A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Victoria Schwab’s brand new series about four Londons, a cross-dressing wannabe pirate thief and a magician with a multi-sided coat is everything I wanted but never knew I needed in my fantasy series. [READ FULL REVIEW]
The Walking Dead Vol. 23: Whispers into Screams by Robert Kirkman
Unlike that lackluster television adaptation, Robert Kirkman’s zombie comic is still going strong — despite a sudden time jump, but thanks to a terrifyingly creepy (and gross) new group of survivors.
Less Than Hero by S.G. Browne
In the latest novel from S.G. Browne, a group of professional guinea pigs (those who test drugs for pharmaceutical companies) gain otherworldly super powers in this story that is part satire and part cautionary tale. [READ FULL REVIEW]
Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan
If you’ve read the John Green and David Levithan YA novel Will Grayson, Will Grayson, then you need this companion book! Remember the autobiographical musical larger than life character Tiny Cooper wrote in the book? This is that in its entirety.
The Daemon Lover by Shirley Jackson
When I heard that Shirley Jackson’s short The Daemon Lover was even more horrifying than The Lottery, I knew I had to read it. Get ready for suspense, dread and fremdschämen. Spoilers: it has nothing to do with an actual daemon.
The Wizard Returns by Danielle Paige
This short set before the events in Dorothy Must Die is not a necessary (or recommended) read before tackling the much better full length books in the series, which continue the tale of Dorothy Gale after she returns to Oz and becomes a tyrannical despot.
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy: The Lost Herondale by Cassandra Clare and Robin Wasserman
The short story series that follows Simon to Shadowhunter Academy continues in this much stronger second offering in Cassandra Clare’s growing world that asks: who shadows the shadowhunters? Someone really should. They’re the worst.