Book Genre: Fantasy

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Joan Holub
Tara
3

If your young reader isn't ready for the Percy Jackson series, but loves adventure, heroes, and mythology, this is a great series to delve into. Easy to read but compelling, this fun foray into mythology is a hit with...

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Brandon Mull
Tara
4

The first of a mulitplatform series, each book is written by a renowned powerhouse author, in this case, Brandon Mull of Fablehaven fame. Subsequent authors include Maggie Stiefvater and Garth Nix. In a fantasy realm called...

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Terry Pratchett
Brett
2

Man, I love the concept that makes up the foundation of this novel. I just wish the authors had built a firmer story upon it. In the near future, humanity has discovered the ability to “step” into an infinite number of parallel Earths, each slightly different from the last. Most can step with...

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Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Brett
2

I’m pretty sure that somewhere in the orientation paperwork it was stated that, as a librarian, I am required to love this book. Same goes for booksellers or, really, anybody who loves books. Well, I am bucking that trend. I just didn’t like it.

Now, don’t get me wrong: the descriptions...

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Dave Barry
Brett
4

The great fun in this prequel to Peter Pan is in watching all of J. M. Barrie’s familiar elements begin to coalesce into the world we know and love from the original story. Young orphan Peter finds himself aboard a ship called the Never Land, pursued by a familiar group of...

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Karen Foxlee
Kristi
4

Ophelia and her sister are grieving. They have lost their mother. Now their father has taken them to some mysterious museum where he is readying an exhibit on swords and they are left to wander around all day. But something is weird about  the place. Scientific Ophelia doesn’t really...

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Rachel Hartman
KateM
5

I downloaded Seraphina onto my phone mainly as a backup in case I forgot to bring a book with me when I left the house. Instead, I ended up clearing everything off my schedule and staying up late into the night to finish the book. The kingdom of Gorred and surrounding nations have had a tenuous...

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Neil Gaiman
lisab
5

Love this story of a father going out to get milk for his children's cereal and his morning tea and his wild adventures coming back from the store. This is a great read aloud story. Read the ebook, listened to the audioebook and read the print version. Recommend snuggling up with the print...

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Marissa Meyer
seanamo
5

The third installment of Meyer's Lunar Chronicles picks up right where Scarlet left off. Cinder, Captain Thorne, Scarlet and Wolf are on the run from Lunar forces and the Commonwealth army, while Queen Levana is plotting her marriage to (and subsequent murder of) Emperor Kai. Meanwhile, orbiting...

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Anne Bishop
Kristi
4

Do we really need another vampire, werewolf and shapeshifter book? Yes, if it’s this one.  Meg Corbyn is a valuable blood prophet who has escaped from her controller and is hiding amongst The Others, supernatural entities that allow humans to exist on their whims. Most humans are just eaten...

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Jonathan Stroud
Kristi
4

Lucy Carlyle has joined Lockwood & Co. It's a ghost hunting agency run by tweeners in turn of the century London. They are trying to deal with "the problem".  In their world ghosts are more present and dangerous and most people don't go out after dark because getting touched by a ghost...

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Haruki Murakami
Porscha
3

This book has grown on me the longer it has been since I read it. Being a Murakami reader, to me it seems like he delved into his more fantastic side. Whereas his other stories seem to border on the unreal, this book seems like he let himself indulge in the magical side of magical-realism....

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Gail Carriger
Adelina
5

Humorous Steampunk. The main character, Alexia Tarabotti has a sharp tongue and quick wit. I gobbled up The Parasol Protectorate series up like candy.

This is the first installment where we meet Alexia Tarabotti. She doesn’t fit the ideal of Victorian English womanhood. She is a...

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Sharon Creech
Shanna
4

Finally, my first ebook. I don't know why it took me so long! I liked the automatic bookmark feature that remembered my place when I stopped reading. How convenient! However, this was a heavily-illustrated book, and I felt like the format didn't do the images justice.  They seemed a little...

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J. K Rowling
Jennifer B.
4

After really enjoying the first three Harry Potter books, I got a little burned out after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- ugh, so much Quidditch!! -- and had kind of given up on the...

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Paul Rudnick
Cori Jackamore
3

If you could become the “Most Beautiful Woman Who Ever Lived” simply by wearing 3 different dresses designed by Tom Kelly, the world famous designer, and by losing your “plain Jane” self, would you do it and at what cost? Go on the wild ride that Becky Randle takes as she becomes Rebecca Randle...

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Kami Garcia
Adelina
4

“Unbreakable: The Legion book 1” is fast-paced supernatural action with heart. There’s humor in the face of horror. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this new series.

Its Supernatural meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s a teenage ensemble group dealing with the adult...

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John Ringo
mmcgowan
3

Barbara Everette is a Christian mother, who within the last year developed  a second personality where she has to fight Demons.  Barbara goes to the Foundation, to get help she needs, leaving her husband and child behind.  As she gets to the Foundation she learns that her friend,...

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Jeaniene Frost
Emily
3

In Halfway to the Grave we meet Cat Crawfield, all her life she's been trying to atone for the sins of her father. Mostly that she is the product of rape, her mother was taken by a vampire one night and so Cat isn't quite human. She uses her extra strength to hunt vampires in her spare time, and...

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Brian K. Vaughan
Colleen
4

Adding to the beautiful weirdness that was Saga Volume 1, we catch up with our struggling young family of Marko, Alana and Hazel as they try to escape a galaxy-wide war. They must dodge freelance assassins, in-laws, exes, and a strange mutant baby the size of a planet. All of this is depicted in...

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Holly Black
mbrandstetter
3

In the third installment of A Modern Faery's Tale, we return to the magical world's newest pixie, Kaye.  It's time for Roiben's royal coronation in the Unseelie Court and Kaye is feeling a bit out of place and very insecure.  A little faerie wine later and then a little more and she...

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Francesca Lia Block
Em
4

This book is a dreamy post-apocalyptic story that follows the mythic moments of the Odyssey. It’s Francesca Lia Block at her best, with lovely and complex characters and intense storytelling. The story is strange and empowering and romantic in the best way. One particular detail about...

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Devon Monk
Emily
4

Cedar Hunt has a past (not too much of it gets revealed) and because of these things in his past he keeps himself isolated, which can be a very dangerous thing in a small town like Hallelujah, California. Rose Small is another outcast though she comes from Hallelujah, she's lived there all her...

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Kate Locke
Emily
3

Xandra Vadran is a "halvie" (half human, half plague) living in a British Empire that never got de-Empired becuase the Queen is still alive and has been ruling for 175 years. Essentially the black plague has mutated and in turn has mutated those with aristocratic blood, some become Vampires,...

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Holly Black
mbrandstetter
4

In the worst possible way, teenager, Valerie Russell learns all about betrayal.  And what starts out as a simple act of defiance, in a fit of pain and rage, turns into a runaway adventure of fairly epic proportions.  After the initial shock has worn off with the sting of betrayal still...