September 17, 2018 by Zoë
The king has three daughters: Gaela, Reagan, and Elia, but only one can become queen. Each has plans of her own, and in The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton, they find themselves locked in a struggle that will test their relationships to everyone around them and to the kingdom itself.
September 10, 2018 by Zoë
After a couple of gardening books, though, it gets old. There’s only so many times you can read about the same beans and tomatoes and onions before you get tired of it. That’s where Grow Something Different to Eat by Matthew Biggs comes in.
August 20, 2018 by Zoë
In The Face: Strangers on a Pier, Tash Aw explores his own identity as Malaysian Chinese, as well as considering broader questions of diasporic identity and belonging in Southeast Asia and the world.
August 13, 2018 by Zoë
In The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard, angels started falling to Earth, and the world was destroyed. In a ruined Paris, Houses jockey for power, capitalizing on Fallen magic and the abilities of their human dependents. In this world, Philippe, from Annam, is an outsider.
July 30, 2018 by Zoë
In The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang, Rin, a war orphan from the Rooster Province, needs to get out of her village and away from an arranged marriage.