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starrlikesbooks · 2 months ago
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Check out these new books!
I’ve actually read more than half of these already thanks to a lot of bingeing this year 😅 But that means you know I mean it when I hype them!
As always, you can check under the cut for more on each
Sistersong by Lucy Holland is a retelling of a British folk ballad and stars an ancient magical Britain. Apparently this book is not just about sisterhood but also gender identity and destiny. It’s also marketed for fans of Madeline Miller so, of course, I’ve got high hopes from that alone.
House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland is a truly unsettling horror novel I’ve already had the chance to read. If you liked Wilder Girls or Sawkill Girls you’ll probably enjoy this book of sisterhood, paranormal secrets, and aggressive nature. Following 3 sisters who disappeared for days when they were childen, only to return different and with unexplainabl abilities, and the search for the oldest when she disappears yet again.
Zoe Rosenthal is Not Lawful Good by Nancy Werlin is a cute, fandom filled coming of age story. Zoe prides herself on being logical and organized- just like her boyfriend- which is why she’s so desperate to hide her silly obsession with a scifi show. I’ve already read this one, and I absolutely love the fandom friendships, the light hearted silliness of it all, and getting to see Zoe come into her own.
The Light of the Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner I’m super excited for because I loved her novel The Sisters of Winterwood. Like that one, this book is historical Jewish fantasy, and I’m certain it’s going to be just as lush and well written. Her stories feel like hearing a folk tale at the foot of a fireplace, and I think everyone needs that coziness and beauty in their life.
Kate in Waiting by Beck Albertalli was my first real experience with the author and now I think I get what everyone’s been talking about. This is a story about  friendship and independence on a backdrop of a shared crush, and as, well, silly as the summary sounds this book feels so real. The romance is also pretty cute!
Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal I’ve been waiting to finally come out since last year! If you like internet friendships, chronic illness rep, and werewolves, boy oh boy do I have your new favorite book right here. If lycanthropy treated as a genuine medical condition and an excellent portrayal of modern friendship isn’t enough for you, there’s also a tumblr-based discord (I kid you not) that shows up to rick roll you.
Enjoy these books- I know I did! What other books are you guys looking forward to?
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wordsofapaige · 2 months ago
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Sistersong - Honest Book Review
Look I've tried my best to summarise my feelings for Sistersong but essentially it's incredible and you have to experience this book. Thank you @blackcrowpr for sending me a copy of this one. My full review is here:
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Expected Publication: April 1st, 2021 Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5) Standalone Review: I’m just say please buy this book, please read it, please experience it and please feel all the feelings it’s going to give you. It entirely caught me out by just how much emotional punch it has and those last 100 pages are going to have you…
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pers-books · 5 months ago
Hey! Completely random but what is something that never fails to make you happy? And no, you are not allowed to say Jemma Redgrave ;)
Ooh you’re a mean one, Anon!!!  😂 😂 
A good book. 
Well, good storytelling in general, but especially a good book (mainly because I consume more storytelling in book form than any other. With audio dramas a close second in terms of storytelling media consumption). 
The most recent really satisfying book I read was the Advanced Reader Copy of Lucy Holland’s Sistersong. It’s a retelling of the folk ballad ‘The Two Sisters’ and it is easily the most compelling book I’ve read this year. It features the story of the three children of King Cador, one of whom is trans and it deals with his transition in a very powerful and moving manner. Honestly, it made me weep buckets. 
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It’ll be published by PanMacmillan next April. 
The other really compelling storytelling that I enjoyed this year was Julian Simpson’s three series of podcasts with the umbrella title of The Lovecraft Investigations, starting with The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. They’re available to listen to or download worldwide via the BBC. Simpson is a writer who has been producing immensely gripping radio plays for several years and I cannot recommend his work highly enough. 
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heavenlyyshecomes · a month ago
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R F Kuang asking the right questions here 💆🏾‍♀️ here's some good recs from the replies that I added to my own tbr:
The buried giant, kazuo ishiguro (subversive arthurian tale with dreamlike prose. everyone's memory is in flux so details shift and waver. intergenerational trauma and historiography but has a melancholical and anchored character story).
Lancelot (the arthurian tales series), giles kristian
The mabinogian tetralogy, evangeline walton (retelling of welsh mythology. weird, eerie, beautiful and just gorgeously written)
The traitor son cycle, miles cameron
The dragon and the unicorn, aa attanasio (very weird arthurian prose. merlin is an astral shark demon made of electricity. creepy, dark, and dramatic).
Sistersong, lucy holland
Book of the new sun, gene wolfe (like walking through a black Magic the Gathering Card, or if Pere La Chaise stretched endlessly, in every direction, throught time).
The dragon waiting, john m. ford
The wolf and the woodsman, ava reid
City of saints and madmen (ambergris series), jeff vandermeer (like slowly unearthing a strange and unfathomable artifact that you gradually piece together into an incomplete picture).
