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Tower of Iron Will

All who enter the Tower regain 100 sanity points.

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Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die
Randall Munroe, James Foreman, K. Sekelsky, Camron Miller, John Chernega, David Michael Wharton, K.M. Lawrence, Jeffrey C. Wells, Vera Brosgol, Kit Yona, J. Jack Unrau, Jeff Stautz, Aaron Diaz, Matthew Bennardo, Yahtzee Croshaw, Douglas J. Lane, Brian Quinlan, Kate Beaton

Monstrous Beauty

Monstrous Beauty - Elizabeth Fama

For a mermaid novel this is quite a ghost story. When you pick up a YA novel about a love between a human and a mermaid you expect something a bit twee, but this is a brutal story with some real gut wrenching scenes of violence and sacrifice. I hesitate to describe much of the plot because I knew nothing about the story when I started it and enjoyed the unexpected turns. Enough to say it is about a young woman who works as a pilgrim reenactor in Plymouth and literally lives half her life in a world of ghosts.

 

I listened to the audio of this because I heard the narrator perform a selection from it a library conference a few years back. Katherine Kellgren does an amazing job on this performance and I highly recommend the audio version.