Book Genre: Fantasy

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Joe Abercrombie
Emily
3

Prince Yarvi is glad to be joining the Ministry, he can leave his family behind and become a no-one, easier than being a half a man. Born with a withered and incomplete hand in a land of warriors Yarvi is lucky to be the second son, never expected to be the king. Then his father and brother are...

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Rebecca Hahn
Emily
3

I don't know if it was a "stunning debut" but it was not bad. A little slow to start, a little slow to continue and then a rush to the end that felt strange. But among all this pacing shenanigans there was a pretty little story about love, loss, identity, independence, expectations, revenge...

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Miriam Elia
Laurie.
3

NPR recommended this book so I read it.
Edward's life is so depressing.
Is humanity in a cage?
The black and white drawings kept me going.
I wanted to set all the hamsters free like Elliott set the frogs free in E.T.
My bird won't leave his cage. He is...

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Chris Wooding
Emily
4

Retribution Falls feels very Firefly-y to me, not quite as funny/fun but still chock full of proto scifi steampunky piratey shenanigans.

We first meet our heroes in a den of inequity with a gun to their head, literally, Crake and Frey have been captured by an unsatisfied customer who will...

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Nicholas Christopher
Hope H
3

Nicolo is a fourteen year old orphan with little more to his name than a clarinet his father gave him--an enchanted clarinet. That clarinet, and the dedication he puts into learning from it, will take him from the alleys of Venice to an all-girl's orchestra led by Antonio Vivaldi himself, and to...

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China Miéville
Lisa B.
4

I was instantly intrigued by the Central conceit of China Mieville’s novel The City and the City.  In it, two cities – Ul Qoma and Besźel – with distinct cultural, religious, and socio-economic identities occupy the same spatial location.  While such a state of affairs is...

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Sally Green
lisab
3

In literature, white witches are usually supposed to be good but I guess it’s all in perspective because in Half Bad, they seem to be evil instead of good, indiscriminately using torture and killing off other witches. The first volume in a trilogy, Half Bad is about a boy whose mother was a...

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Kelley Armstrong
Colleen
3

Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with keeping the ghosts in the Forest of the Dead appeased. But for some reason, this year the ghosts won't be silenced. And lots of other mythological beasts are stirring as well. Will the sisters be able to save their people? 

For fans...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

This is continuation of the The Avatar, the Last Airbender: The Promise Triology. Zuko is still trying to find answers as to what happens to his mother. Only his father seems to know, but he refuses to tell Zuko. The only other person who might know is his sister.  The gang gets...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

I enjoyed this book because it shows the characters that they have been fighting for the wrong reasons. They aren't seeing the bigger picture of what unity means to the four nations, even Aang is guilty of this.  Although it seems like the final chapter in the lives of the characters we...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

This is part two of three, but I didn't enjoy it as much. I felt like it was a lot of filler for the characters. I also felt like the dialogue is full of repetition. So part me found myself skimming over what the characters were saying. But I did want to get to the next book to see where this...

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Marie Brennan
Hope H
3

Three years after the events of A Natural History of Dragons, Isabella is finally ready to embark on her next expedition, this time to the savannah and swamps of Bayembe. On arrival, she and her companions are immediately welcomed into the Oba's palace complex, and are eventually...

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Anne Bishop
Colleen
3

The second in the urban fantasy Others series. Bishop knows how to create a fascinating world that is just a bit different from the one we know. And in this world we find Meg Corbyn, a bit stronger and more assertive than she was in Written in Red. We are given more backstory...

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Mike Carey
Emily
3

Meet Tommy Taylor, he's Mike Carey's fictional Harry Potter, thing is Tommy Taylor is a man, a real man who's father wrote him into stories when he was a child. (Really it's much more sinister than that.) People meet Tom Taylor but they want/expect/need him to be Tommy. So, Tom Taylor, the grown...

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Pierce Brown
KristinR
5

At last: a novel that promises to be 'the Hunger Games meets Game of Thrones' and actually fulfills that promise! But the Red Rising is more than a merger of two successful concepts.

Red Rising opens on Mars centuries after humans have colonized the galaxy and divided society into social...

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Terry Pratchett
Adelina
5

I love the Tiffany Aching Adventures by Terry Pratchett. This book is excellent example of Terry Pratchett’s unique combination of humor, insight into the nature of humanity and compelling characters.

I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth book in this series. Tiffany Aching has spent...

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Bruno Schulz
Porscha
5

 This book is a small compilation of Bruno Schulz’s short stories and a few illustrations. He’s been associated with surrealist movement both with his writing and illustrations, his writing could be categorized as magical realism.  He was writing in the 1930’s and his life ended at the...

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Chloe Neill
Emily
3

One night while walking home late from working on her thesis Merit is attacked, and well she sort of dies. Except that she is instead turned into a vampire… Which she is NOT down with, but what is a newly dead girl to do? Merit deals with it the only way she knows how, by being the best initiate...

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Joan Holub
Tara
3

If your young reader isn't ready for the Percy Jackson series, but loves adventure, heroes, and mythology, this is a great series to delve into. Easy to read but compelling, this fun foray into mythology is a hit with...

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Brandon Mull
Tara
4

The first of a mulitplatform series, each book is written by a renowned powerhouse author, in this case, Brandon Mull of Fablehaven fame. Subsequent authors include Maggie Stiefvater and Garth Nix. In a fantasy realm called...

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Terry Pratchett
Brett
2

Man, I love the concept that makes up the foundation of this novel. I just wish the authors had built a firmer story upon it. In the near future, humanity has discovered the ability to “step” into an infinite number of parallel Earths, each slightly different from the last. Most can step with...

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Brett
2

I’m pretty sure that somewhere in the orientation paperwork it was stated that, as a librarian, I am required to love this book. Same goes for booksellers or, really, anybody who loves books. Well, I am bucking that trend. I just didn’t like it.

Now, don’t get me wrong: the descriptions...

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Dave Barry
Brett
4

The great fun in this prequel to Peter Pan is in watching all of J. M. Barrie’s familiar elements begin to coalesce into the world we know and love from the original story. Young orphan Peter finds himself aboard a ship called the Never Land, pursued by a familiar group of...

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Karen Foxlee
Kristi
4

Ophelia and her sister are grieving. They have lost their mother. Now their father has taken them to some mysterious museum where he is readying an exhibit on swords and they are left to wander around all day. But something is weird about  the place. Scientific Ophelia doesn’t really...

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Rachel Hartman
KateM
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 surrounding nations have had a tenuous...