Fantasy genre books (8)


1.

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands : A Moral and Amorous Tale by Jorge Amado EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Description:
Seductive memories of her first husband, the wayward, unsuccessful gambler Vadinho dos Guimaraes, threaten Dona Flora's very respectable second marriage to a kindly pharmacist. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

2.

Eartheater by Dolores Reyes ES

Rating: 4.3     3 Votes
Description:
Electrifying and provocative, visceral and profound, a powerful literary debut novel about a young woman whose compulsion to eat earth gives her visions of murdered and missing people--an imaginative synthesis of mystery and magical realism that explores the dark tragedies of ordinary lives. Set in an unnamed slum in contemporary Argentina, Earth-eater is the story of a young woman who finds herself drawn to eating the earth--a compulsion that gives her visions of broken and lost lives. With her first taste of dirt, she learns the horrifying truth of her mother's death. Disturbed by what she w... continue

3.

Fever Dream by Samanta Scweblin EN

Rating: 3.5     30 Votes
Description:
NOW A FEATURE FILM COMING SOON TO NETFLIX "Genius." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize! Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream... A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family. Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the... continue

4.

Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen EN

Rating: 3.5     12 Votes
Description:
Alone in the wilderness, Cole found peace. But he's not alone anymore. Cole Matthews used to be a violent kid, but a year in exile on a remote Alaskan island has a way of changing your perspective. After being mauled by a Spirit Bear, Cole started to heal. He even invited his victim, Peter Driscal, to join him on the island and they became friends. But now their time in exile is over, and Cole and Peter are heading back to the one place they're not sure they can handle: high school. Gangs and violence haunt the hallways, and Peter's limp and speech impediment make him a natural target. In a sc... continue
Recommended: 11 Jan 2018

5.

Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
Renata was only a child when she was kidnapped by the crown. As a memory thief, the rarest and most feared of the magical Moria, she was used by the crown to carry out the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people. Now Renata is one of the Whispers, a rebel spy working against the crown. When Dez, her commander -- and the boy she's grown to love -- is taken captive by the notorious Principe Dorado, Renata must return to the palace and complete his top-secret mission herself. Can she keep her cover, even as she burns for vengeance against the brutal, enigm... continue
Recommended: 01 Jan 2021

6.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo EN

Rating: 3     4907 Votes
Description:
"My heart is afraid that it will have to suffer," the boy told the alchemist one night as they looked up at the moonless sky." Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams." Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. The Alchemist is such a book. With over a million and a half copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has already established itself as a modern classic, universally admired. Paulo Coelho's charming fable, now available in English ... continue

7.

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez EN

Rating: 3.5     6 Votes
Description:
A masterpiece of contemporary Gothic from the internationally acclaimed author of Things We Lost in the Fire.

8.

The Story of a Seagull and the Cat who Taught Her to Fly by Luis Sepúlveda EN

Rating: 5     8 Votes
Description:
A seagull, dying from the effects of an oil spill, entrusts her egg to Zorba the cat, who promises to care for it until her chick hatches, then teach the chick to fly. Reprint.
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022


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