The Book Eaters

I devour books, I describe them as delicious if I love them, but I’ve never eaten one. The characters in The Book Eaters however do. Books are their sustenance and from them they gain the knowledge from which they build their lives. The boys and men dine on history and politics whilst little girls are fed fairy tales. Alongside the book eaters though are the problems, the mind eaters, who crave something more than a book to eat. When a valuable supply of medicine that can control them disappears, we see the lengths a mother will go to in order to save her son, as she breaks from the traditions and restrictions placed on her, to find who she is, and the happiness and love she has always longed for. The Book Eaters is a dark and creepy modern fairy tale that explores love and power, traditions and what it takes to escape from them. This book is impossible to put down, it is scrumptious, and while you can’t actually eat it, it will leave you feeling happily full like only the best meals can. Recommended by Hannah

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ISBN: 9781250810182
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Published: Tor Books - August 2nd, 2022

Sunyi Dean's The Book Eaters is “a darkly sweet pastry of a book about family, betrayal, and the lengths we go to for the ones we love. A delicious modern fairy tale.”— Christopher Buehlman, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author

Truth is found between the stories we're fed and the stories we hunger for.