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Unraveling by Karen Lord
SF LORD
Dr. Miranda Ecouvo, forensic therapist of the City, just helped put a serial killer behind bars. But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual murders is not yet complete. A near-death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits. There, she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster, who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her files. It appears the true mastermind behind the murders is still on the loose, chasing a myth to achieve immortality. Together, Miranda, Chance, and the Trickster must travel through conjured mazes, following threads of memory to locate the shadowy killer.
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
SF BUTCHER
As far as he knows, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is only openly practicing professional wizard in the country. With rent past due and a decent meal becoming an issue of importance, Harry needs to find work soon. A call from a distraught wife, and other from Lt. Murphy of the Chicago Police, makes Harry believe that things are looking up. In fact, they are about to get much worse. Someone has violated the first law of magic: Thou Shalt Not Kill.
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
SF TEEN CHOKSHI
Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Severin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Severin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Severin will need help from a band of experts. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
SF MARTINE
During a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court, Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident--or that Mahit might be next to die.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
SF GAIMAN
Upon his release from prison, a widower accepts a job as a bodyguard and joins the battle between the gods of yore and the neoteric gods of present-day America.
Children of Ruin Adrian Tchaikovsky
SF TCHAIKOVSKY
Thousands of years ago, Earth's terraforming program took to the stars. On the world they called Nod, scientists discovered alien life - but it was their mission to overwrite it with the memory of Earth. Then humanity's great empire fell, and the program's decisions were lost to time. Aeons later, humanity and its new spider allies detected fragmentary radio signals between the stars. They dispatched an exploration vessel, hoping to find cousins from old Earth. But those ancient terraformers woke something on Nod better left undisturbed. And it's been waiting for them.
The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
SF LYONS
Raised on storybook tales of royal adventure, Kihrin discovers his identity as the illegitimate son of a treasonous prince and is rendered a pawn in the royal family's power schemes before embracing his anti-hero destiny.
Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard
SF TEEN DENNARD
Aeduan joins forces with Iseult, a Threadwitch, and the magical girl, Owl, to stop a bloodthirsty horde of raiders from destroying a monastery that holds more than just faith, but to do so he must confront his own father--and his past.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
SF SHANNON
The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction--but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic. Across the dark sea, Tané has trained to be a dragonrider since she was a child, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel. Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.
The Lies of Locke by Lamora Scott Lynch
SF PB LYNCH
Vowing to bring down the crime boss running the city, a group of Gentlemen Bastards, led by Locke Lamora, sets out to beat the Capa at his own game, taking on other thieves, murderers, beggars, prostitutes, and thugs in the process.
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
SF TEEN SCHOLTE
Keralie is the best pickpocket in all of the kingdoms of Quadara, but when she steals a "comm disk" and realizes a royal murder plot is afoot, she must learn who to trust and fast.
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
SF MCGUIRE
Roger and Dodger are twins. Roger is skilled in words and languages. Dodger is skilled at math. They aren't exactly human, though don't realize it. They aren't exactly gods, either. Not yet. Though Reed created them, he is not their father. But he has a plan: to raise them to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own. Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn't attained.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
GOLDMAN
As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchmen, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she'll meet Vizzini - the criminal philosopher who'll do anything for a bag of gold ; Fezzik - the gentle giant ; Inigo - the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge ; and Count Rugen - the evil mastermind behind it all.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
SF ROTHFUSS
The story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend. So begins the tale of Kvothe, from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic.
The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie
SF LECKIE
Having helped win a war at great cost in human lives and to its own power, the god known as the Raven of Iraden was forced to continue to fulfill its commitment to its followers and slowly regain its strength through the steady flow of prayers and sacrifices which are the source of all the gods' powers. Centuries into that toil, a usurper to the throne of Iraden has discovered the Raven's weakened state and sets in motion a plot to gain the favor of younger, stronger gods in a bid to consolidate his power.