The Last True Poets of the Sea sets high drama in an idyllic seaside town. Julia Drake’s send-up to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is romantic, hilarious, and full of heart.
Rules For Vanishing is old-school paranormal horror: suspense, gore, and sinister threats from unexpected directions. Kate Alice Marshall orchestrates a strong ensemble and perfectly plotted twists.
Who Put This Song On is an honest exploration of the intersection of mental illness and Blackness circa 2008 that probably shouldn't have been a novel.
If there's any justice in the world, The Ten Thousand Doors of January will soon be a YA classic. My favorite read of 2019 so far.