Book Genre: Fantasy

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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
Kristen M
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...

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Scott Lynch
Lauren
4

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...

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Holly Black
Melody
5

After a full blown epidemic of vampirism swept across America and the rest of the world, vampires are accepted as just another danger of modern life. Most are quarantined in Coldtowns, but Tana knows the danger is real. One morning she wakes up after a sundown party to find her friends from the...

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Doug Dorst
Nikki
3

I was really intrigued with this title for 2 reasons. One because of its concept of a book within a book with accompaning materials to further the plot along.  The book is about two students who theorize in the margins of a book about the author and his myserious identity.  And my...

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George R. R Martin
Dana F
5

There are two reasons why I read this book: (1) a friend raves about the series (she's read each book several times); and (2) I'm a big "read the book before watching the movie/tv show" person. And I'd like to watch the A Game of Thrones TV series.

Just as I started reading the...

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Derek Landy
Thane
4

Stephanie Edgely was a normal girl. She lived a normal, ordinary, dull life. That is to say, she used to live a normal, ordinary, dull life. Normal went right out the window the day they put her Uncle in the ground. It was at Uncle Gordon's funeral that Stephanie first laid eyes on ...

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Jim Butcher
Dana F
1

I listened to the audio version of Storm Front. I don't normally read fantasy or, more specifically, paranormal fantasy, but I noticed that the fourteenth book in this series was a Goodreads Best Paranormal Fantasy of 2013. I can never start reading a series in the middle, so...

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Neil Gaiman
Thane
4

After years of producing children and young adult stories, Neil Gaiman has finally returned to adult fiction. And although The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told through the perspective of a child, this is a story for adults. The Ocean at the End of The Lane has all the hallmarks of a classic...

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Ashley Marie Witter
Kristen M
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...

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Kim Harrison
Emily
4

Warning if you have not read any books in this series there are some spoilers in this review:

In the Undead Pool the day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has been working private security for Trent Kalamack for the past few months. Things have been going really well between them, and even...

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Lauren Oliver
Jennifer
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...

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Lemony Snicket
Kristen M
3

The Lump of Coal by Lemony Snicket is about the adventures of a little lump of coal, in a little tux, who dreams of becoming an artist despite what all the naysayers and phonies say on his quest. Soon he  becomes discouraged and settles for something that is better than nothing. It is only...

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Frances Hardinge
Emily
4

The book begins with A is for Arson and ends with V is for Verdict, in between lies the adventure of a lifetime. When Mosca Mye rescues the vagrant versifier Eponymous Clent in exchange for a traveling companion her escapade begins. Fly By Night keeps you on your toes by making you question what...

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Joanne Harris
Emily
5

So the end has come, I’m sure it was magnificent, Ragnarok and all that. But that’s not what this story is about; Runemarks is a tale about Maddy Smith. Cursed or blessed with a ruinmark or runemark, depending on how you look at it, she is not your everyday End of the Worlder. Her peers don’t...

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Samantha Shannon
Beckyr
3

Bone Season brings to life a scary world in which gifted people are persecuted and the world is governed by a syndicate. This is the first of a projected series and got a lot of pre-publication publicity. I found it hard to follow. The premise sounds good and the main character, Paige, is...

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Bec McMaster
seanamo
3

In this second volume of McMaster's London Steampunk series, we follow the Beast, Will Carver, a dangerous and solitary werewolf, and Lena Todd, a master clockworker and the younger sister of Will's boss' wife (Blade and Honoria from Kiss of Steel).

Because the verwulfen curse is a virus...