Tag Archives: fantasy

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

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One Last Stop
is a romantic comedy set in the modern world with magic elements and time travel. It centers around August, a cynical college student who moves to NYC and falls in love with a girl on the train, only she ends up finding out that the girl Jane is actually displaced in time from the 1970s. It has well-written LGBTQ+ and BIPOC characters and beautiful friendships and romantic relationships, as well as an extremely interesting plot.

Availability: COSMOS, USMAI
Review Submitted by:  Esther Markov
Rating:  Must Read

The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

book coverEvelyn Caldwell is at the forefront of her field… of human cloning. She has recently divorced her husband after discovering he was having an affair with a clone of herself. As Evelyn is attempting to adjust to her new life, she receives a call from Martine, the clone, asking to meet where Evelyn discovers that the clone is pregnant, something that should be impossible. Later, not knowing who else to turn to, Martine calls Evelyn asking for help disposing of her ex husband’s body.

Sarah Gailey is very good at crafting interesting, believable and flawed main characters. The Echo Wife is no exception to this and through Evelyn, Gailey explores what makes us human, our relationships and decisions, and self-actualization.

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Review Submitted by: Jo Hoppe
Rating:  Must Read

Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland

book cover(Deathless Divide is the sequel to Dread Nation.) After surviving their ordeal in the failed utopia of Summerland, Jane and Katherine have been separated and are on diverging paths. Jane, consumed by her need for revenge starts to lose herself as she hunts down the man responsible for so much death in his effort to cure the zombie outbreak. Katherine, believing Jane is dead, seeks out to start a new life in the reported zombie free California.

While I personally am not drawn to zombie books, I find myself thoroughly enjoying this series because the characters are vivid and interesting. This book is set in a post civil war America, where schools have been set up to teach Indigenous and African American children to slay the dead to keep white Americans safe. This series features diverse and lovable characters, with a dark and adventurous plot.

Availability:  COSMOS
Review Submitted by: Jo Hoppe
Rating:  Highly Recommended