The Caladrius Chronicles is a fairly new Vella with an outstanding voice, introducing us to an escaped science experiment trying to survive a dystopian cityscape long enough to save their family.
Reigning Embers is such a great piece of writing. It's a great example of how to create a character-centric fantasy. Connecting with the character first allows readers like myself the chance to more easily digest the fantasy world-building (and romance, lol)
Slit Throat Saga is a wild ride featuring Meta Humans (whose blood runs clear) and a society that sees them as abominable monsters dead set on eradicating them from existence. But all is not as it seems.
Monster Hunter Mitchell is my surprise favorite read. I thought I'd enjoy it, but not as much as I did. The levity, supernatural horror, and world building all shine under Sorrell's fantastic prose!
I binged the first three in one sitting, I could not let it go. That said, what I love most, is her infusion of mythology and lore from our world to develop the supernatural elements of Tenebrous', making it intrinsically digestible for readers from the get-go.
An epic fantasy based on Greek mythology that takes on the story of a victimized youth growing up and trying to find his place in a world of flawed heroes, vicious monsters, and herculean quests.
Fantasies are fairly prevalent on Vella right now, but Barry K. Gregory's "A Thing Immortal" is one of the first 'Dark Fantasies' that I've come across, and it makes for an original and engaging read.
I am a hit or miss fantasy reader, but all you bookworms looking for your next magical female chosen one, may want to buckle in for Rysa's amazing journey!
It's not often you'll find me reading children's stories (at least not until I have some munchkins of my own) but, Rachel asked, and I'm glad I read!
This has been my biggest surprise so far, I think. The world building is gradual, but perfectly executed. The world building is visceral, and the characters are really enjoyable. Can't wait to dive back into this one!