Jackie Watkins

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Monstress: Book One

Liu and Takeda combine steampunk and Lovecraftian-like eldritch horror in a world resembling an early 20th-century matriarchal Asia. Recommended for older teens and adults for mature language and content, and for fans of Tolkien and George R.R. Martin seeking to be immersed in a new fantasy epic.

A Witch in Time

Despite a slow start, the fifth "Halflife Chronicles" novel (after Dead Easy) quickly turns into a fast-paced read packed with adventure, mystery, and its fair share of sarcasm. Good for teen and adult fans of Jim Butcher and those looking for a new take on sf/fantasy.

Brother Nash

Excellent for readers seeking a fresh, modern take on supernatural fantasy. Recommended for older teens and adults owing to mature language.

The Book of Ballads and Sagas

Collecting works first published by Vess's Green Man Press, this is an excellent introduction to folk ballads for anyone interested in fairy tales and folklore. Recommended for teens and adults for language and explicit content.

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