Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson, Master of One by Jaida Jones, Danielle Bennett, & These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong


Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

October is yet another huge month for publishing releases, which means I'm going to once again be sharing three releases for my Can't-Wait Wednesday's this month!

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 
 Rhythm of War by       Brandon Sanderson   (The Stormlight   Archive #4)
 Publication: November 17th,   2020
 Tor Books
 Hardcover. 1248 pages.
  Pre-order: Amazon |IndieBound

 "After forming a coalition of human resistance   against the enemy invasion, Dalinar Kholin and his   Knights Radiant have spent a year fighting a   protracted, brutal war. Neither side has gained an   advantage. 

Now, as new technological discoveries begin to change the face of the war, the enemy prepares a bold and dangerous operation. The arms race that follows will challenge the very core of the Radiant ideals, and potentially reveal the secrets of the ancient tower that was once the heart of their strength. 

At the same time that Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with his changing role within the Knights Radiant, his Windrunners face their own problem: As more and more deadly enemy Fused awaken to wage war, no more honorspren are willing to bond with humans to increase the number of Radiants. Adolin and Shallan must lead the coalition’s envoy to the honorspren stronghold of Lasting Integrity and either convince the spren to join the cause against the evil god Odium, or personally face the storm of failure."
I have been so excited for this next installment in the Stormlight Archive series! I desperately need to find some recaps for the first three books, though, as I don't really want to re-read three one thousand plus page books in preparation, and I really need to refresh myself!

and...
Master of One by Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett
Publication: November 10th, 2020
HarperTeen
Hardcover. 544 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound


"Sinister sorcery. Gallows humor. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. Master of One is a fantasy unlike any other. 

Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He's stolen into noble's coffers, picked soldier's pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he's caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer. 

But Rags could never have guessed this "relic" would actually be a fae himself—a distractingly handsome, annoyingly perfect, ancient fae prince called Shining Talon. Good thing Rags can think on his toes, because things just get stranger from there...." 
This synopsis doesn't really give a whole to go off of in my opinion, but I still think it sounds like a lot of fun. 


and...
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Hardcover. 464 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound


"The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. 

A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal. 

But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule."
I'm really excited about this setting, so the interesting plot is just a bonus! ;)


What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Because They Were Recommended

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is:  Books I Read Because They Were Recommended

I love reading books based off of other peoples' recommendations! A few of these were recommended directly to me, but for the most part a majority of these are simply books that I specifically remember being swayed by a specific blogger or situation that made me want to pick it up. 



The Wendy by Erin Michelle Sky & Steven Brown: This is probably one of the only personal recommendations on this list where someone specifically said, "Hey, you should read this!" A few months back my cousin (who works with my mother) told my mom to tell me that he recommended The Wendy to me because he knows I love retellings and Peter Pan and the like. Because I so rarely have people telling me to read a particular book, I pretty much bought a copy right away to read, and it was so fun! I definitely plan to continue the series as soon as I can. 

Never Come Morning by Nelson Algren: This was not a personal recommendation, but a song that I find absolutely beautiful by a band I like ("Please Say No" by The Devil Wears Prada) is inspired by this book, and so I had to read it. I was looking up the meaning to the lyrics of this song, as it's a bit unclear without context, and an interview with the lead singer/writer said that he just recommended reading the book itself as the best way to fully get the meaning and tone. Of course I chose to do just that because how often do bands you like recommend books to read? 

The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel: The Clan of the Cave Bear is a twofold recommendation. The first is simply that I've seen it as one of the top recommendations for people who enjoy cold climates and classic stories. The second is that it's my mother-in-law's favorite book. So with both of those recommendations, I decided to give it a go! I can't say it was my favorite by any means, but it was certainly interesting. I plan to continue at some point, but I'm really not sure how I feel about the series. (And no, I have not told my mother-in-law that I've read it yet because I don't yet know if I want to break her heart with the fact that I don't like it that much, haha.)


A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher: This one was sort an 'almost-missed connection' because I initially passed over it when Orbit offered it up as an option for a review request last year. However, then I started seeing some great reviews for it, particularly Tammy's review from Books, Bones and Buffy, and I decided that I had to go back and see if I could still get ahold of a copy from them--and I'm certainly glad I did. 

