Among Others - Jo Walton

Jo Walton has written a beautiful love letter to sci-fi and fantasy books. It's made up of diary entries, in which a girl named Mori talks about her family, the death of her twin sister, her disability and alienation at the boarding school, and the books that keep her sane. Oh, and there are also fairies and magic, but the truly magical aspect of Among Others lies in the fact that all books referenced by Mori are real. Walton's story will tug at your heartstrings if you grew up reading sci-fi and add many to-be-read (or re-read) books to your nightstand.

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ISBN: 9780765331724
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Tor Books - January 3rd, 2012

The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones - Jack Wolf

The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones is a book that eludes categorization: there is a fantasy, there is horror, there is a coming-of-age, and there is a love story. It is also a tale narrated by that most unreliable of unreliable narrators – a madman; Tristan Hart is plagued by psychosis and violent outbursts. He is contradiction personified, a man of science obsessed with goblins, a man both rational and delusional. Wolf takes a risk by imitating the 18th century writing style, but his gamble pays off as the Tristan’s narration takes over and Wolf’s storytelling skill turns a literary gimmick into a natural and necessary ingredient of the book. It is a brave, not-for-the-squeamish debut novel. Be prepared to lose some sleep, have an interest in the history of medicine, and delight in trying to figure out what is real and what is simply a product of an unbalanced mind.

Jim Butcher - Storm Front

Meet Harry, a wizard. No, not that one. Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, tries to make ends meet by consulting the Chicago Police Department on matters weird and supernatural. If you've shunned urban fantasy until now, here is where you should begin. The series has some of the best characters in the genre, and it only gets better with each subsequent volume. So pick up the first book, Storm Front, and meet Harry, a wizard.

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ISBN: 9780451457813
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Published: Roc - April 1st, 2000