fantasy · magical realism · own voices

The Hour of Daydreams: a reimagined Filipino folktale by Renee M. Rutledge

At a river near his home in the Philippine countryside, respected doctor Manolo Lualhati encounters the unthinkable—a young woman with wings. After several incredible visits, he coaxes her to stay behind—to quit flying to the stars with her sisters each night—so they can marry. Tala agrees, but soon finds herself grounded in a new life… Continue reading The Hour of Daydreams: a reimagined Filipino folktale by Renee M. Rutledge

australian author · contemporary · magical realism · middle grade · own voices

Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall

Twelve-year-old Iris has been sent to Spain on a mission: to make sure her elderly and unusual aunt, Ursula, leaves her fortune–and her sprawling estate–to Iris’s scheming parents. But from the moment Iris arrives at Bosque de Nubes, she realises something isn’t quite right. There is an odd feeling around the house, where time moves… Continue reading Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall

contemporary · gothic · lgbtqia · magical realism · own voices

White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

 In a vast, mysterious house on the cliffs near Dover, the Silver family is reeling from the hole punched into its heart. Lily is gone and her twins, Miranda and Eliot, and her husband, the gentle Luc, mourn her absence with unspoken intensity. All is not well with the house, either, which creaks and grumbles… Continue reading White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi

fantasy · historical fiction · magical realism · own voices

Odori by Darcy Tamayose

“I will tell you the stories slowly,” she says. “So let the sounds fall gently on your ear. Listen to each sentence, each word. Let them linger. For in words there is great beauty. Patience. To tell a story takes time. To listen and hear takes time, too.” Odori by Darcy Tamayose Genre: Historical Fiction/Magical… Continue reading Odori by Darcy Tamayose