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Review: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld – Patricia A. McKillip

208 pages | Gollancz | Fantasy, SFF The digest: a true modern classic. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld should be every fantasy fan's next novel. It's emotive, enthralling, and massively enjoyable. This book is what I would call 'pure' fantasy - it tells a story quite unlike anything else I have read and reminds me of how I used to romanticise the genre - but this time I think the hype is justified. In the same breath, it is both innovative and familiar and I cannot overstate how much I enjoyed this novel.

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Review: Seeking the Truth (Through Lya’s Eyes #1) – Carbone, illustrated by Justine Cunha, trans. by M.B. Valente

The digest: a highly stylized graphic novel which follows Lya's attempt to uncover the reckless driver who put her in a wheelchair the day before her seventeenth birthday. The story is good, the setting believable, and the artwork simply amazing. If you like lowkey revenge/investigative plots and/or diverse casts then this is for you.

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Review: The Temptation of King Midas (Alcyon #2) – Richard Marazano and Christophe Ferreira (Illustrator)

The digest: building on everything that made the first volume so enjoyable, I cannot recommend this comic book highly enough to anyone with an interest in Greek myths and retellings. If you have read my review for Alcyon #1, you already know pretty much everything I'm going to say here.

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Review: Straight Outta Fangton – C.T. Phipps

The digest: A highly entertaining paranormal urban fantasy showing the less glamorous side of vampiric life. This is not a serious tome focusing solely on vampirism and all it entails - though you will find gruesome and gritty elements here in heaps. It's a pop-culture referencing, smoothly written, funny, easily digestible, and highly recommended break away from both the overly-serious Dracula tales and the flowery Twilight books.