Tag Archives: Fantasy

BOOK REVIEW: Spellbreaker by Charles N. Holmberg

Title: SpellbreakerAuthor: Charles N. HolmbergPublication: November 1, 2020Publisher: 47NorthGenre: FantasyPages: 331 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to …

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BOOK REVIEW: Shattered Midnight by Dhonielle Clayton

Title: Shattered MidnightAuthor: Dhonielle ClaytonPublication: January 18, 2022Publisher: Disney-HyperionGenre: Fantasy, YA FictionPages: 304 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Zora Broussard has arrived in New Orleans with not much more than a bag of clothes, a beautiful voice, and a pair of enchanted red shoes. Running from a tragic accident caused by her …

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BOOK REVIEW: Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Title: Cloud Cuckoo LandAuthor: Anthony DoerrPublication: September 28, 2021Publisher: Scribner (Simon & Schuster)Genre: Historical Fiction & FantasyPages: 637 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Title: The Winter of the WitchAuthor: Katherine ArdenPublication: January 8, 2019Publisher: Del ReyGenre: FantasyPages: 402 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Now Moscow has been struck by disaster. Its people are searching for answers—and for someone to blame. Vasya finds herself alone, beset on all sides. The Grand Prince is in a rage, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Shadow and BoneAuthor: Leigh BardugoPublication: June 5, 2012Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.Genre: YA Fiction, FantasyPages: 369 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodsreads) Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human …

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BOOK REVIEW: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

Title: A Whole New WorldAuthor: Liz BraswellPublication: September 1, 2015Publisher: Disney PressGenre: Teens & YA Fiction, FantasyPages: 279 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? Aladdin is a Street Rat. Like most, he’s just trying to survive another day in impoverished Agrabah. Jasmine is a princess, …

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BOOK REVIEW: Season of the Witch by Sarah Rees Brennan

Title: Season of the WitchAuthor: Sarah Rees BrennanPublication: July 9, 2019Publisher: ScholasticGenre: Teen & YA Fiction, FantasyPages: 288 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) It’s the summer before her sixteenth birthday, and Sabrina Spellman knows her world is about to change. She’s always studied magic and spells with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda. …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox

Title: The Orphan of Cemetery HillAuthor: Hester FoxPublication: September 15, 2020Publisher: Graydon HouseGenre: Fantasy, Ghost FictionPages: 253 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The dead won’t bother you if you don’t give them permission.Boston, 1844.Tabby has a peculiar gift: she can communicate with the recently departed. It makes her special, but it also …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Title: The Girl in the TowerAuthor: Katherine ArdenPublication: December 5 2017Publisher: Random HouseGenre: FantasyPages: 383 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Orphaned and cast out as a witch by her village, Vasya’s options are few: resign herself to life in a convent, or allow her older sister to make her a match with …

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