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The Starless Sea

By Erin Morgenstern, A story about an underground sanctuary for stories and storytellers

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern has been one of this year’s most anticipated releases, largely due to the popularity of Morgenstern’s first novel, The Night Circus. I didn’t love the Night Circus as much as some other people, but I was really curious about what Morgenstern would dream up in her second novel. Plot …

           

The Ninth House

By Leigh Bardugo, A fantasy novel set in a world where Yale secret societies practice arcane magic

The Ninth House, by Leigh Bardugo, was released earlier this month. The book is unconnected to Barugo’s very successful “Grishaverse” world. Instead, it’s the first in a planned series of books about the protagonist, Galaxy “Alex” Stern. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. Alex Stern is …

              

50 Best Books About Witches

With Halloween around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dive into some fantastic books about witches. Witches are generally depicted as being mysterious and powerful, and have often been feared or shamed throughout history, and it all makes for fascinating stories. Here’s some of the best books about witches! (P.S. This list is divided …

                          

The Girl in the Tower

By Katherine Arden, An impressive second installment in Arden's Winternight trilogy

I’ve been meaning to read the second book in Katherine Arden’s delightful Winternight Trilogy pretty much ever since I read the first book. Well, actually the plan was to read the second book before the third one came out (which was released earlier this year in January), but obviously that did not happen. Anyway, I …

                          

The Bear and the Nightingale

By Katherine Arden, A distinctive and enchanting book based in Russian folklore

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden is one of those books that not everyone seems to know about, but everyone who’s read it seems to love it. It’s a novel based in Russian folk tales, history and culture, and it’s the first book of her Winternight trilogy. The second book is The Girl …