Reviews and Blog Posts: Fantasy

Premiere Reads: Fantasy & Science Fiction

Explore new worlds and civilizations with science fiction and fantasy reads, including Hugo and Nebula award winners, that are out of this world! We will be discussing these great genres and premiere reads on Wednesday, September 29 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

While we can discuss any Science Fiction or Fantasy title, I will also be sharing my favorites. A quick overview of the genre will include defining subgenres like Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Space Operas, and Urban Fantasy.

My Top Five Favorite Fantasy Books

Magic below stairs

by Caroline Stevermer

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Frederick is a very hard-working orphan. He likes little details and learning new things. One day someone comes to the orphanage to hire a new servant for a famous wizard. Strangely, Frederick fits perfectly into the uniform for the job, even though the boy before him was much bigger. Oh...

Lord Sunday

by Garth Nix

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This is the last book in the Keys to the Kingdom series and there are lots of surprises for Arthur! He has to fight against Superior Saturday, Lord Sunday, AND the Piper to try to restore the house before the Nothing takes over. Can Arthur find his way across the...

Lips touch : three times

by Laini Taylor

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Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers' souls. The stories feature a cosmopolitan cast of human girls who face goblins, demons, shape-shifters and curses. Utterly rich and unique in a market flooded with...

A kiss in time

by Alex Flinn

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Talia is a spirited Sleeping Beauty who refused to believe that she would ever touch a spindle. But she did, and it put her to sleep for 300 years. In 2009, Jack was stuck on a tour of museums in Belgium and escaped to hit the beach. Instead, he found...

Ash

by Malinda Lo

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Ash's mother died when she was young, and after her father remarries, she loses him to illness, too. In a world where the king's philosophers try to move people away from their belief in fairies and Wood magic, Ash turns to this other world to escape from her stepmother and...

Where the mountain meets the moon

by Grace Lin

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Minli lives in a poor village and her family is the poorest of all. Her mother always sighs for riches, but her father is rich with stories that he tells. One day, Minli sets off to find the Old Man of the Moon at the Never-Ending Mountain who will tell...

The eternal smile : three stories

by Gene Luen Yang

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Things aren't always what they seem. A greedy frog looking for the next money-making scheme? An email from a Nigerian prince asking for money? Having to bring home the head of the frog king? These graphic-format stories will take start with these ideas, but you'll be thinking very differently about...

The unnameables

by Ellen Booraem

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On the Island, everything has a useful purpose, and everything is named to match. Dogs have become "herding creatures," the baker is named Baker, and imagination is outlawed as a waste of time. Medford Runyuin washed up on the Island as a baby and has never fit in. Secretly, Medford...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

by Carrie Ryan

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Mary's whole life has been lived behind the fences of the village. Everyone is kept in by the threat of the Unconsecrated, zombies who will either eat your flesh or bite you and turn you in to one of them, but they're also kept in by the Sisters and the...

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