Looking for something like Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows? We recommend:
California Bones by Greg Van Eekhout
Wizards who gain powers by eating the bones of magical creatures (and of other wizards…), and an alternate California ruled by a ruthless immortal, make for a dark and intriguing twist on the heist novel.
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
What should be just another con for young mastermind Locke and his gang of “Gentleman Bastards” gets them drawn into a power struggle for the criminal underworld of Camorr, a fantasy re-imagining of Venice.
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
An underground war between the Avicen and the Drakharin has been brewing for centuries. Echo is a human orphan, pickpocket, and friend to the Avicen, whose skills may help put a stop to the war if she can find and steal the mythical object known as the Firebird.
GMCL staff is always ready to help answer Readers’ Advisory questions. Now we are taking it a step further with providing shareable infographics that suggest titles and link to the RCLS catalog where you can request a copy of the book to be sent to your favorite Riverside County Library.