Complex, creative, and diverse, THE HOUSE OF BINDING THORNS is an impressive sequel that tugged on my heartstrings and made me think deeply about racial and cultural politics.
Malinda Lo’s HUNTRESS is great if you’re looking for a slight twist on more traditional YA fantasy fare, but don’t expect too much in the way of world building.
JONESY VOL. 1 is a clever, diverse graphic novel that’s full of heart and humour. Fans of comics and newcomers alike will find something to love here.
If the phrase “weird western” makes your ears perk up, or if you’re interested in reading YA fantasy featuring a trans character, then Lila Bowen’s The Shadow series is for you.