounds By: Seanan McGuire Published: July 13, 2020 Genre: Fantasy, Short Story ***This short story can be read for free here on Tor.com.             They walked west, the three girls: Lundy with her knife, Mockery with her spear, and Moon with her sling. And when the trees loomed before them like the walls… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Juice Like Wounds”

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Why You Need to Read: “Realm of Ash”

The Books of Ambha: #2: Realm of Ash By: Tasha Suri Published: November 12, 2019 Genre: Fantasy/Historical Fiction/Coming-of-Age NOTE: Some minor spoilers from Empire of Sand. You have been warned.              “My blood—my Amrithi blood in this loyal Ambhan body—is part of the curse. But it’s also part of the cure. I just don’t know how. But the… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Realm of Ash”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Queen of Raiders”

The Nine Realms #2: The Queen of Raiders By: Sarah Kozloff Published: February 18, 2020 Genre: Fantasy             I could lend my Talent to (the) Raiders. I could attack the Oros in their lair, (Chapter Thirteen, Slagos to Alpetar).             The wait between books in a series are often long. There are times when the book comes out the next… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Queen of Raiders”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Deep”

The Deep By: Rivers Solomon; with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes Published: November 5, 2019 Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction/Folklore/Historical Fantasy             “Our mothers were pregnant two-legs thrown overboard while crossing the ocean on slave ships. We were born breathing water as we did in the womb. We built our home on the sea floor, unaware of… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Deep”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Survival of Molly Southbourne”

Molly Southbourne #2: The Survival of Molly Southbourne By: Tade Thompson Published: July 9, 2019 Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Sequel  WARNING: Spoilers from The Murders of Molly Southbourne and The Survival of Molly Southbourne. You have been warned.             Molly Southbourne was a freak whose blood grew genetically identical duplicates of her. One drop of blood, and a new… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Survival of Molly Southbourne”