The first book in Pullman's "His Dark Materials" series -- I read this book when I was young, and kept coming back to it as I got older. Still as powerful and compelling as when it was written, "The Golden Compass" tells the adventures of Lyra, a young girl in London. But this is not London as we know it. In this London, everyone has their own personal daemon, an animal companion that is the physical manifestation of their inner self. In this London the Magisterium, a powerful religious body, seeks to repress heresy and begins cruel experiments on children to understand "Dust." And far to the North, witches patrol the skies, and an exiled armored bear seeks to regain his throne...
A magical realism classic in the making. "The Night Circus" is a thrilling, heartfelt, wonderful story that, when you open the cover, feels like coming home to an old friend. What begins as a bet between two aging magicians soon becomes a mysterious duel that spans years and overtakes the lives of their two young protégés. Both a love story and a mystery, "The Night Circus" will appeal to lovers of Audrey Niffenegger and Neil Gaiman. Step through the gates and discover the incredible world of Le Cirque des Rêves...you'll never be the same again...
For the fan of StarTrek, or just those who love sci-fi, with a ton of satire, wit and meta-humor thrown in for good measure. "Redshirts" takes some of the beloved tropes of the typical space adventure and turns them on their head. Laugh out loud funny!
"Believe. If you are to survive, you must believe."
A modern fantasy classic, chock full of mythology and mystery. Gaiman is a master at misdirection and subverting your expectations until the final plot twist. Incredible, magical and impossible to put down. (Also now a series on STARZ!)
A fascinating mix of mystery and horror, this is what you get if you cross James Bond with "Supernatural" with a dash of Stephen King to spice things up.
A masterpiece of magical realism and speculative fiction. David Mitchell does an amazing job of sculpting characters that perplex and enthrall. As the tale unfolds, you meet 5 different narrators who all connect in fascinating and complex ways, all adding to a gripping, heart-pounding adventure. Be sure to check out Slade House, the companion novella to Bone Clocks, and a wonderfully spooky follow up read.
This book was riveting. A brilliant fantasy novel that plays on some stock tropes of the genre but then completely spirals and dives into new and exciting territory. N.K. Jemisin gives you thrill after thrill with captivating characters, mysterious powers and a setting/plot that will leave you shaken. I couldn't put it down, and I am thrilled that there are two sequels for me to enjoy!! A must read for fans of Neil Gaiman, Octavia Butler, and George R.R. Martin.