Silver in the wood (the greenhollow duology), emily tesh (chaotic, lush and haunting and canonically promises the m/m energy that feels promised but not guaranteed by the green knight trailer)
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nuknelikko565 · 2 months ago
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    535 AD. In the ancient kingdom of Dumnonia, King Cador's children inherit a fragmented land abandoned by the Romans.Riva, scarred in a terrible fire, fears she will never heal.Keyne battles to be seen as the king's son, when born a daughter.And Sinne, the spoiled youngest girl, yearns for romance.All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold ? a last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. But change comes on the day ash falls from the sky, bringing Myrddhin, meddler and magician, and Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear the siblings apart. Riva, Keyne and Sinne must take fate into their own hands, or risk being tangled in a story they could never have imagined; one of treachery, love and ultimately, murder. It's a story that will shape the destiny of Britain. .
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annabookbel · 2 months ago
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The Coming of Christianity and the Beginning of the Death of Magic?
The Coming of Christianity and the Beginning of the Death of Magic?
Sistersong by Lucy Holland I read less fantasy these days, but when I do, there’s no type I enjoy more than that with an Arthurian or Dark Ages setting. Sistersong is exactly that, and I found it hard to stop reading this novel which occupies that fertile fantasy crossover land between YA and adult reading, it works for both. It’s the middle of the 6th century, the Romans are gone from Britain.…
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thewoolleygeek · 2 months ago
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Sistersong by Lucy Holland
Sistersong by Lucy Holland
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sistersong-Lucy-Holland/dp/1529039037/ https://www.waterstones.com/book/9781529039030#write-review I have to admit I was first drawn to Lucy Holland’s Sistersong by it’s absolutely stunning cover. I openly admit to judging a book by its cover and it often does me well, I have found some great books this way and this is no exception.When I was offered the chance of an…
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conpreenting-nook · 2 months ago
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Get Book Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing: Essays
adakah anda mencari buku ini?  Sistersong By Lucy Holland
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535 AD. In the ancient kingdom of Dumnonia, King Cador's children inherit a fragmented land abandoned by the Romans.Riva, scarred in a terrible fire, fears she will never heal.Keyne battles to be seen as the king's son, when born a daughter.And Sinne, the spoiled youngest girl, yearns for romance.All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold ? a last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. But change comes on the day ash falls from the sky, bringing Myrddhin, meddler and magician, and Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear the siblings apart. Riva, Keyne and Sinne must take fate into their own hands, or risk being tangled in a story they could never have imagined; one of treachery, love and ultimately, murder. It's a story that will shape the destiny of Britain.
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pers-books · 5 months ago
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End of 2020 Tag I was tagged by @slightlyintimidating​ - thanks, friend!
Good memory: Making new friends in the Berena fandom.
Favourite song of the year: It’s not a song, but Beethoven’s 5 Secrets by The Piano Guys has come to dominate.
Favourite game of the year: Eh, the only games I play are Solitaire, particularly Freecell.
Favourite movie: Didn’t watch enough movies to have a favourite.
Favourite book: Sistersong by Lucy Holland. Can’t wait for it to come out in April so everyone else can read it.
Something I’m proud of: Finally quitting my job after 7 years of bullying from my asshole ex-boss.
Pick something:
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Whether playing Kate Stewart (Doctor Who), Bernie Wolfe (Holby City), or Jill Raymond (Silent Witness), Jemma has sustained me this year.  💙
Tagging: @rauzadian​, @corvidden​, @doctorjameswatson​, @lapalfruity​, @fortytworedvines​, and @professorflimflam​.
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pers-books · 5 months ago
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End of the Year Fandom Meme (Stolen from @thisbluespirit​ over on Dreamwidth)
Your main fandom of the year? Berena (Holby City) - I finally succumbed to the lure of Jemma Redgrave. I do not regret it.
Your favourite film watched this year? TBH, I can’t remember what films, if any, I’ve watched this year! I was going to watch The Old Guard, but still haven’t got around to it!
Your favourite book read this year? Without a shadow of a doubt the ARC of Sistersong by Lucy Holland. Utterly brilliant, beautiful, and gripping.
Your favourite album or song to listen to this year? Album: Ludovico Einaudi’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2010) Concert double CD. Song: The Piano Guys’ Beethoven’s 5 Secrets.
Your favourite TV show of the year? The Jemma Redgrave episodes of Silent Witness. My big macho waistcoat wearing Detective Inspector did NOT let me down.
Your best new fandom discovery of the year? The non-disappointing bits of Berena and Silent Witness: Hope (with Jemma Redgrave)
Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? The trash fire that Holby Shitty’s TPTB made of Berena.
Your fandom girlfriend of the year? Jemma Redgrave. Fictional? Tied between Major Bernie Wolfe and Detective Inspector Jill Raymond.
Your fandom boyfriend of the year? Don’t think I’ve had one this year.
Your biggest squee moment of the year? Jemma Redgrave’s two episode stint in Silent Witness.  
The most missed of your old fandoms? Doctor Who. Because it was on on New Year’s Day and I totally forgot (it’s normally on Christmas Day, FFS!) and I got horrendously spoilered for the Big Bad’s reveal so I didn’t enjoy the episode once I got around to watching it a few days later, and I just - didn’t bother with the rest of the season. Which was annoying given I loved Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor.
The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to? None. I’m quite happy in my corner of the Berena/Holby City fandom.
Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year? I have none. I guess anything that features Jemma Redgrave or Nicola Walker would be top of the list.
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