Kristen McDermott

The Degenerates

By J. Albert Mann - Published 2020

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

There is so much about this novel that shouldn’t work—multiple points of view, long episodes of the abuse of young women, ...Read Review

The Enigma Game

By Elizabeth Wein - Published 2020

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Wein returns to her ever-increasing cadre of young pilots, spies, and support crew in this additional prequel to her award-winning World War II ...Read Review

Trouble the Saints

By Alaya Dawn Johnson - Published 2020

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

Best known for her YA science fiction and fantasy, Johnson returns to adult fiction in this alternate-reality noir adventure set in New York ...Read Review

War Is Over

By David Almond - Published 2020

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

How does a child who has known only war begin to envision peace? This short, poignant story for young readers presents a boy ...Read Review

The Master’s Apprentice: A Retelling of the Faust Legend

By Oliver Pötzsch - Published 2020

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Pötzsch’s popular Hangman’s Daughter series of historical mysteries has reached eight volumes, but the prolific author switches gears in this ...Read Review

A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians (The Shadow Histories 1)

By H. G. Parry - Published 2020

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

The concept of this ambitious fantasy historical works neatly: substitute “magic” for “freedom,” and the French Revolution and the Abolition movement in England ...Read Review

Shadows in the Stone: A Book of Transformations

By Jack Dann - Published 2019

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

Dann is a well-regarded editor of many science fiction and fantasy anthologies. In this historical fantasy based on Renaissance hermetic mysticism, he imagines ...Read Review

Devil Darling Spy

By Matt Killeen - Published 2020

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Killeen’s Orphan Monster series addresses contemporary issues of war, trauma, political resistance, racism, and sexism through the pulse-pounding espionage adventures of Sarah ...Read Review

The Henna Artist

By Alka Joshi - Published 2020

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This debut novel is as warm and comforting as a cup of chai. The first-person narrator, Lakshmi, is a woman of mysterious origins ...Read Review

A Bond Undone (Legends of the Condor Heroes Book 2)

By Gigi Chang (trans.) - By Jin Yong - Published 2020

Genres:

Adventure

Films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon introduced Western audiences to the wuxia genre, in which martial arts meet mythic fantasy and romance in ...Read Review