Reading List

As editors, we enjoy reading, or this project would never have been launched. While we very much recommend that our readers devour all the literature we've edited and published, we would also like to suggest a few other less well-known works that, colloquially put, deserve more love. Please find below a few of our suggestions!


 By Amberlynne O'Shea

Esme takes it upon herself to put an end to the Purge and stop the Evening Star. But when fate puts her in the path of the Evening Star, she is forced to question the truth about the supposedly evil nature of the stars. This act may lead to her death at the hands of the Purge - or at the hands of the ones she loves. 

A fascinatingly dark world, where an endless Inquisition rules with a bloody fist. The shadows that permeate this world suffocates hope in darkness, as heroes of yore return as villains of today and the weak struggle to find a way back to the light.

The Kouga Ninja Scrolls
By Futaro Yamada
Two rival ninja clans are picked to fight to the death to resolve a clash over the succession to the Japanese throne, but things get complicated when the son of one clan and the daughter of the other unexpectedly fall in love.

Quite similar to Romeo and Juliet, with a measure of the supernatural and superhuman thrown in with the historical fiction elements. The novel traces the course of the conflict as both clans endure heavy losses and ultimately bringing the two lovers to face each other on the field of battle.

Parasite Eve
By Hideaki Sena
Mitochondria are specialized subunits of those cells which contain nuclei, or eukaryotic cells, whose basic function is to provide energy for the cells with which to do their thing, as well as in assisting with other functions, such as controlling the cell cycle, the cell growth and the cell death.

Now imagine mitochondria that go wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong.

A unique kind of fear, involving the worst kind of body horror that can terrify humans: our bodies actively, maliciously rebelling against us with the sole purpose of our destruction.

Battle Royale
By Koushun Takami
As part of a ruthless program by the totalitarian government, ninth-grade students are taken to a small isolated island with a map, food, and various weapons. Forced to wear special collars that explode when they break a rule, they must fight each other for three days until only one "winner" remains.

Lord of the Flies done deliberately, with youths encouraged to battle to the death against their friends for the dubious hope of their own survival. Only one youth is permitted to leave the combat zone alive; altruism or refusal to fight is duly punished by death.