Flyleaf's Favorite Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror 2022

Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063021426
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Published: Harper Voyager - August 23rd, 2022

In this visionary alternate history, translation brings power but all-too-frequently benefits the colonizer. There is magic in silver, and power in resistance—this book will forever change how you view language. --Jordan

Just Like Home By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250174727
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Published: Tor Books - July 19th, 2022

Years after unspeakable events upset the fabric of the Crowder house, Vera finds herself back home to face a dying mother and a parasitic artist hoping to siphon their collective trauma. At once chilling and compulsively enthralling, Just Like Home finds its way into your very bones. --Jordan

Nettle & Bone By T. Kingfisher Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250244048
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Published: Tor Books - April 26th, 2022

Taking a seed of inspiration from The Princess and the Pea - what sort of sadistic prince would seek out a wife so easily bruised?? - T. Kingfisher has woven a twisted kind of fairy tale: a princess's quest to save her sister from the clutches of a very powerful, very abusive husband. Via murder, of course. A beautifully told, subversive tale that kicks royal weddings to the curb in favor of something far more magical: devotion to one's chosen family. --Talia

Silver Under Nightfall By Rin Chupeco Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982195717
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - September 13th, 2022

Magnificent and sexy, this vampire fantasy is guaranteed to sink its teeth into you! --Jordan

The Pallbearers Club: A Novel By Paul Tremblay Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063069916
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Published: William Morrow - July 5th, 2022

What can I say about Paul Tremblay that hasn’t been said over and over again? The dude is a master of horror and suspense, and every new book ups the ante in clever and gruesome ways. Tremblay is the best at mixing the real with the supernatural to a point where you’re not sure what’s really happening, and The Pallbearers Club might be the most fully-realized version of that. It’s a memoir written by the character who formed the titular club full of notes by the character reading the memoir, who the memoir is about..? I don’t know, dude, but this book is amazing and scary and deeply moving. --Colin

Manhunt By Gretchen Felker-Martin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250794642
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Published: Tor Nightfire - February 22nd, 2022

After a pandemic turns the biologically-male population feral, Beth and Fran, two trans women, must hunt men and harvest their organs for estrogen in order to avoid the same fate, all while avoiding a powerful group of murderous TERFs. This sexy, gross, and terrifying novel is an awesome, brutal response to the wave of "gendercide" novels that erase trans people. --Elisa

Reluctant Immortals By Gwendolyn Kiste Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982172350
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 23rd, 2022

Lucy Westenra (from Bram Stoker's Dracula) and Bertha Mason (from Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre) are roommates in 1967 Los Angeles, going to the drive-in, feuding with neighbors, and trying to keep Dracula himself from returning to feed on the living. Further complicating matters, Edward Rochester is still around and has become a bit of a celebrity with a group of followers eager to do his bidding. A fresh and fast-paced novel about reclaiming identity and overcoming trauma, full of blood, guts, and the power of friendship. Also, Jane Eyre shows up. --Colin

Last Exit By Max Gladstone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765335739
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Published: Tor Books - March 8th, 2022

Both haunting and hopeful, Last Exit explores the darkness of the Americana aesthetic, venturing onto forgotten highways as a group of friends squares off against inter-dimensional terrors. --Jordan

Locklands: A Novel (The Founders Trilogy #3) By Robert Jackson Bennett Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984820679
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Published: Del Rey - June 28th, 2022

Picking up eight years after the events of Shorefall, this book reinvents the meanings of connection and resistance against an all-too-powerful force, and is the last book in one of my favorite trilogies of all time. --Jordan

The Dawnhounds (The Endsong #1) By Sascha Stronach Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982187057
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 14th, 2022

The Dawnhounds has delightful Maori-inspired worldbuilding, pirates, and a charming queer cast - what’s not to love? It’s no wonder how this book won the Vogel award at Worldcon. --Jordan

Survive the Night: A Novel By Riley Sager Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593183182
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Published: Dutton - August 30th, 2022

Charlie is having an understandably difficult time recovering from the brutal murder of her best friend by the man police are calling The Campus Killer. Adding to her troubles are the world-altering visions she keeps having that obscure everything around her. She decides to leave school and head back home, so she hops in a car with a stranger who may or may not be who he says he is. A fast-paced thriller full of fun movie references, perfect reading for a stormy night. --Colin