The alphabet saga continues! As always, thanks to Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm Blog for running the tag and coming up with the prompts! 💙
F – For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
For a Muse of Fire has managed to combine prose, poetry, and music all in one, with a stunning cover to boot, and months later, I’m still thinking about it! There’s bipolar and bisexual rep as well, not to mention a heaping pile of blood magic to keep the plot moving.
Not to mention it’s blessed with a STUNNING COVER (and the sequel is looking just! as good!), which is always a plus!
G – Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon
I’ll be honest with you all here: I’m on the street team for Gravemaidens, so maybe this is a little biased. But this is a book about two sisters, death, healing, and sacrifice, complete with cinnamon roll LI and a second book on the way, so is it really that much of a stretch to put this on here?
Not. At. All.
Look for it in October, right before Halloween, and get your spooky on!
H – Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
I would be a FRAUD if I didn’t choose Howl’s Moving Castle for H. It’s my comfort movie, and it’s one of my most well-worn, ragtag books. You can tell just by looking at my battered copy that it’s near and dear to my heart, and I can’t even begin to think of another book that could dare to take HMC’s place. 💚
I – Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant
I have Into the Drowning Deep sitting on my Kindle, just WAITING for me, and oh man oh man oh man. Killer mermaids? F/F content? SCIENCE?
This book is a targeted attack on so many of my interests, and I can’t believe I still haven’t read it. Maybe I should go fix that. 🤔
J – Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Jane, Unlimited is just…such a weird book. It has some of the flavor of a Choose Your Own Adventure story, some of the flavor of absolutely bonkers AU fanfiction, and a protagonist whose hobby is making umbrellas. Also, there’s bisexuality, space, a very good (very odd?) dog, and something new behind every door!
Whew, another five letters done! And I haven’t hit a roadblock on any letters yet, which feels like an achievement all on its own! But hey, enough about my picks. What are your top five for FGHIJ this week?