Set in the backdrop of a glittering winter palace, Alexandra Overy's debut novel is a stunning retelling of a Russian folktale, The Firebird. Twin sisters, ripped away from each other by fate, their lives once again collide when the Queen Mother dies under mysterious circumstances. Struggling to find the killer, both sisters begin to realize perhaps it wasn't just fate that kept them apart, but something more sinister. Stuck between... (read more)Recommended by Taylor C.
I cannot rave about this book enough. I cannot rave about this book enough! Set in Shanghai during the 1920s, Chloe Gong writes a story that is impossible to put down after the first sentence.
Plagued by the possibly imaginary fear that Juliet Csai doesn't belong at home after living abroad in America, the real fear of a monster destroying her city and killing the ones she loves while all she can do is watch forces her hand to work with the one... (read more)Recommended by Taylor C.
Steeped in forgotten coastal lore and pages ruffled with a salt breeze off of a dark storming coast, The House of Salt and Sorrows is a brilliantly twisted version of the classic Twelve Dancing Princesses. Reminiscent of Poe's famous works like Annabel Lee and mixed with the somber, eerie tones of Wuthering Heights, Erin A. Craig writes with a fantastical whimsy that sweeps you into a world and leaves you haunted but... (read more)Recommended by Taylor C.