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Top 10 Books of 2015 (via Book Smugglers)

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.09.10 PMDo you enjoy reading as much as I do? More? If you’ve visited my Goodreads page, you know what I tend to like the most. So when I found The Book Smugglers website with their focus on SF, Fantasy, YA and even Middle Grade fiction, I added it to my worpress “Reader.”

Most of these books I’d never heard of, but I thought a few of you might enjoy seeing what’s out there as well. Here are some of Book Smugglers’ picks for 2015.Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.17.14 PM

MOST EXCELLENT BOOKS OF 2015

2015 is by far the best reading year since we started The Book Smugglers and for the first time the average rate actually matches this impression with a whopping 7.35 average. Further, this is also the year with the most books given a perfect 10 – SEVEN.

Sorcerer to the Crown is possibly the most delightful book of 2015. A book that is in conversation with feminism, topical issues within SFF, racism and colonialism at the same time that pays homage to regency romance with a charming couple of protagonists and a main female character – Prunella Gentleman – that I want to be friends with. Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.18.14 PM

Fairytales, history and female friendship are the central focus of this novel. Uprooted is fantastic because it uproots (sorry) its own world: it delves into the origins of storytelling, using the foundation of fairytales to tell a story that is at once familiar and comforting as well as subversive and progressive. And extremely beautiful, hilarious, romantic, clever and sexy.Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.18.56 PM

The Archivist Wasp…A novel of post-apocalypse, with ghosts and supersoldiers, about friendship, agency and revolution with an ending that Mad-Max-Fury-Roads like a boss. This book is spectacular.Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.26.08 PM

…The Fifth Season A pre/post/apocalyptic fable about remembrance and vengeance and the lives and worlds that are shattered in the wake of extreme power, The Fifth Season is ambitious, non-linear, and breathtaking in scope.

 

The Smugglers also have a big list of honorable mentions including many they read this year but which debuted in the past.

See the rest here.

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Posted by on January 28, 2016 in Book Reviews

 

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