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The Hunger by Alma Katsu

This reimagined take on the doomed Donner Party blends supernatural horrors with historical facts to create a fun and chilling tale. It was more than just brutal weather and an impossible route that terrorized the Party—something hungry, lurking in the shadows, was picking off members in gruesome and frightening ways. This tightly-wound plot is easy to devour, if you can stomach the fear. - Kelly

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ISBN: 9780735212510
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 6th, 2018

Space Opera by Catherynne Valente

This is what we’d get if Douglas Adams started writing in the ’80s instead of the ’70s. And was really into glam rock. And maybe had been jilted by David Bowie. And was, maybe, still a little in love with David Bowie. Decibel Jones and the Absolute Zeroes, washed-up glitter punk multiracial Brit extravaganza missing their last Zero, are to sing, fight, and f--make friends to save humanity. A glorious, Looney Tunes-driven ride through planets and punk rock emotions, and what’s worth saving. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9781481497497
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - April 10th, 2018

Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories by Kelly Barnhill

This collection of short stories is by turns whimsical, bizarre, and deeply moving. I have been absolutely salivating for Barnhill’s first offering for adult readers, and it was well worth the wait; I was blown away and enthralled by these stories. I can’t promise that they will all (or even most) end happily, but if you enjoy beautiful writing and thought provoking supernatural weirdness, this is the book for you. - Jax

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ISBN: 9781616207977
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 20th, 2018

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller

A spectacular return to the gritty, offline cyberpunk world of Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, and Neal Stephenson, this time with a floating city, and a nanobonded orca and polar bear. Beam fighters, scalers, crime syndicate bosses, noodle shop vendors and a defiantly gender neutral skate courier create a rich cast of characters that I’d love to meet again. - Dave 

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ISBN: 9780062684820
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Published: Ecco - April 17th, 2018

Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

In a far dystopic future that includes desert villages and a city seething with corruption, the main character, Onyesonwu (“Who Fears Death”) fights on in spite of persecution and hardship. The author builds a beautifully nuanced world filled with real people of diverse perspectives who must face the same dangers—both outside and within—to survive. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9780756406691
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Published: DAW - June 7th, 2011

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

I dream of fantasy books like this one. The clarity of Novik’s world-building and the vividness of her protagonist, Agnieszka, set the stage for a vivacious and satisfying fairy tale. Uprooted satisfies the same part of my heart that Tamora Pierce and Ellen Kushner did in my childhood. For fantasy fans, I cannot recommend it enough. - Clara

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ISBN: 9780804179058
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Published: Del Rey - March 1st, 2016

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapowski

Meet Gerault of Rivia—the Witcher—a member of an elite but dying fraternity who fight monsters. Gerault navigates morality, kindness, monsters, and humanity in a world that borrows a lot from fairy tales but stays  close to home in terms of people. This collection of connected short stories delighted me with its characters and creativity. - Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9780316438964
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Published: Orbit - July 18th, 2017

Kraken by China Mieville

When a giant squid washes ashore in London and then disappears after being brought to the Natural History Museum, all hell breaks loose. Cults, old gods, gatekeepers, secret police, and the undead. It’s all here. And with a mystery of mysterious proportions to tear it all apart. This book is a grand ‘ole time. - Ian

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Published: Del Rey - March 15th, 2011

It Devours! by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

Nilanjana is a scientist and that is Important. However, when Night Vale’s citizens begin to disappear, leaving only a gaping maw in the ground, Nilanjana is thrown headlong into the world of a strange new religion…cult…mob? A battle between religion and science ensues, and you may be surprised by the outcome. You truly don’t need to know anything about the podcast to enjoy the heck out of this story. Just be ready for an excellent ride through the strangest town you’ve never heard of before. - Ivy

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Published: Harper Perennial - October 17th, 2017

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Step into an enchanted land of Middle Eastern mythology and folklore in this remarkable debut by S. A. Chakraborty. Follow the tale of Nahri, a con artist from the streets of 18th-century Cairo, as she is swept into the world of the ancient magical djinn. Complex and mesmerizing, with phenomenal world building, the story’s mythology is vibrant and tangible. This is an exciting read that is impossible to put down. - Trey

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Published: Harper Voyager - November 14th, 2017

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