Kate's Favorites

I love worldbuilding. There's nothing more fascinating than being immersed in a world that is entirely fictional. This means a lot of what I enjoy is Science Fiction or Fantasy, but occasionally I read something that just affects me so much I have to tell everyone about it.

I judge books by their covers & boxed sets are magical.

The Chosen and the Beautiful Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
ISBN: 9781250784780
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Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021

An Instant National Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!

A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine | USA Today | Buzzfeed | Greatist | BookPage | PopSugar | Bustle | The Nerd Daily | Goodreads | Literary Hub | Ms. Magazine | Library Journal | Culturess | Book Riot | Parade Magazine | Kirkus | The Week | Book Bub | OverDrive | The Portalist | Publishers Weekly

The Blacktongue Thief Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250621191
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Published: Tor Books - May 25th, 2021

Set in a world of goblin wars, stag-sized battle ravens, and assassins who kill with deadly tattoos, Christopher Buehlman's The Blacktongue Thief begins a 'dazzling' (Robin Hobb) fantasy adventure unlike any other.

All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765397539
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Published: Tordotcom - May 2nd, 2017

Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Alex Award
Winner: 2018 Locus Award
One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017
A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250236210
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Published: Tordotcom - July 13th, 2021

In A Psalm for the Wild-Built, Hugo Award-winner Becky Chambers's delightful new Monk & Robot series gives us hope for the future.

It's been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again; centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend.

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories Cover Image
By Ken Liu
ISBN: 9781481424363
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 4th, 2016

Featured in the Netflix series Love, Death & Robots

Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his multiple award-winning stories for a groundbreaking collection—including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.

With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie an

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The Keeper of Night Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335405661
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 12th, 2021

"Sharp and seductive...a fantasy with teeth." --Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

A girl of two worlds, accepted by none... A half Reaper, half Shinigami soul collector seeks her destiny in this haunting and compulsively readable dark fantasy duology set in 1890s Japan.

Death is her destiny.

Act Your Age, Eve Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062941275
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Published: Avon - March 9th, 2021


In Talia Hibbert’s newest rom-com, the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard—literally.

Sorrowland: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374266776
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Published: MCD - May 4th, 2021

A triumphant, genre-bending breakout novel from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction

Vern—seven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raised—flees for the shelter of the woods. There, she gives birth to twins, and plans to raise them far from the influence of the outside world.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335430991
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Published: Hanover Square Press - November 17th, 2020



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Piranesi Cover Image
ISBN: 9781635577808
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 7th, 2021

New York Times Bestseller
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction
World Fantasy Awards Finalist

The instant New York Times bestselling novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic book set in a dreamlike alternative reality.

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Hench: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062978585
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 28th, 2021

“This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell.” —Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author

One of the Good Ones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335145802
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Published: Inkyard Press - January 5th, 2021

A shockingly powerful exploration of the lasting impact of prejudice and the indomitable spirit of sisterhood that will have readers questioning what it truly means to be an ally, from sister-writer duo Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, authors of Dear Haiti, Love Alaine.


Uprooted: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780804179058
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Published: Del Rey - March 1st, 2016

NEBULA AWARD WINNER • HUGO AWARD FINALIST • “If you want a fantasy with strong characters and brilliantly original variations on ancient stories, try Uprooted!”—Rick Riordan

Sunshine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780515138818
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Published: Berkley - November 30th, 2004

From award-winning and national bestselling author, Robin McKinley, comes this dark, sensual vampire fairy tale. "A gripping, funny, page-turning, pretty much perfect work of magical literature."--Neil Gaiman

Crown Duel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142301517
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Published: Firebird - June 10th, 2002

Young Countess Meliara swears to her dying father that she and her brother will defend their people from the growing greed of the king. That promise leads them into a war for which they are ill-prepared, which threatens the very people they are trying to protect. But war is simple compared to what follows, in peacetime.

The Immortals Quartet: Wild Magic; Wolf-Speaker; Emperor Mage; The Realms of the Gods Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481440301
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2015

Experience the legend, adventure, and wild magic of the Immortals quartet, now available in a collectible boxed set with new cover art and afterwords from the acclaimed author of this beloved fantasy series, Tamora Pierce.

Set in the magical medieval world of Tortall, the Immortals quartet follows the adventures of Daine, a brave young orphan with a mysterious “wild magic,̶

The Lord of the Rings Cover Image
By Alan Lee (Illustrator), J.R.R. Tolkien
ISBN: 9780618260584
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Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2002

Three-volume boxed set edition lavishly illustrated in full color by Alan Lee

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others.

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451666175
Published: Gallery Books - October 29th, 2013

#1 New York Times Bestseller

“Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.

Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a

Adulthood Is a Myth: A Sarah's Scribbles Collection Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449474195
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 8th, 2016

The hilarious debut Sarah's Scribbles collection from Sarah Andersen, winner of three consecutive Goodreads Choice Awards for Graphic Novels and Comics

These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us.

The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”

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Ikenga Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593113530
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 24th, 2021



Nnedi Okorafor's acclaimed first novel for middle grade readers introduces a boy who can access super powers with the help of the magical Ikenga.

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Hicotea: A Nightlights Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9781910620595
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Published: Nobrow - August 3rd, 2021

The mind-bending, psychedlic sequel to Lorena Alvarez's best-selling graphic novel debut Nightlights is now available in a new paperback edition!

The Bear Who Wasn't There: And the Fabulous Forest Cover Image
By Oren Lavie, Wolf Erlbruch (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781617754906
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Published: Black Sheep - October 4th, 2016

Irresistible...playfully existential.

The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra Cover Image
By Marc Tyler Nobleman, Ana Aranda (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399174438
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 7th, 2017

With its hilarious dialogue, trio of bumbling goats, and fantastically zany villain, this unique, laugh-out-loud story based on a legendary monster is sure to crack up kids and grown-ups alike.

Nobody Likes a Goblin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626720817
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Published: First Second - June 7th, 2016

Goblin, a cheerful little homebody, lives in a cosy, rat-infested dungeon, with his only friend, Skeleton. Every day, Goblin and Skeleton play with the treasure in their dungeon. But one day, a gang of "heroic" adventurers bursts in. These marauders trash the place, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeleton—leaving Goblin all alone!