Book Genre: Fantasy

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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...

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Alessandro Ferrari
Kristen M
4

I decided to read this version as I am a fan of Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland. I would give this five stars as it's a very good comic adaptation of the movie, but the artwork is haphazard and sloppy. Again I am a fan of Tim Burton's artwork, but the artists used in the books style is rather...

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Charles De Lint
Angelita
4

John tries to figure out the mystery of Grace after meeting her and she literally vanishes into thin air. In this book, I enjoyed the characters because they are flawed and real, even though this is considered a fantasy book. Most of the characters have suffered from some sort of loss and...

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Kami Garcia
Angelita
4

This is book two of the "Caster Chronicles", it picks up where book one leaves off. The emotion is on high for this book. It can be a roller coaster ride, but I didn't stop reading the book because I wanted to know the outcome. The book is really heavy with the light and dark theme. You want to...

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Kami Garcia
Angelita
4

This is book one of the series. I will be honest and say that I only decided to read it because there was a movie being made based on the book. As far as the book goes, I really enjoyed it. It was written from a male point of view, which was done really well. I am used to reading Young Adult...

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Kami Garcia
Angelita
3

This is book three of the Caster Chronicles. I would start at book one to get all the exposition and character development for the series. This book isn't my favorite so far in the series. It was basically picking up all the pieces from the second book, but also preparing for the fourth book....

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Seanan McGuire
Nancy
5

Oh, how sweet it is to read the first book of a series and love it.  Rosemary and Rue is the first book in the October Daye fantasy mystery books and it's great.  The main character, "Toby" is a half human and half fairy private investigator in San Francisco (definitely in the grittier...

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Carolyn MacCullough
mbrandstetter
4

Life is merely a series of choices. It's unfortunate that some of the decisions Tamsin Greene has made so far could jeopardize the very existence of her family, the entire Greene lineage.  The story that began in Once a Witch is continued in Always a Witch.  As Tamsin trails...

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Carolyn MacCullough
mbrandstetter
4

Being a teenager is pretty rough, but try to imagine how much worse it would be if you were born into a family of witches who each possess a particular talent and you have, well...absolutely nothing.  On the day of her birth, Tamsin Greene's grandmother prophesied that she would be a...

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Vera Nazarian
CJ
4

In a fictional, Renaissance-era, European country, Death wants a wife and, until he finds her, he's calling a halt to taking souls.  Oh, you can still die, as demonstrated by dismembered soldiers, assassinated princesses and butchered animals, but the spirit remains in your animated corpse...

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Hope Larson
Bobby
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,...

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Tom Holt
Manon
4

"The architecture of the office in Mortmain Street was early Mordor with strong Dalek influence[...]" (page 67).  Barking by Tom Holt is full of such amusing descriptions and references to pop culture and other science fiction and fantasy.  If you like the sound of a book...

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Larry Correia
Ken
4

This was a pretty sweet book. A little to gun porny at times, but it fits with the book. It doesn't add much to the monster mythos it uses, but it does have hillbilly elves. Also the romantic interest seems forced at times.

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P.N. Elrod- Editor
Adelina
4

An enjoyable collection of paranormal short stories. Most of the stories feature characters from the authors full length book series. Short stories are a great way to try out new authors and get a feeling for their style of storytelling without committing to a whole novel. Some of my favorites...

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Brian K Vaughan
Thane
5

Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples is a love story. It's about two star-crossed lovers struggling to raise their daughter in an uncertain world. Oh, and it takes place in space. And there's a giant intergalactic war going on. And there's giant spider bounty hunters, robot sex, living...

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Jasper Fforde
lisab
3

This the second book in Chronicles of Kazam series which follows Jennifer Strange, manager of Kazam, a House of Enchantment and her adventures in the kingdom of Hereford. The Chronicles cover a time period where magic is used to run items like microwaves and build things like bridges.  In...

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Magnus Flyte
KristenA
5

City of Dark Magic takes an amazingly unlikely cast of characters and events and rolls them all into a fun, fantastical-historical-music-murder mystery. The book opens with a bizarre mass death and missing chihuahua in Venice. That's followed by the very strange seeming suicide of a...

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Liesel Schwarz
L.F.
3

A Conspiracy of Alchemists, the debut novel for author Liesel Schwarz, won the British Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Best debut novel for 2013.  Set in the Belle Époque, the novel is a genre defying blend of steampunk, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. 
Schwarz...

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Philip Reeve
Michelle
4

Great fantasy story about moving cities of the future, revenge, love and friendship, and moral decisions.

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Patricia Briggs
Emily
3

Mercedes Athena Thompson has always been an outsider. Half Native and Half white she never really fit into either world, but more so than that she is a shifter, a coyote raised by wolves. Mercy embraces this isolated identity though, working as a mechanic and living on the outskirts of town. She...

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Brent Weeks
Ken
4

I liked the world building for this book. The magic was a little different for a fantasy novel which was good. The characters are interesting and seem fleshed out, and fit well within the world. The story itself starts off dark which might be a little difficult to get past, but then it gets...

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Edited by Philip Pullman
Shanna
4

Do we need another fairy tale anthology?  Are there any Grimm tales we haven't heard already?  The answer, my friends, is yes on both counts. This book is a great addition to your fairy tale library-take it from someone who has enthusiastically surveyed volume after volume of fairy...

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Kristin Cashore
Joan
4

Graceling is a rich story based on a strong female heroine, Katsa. Katsa is what is referred to as being “graced” which means gifted in some way. Katsa is graced with the swift ability to kill. In the eyes of her uncle, King Randa, she is a very useful tool in controlling his subjects. Katsa is...