Tag Archives: Fantasy

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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BOOK REVIEW: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Title: Garden SpellsAuthor: Sarah Addison AllenPublication: August 28, 2007Publisher: Random HouseGenre: FantasyPages: 321 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The women of the Waverley family — whether they like it or not — are heirs to an unusual legacy, one that grows in a fenced plot behind their Queen Anne home on Pendland …

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BOOK REVIEW: Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Title: Tunnel of BonesAuthor: Victoria SchwabPublication: September 3, 2019Publisher: Scholastic PressGenre: Children’s FantasyPages: 304 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual. She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about …

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BOOK REVIEW: Year One by Nora Roberts

Title: Year OneAuthor: Nora RobertsPublication: December 5, 2017Publisher: St. Martin’s PressGenre: FantasyPages: 419 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) It began on New Year’s Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law …

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BOOK REVIEW: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Title: A Discovery of WitchesAuthor: Deborah HarknessPublication: February 8, 2011Publisher: Penguin BooksGenre: FantasyPages: 594 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Title: The Night CircusAuthor: Erin MorgensternPublication: September 13, 2011Publisher: AnchorGenre: Historical FantasyPages: 401 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It …

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