Best Books of 2020 – Horror & Fantasy

Trails Regional Library staff have shared their favorites from 2020, whether they were newly published or just newly discovered in this wild year. We’ve included our reviews as well as handy links to each title in our catalog so you can check them out, too!

Parable of the Sower

Author: Octavia Butler

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Dystopian

Staff Review – Debbie, Concordia Branch: I am new to this author and I can not believe I missed out for so long! 

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The Raven Tower

Author: Ann Leckie

Genre: Fantasy

Staff Review – Jae, Holden Branch: This story is told from a really unique point of view, there is an interesting approach to magical abilities, and two apparently separate stories come together in a really surprising way! I loved learning about the world of this book.

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The Only Good Indians

Author: Stephen Graham Jones

Genre: Horror

Staff Review – Jacqueline, Lexington Branch: Creepiest Book Ever! It was amazing how character flaws drove the action and suspense in the story!

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Mexican Gothic

Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Genre: Mexican Gothic/Horror

Staff Review – Jacqueline, Lexington Branch: I kept thinking that I had figured out the story line but it was NOT what I expected.

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