Reviews and Blog Posts: Fantasy

Seraphina

by Rachel Hartman

Reviewer Rating:
5

I downloaded Seraphina onto my phone mainly as a backup in case I forgot to bring a book with me when I left the house. Instead, I ended up clearing everything off my schedule and staying up late into the night to finish the book. The kingdom of Gorred and...

Poison study

by Maria V Snyder

Reviewer Rating:
5

I downloaded Poison Study for two reasons: one, it was available on Overdrive when I was (gasp!) out of physical books to read, and two, I was working my way through the top 10 books on Goodread’s “Best "Strong Female" Fantasy Novels” list and this was #4. I was not...

The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle : the Dark of Deep Below

by Patrick Rothfuss

Reviewer Rating:
4

When I saw that Patrick Rothfuss, best known for the much-loved and on-going Kingkiller Chronicles series, was publishing a picture book for adults, I have to admit I was intrigued. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing Beneath...

Graceling

by Kristin Cashore

Reviewer Rating:
5

Graceling was recommended to me by a librarian when I told her I was looking for something to read over the weekend. While I didn’t end up reading it until much later, I realize now that was a mistake. Graceling takes place in a realm where certain people are “gracelings”,...

Hansel & Gretel witch hunters

Reviewer Rating:
3

  Hansel and Gretel is a universal tale that has been retold in various versions. This movie uses the back story of the two unfortunate children as a springboard for their adventures in adulthood.  The brother and sister are now witch hunters traveling across Europe. They arrive at a small...

The Secret of the Stone Frog : A Toon Graphic Novel

by David Nytra

Reviewer Rating:
1

The illustrations in The Secret of the Stone Frog are fantastic. Detailed, intriguing, and layered, they are the best part of the book. Unfortunately, the story they help tell and the characters they visualize are in many ways so clichéd and lacking in depth as to make the entire endeavor feel...

The Lies of Locke Lamora.

by Scott Lynch

Reviewer Rating:
4
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The Lies of Locke Lamora is the first book in Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastard series. This fast-paced fantasy adventure follows thief Locke Lamora and his gang of Gentleman Bastards as they try to pull off the biggest con of their lives--and accidentally get swept up in a war over the...

Interview with the vampire : Claudia's story

by Ashley Marie Witter

Reviewer Rating:
5

A richly-illustrated adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, told through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl when she was turned by the vampire Lestat. Though she spends many years of happiness with her two vampire fathers, she gradually grows discontent with their...

The spindlers

by Lauren Oliver

Reviewer Rating:
3

In this fantasy-adventure, Liza, travels into a strange underground land to retrieve her little brother's soul from the evil, spider-like Spindlers. If you like dark, slightly scary stories, this book is for you. I especially liked the ugly, wig-headed giant rat that accompany's Liza on her journey. Liza is a...

Madeleine L'Engle's A wrinkle in time : the graphic novel

by Hope Larson

Reviewer Rating:
4

L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time has always been a fascinating book to me.  Full of adventure, spacetime physics, and allegory, the story is rich, but I especially love how the characters, specifically Meg, learn that their weakness can be their biggest strengths.  In her graphic adaption, Larson does a great job...

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