Catherynne M. Valente’s The Orphan’s Tales (Book 1)

Catherynne M. Valente’s The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden, is the first in a duology (two book series) about a strange girl with tattooed eyes who lives in a palace garden and spins stories for a bored prince. And that’s just the outermost frame story! I added the novel to my reading list this … More Catherynne M. Valente’s The Orphan’s Tales (Book 1)

Elfgren & Strandsberg’s The Circle

             The Circle is the first in a supernatural trilogy by Swedish authors Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandsberg. The novel follows a group of teens who develop magical abilities following the death of a classmate. Elfgren and Strandsberg put a supernatural twist on the trope of strangers banding together to overcome insurmountable odds, in this … More Elfgren & Strandsberg’s The Circle