With June coming to an end, we’re here to give you a reminder to pick up some of these great fantasy and sci-fi releases! From a collaborative work with many talented authors to the release of a restored manuscript by J.R.R Tolkien, there’s something for every type of fantasy lover!
Check out the books below and tell us in the comments if you will be reading one!
The Spawn of Lilith by Dana Fredsti | Goodreads
Lee Striga is a successful actress and stuntwoman in Hollywood, with big secrets to keep hidden. She’s also a demon hunter, forced to pay off an ancient family debt in order to free her ancestor, Lilith, Mother of Demons, imprisoned centuries ago by a vengeful god. The creatures she must kill also are the descendants of Lilith who roam the earth.
Indigo by Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong and more | Goodreads
By day, Nora is an investigative reporter and by night, she’s Indigo, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping into shadows. Through both identities, she focuses on a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos who murder children. In the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist causes Indigo to question her origin and memories.As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her?
Judge Anderson: Year One by Alec Worley | Goodreads
The untold story behind Mega-City One’s most famous telepath and Judge Dredd partner, Judge Anderson, in her first year on the job! Mega-City One, 2100. Cassandra Anderson is destined to become Psi-Division’s most famous Judge, foiling supernatural threats and policing Mega-City One’s hearts and souls. For now, she’s fresh out of Academy and Psi-Div themselves are still finding their feet.
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser | Goodreads
Destined for the river, Caroline Oresteia’s family have always been called by the river-god and at seventeen, she is ready to meet her fate, but the river-god hasn’t spoken her name yet and there’s a chance he never will. Taking her future into her own hands when her father is arrested, she soon finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies with dangerous pirates behind her and without the river-god to help. With so much at stake, she must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself.
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente | Goodreads
A series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who’s ever been “refrigerated” so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress. Valente subversively explores these ideas and themes in the superhero genre, treating them with the same love, gravity, and humor as her fairy tales. After all, superheroes are our new fairy tales and these six women have their own stories to share.
Twelve Days by Steven Barnes | Goodreads
While leaders and notorious criminals alike are mysteriously dying, Olympia Dorsey, with her cynical teenage daughter and autistic son, are trying to heal from a personal tragedy. Meanwhile, soldier Terry Nicolas reunites with his team to carry out a risky heist, but when they visit an unusual martial arts exhibition and meet Madame Gupta, she offers not just a way for Terry to tap into mastery beyond his dreams, but also for Olympia’s son to transcend the limits of his condition.
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland | Goodreads
When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidentally meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, and if authentic, they prove that magic actually existed and was practised for centuries until it stopped working. And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. —gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back.
Roar by Cora Carmack | Goodreads
Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty to Aurora Pavan’s family in exchange for safe haven as their kingdom was sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen, but she’s yet to show any trace of the magic to protect her people. To keep her secret and save her crown, she is arranged to marry a dark, brooding Stormling prince. With secrets kept by her betrothed, Aurora soon learns there’s a third option besides ruin or marriage: steal the magic, if she’s brave enough.
Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory | Goodreads
The Telemachus family is known for performing inexplicable feats. Teddy, a master conman, heads up a clan who possess gifts he only fakes: there’s Maureen, who can astral project; Irene, the human lie detector; Frankie, gifted with telekinesis; and Buddy, the clairvoyant. But when, one night, the magic fails to materialize, the family withdraws to Chicago where they live in shame for years. Until: As they find themselves facing a troika of threats (CIA, mafia, unrelenting skeptic) but must put past obstacles behind them and unite like never before.
Beren and Luthien by J.R.R. Tolkien | Goodreads
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien’s manuscripts, the epic tale of Beren and Lúthien will reunite fans of The Lord of the Rings. Essential to the story is the fate that shadowed the love of Beren and Lúthien: for Beren was a mortal man, but Lúthien was an immortal Elf. Her father, a great Elvish lord, in deep opposition to Beren, imposed on him an impossible task that he must perform before he might wed Lúthien. This is the kernel of the legend; and it leads to the supremely heroic attempt of Beren and Lúthien together to rob the greatest of all evil beings.
The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson | Goodreads
Before the war, Eden’s life was easy, but then the revolution happened, and now a powerful group controls the earth and its resources. Eden refuses to die by their hands and seeks out the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island. When one of Eden’s new friends goes missing, she searches for her lost ally and discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected. This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.
Godblind by Anna Stephens | Goodreads
Exiled from Rilpor a thousand years ago, a new Mireces king now plots an invasion of Rilpor’s thriving cities and fertile earth. Dom Templeson, a Watcher and civilian warrior guards its border and as a powerful seer, he’s plagued with visions and prophecies. But Dom harbours deep secrets, which threaten to be exposed when Rillirin, an escaped Mireces slave, stumbles broken and bleeding into his village. Meanwhile, more and more of Rilpor’s most powerful figures are turning to the dark rituals and bloody sacrifices of the Red Gods.