Books of the Month

Angel Mage by Garth Nix Angel Mage by Garth Nix
More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara. No matter the cost to everyone else...
Genre:Fantasy fiction; High fantasy; Multiple perspectives
Themes:Court intrigue; Women of steel
Character:Complex; Large cast of characters
Storyline:Intricately plotted; World-building
Writing Style: Compelling

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
In 19th century New Orleans, Celine, a dressmaker from Paris, becomes embroiled in a murder mystery that's connected to a glamorous supernatural cohort
Genre:Fantasy mysteries; Historical fantasy; Multiple perspectives
Themes:Vampire menace
Character:Culturally diverse; Spirited
Tone:Atmospheric; Romantic; Suspenseful
Writing Style: Lush