The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (1962)
Fiction | Sci-Fi/Dystopia | Alternate History
“Philip K. Dick’s acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world – one where the Allies have lost the Second World War. In this nightmare dystopia the Nazis have taken over New York, the Japanese control California and the African continent is virtually wiped out. In a neutral buffer zone in America that divides the world’s new rival superpowers, lives the author of an underground bestseller. His book offers a new vision of reality – an alternative theory of world history in which the Axis powers were defeated – giving hope to the disenchanted. Does ‘reality’ lie with him, or is his world just one among many others?”
I’ve been so wildly excited for Emily A. Duncan’s YA Dark Fantasy, WICKED SAINTS!! I was thrilled to be invited onto the blog tour and so here I am with a post to draw you into this thrilling, magical, but deadly world. Keep reading for more on the book, the author, an excerpt, a very helpful pronunciation guide, and my review! Continue reading
Winter War Awakening (Blood Rose Rebellion #3) by Rosalyn Eves (2018)
YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
“The Binding is broken. Mátyás is alive. And Anna Arden is on the run.
It seems, yet again, that breaking the Binding has shattered the world. And the only hope of mending it is Anna and Mátyás, working together. But it’s never that simple, is it? The praetheria, the creatures once held captive by the spell, are now waging war against the Austro-Hungarian empire. And they are holding Noémi hostage–using her life to manipulate Anna and Mátyás, like marionettes on a string. Continue reading
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes (2018)
YA Fiction | Historical Fantasy
“Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.
Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death. Continue reading
The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1) by R.F. Kuang (2018)
Fiction | Military Fantasy | (TV-MA)
“When Rin aced the Keju, the Empire-wide test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, it was a shock to everyone: to the test officials, who couldn’t believe a war orphan from Rooster Province could pass without cheating; to Rin’s guardians, who believed they’d finally be able to marry her off and further their criminal enterprise; and to Rin herself, who realized she was finally free of the servitude and despair that had made up her daily existence. That she got into Sinegard, the most elite military school in Nikan, was even more surprising.
But surprises aren’t always good. Continue reading
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy #1) by S.A. Chakraborty (2017)
Fiction | Historical Fantasy
“Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of swindling Ottoman nobles. Continue reading
Kingdom of Ash and Soot (The Order of the Crystal Daggers #1) by C.S. Johnson (2018)
YA Fiction | Historical | Fantasy
For the last ten years, nineteen-year-old Eleanora Svobodová has worked as a servant in her stepmother’s household. Along with her older brother, she dreams of the day they will be free to live life on their own terms. Continue reading