Book Genre: Fantasy

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Sarah J Maas
Emily
4

Celaena Sardothien was knows as The Assassin of Ardalan, but now she’s just another prisoner in the salt mines of Endovier, a place where life expectancy is shorted to weeks and days, Celaena has been in Endovier for a year. Now plucked from the hard labor and day to day dangers she is cast into...

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Holly Black
Emily
4

The Darkest Part of the Forest is a stand alone dark contemporary fairytale about the town of Fairfold and the forest that surrounds it. Ben and Hazel are brother and sister, the half-wild children of artists, compounded with the fact that they live in a town surrounded by a magical forest. Deep...

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Kristen Callihan
Emily
3

Regency Romance Fantasy with a mystery, a firestarter and implications of werewolves, I mean com'on how could I not love it?

Honestly though I was surprised at how much I liked it. It's a solid little paranormal romance. Miranda Ellis is tired of being her father's little thief, always...

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Silvia Moreno-Garcia
extra medium
5

Mexico City, 1988- Meche, Sebastian, and Daniela are pegged as unpopular in their school because they’re not pretty, wealthy, or boring enough to hang with the popular kids. When Meche plots revenge on the school bully while listening to the Doors and it works, she discovers that she can use...

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Kate Forsyth
L.F.
5

Kate Forsyth set out to pen a dark, gothic retelling of a dark, gothic tale. In the resulting novel, Bitter Greens, she strips away the once-upon-a-time distancing one expects from fairy tales and draws you into a delectably dark, haunting work of historical fiction where factual...

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Elizabeth Bear
Becker
4

I'll admit it--this was my first steampunk book. And I will certainly be reading more! Bear doesn't go into a ton of detail describing her world (an old west/mad scientist version of Seattle), but there is plenty of flavor to spark the reader's imagination. The real treasures here are Karen's...

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Holly Black
lisab
4

As long as most of the residents of Fairfold could remember there was a horned boy in a glass coffin in the woods and now he’s gone.  His disappearance starts a cycle of mysterious events, more mysterious than what usually happens in Fairfold.  Brother and sister, Ben and Hazel Evans...

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S. E. Grove
lisab
4

What an interesting premise - a time disruption has caused the world to evolve into different eras and now Sophia, the niece of Shadrack a cartographer, has to save the world. And there are maps – lot’s of lovely different kinds of maps – water maps, glass maps, sand maps, ice maps all in...

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Jonathan Stroud
April
5

The audio book version was terrifically performed!  Imagine an England with a Problem: it's over-flowing with "Visitors," otherwise known as ghosts, wraiths, ghouls and the like.  Agencies have been developed to deal with the Problem, mainly employing children and young adults because...

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David Almond
Hope H
3

At first glance, The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon is a short and surreally silly story about a boy named Paul who does just that, aided by a colorful cast of characters who encourage him in his silliness. But Paul's idea that the moon is not the moon but rather a big hole in the...

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Amber Lough
Hope H
3

The war between jinn and humans has been raging for fifteen years, with no signs of stopping. Jinni Najwa has trained all her life as a spy, and discovers that she is the only one among her people who can enter the heavily warded palace of the Caliph. Meanwhile, the human, Zayele, is chosen as...

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Elizabeth Canning Blackwell
Allie
4

This is a read for any of those who like their fairytales reimagined, updated, and filled out. In an interesting twist, this story focuses very little on the figure that is Sleeping Beauty. Instead, Blackwell brings an unknown and seemingly insignificant character to the forefront--the...

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P. L. (Pamela Lyndon) Travers
mbrandstetter
5

I recently downloaded Mary Poppins Boxed Set audio book. I had forgotten how much I thoroughly enjoyed the original stories by P.L. Travers. Without an outright admission of magic doing, the implied is all you need to stir up the imagination. I had forgotten how much these stories bring to...

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Alan Gratz
Josh
4

  Alex is a normal twelve-year-old, only son to two devoted if slightly quirky parents. He hasn't a care in the world until a routine visit to a secret society with his parents leads to them being overpowered by a weird mind-controlling force. Alfie together with his trusty robot Mr....

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Amanda Carlson
Emily
4

Jessica McClain is the only female born to a werewolf family in recorded history, when she was born a dire prediction was sent to all the werewolves that she is evil incarnate and will bring the end of the world as they know it. Pish tosh, right? Well maybe not so much, Jessica wakes up one...

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Merrie Haskell
Hope H
4

The adults in Sand's life have always told him to ignore the broken castle he could see in the distance, but when he awakens inside the castle one morning with no explanation, there's no more ignoring it. Everything in the castle has been broken in two, from the dried but strangely still edible...

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Deborah E. Harkness
lisab
4

The last in a trilogy that began with A discovery of witches, Deborah Harkness wraps up her story of Diana Bishop, witch and Matthew Clairmont, vampire. This is not Twilight!  The tale follows Diana as she accepts her life as a witch and her search for the Book of Life, which is sacred to...

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M. C Planck
Emily
5

This book is awesome, SciFi hiding as fantasy or Fantasy pretending to be SciFi I couldn't tell but it really didn't matter! There were certainly some instances of suspension of disbelief but excellent payoff. Good characterization, decent pacing, good world building...

Christopher...

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Ilona Andrews
Colleen
4

Looking for a new Urban Fantasy series with lots of action and just enough romance? Ilona Andrews delivers. In their (they are a husband/wife writing team) third installment in the Kate Daniels series, Kate fights for her friend in the Midnight Games, a forbidden survival-of-the-magical-fittest...

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Kim Harrison
Emily
4

How do you review the last book in a long and wonderful series without giving too much away? People who read the series are going to pick this up no matter what, people just discovering the series should put this down right now and go back to the beginning with Dead Witch Walking. So many plot...

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Melina Marchetta
lisab
4

I recently overheard a sister tell her brother that Finnikin of the Rock was her favorite book as they were picking out their SOR prizes.  Finnikin is the story of a land that has been invaded.  The ruling king’s family along with many of the inhabitants has been slain and now the...

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Leah Cypess
Hope H
3

Ileni used to be the most powerful and promising sorceress of her people, but when her magic begins to fade, the Elders give her a task tantamount to a death sentence: enter the Assassins' Caves as the sect's new magic tutor and find out how the last two tutors were murdered. Resigned to her...

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S. E. Grove
extra medium
4

What if the world was divided not only by countries, but by eras in time as well? This is what happens to the Earth after the Great Disruption which leaves North America with multiple eras- from an ice age to Boston in 1891. Sophia is part of a family of explorers and cartologers who try to...

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Sally Green
Laurie.
3

Who decides what's black or white? Good or evil?  Nathan is hoping he'll find his answer on his seventeenth birthday when he receives his three wishes. But the Council of White Witches of England, Scotland, and Wales have other plans for Nathan which include making sure he doesn't live to...

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David Almond
Shanna
4

Michael's baby sister is desperately ill, clinging to life in a hospital and facing the prospect of heart surgery.  Michael's parents are distraught, and Michael feels like his world is falling apart.  After all, isn't moving to a new house supposed to be exciting and fun?  But...