Reviews and Blog Posts: Fantasy

Ash

by Malinda Lo

DPL Rating:
5

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

DPL Rating:
0

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

DPL Rating:
3

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

DPL Rating:
0

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

DPL Rating:
0

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...

Storyteller

by Edward Myers

DPL Rating:
0

Much like a classic folk tale, this story begins when Jack leaves his village to seek his fortune as a storyteller. As his tale unfolds, Jack is beset by bandits, falls in love with a princess, befriends a talking bird, and tries to undermine the power of an evil king....

The dust of 100 dogs

by A. S. (Amy Sarig) King

DPL Rating:
0

A swashbuckling tale of pirates, treasure, and reincarnation! This book takes you from a seventeenth century war-torn Ireland to the glory days of the pirates of the Caribbean to modern day Pennsylvania and Jamaica. Emer Morrisey lost her whole family when Ireland was invaded. Sold to a Frenchman for a...

How to ditch your fairy

by Justine Larbalestier

DPL Rating:
0
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Everyone (well, almost everyone) in the city of New Avalon has a personal fairy, a good luck charm for something very specific. Charlie's jealous of her friend Rochelle, who has a shopping fairy, and her enemy Fiorezne Burnham-Stone, who has an every boy likes you fairy. Charlie doesn't think her...

Summerland

by Michael Chabon

DPL Rating:
4

Looking for a good fantasy quest novel? You might have overlooked Summerland, thinking it was just about baseball, but it is much more than that. Our very reluctant hero is Ethan Feld, who is recruited for his save the world mission by the farishers, residents of the Summerlands (a parallel...

Coraline

by Neil Gaiman

DPL Rating:
0

If you thought the novel version of Coraline was creepy, just wait until you read the graphic novel! This adaptation of the Neil Gaiman story brings all of the scary things in Coraline's new house to life. At first, Coraline thinks that the door she finds to the other house,...

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