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins: Now this is an interesting one because way back in 2017 I got an ARC of this one. I remember starting it and finding it fairly interesting, but I had other books I really wanted to read and wasn't overly captivated yet by it, so I put it down. And then apparently promptly forgot about it for a few years. In the past year or so I've noticed more and more people mentioning The Library at Mount Char and how good and weird it is, so much so that I was finally convinced to pick it up again and try it. And I liked it!

Blackfish City by Sam J. Miller: Greg over at Greg's Book Haven first mentioned this book and sparked my interest in it and is why I eventually picked it up! I agree with a lot of what he says in his review about it and I'm glad I read it simple because of how unique it was. I've not read something quite like it before, that's for sure!


The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee: I don't exactly remember who recommended this one to me, but I know it was a mixture of someone telling me about it and hearing about it on a podcast that made me want to pick it up. My father died of cancer when I was younger, my mom has had three primary cancers in the past ten years or so, and I also lost a cousin to cancer, so cancer has played a huge role in my life. This is now one of my favorite nonfiction books because it's incredibly well-researched and Mukherjee has such a captivating narrative and perspective that makes this history of cancer hard to put down. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in the sort of "history" of one of the most prominent and deadly diseases out there--or simply some good nonfiction. 

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: I'm not sure if my mom ever specifically recommended this book to me, but it's one of her favorites and I knew she'd love for me to read it. I read it a couple years ago an thought it was a charming little story--though a bit horrible heartbreaking at times!--that I can easily see re-reading around the holidays for something a bit cozier. 


Have you read any of these? What books have you read as a result of recommendations?

Monday, October 19, 2020

Mini-Reviews: Devolution by Max Brooks & The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay




Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Brooks
Del Rey Books
Publication: June 16th, 2020
Hardcover. 286 pages.

About Devolution:
"As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier's eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now. 

But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town's bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing--and too earth-shattering in its implications--to be forgotten. 

In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate's extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the legendary beasts behind it. 

Kate's is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity's defiance in the face of a terrible predator's gaze, and inevitably, of savagery and death. 

Yet it is also far more than that. 

Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us--and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity. 

Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it--and like none you've ever read before."

What I liked: This has a really great premise and setting. I appreciated how much Brooks dove into the lore of Sasquatch and clearly took care in developing his own for this story. Those elements and details were clear and really made the story feel as though it had a good amount of background and intrigue to get the plot going. 

What I didn't like: To be honest, almost everything else. The characters and their actions always felt a bit off and unrealistic and I found it hard to follow along with some of their weird conversations or thought processes. Similarly, the plot progression was jilted and jumped in ways that skipped over what I would consider important plot points, as well as minimized issues that should have been a much bigger deal to the people stranded. There are so many things I didn't like about this book that it's hard to narrow it down. The main perspective we follow of Kate was extremely irritating for me and I had a hard time sticking with her throughout the story. 

Overall, I gave Devolution two stars. I thought about going with one star, but it wasn't some unreadable novel and I don't think it deserves only one, so I've ended up on two. I probably wouldn't recommend this one unless you really love anything to do with Sasquatch/Bigfoot/etc. legends. 






The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
William Morrow
Publication Date: June 26th, 2018
Hardcover. 272 pages.

About Blood of Wonderland:
"Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road. 

One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, "None of what’s going to happen is your fault". Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: "Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world." 

Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay."

What I liked: The suspense in this book was spot-on. This was an anxiety-inducing book because I constantly felt like I had to keep turning the pages to find out if something horrible was going to happen net or if it would be or if everything was going to fall apart because this book was SO weird and therefore exceptionally unpredictable. You sort of guessed at something, but at the same time it just felt so uncertain because this book didn't make sense in ways. I loved that the horror of it wasn't really what you might expect, and about 50% loves me the ending that is very open. 

