Welcome to fall (or spring if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere)! Here in NC it’s slowly becoming somewhat autumnal. Not a lot of fall color yet, but the temperatures the past few days have definitely been cooler than they’ve been in a while.
I’m still working away on revising The Singing Shore (you can follow me on Instagram at @elenapedigo if you want day-by-day updates on my progress, FYI). And I’ve commissioned maps! I’ve seen some of the sketches and I can’t wait to share the finished product with you. Meanwhile, though, I thought I’d share some recent-ish fantasy releases I’ve been enjoying.
I’m currently listening to the audiobook of For the Wolf, by Hannah Whitten. I’m only partway through it, but so far it’s a delightfully atmospheric dark fantasy reworking of Beauty and the Beast meets Little Red Riding Hood. Definitely recommend if you enjoy fairy tale retellings and/or darkish fantasy in the vein of Tanith Lee or Robin McKinley.
I recently finished reading Kat Ross’s latest release, City of Storms. It’s set in a new world she’s created, a kind of Tsarpunk place where Russian-esque priests battle dark mages–but all is not as straightforward as it seems. If you’ve been following me for a while you know I’m a big Kat Ross fan, and this latest book does not disappoint.
And last but certainly not least, I have to mention A.M. Justice’s sci-fantasy novel A Wizard’s Sacrifice, book 2 in the Woern Saga. It’s a great exploration of a flawed female hero–the whole series is a thought-provoking exploration of female characters–and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to read something with complex but powerful female characters navigating challenging circumstances.
|So that’s what I’ve been enjoying lately. What about you? Any recommendations? I always love getting reading recommendations from my readers, and I’ve found a number of great books that way, so keep them rolling in 🙂|