Every October I start getting hyped for Halloween (Witches’ Day in Brazil) and enjoy planning the makeup I will do and the food we’ll cook (the Cockroaches Brownies are a staple by now) and movies to watch and sometimes we throw a small party. It’s a grand time all around, and one of the best parts for me is spending the month reading creepy, atmospheric stuff to make me more excited for Halloween and also come to terms with Summer being now really REALLY over and the cold being here to stay for the next 5 months. We won’t have serotonine anymore but at least there’s books!
Daughter from the Dark by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko
An ARC I am very excited for! This sounds weird and magical and dark and I expect it to make it to my favorite fantasies of the year.
Late one night, fate brings together DJ Aspirin and ten-year-old Alyona. After he tries to save her from imminent danger, she ends up at his apartment. But in the morning sinister doubts set in. Who is Alyona? A young con artist? A plant for a nefarious blackmailer? Or perhaps a long-lost daughter Aspirin never knew existed? Whoever this mysterious girl is, she now refuses to leave.Continue reading