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Welcome back, everyone!

This edition of Get Rec’d has mostly recommendations that I’ve received elsewhere and not ones that I’ve given. I love when my interests align and the book communities I’m part give me new titles to add to my out of control TBR pile. There’s manga, fae, sci-fi, and an Alice in Wonderland retelling.

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  • The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today, Vol 1.

    The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today, Vol 1. by Hitsuzi Yamada

    Big thank you to HeatherS for mention this in the comments of April 2024’s Whatcha Reading (Part Two!):

    It’s a low-stakes, enjoyable manga about a young professional woman who doesn’t have her stuff together and her giant cat, who spends his time cleaning the house, grocery shopping, and making her meals so that she can continue to go to work and make money to buy him cat food. The art is very cute.

    Saku is an ordinary young woman who works long hours and lives alone with her cat, Yukichi. Yukichi, however, is not an ordinary house cat. For one, the temperamental feline towers over Saku and walks around on two legs. Instead of playing with toy mice, he scours supermarket flyers for good deals and keeps the house spotless. With a pet like that, it’s hard to tell who’s taking care of who!

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  • Off with Their Heads

    Off with Their Heads by Zoe Hana Mikuta

    Obviously, this gorgeous cover caught my eye. But this is an Alice in Wonderland retelling with Korean influence and possible a sapphic romantic subplot.

    Fans of Chloe Gong and Judy I. Lin will devour this Korean-inspired Alice in Wonderland retelling about two very wicked girls, forever bonded by blood and betrayal . . .

    In a world where Saints are monsters and Wonderland is the dark forest where they lurk, it’s been five years since young witches and lovers Caro Rabbit and Iccadora Alice Sickle were both sentenced to that forest for a crime they didn’t commit—and four years since they shattered one another’s hearts, each willing to sacrifice the other for a chance at freedom.

    Now, Caro is a successful royal Saint-harvester, living the high life in the glittering capital and pretending not to know of the twisted monster experiments that her beloved Red Queen hides deep in the bowels of the palace. But for Icca, the memory of Caro’s betrayal has hardened her from timid girl to ruthless hunter. A hunter who will stop at nothing to exact her On Caro. On the queen. On the throne itself.

    But there’s a secret about the Saints the Queen’s been guarding, and a volatile magic at play even more dangerous to Icca and Caro than they are to each other…

    Lush, terrifying, and uncanny, Zoe Hana Mikuta—author of Gearbreakers and Godslayers—takes a delicate knife straight through the heart of this beloved surrealist fairytale.

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  • The Prince of Prohibition

    The Prince of Prohibition by Marilyn Marks

    When I was perusing the Libro.fm sales for Independent Bookstore Day, I came across this title. A fantasy romance set in the 1920s sounds interesting, even if I don’t like a series that follows the same couple.

    The year was 1926. Glamour, riches and greed filled the air, but under the facade of glitter and gold lay truths much darker, more sinister, and entirely less human . . .

    Adeline Colton was cursed. Everyone in Georgia knew the devil walked her farm, and maybe they were right, because each month she had . . . dreams. Visions of a dark prince and a shadowed forest. A creature so wrong, temptation lurked beneath her skin.

    So after escaping to New York City, it’s no surprise when her bad fortune follows. Only this time, it’s in the form of Jack Warren: millionaire bootlegger, infamous gangster, and criminal who makes Addie his fervent obsession.

    Jack is everything Addie should avoid, but the more she resists his pull, the deeper she’s drawn into his extravagant world. Lured by a life of freedom and desire, Adeline must make a choice: heed her family’s warnings or follow Jack into the dark. But when fate binds them together, Jack is revealed to be something else—not man, not beast, not even the devil, but a creature much, much worse.

    ACOTAR meets The Great Gatsby in The Prince of Prohibition, an adult fantasy romance featuring scandalous flappers, sensual fae, hidden speakeasies and dark magic. It is book one in the Fae of the Roaring Age series.

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  • Red Mars

    Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

    Now I know Kim Stanley Robinson is a sci-fi great, but trying to handsell books a decade or two old to new readers was a challenge. However, I saw Kelly Faircloth post about this one and described it as:

    What if your midlife crisis was moving to Mars? An underappreciated facet of this novel is that everyone is middle-aged and a hot mess, emotionally.

    Personally, I’m sold! And I know that description would work for a lot of readers.

    Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel • Discover the novel that launched one of science fiction’s most beloved, acclaimed, and awarded trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson’s masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.
     
    “A staggering book . . . the best novel on the colonization of Mars that has ever been written.”—Arthur C. Clarke

    For centuries, the barren, desolate landscape of the red planet has beckoned to humankind. Now a group of one hundred colonists begins a mission whose ultimate goal is to transform Mars into a more Earthlike planet. They will place giant satellite mirrors in Martian orbit to reflect light onto its surface. Black dust sprinkled on the polar caps will capture warmth and melt the ice. And massive tunnels drilled into the mantle will create stupendous vents of hot gases. But despite these ambitious goals, there are some who would fight to the death to prevent Mars from ever being changed.

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