Jordan's Exciting Book Love List 2023

Prophet By Helen MacDonald, Sin Blaché Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802162021
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Published: Grove Press - August 8th, 2023

In this sci-fi noir x slow-burn romance from a new author pairing, two dramatically different agents face an interdimensional weaponization of nostalgia.

The Saint of Bright Doors By Vajra Chandrasekera Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250847386
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Published: Tordotcom - July 11th, 2023

Born to kill his divine father, but having failed to do so, Fetter is directionless until he is assigned to unravel the mystery of the "bright doors" in a city defined by unintelligible bureaucracy, warring government factions, and a violent caste system. This is a sprawling and delicious work that draws on its author's Sri Lankan upbringing and culture.

The Archive Undying (The Downworld Sequence #1) By Emma Mieko Candon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250821546
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Published: Tordotcom - June 27th, 2023

Sunai is a relic, left over from the corruption of a citywide autonomous intelligence, unable to die or age. Haunted by this legacy, he gets entangled in a plot to bring back one of these corrupted gods in this dazzling epic of mecha sci-fi.

The Marigold By Andrew F. Sullivan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770416642
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Published: ECW Press - April 18th, 2023

Underneath a luxury high-rise in Toronto, a dangerous mold grows, inextricable from the poisonous deals that sustain continued development. The perspectives of the developer, the public health investigators assigned to the case, a ride-share driver, and various tenants collide to create a tense and masterful work of eco-horror.

The Dead Take the A Train (Carrion City #1) By Richard Kadrey, Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250867025
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Published: Tor Nightfire - October 3rd, 2023

Julie Crews has magic, but her bad reputation means taking the dirtiest of jobs in New York City. After an effort to improve her lot goes horribly wrong, she has to fight against finance bros and eldritch gods in this gory and tentacled start to a cosmic horror duology.

The Hexologists By Josiah Bancroft Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316443302
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Published: Orbit - September 26th, 2023

Isolde and her husband Warren practice a runic magic, best used in unraveling the magical mysteries of the everyday. A dazzling start to a new series, this world is a delight full of lovable characters, unique magics, and stellar prose.

Starling House By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250799050
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Published: Tor Books - October 3rd, 2023

Eden, Kentucky is haunted by bad luck and the looming shadow of the Starling House, a mystery that thief and liar Opal is delighted to unravel. Starling House is an intoxicating work of southern gothic, with deep secrets imbued in its pages.

A House With Good Bones By T. Kingfisher Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250829795
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Published: Tor Nightfire - March 28th, 2023

T. Kingfisher does it again, with a stellar work of horror that is both a comfort and a terror.

Wound: A Novel By Oksana Vasyakina, Elina Alter (Translated by) Cover Image
By Oksana Vasyakina, Elina Alter (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781646221448
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Published: Catapult - September 5th, 2023

A masterpiece of poetic autofiction, the narrator is travelling across the rugged landscapes of Siberia to inter her mother's ashes. Translated from Russian, this bittersweet gem reflects on the author's identity as a lesbian, a poet, a daughter, and the daughter to a dead mother.