The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

Staff Pick

Looking for an adventure/mystery that's a bit odd and horrifying? Welcome to the society of book eaters--a population that lives near Britain's forgotten mansions and, though looking like people, have immense strength and eat books to survive. That is, the ones who don't prefer to eat human brains. Devon knows how dangerous these creatures are and escapes captivity with her son. But as she journeys, she uncovers more mysteries and horrors of the book eaters' world. In Dean's fantastical imagining, this realm comes with an intricate hierarchical system that plays on fairy tales and societal pressures. This is great for fans of Neil Gaiman and Susanna Clarke!