Book Genre: Fantasy

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Holly Black
mbrandstetter
4

In the worst possible way, teenager, Valerie Russell learns all about betrayal.  And what starts out as a simple act of defiance, in a fit of pain and rage, turns into a runaway adventure of fairly epic proportions.  After the initial shock has worn off with the sting of betrayal still...

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Terry Pratchett
Colleen
4

Dodger is the story of a 17 year-old king of the sewers (a "tosher") in Victorian England; a young man with his own ideas of right and wrong. Those ideas land him in a tight spot when he is forced to rescue a young woman in distress. His efforts to help the mysterious but very interesting--and...

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Bill Willingham
Colleen
3

For those who are already very familiar with the Fables universe. Cinderella (Cindy) is taken away from her superspy duties to find out who is killing the fairest in all the land. Lush drawings enhance a rather predictable tale. But it was good to see old friends like Snow White and Briar Rose...

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Robin LaFevers
Colleen
4

Sybella serves as Death's assassin in an alternate version of 15th century France. She is forced to return to her abusive family in order to complete her most difficult mission. Adventure, political intrigue, love, and deeply disturbing family dynamics are handled deftly in LaFevers' second...

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Patrick Carman
Hope H
1

The Dark Hills Divide, the first in the Land of Elyon trilogy, is told from the point of view of Alexa Daley, the twelve year old daughter of a prominent politician. Each year the pair traverse the walled-in roads to the fortress city of Bridewell, where Alexa does everything she can to...

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Tom Piccirilli
Laurie.
3

True confession: The cover made me read this book. I am a fan of Find a Grave and I can't resist a good headstone cover especially with the tagline "Where the dying come to live."

Johnny Donatello, Dane for short, has been wrongly imprisoned for...

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Carrie Vaughn
Adelina
2

Carrie Vaughn is a Colorado author who writes the "Kitty Norville" series. "Kitty and the Midnight Hour" is set in Denver, Colorado. Kitty is a midnight DJ who hosts an advice/talk show geared towards the paranormal. Kitty is paranormal herself. She has been a werewolf for about 3 years. She is...

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Maria V Snyder
KateM
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 disappointed, at least, not...

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Patrick Rothfuss
KateM
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...

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Kristin Cashore
KateM
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”, endowed with amazing,...

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Susan Ee
KateM
3

World After is the sequel to Susan Ee’s debut novel, Angelfall, picking up moments after Angelfall and following the story of Penryn as she tries to keep her and her family alive in post-apocalyptic southern California. Angels have descended on earth in what some believe is the second coming of...

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Justine Larbalestier
Hope H
3

Most people have a fairy which charms them in some way. Charlie's best friend, Rochelle, has a clothes shopping fairy which always scores her amazing deals (when it isn't raining, anyway). Charlie's romantic rival, Fiorenze, has an all boys will like you fairy which overrides their usual dating...

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Terry Pratchett
Thane
3

Terry Pratchett leaves behind the usual fantasy trappings that have been the hallmark of his prolific body of work to venture into something new with Dodger. This book is essentially a piece of historical fiction set in streets (and sewers) of London in the early 1800's. Fictional liberties are...

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Gail Carriger
Bobby
3

Vampires, werewolves, steampunk, and romance.  Any of these elements alone would typically have me scoffing without cracking open the cover.  But in an effort to expand my reading horizons and based on a colleague’s recommendation, I made it past my initial prejudices and enjoyed this...

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Ben. 1964- Aaronovitch
Emily
3

Peter Grant is just about to become a cop, he's been slogging it out for two years and his assignment is going to be handed down, he can't wait to hit the streets and make a difference... Turns out the Met thinks it would be best if he made a difference by doing paperwork... but Peter also just...

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Seanan McGuire
Becker
4

The first of the Incryptid series, try this book if you like your strong women armed with both throwing knives AND attitude. Verity Price comes from a family of cryptozoologists. Generations ago, they broke with the Covenant of St. George over philosophical differences (the Prices wanted to...

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Bridget Zinn
April
4

Sixteen year old Kyra is on the run after trying and failing to kill her former best friend...who just happens to be Princess Ariana and next in line to the throne of the Kingdom of Mohr.  Kyra is the only one who knows that the entire kingdom is in danger once the princess marries in only...

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Brian (Brian Michael) Lynch
Adelina
4

For Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans out there, this graphic novel is part of the continuing story and universe of Buffy. This graphic novel connects to the After the Fall (post-Angel TV series) comic book series storyline and to Buffy’s TV series Season 8.

Spike is dealing with the...

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Mark Millar
Adelina
5

Hit-Girl gets her well rendered center stage and the spotlight in part one of the Kick-Ass sequel graphic novel. Hit-Girl means its blood-soaked, ass-kicking and quip laden. Just the way I like her.

Hit-Girl, Mindy McCready is trying to settle into her new life as middle school student...

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Tom McNeal
Joan
5

A great ensemble of characters that keep the reader entranced in this rich modern day fairy tale. Jeremy Johnson Johnson lives with his father in his inherited bookstore that only carries two titles, hence the name, The Two Book Bookstore. The bookstore is undergoing foreclosure and Jeremy is...

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Kami Garcia
kmcfall
3

I want to first start off by saying this was my first eBOOK experience ever. I found it incredibly easy to borrow the book through the libraries website and download it onto my kindle, and even renew it. That being said, being my first eBOOK read I found it took me longer to read this book that...

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David Nytra
Hope H
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...

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John Crowley
Lily
4

Little, Big is an epic and sentimental generational tale about a magical family living in the obscure, rural countryside of America during the early 20th century. Acting as a genealogy, but written in smooth and poetic prose, the tale envelops parallel words and the atmosphere is...

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Joe Hill
Mandy M.
4

Locke and Key has been a series that has been getting a lot of acclaim over the past few months so I knew I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I finally got the chance to check it out and it does not disappoint. I've always had a strange fascination with keys and so the first time I saw...

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John Twelve Hawks
Zac
4

This is a fantastic cyber-thriller that would appeal to fans of urban fantasy. It’s full of legitimate paranoia, especially when one considers the time and place in which we live.

The story revolves around Maya, one of the last Harlequins, an ancient order of lethal fighters sworn to...