What I didn't like: It's actually pretty hard for me to decipher what I didn't like about this book, because there aren't a lot of elements that I actively disliked, but at the same time this book definitely made me feel 50/50 loved it and hated it. An obvious answer would be the fact that you don't really have any idea what is really happening the entire time. You know in the immediate what's happening, but there's very little background to go off of, which is frustrating, but also a key part in the anxiety and horror of it all. The ending is also extremely open, as mentioned, and part of me loved it, but part of me is so irritated that I didn't get any answers. The pacing is also a bit slow at times, which occasionally took away from the suspense. 

Overall, four stars! Although there are things that irritated me, I was fully compelled the entire time and could not put this book down. I also really appreciate how Tremblay managed to create such a batshit (for lack of a better word) premise that shouldn't work at all, yet somehow does? I don't know if I recommend this book, but if you like something weird and open and that will make you want ot throw it across the room multiple times, definitely check it out. If not, I'd possible avoid.

I want to add a content warning for things involving children. I won't say anything specific because of spoilers, but if you are sensitive about children in stories, then just be aware that this book does feature a little girl who has a somewhat prominent role (feel free to email/comment/etc. if you want more specific details before going into this!). 



Friday, October 16, 2020

The Friday Face-Off: Bursting With Detail



Friday Face Off New
Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe. You can find a list of upcoming topics at Lynn's Books.

This week's topic is:
A very busy cover full to bursting with detail

So this week's topic is actually 'spider's web,' but unfortunately I can't seem to find any books I've read that have spiders or webs or anything of the sort on them?? I would've bet on the fact that at least one of them had some sort of web, but not that I can find. Instead, I decided to go back and do a topic that I didn't get to a few weeks ago: covers bursting with detail! It's not as Halloween-themed, but I have plenty of options for this theme. And I swear this time I was going to only choose one cover to compare... but then I couldn't decide which one, so here's a variety. :) I tried to make them a bit bigger this week so that you can better enjoy the detail, as well!


2009 Hardcover | 2006 Hardcover 


2017 Hardcover | 2017 Hardcover


2020 Paperback | 2018 Hardcover


2019 Paperback | 2015 Hardcover






2020 Hardcover | 2020 Paperback

2019 Hardcover | 2014 Hardcover



My choice(s):
You know, I wasn't even going to try to pick a favorite, but I actually do really love these two. The Book of Lost Things is probably one of my absolute favorite (books and covers!), but I adore all of the colors in Shades of Grey

What cover(s) do you like the most!?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Blog Tour: A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe + Review!




ABOUT THE BOOK:
Title: A GOLDEN FURY
Author:  Samantha Cohoe
Pub. Date: September 13th, 2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books (Twitter, Instagram)
Pages: 368 
Find it: Macmillan


SYNOPSIS:
“Set in eighteenth century England, Samantha Cohoe’s debut novel, A GOLDEN FURY (Wednesday Books; October 13, 2020), follows a young alchemist as she tries to save the people she loves from the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone. The streets of London and Oxford come to life as this historical fantasy unravels. Weaving together an alluring story of magic and danger, Samantha’s debut has her heroine making messy decisions as she toes the line between good and evil while it becomes blurred.
 Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness.
While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of the French Revolution looming, Thea is sent to Oxford for her safety, to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists.
But in Oxford, there are alchemists after the Stone who don’t believe Thea’s warning about the curse—instead, they’ll stop at nothing to steal Thea’s knowledge of how to create the Stone. But Thea can only run for so long, and soon she will have to choose: create the Stone and sacrifice her sanity, or let the people she loves die.
A GOLDEN FURY and the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone will haunt you long after the final page."


 
REVIEW:

A Golden Fury is a daring novel filled with alchemy, impossible decisions, and uncertainty waiting around every corner. 
 
I'm a big fan of anything alchemy-related, so I won't about that being what initially drew me to this story. However, I was pleased to discover that alchemy was only one part of this dark story about ambition and bravery in the face of uncertainty. A Golden Fury begins with Thea Hope and her famous alchemist mother (and one of the only female philosopher's at that) as they inch closer to developing legendary Philosopher's Stone--that is, until her mother descends into a violent madness that destroys the stone and drives Thea away. 

