Magic and mystery, supernatural happenings, and maybe some time-travel thrown in for good measure.
Our Remarkable Reads Fantasy Bundle features the best fantasy novels published this year, carefully curated by fantasy readers for fantasy readers. Let us introduce you to other worlds, new creatures, and high adventure, all from the comfort of your favorite reading chair.
Our Remarkable Reads Fantasy Bundle includes:
- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
This was one of the most widely read pre-publication manuscripts here at Changing Hands, but bookseller Heather sums up how we all feel: “V.E. Schwab has created a story that in and of itself is unforgettable. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a powerful meditation on life and its fragility, and how we never know who we might impress on, even though we may consider ourselves not enough.” We can’t wait to share this remarkable book with you and your loved ones!
Fun fact: Invisible Life of Addie LaRue will be adapted into a feature film, with Schwab herself scheduled to pen the script which will be her screenwriting debut.
- Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Love N.K. Jemisen’s Broken Earth trilogy? Look no further for your next great read. Black Sun is the first volume in her Beneath Earth and Sky series, and follows four matriarchal noble houses inspired by the history and culture of the Pre-Columbian Aztec, Mayans, and Indigenous tribes. Magic and rhythm soak through the pages and prose, and it’s no surprise: Roanhorse is a Hugo and Nebula Award finalist for her previous books, Trail of Lightning and Storm of Locusts.
Fun fact: The New York Times called Rebecca Roanhose, “[one] of the Indigenous novelists reshaping North American science fiction, horror and fantasy—genres in which Native writers have long been overlooked.”
- House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Booksellers across the country are raving about House in the Cerulean Sea. Bookseller alumni Leah says "When Linus Baker receives a mandatory promotion at work from Extremely Upper Management, the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, he is pulled from his monotonous, dreary life and sent to the seaside to audit the goings on for a rather mysterious and classified orphanage for peculiar youth. But during his month-long stay on the island he learns to be curious and brave. [...] This novel may deal with magic and the fantastic, but at its core, it is rooted with human failings: the dangers of bigotry and close-mindedness of our own society, and alongside it, the hope of future change and acceptance for those different than ourselves. Cerulean is like a warm, comforting hug of kindness.” Something we all need a little of right now.
Fun fact: Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless calls it "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in."