Book Genre: Fantasy

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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
kmcfall
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
kmcfall
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...

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Stephen King
Thane
4

"The man and black fled across the dessert... And the gunslinger followed."

So begins the first, and frankly the best, book of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower seven book series. In a bizarre mash up that's part Lord of the Rings and part Spaghetti Western, King has created an alternate...

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Rachel Hartman
mbrandstetter
3

Like many other governments, the kingdom of Goredd entered into a peace agreement with another very powerful dynasty in hopes of putting a stop to the senseless death and destruction brought on by war. It's provided four decades of peace between the two, but it's frail.  There are...

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Anne Ursu
Rachel
4

Eleven-year-old Oscar, a lowly assistant for a powerful magician named Caleb, is happy harvesting herbs and preparing them in a cozy cupboard surrounded by cats. Oscar is forced to leave his orderly world when Caleb’s apprentice is killed and other mysterious things begin to happen around the...

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Marion Zimmer Bradley
Sarah Anne
4

If you are looking for an escape to another world, and haven’t yet been hooked into the Avalon series, consider this as your entry key. This magical, mystical world is set in the ancient past first as Atlantis falls, and then to Britain. Enjoy being transported to a land and time with strong,...

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Holly Black
mbrandstetter
4

Kaye Fierch seems to be a typically apathetic teenage daughter. Her mother, Ellen, is in a rock band...she drinks too much...has unsavory friends...loser band mates...and provides little quality structure or guidance for her.  She's a high school dropout, but holds a job that provides...

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Matthew Dicks
Monica
5

Budo is Max's best friend and has been for many years.  He has lived longer than most imaginary friends, and Max is the only one who can see him.  When Max gets into trouble, Budo has to do something he has never had to do before, to be without Max and to find a way to save him....

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Rob Harrell
Monica
4

In the small towns of 1860s England many towns have monsters worth bragging about, but not Stoker-on-Avon whose monster leaves a little something to be desired.  Rayburn has been feeling depressed, and not his monster-y self, leading his town to be the laughing stock.  With the help of...

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David Levithan
Dawn
4

A has woken up each morning in a different body for A’s entire life.  It could be a female or male body.  A tries not to interrupt the life direction of anyone A “exists” in for a day.  One day A’s body is the body of Justin. Justin is Rhiannon’s boyfriend. A and Rhiannon has a...

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Caitlín R Kiernan
Becker
4

Gritty, sarcastic, queer, violent, and foul-mouthed, Siobhan Quinn is a former junkie turned demon-hunter (sort of) turned, in one violent confrontation with both a werewolf and a vampire, into the very kind of creature she's been killing. It's all part of a complicated game involving other...

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Julia Donaldson
mbrandstetter
3

This is a beautifully illustrated children's book!  The story, like most children's books, conveys a message.  In this one, Zog finds out no matter how much he way want to achieve in school, he needs a little help from a new friend to get to the gold star he covets so highly....

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Jeffrey Brown
DawnM
4

This fun book is more than your typical graphic novel.  It includes comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings depicting common events faced by any average middle-schooler but all this takes place in a galaxy far, far away..
Recommended to Star Wars...

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Neil Gaiman
Georgia
3

The story begins with the narrator returning to the small English town where he grew up. He reflects back on a dark period of time in his childhood. His family was going through a rough patch when he met the Hempstock women who lived at the end of the lane. Through a series of unfortunate and...