As my lists for July and August are short, I’ve decided to put them together. The school term is finally over and with longer days and more sun, there is no better way to read a book then outdoors on a patio or at a beach with an umbrella, a hat, and an ice cold drink at hand.
An adult urban fantasy that deals with a Nigerian God punk. Wow, I never heard of that before. So picture this: on the streets of Lagos, David Mogo, is a demigod and a Godhunter tasked to capture a high god. Then a wizard shows up and conjures an army of gosling-child hybrids to help him take over Lagos. And so, David teams up with his foster wizard, the high god’s twin sister, and a speech impaired Muslim teenager to defeat the wizard.
I have not read The Martian although I have read Sarah Andersen’s comics! I was so excited after I found out that Sarah Andersen is illustrating a graphic novel that will bring together the heroines of Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy from beloved children’s fantasy stories. The girls must work together to save their lands and the Earth itself from an evil alliance determined to conquer the worlds of Oz, Neverland, and Wonderland.
After accidentally setting free the Mayan god of death who requests that she helps him recover his throne, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a odyssey from the jungles to the bright lights of the city and deep into the Mayan underworld. This is an adult historical novel inspired by Mexican folklore.
Goodreads calls this ‘the ultimate book-lover’s fantasy’ for fans of Mr. Penumbra’s 24 hour Bookstore, The Invisible Library, and The Magicians this story will delight all readers. Our hero, Charley Sutherland, has been hiding his magical ability he cannot control: bringing characters from books to life. But then, literary characters start destroying the world, and it isn’t Charley’s doing. Somebody else has his powers and it is up to Charley to find who and stop them.
A future chieftain. A fugitive prince. A too-cunning bodyguard. Three stories, three heroes swept up in dangerous politics, royal assassinations, and I think magic is involved in here too but I’m not entirely sure how. Margaret Owen commented in Goodreads that there is no love triangle but an LGBTQ romance.
A sci-fi and dystopian adult fiction about a cowardly crow in Seattle, who is the world’s last hope of saving humanity from extinction by using what he’s learned of the world from television.
Annaleigh and her sisters live inside a manor by the sea called Highmoor with their stepmother and father. The family is cursed as each sister falls into a tragic death and now, seven survives. Annaleigh is convinced the deaths were not accidents and may share a connection to the late night balls her sisters sneak into, but she has no idea how to stop her sisters or who or what they are really dancing with. Sounds like the story is based off of the fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, so I am really curious to read this debut novel.
A sequel to Sweet Black Waves that I read a year ago. Betrayed by her sister and her first love, Tristan, Branwen has a secret powerful enough to destroy two kingdoms. Branwen must hide her magic from the enemy king and protect the lovers, until she considers embracing the darkness inside her heart to keep the peace between the two kingdoms. An ideal read for YA romance and fantasy fans.