A Golden Fury is a slower-paced story that focuses quite heavily on character development and relationships between characters. There is a minor bit of romance, but it is not heavy nor the sole focus of this story and I was pleasantly surprised by how Cohoe worked it into the narrative. Although there are high stakes at play--namely, the creation of the Philosopher's stone and it's ramifications, as well as the madness that seems to occur when making it--the story itself didn't feel as though there were too many outside forces putting pressure on the situation. The main external conflict that affect Thea's circumstances are due to the fact that this story is set around the eve of the French Revolution, which allowed for some great historical backdrop and a way to bring in the politics of the period  that affected all of our characters in various ways. I really appreciated how well Cohoe worked all of this together, including all of the wonderful historical details she weaves throughout.

The character development was well done for most of the characters, and I particularly liked that Thea was never really what I would consider a consistently "good" character. Her ambition to create the Philosopher's Stone and to be a great female alchemist really overtook her actions at times, and I appreciated that she wasn't perfect in her decisions and how she let things affect her. And then there is Will, a character that I still can't quite decide what to think about. I liked how Cohoe introduced his character, as well as how his development played out (though I can't say much about it!). Watching his relationship evolve with Thea was extremely interesting to watch. I found a few of the characters we meet later into the story a bit more perplexing in their roles, which I also felt in regards to a few of the plot points, and I wasn't quite as enamored with them as I was with others. 

Overall, I found A Golden Fury to be a compelling story of passion and determination and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction, stories with alchemy, or simply a fairly dark and atmospheric story that will easily draw you in. I've given it four stars and I look forward to seeing what's next from Cohoe!

EARLY PRAISE:

“Sharply written with a crackling, compassionately determined heroine, A Golden Fury is a vivid ride through eighteenth century Europe with darkness and dread creeping at its corners. Utterly enchanting.”- Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints

"An engaging concoction of fantasy, romance, and historical fiction." - Booklist"Cohoe situates the supernatural among the historical, referencing the French Revolution and the Enlightenment while...keeping a sense of urgency as Thea struggles with the magical, demonic pull of the Stone."- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The attention to detail in the story is excellent.    Thea herself is a confident lead with a strong voice. A solid fantasy toflesh out the world of alchemy that most readers know only from 'Harry Potter.'" - School Library Journal

“Cohoe transmutes the legend of the Philosopher's Stone into a dark, intoxicating tale of ambition, obsession, and sacrifice. Prepare for a magic that will consume you.”- Rosamund Hodge, New York Times bestselling author of Cruel Beauty and Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

“Steeped in mystery and magic, Samantha Cohoe’s A Golden Fury immerses readers in beautifully rendered world where magic and science mix, and where the intoxication of power can be deadly. Whip-smart Thea is a heroine readers will root for.” - Lisa Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Magician




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Samantha Cohoe writes historically-inspired young adult fantasy. She was raised in San Luis Obispo, California, where she enjoyed an idyllic childhood of beach trips, omnivorous reading, and writing stories brimming with adverbs. She currently lives in Denver with her family and divides her time among teaching Latin, mothering, writing, reading, and deleting adverbs. A Golden Fury is her debut novel.

LINKS: Twitter | Instagram

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Betrayals by Bridget Collins, Olav Andunssøn by Sigrid Undset, & Soulswift by Megan Bannen


Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

October is yet another huge month for publishing releases, which means I'm going to once again be sharing three releases for my Can't-Wait Wednesday's this month!

This week's upcoming book spotlights are: 
The Betrayals by Bridget Collins
Publication: November 12th, 2020
William Morrow
Hardcover. 400 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon |IndieBound

"If everything in your life was based on a lie Would you risk it all to tell the truth? 

At Montverre, an exclusive academy tucked away in the mountains, the best and brightest are trained for excellence in the grand jeu: an arcane and mysterious contest. Léo Martin was once a student there, but lost his passion for the grand jeu following a violent tragedy. Now he returns in disgrace, exiled to his old place of learning with his political career in tatters. 

Montverre has changed since he studied there, even allowing a woman, Claire Dryden, to serve in the grand jeu’s highest office of Magister Ludi. When Léo first sees Claire he senses an odd connection with her, though he’s sure they have never met before. 

