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The Unwilling Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780778309406
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Mira Books - February 11th, 2020

I picked this up because I wanted a fund diverting fantasy, maybe with a light romance thrown in for flavor. 

Instead I got this dark, convoluted monster of a novel, in which nothing is simple, event the characters you love can be terrible, ad all your expectations are brought into a startling, hideous light.

This book gave me nothing I wanted, but what it gave me instead was much better. It is not for the feint of hearth. Read it


Review by Allie

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The Ballad of Black Tom Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780765387868
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Tor.com - February 16th, 2016

What an angry and satisfying story. Apart from creating a compelling and morally ambiguous character worthy of his own series, Lavalle serves up a rebut to the xenophobia writhing in the depths of the Lovecraft mythos. This book made me hold up foot traffic on the way to the store, demanding that I finish the heartbreaking chapter before I took another step. J'adore. 


Review by Dean