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Fly Me to the Moon, Volume 2 by Kenjiro Hata
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Lore Olympus, Volume Two by Rachel Smythe
Lost Places by Sarah Pinsker
Monkey Prince by Gene Luen Yang and Bernard Chang (Illustrator)
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Nightmare of the Iguana by Ursula Vernon
No Judgments by Meg Cabot
Seven-Year Witch by Angela M. Sanders
6 Times We Almost Kissed by Tess Sharpe
Soul of a Killer by Abby Collette and L. Malaika Cooper (Narrator)
Steeped to Death by Gretchen Rue and Kristin Price (Narrator)
A Tale of Two Princes by Eric Geron
Vampiric Vacation by Kiersten White
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Lost Places: 02/23/23

Lost Places

Lost Places by Sarah Pinsker (2023) is a collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories that take ordinary seeming situations and inject one wrong thing into them to explore various aspects of the human condition.

    The stories are:
  • Two Truths and a Lie
  • And the Flag Was Still There
  • I Frequently Hear Music in the Very Heart of Noise
  • Everything is Closed Today
  • Left the Century to Sit Unmoved
  • Escape from Caring Seasons
  • A Better Way of Saying
  • Remember This For Me
  • The Mountains His Crown
  • Where Oaken Hearts Do Gather
  • Science Facts!¬†

These stories have a similar tone to T. Kingfisher's novels. The characters and situations are for the most part ordinary and relatable. But then as the stories progress details are revealed to turn the recognizable into the uncanny.

Normally in these reviews I would talk about my favorite stories. Here, though, I honestly can't pick. They all kept me turning pages. I think this is the first book of short stories that gave me a book hangover when I finished the last page.

Five stars

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