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Book Eaters: #BookReview #Fantasy Worth Reading #fantasybooks

discover great fantasy books, The Book EatersIn “The Book Eaters” by Sunyi Dean, readers are invited into a mysterious world on the Yorkshire Moors, where a hidden lineage of individuals possesses a unique ability to consume books as sustenance. However, this seemingly enchanting skill takes a darker turn when Devon, a member of The Family, discovers that her son has a peculiar hunger for human minds. Dean’s novel delves into themes of family, identity, and the consequences of forbidden appetites.

Within the secretive lineage of The Family, books are not mere vessels of knowledge but a literal source of sustenance. Dean’s imaginative concept paints a vivid picture of a world where books are devoured, their content absorbed and retained by those who partake in this literary feast. Spy novels become peppery snacks, romance novels are sweet delicacies, and even maps can be consumed to recall specific destinations. The author’s portrayal of this unconventional culinary practice sets the stage for an intriguing exploration of the characters’ relationships with literature and the repercussions they face.

As a member of The Family, Devon is raised amidst the rituals and traditions that revolve around their book-eating abilities. She witnesses her brothers feasting on tales of adventure and valor, while she herself is nourished with carefully selected fairy tales and cautionary stories. Dean skillfully weaves the themes of family bonds, the weight of inherited expectations, and the struggle to reconcile individual desires within a deeply rooted lineage. Through Devon’s journey, readers experience the complexities and conflicts that arise when personal identity clashes with established traditions.

It is such a unique plot and was a treat to read. There were a few unnecessary chapters, IMO, but overall it is a well-written debut novel. If you like something different and dark, this will fit your appetite.

Here’s the blurb:

Out on the Yorkshire Moors lives a secret line of people for whom books are food, and who retain all of a book’s content after eating it. To them, spy novels are a peppery snack; romance novels are sweet and delicious. Eating a map can help them remember destinations, and children, when they misbehave, are forced to eat dry, musty pages from dictionaries.

Devon is part of The Family, an old and reclusive clan of book eaters. Her brothers grow up feasting on stories of valor and adventure, and Devon―like all other book eater women―is raised on a carefully curated diet of fairy tales and cautionary stories.

But real life doesn’t always come with happy endings, as Devon learns when her son is born with a rare and darker kind of hunger―not for books, but for human minds.


Not of this Earth Bookshop Grand Reopening Sale! #scifi #fantasy #steampunk

To celebrate the new and improved Not of this Earth Bookshop, there’s a sale!

best selling science fiction and popular fantasy steampunk

To celebrate, there is a month-long sale: 30% off any ebook, 20% off any audiobook. and 15% off any print book in the shop. This includes my best-selling science fiction and popular steampunk / fantasy books.


Promo Code GOEBK304


Promo Code GRROADO20


Promo Code GROPBLP384715

Includes paperback, large print paperbacks, and hardcover

Discounts will be automatically taken at checkout. 


Why buy from me? If you buy direct, I get paid within hours rather than months, which helps me write more books. The big retailers are great and I love working with them (you can find my books at all of them), but it’s becoming harder to be seen. My direct store allows me to feature my products without having to compete with anyone else for your notice.

There’s also a 30-day guarantee on any purchase.


The Summer Solstice is Coming, and Soon There will be Monsters! Rifters Sale! #fantasy #steampunk #fantasybooks

Every year on the summer solstice, the rift opens. Celebrating the coming season of monsters with a monstrous Rifters sale! Get all four books for the price of one! A Not of this Earth Bookshop special!

Rifters Series

A monstrous secret hides in the backwoods of a remote western town—a portal connecting our world to forty-two other universes. The visitors—most would call them terrifying—often have devastating effects. Their destruction hasn’t been intentional… until lately. The usual band of protectors, The Rifters, defend us with daring and weapons built from coils, gears, and crystals, which is no longer enough. Earth’s survival depends on an outlaw from 1888 and a librarian with a knack for ghosts.



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