Recently, I’ve been reading Literary Wonderlands: A Journey through the Greatest Fictional Worlds Ever Created by Laura Miller. It outlines literary works with the best world-building across history, from early myths to modern sci-fi/fantasy franchises. Inspired by this, I’d like to share with you some of the books with the most immersive settings I’ve ever read, books that had me walking their worlds long after I closed the pages. (I skipped the obvious ones like Harry Potter, which were of course featured in Literary Wonderlands.) Continue reading Best Worlds and Settings in Modern Sci-fi/Fantasy
Congratulations to Clarisa (who has been contacted by email) for winning our Lair of Dreams giveaway! She has won a signed advance reader’s copy of this second installment of Libba Bray’s Diviners series. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did, Clarisa!
For the rest of you, never fear! The release date for Lair of Dreams is only a few days away on August 25th. You can buy it on Amazon or your local bookstore, or pre-order it from one of the independent bookstores listed on Libba Bray’s blog for special swag.
Thanks so much to everyone who participated. Stay tuned for more raffles (we have a bunch coming up these next few months), and keep reading!
Last summer, some of our book babes could not shut up about the exciting audiobook they had listened to. The Diviners by Libba Bray was set in 1920s New York City and featured old-fashioned slang, speakeasies, magic, and mysterious murders. This year, we had the opportunity to get signed advance copies of the second book in the series, Lair of Dreams at BEA. And we got an extra copy just for you! Read to the end for instructions for our giveaway. At first we didn’t want to read the book until the audiobook came out, since the audial experience of the first one was just that great, but diving back into that world as soon as possible was just too tempting. As you can tell from my review below, the book lived up to our expectations and more. This series just keeps getting diviner and diviner! Continue reading Diviner and Diviner: Geekettes Giveaway and Review of Libba Bray’s Lair of Dreams