Banshion's Holiday Picks for Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans

A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire, Book One) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553535907
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

My favorite Young Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy read this year.  I will always love a cool-headed heroine that can be in love and not be stereotypically weakened by it—while dealing with the varied assortment of annoying men that assume they know best.


The Hike Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399563850
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Viking - August 2nd, 2016

A perfect dad book: a quick non-complicated read that is irreverent and fun and horrifying, but with the perfect undertone of emotional content tied to protection of family.


The Devourers Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101967515
Availability: Special Order
Published: Del Rey Books - July 12th, 2016

My favorite book of 2016—but be warned, it is not for the faint of heart or those easily offended.  Equal parts fantasy, fairy-tale, and horror and set again the backdrop of Indian culture, it is unlike anything you have ever read.  Ever.


Age of Myth Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101965337
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Published: Del Rey Books - June 28th, 2016

A great book for the more classic-minded fantasy lovers out there.  It may not be the edgiest thing out there, but that doesn’t stop it from being a great book.


Hope and Red Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316268110
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Published: Orbit - June 28th, 2016

A fun read in the vein of action-fantasy.  A great book for the 16 year-old that is “too grown” for Young Adult but loves action.


Sorcerer to the Crown Cover Image
By Zen Cho
$15.00
ISBN: 9780425283400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ace Books - July 12th, 2016

My friend says it best: “A comedy of manners with fairies, political intrigue, madcap mayhem, and a feisty irrepressible heroine.” Judith knows best.


Double Down Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781630790387
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Published: Switch Press - May 1st, 2016

All the same kick-butt, take-no-crap Lois Lane, but teenage and learning how to channel that into being the best darn investigation journalist ever.  This is the sequel to my favorite Young Adult novel of 2015.


A Gathering of Shadows Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765376473
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Published: Tor Books - February 23rd, 2016

V. E. Schwab follows one of the most exciting books of 2015 with this volume.  A novel perfect for watching characters grow in scope and depth.


Stiletto Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316228046
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Published: Little Brown and Company - June 14th, 2016

One of the most anticipated sequels this year; we have been waiting forever for this one but it was worth the wait!  More heroines and more funny. Read The Rook first!


The Bands of Mourning Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780765378576
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Published: Tor Books - January 26th, 2016

A 2016 sequel and 3rd (or 6th, It’s complicated) book in one of the most interesting series I’ve ever read.  Both for Sanderson’s (my favorite author) ability to build impressive worlds and characters, and to write great action and make me laugh. 


The Blood Mirror Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316251334
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Published: Orbit - October 25th, 2016

Weeks has this oddly uncanny talent to draw me into his stories and this was no exception.  And main character, Gavin, has to be one of my favorites ever. (Weeks is yet another awesome author I’ve met in person and is the reason I got the chance to work at Flyleaf Books.)


The Obelisk Gate Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316229265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - August 16th, 2016

The 2016 sequel to The Fifth Season (which happens to be the first book the Flyleaf Sci-fi/Fantasy Book Club gave its stamp of approval).  A continuation of an amazing story that obliquely and brilliantly alludes to problems in our own world.