Both Léo and Claire have built their lives on lies. And as the legendary Midsummer Game, the climax of the year, draws closer, secrets are whispering in the walls…"
So I just recently realized that this isn't out until May of 2021 in the US, but it's out in November in the UK so we're going off of that release date because this sounds fantastic. I am utterly in love with that gorgeous cover, as well. 


and...

Olav Audunssøn: I. Vows by Sigrid Undset, trans. Tiina Nunnally
Publication: November 10th, 2020
University of Minnesota Press
Hardcover. 336 pages.
Pre-order: AmazonIndieBound


"The initial volume in the Nobel Prize–winning author’s tumultuous, epic story of medieval Norway—the first new English translation in nearly a century 

As a child, Olav Audunssøn is given by his dying father to an old friend, Steinfinn Toressøn, who rashly promises to raise the boy as his foster son and eventually marry him to his own daughter, Ingunn. The two children, very different in temperament, become both brother and sister and betrothed. In the turbulent thirteenth-century Norway of Sigrid Undset’s epic masterpiece, bloodlines and loyalties often supersede law, and the crown and the church vie for power and wealth. Against this background and the complicated relationship between Olav and Ingunn, a series of fateful decisions leads to murder, betrayal, exile, and disgrace. In Vows, the first book in the powerful Olav Audunssøn tetralogy, Undset presents a richly imagined world split between pagan codes of retribution and the constraints of Christian piety—all of which threaten to destroy the lives of two young people torn between desires of the heart and the dictates of family and fortune. 

As she did when writing her earlier and bestselling epic Kristin Lavransdatter, Sigrid Undset immersed herself in the legal, religious, and historical documents of medieval Norway to create in Olav Audunssøn remarkably authentic and compelling portraits of Norwegian life in the Middle Ages. In this new English edition, renowned Scandinavian translator Tiina Nunnally again captures Undset’s fluid prose, conveying in an engaging lyrical style the natural world, complex culture, and fraught emotional territory of Olav and Ingunn’s dramatic story." 
This one is a bit different, but I think it sounds like it will be a really interesting and epic story, plus I love reading translated works, especially from places I don't often read from (such as Norway!). 


and...


Soulswift by Megan Bannen
Balzer + Bray
Hardcover. 480 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound


"Gelya is a Vessel, a girl who channels the word of the One True God through song. Cloistered with the other Vessels of her faith, she believes—as all Ovinists do—that a saint imprisoned Elath the Great Demon centuries ago, saving humanity from earthly temptation. 

When Gelya stumbles into a deadly cover-up by the Ovinists’ military, she reluctantly teams up with Tavik, an enemy soldier, to survive. Tavik believes that Elath is actually a mother goddess who must be set free, but while he succeeds in opening Her prison, he inadvertently turns Gelya into Elath’s unwilling human vessel. 

Now the church that raised Gelya considers her a threat. In a race against the clock, she and Tavik must find a way to exorcise Elath’s presence from her body. But will this release stop the countdown to the end of the world, or will it be the cause of the earth’s destruction? And as Tavik and Gelya grow closer, another question lingers between them: What will become of Gelya?
I'm always up for a new fantasy and this one sounds like it might have a particularly unique magic system and world-building!


What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Long Titles

 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme now hosted by Jana over at The Artsy Reader Girl!

This week's topic is:  Long Titles

This is a fun one (although a bit time consuming)! I decided to simply tally up the total number of character in each title (including spaces) in order to figure out which are the longest. There's a few outliers, then they seem to grow in popular once you hit the early 30s in character length. Also, since Catheryne M. Valente's entire series is long, I'm only using one book, and the same goes for Harry Potter since most of those are somewhat long as well. Now, let's check out these titles!

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
by Catherynne M. Valente
Characters: 66


The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes 
by Wade Albert White
Characters: 44

Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling
by Michael Boccacino
Characters: 43


A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
by C.A. Fletcher
Characters: 41


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling
Characters: 41

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
by Mohsin Hamid
Characters: 37

In the House in the Dark of the Woods
by Laird Hunt
Characters: 37


The Circus of the Earth and the Air
by Brooke Stevens
Characters: 35


The City in the Middle of the Night
by Charlie Jane Anders
Characters: 35

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
by Shirley Jackson
Characters: 34


Have you read any of these books? What are some long titles you can think of?