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2018 Reading List: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com, 2017) was selected as the winner of the Fantasy category.

In Down Among the Sticks and Bones, twin sisters Jack and Jill discover a portal that leads them to the Moors, a dark and unsettling world that reveals their true selves. But will their conflicting desires tear them apart? Click here to read an excerpt.

Below, check out the shortlisted titles for the Fantasy category, as well as read-alike titles for Down Among the Sticks and Bones.

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Winter Tide

by Ruthanna Emrys

"Winter Tide is a weird, lyrical mystery—truly strange and compellingly grim. It's an innovative gem that turns Lovecraft on his head with cleverness and heart." —Cherie Priest

Tor.com, 2017.

Click to Read the Booklist Review.

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Passing Strange

by Ellen Klages

Inspired by the pulps, film noir, and screwball comedy, Passing Strange is a story as unusual and complex as San Francisco itself from World Fantasy Award winning author Ellen Klages.

Tor.com, 2017.

Click to Read the Booklist Review.

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The Witches of New York

by Ami McKay

Respectable Lady Seeks Dependable Shop Girl. Those averse to magic need not apply.

“A dark, atmospheric, and feminist story of three women in New York City's Gilded Age, each determined to thrive in a society hell-bent on keeping them down, and using their coven to do so." —Buzzfeed

Harper Perennial, 2017.

Click to Read an Excerpt.

Click to Read the Booklist Starred Review.

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A Gathering of Ravens

by Scott Oden

To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcnéas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind—the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days.

Thomas Dunne Books, 2017.

Click to Read an Excerpt.

Click to Read the Booklist Review.

Read-alike Titles for Down Among the Sticks and Bones

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