Book Genre: Fantasy

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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...

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Terry Pratchett
Colleen
4

Dodger is the story of a 17 year-old king of the sewers (a "tosher") in Victorian England; a young man with his own ideas of right and wrong. Those ideas land him in a tight spot when he is forced to rescue a young woman in distress. His efforts to help the mysterious but very interesting--and...

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Bill Willingham
Colleen
3

For those who are already very familiar with the Fables universe. Cinderella (Cindy) is taken away from her superspy duties to find out who is killing the fairest in all the land. Lush drawings enhance a rather predictable tale. But it was good to see old friends like Snow White and Briar Rose...

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Robin LaFevers
Colleen
4

Sybella serves as Death's assassin in an alternate version of 15th century France. She is forced to return to her abusive family in order to complete her most difficult mission. Adventure, political intrigue, love, and deeply disturbing family dynamics are handled deftly in LaFevers' second...

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Patrick Carman
Hope H
1

The Dark Hills Divide, the first in the Land of Elyon trilogy, is told from the point of view of Alexa Daley, the twelve year old daughter of a prominent politician. Each year the pair traverse the walled-in roads to the fortress city of Bridewell, where Alexa does everything she can to...

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Tom Piccirilli
Laurie.
3

True confession: The cover made me read this book. I am a fan of Find a Grave and I can't resist a good headstone cover especially with the tagline "Where the dying come to live."

Johnny Donatello, Dane for short, has been wrongly imprisoned for...

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Carrie Vaughn
Adelina
2

Carrie Vaughn is a Colorado author who writes the "Kitty Norville" series. "Kitty and the Midnight Hour" is set in Denver, Colorado. Kitty is a midnight DJ who hosts an advice/talk show geared towards the paranormal. Kitty is paranormal herself. She has been a werewolf for about 3 years. She is...

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Maria V Snyder
KateM
5

I downloaded Poison Study for two reasons: one, it was available on Overdrive when I was (gasp!) out of physical books to read, and two, I was working my way through the top 10 books on Goodread’s “Best "Strong Female" Fantasy Novels” list and this was #4. I was not disappointed, at least, not...

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Patrick Rothfuss
KateM
4

When I saw that Patrick Rothfuss, best known for the much-loved and on-going Kingkiller Chronicles series, was publishing a picture book for adults, I have to admit I was intrigued. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Thing...

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Kristin Cashore
KateM
5

Graceling was recommended to me by a librarian when I told her I was looking for something to read over the weekend. While I didn’t end up reading it until much later, I realize now that was a mistake. Graceling takes place in a realm where certain people are “gracelings”, endowed with amazing,...

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Susan Ee
KateM
3

World After is the sequel to Susan Ee’s debut novel, Angelfall, picking up moments after Angelfall and following the story of Penryn as she tries to keep her and her family alive in post-apocalyptic southern California. Angels have descended on earth in what some believe is the second coming of...

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Justine Larbalestier
Hope H
3

Most people have a fairy which charms them in some way. Charlie's best friend, Rochelle, has a clothes shopping fairy which always scores her amazing deals (when it isn't raining, anyway). Charlie's romantic rival, Fiorenze, has an all boys will like you fairy which overrides their usual dating...

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Terry Pratchett
Thane
3

Terry Pratchett leaves behind the usual fantasy trappings that have been the hallmark of his prolific body of work to venture into something new with Dodger. This book is essentially a piece of historical fiction set in streets (and sewers) of London in the early 1800's. Fictional liberties are...

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Gail Carriger
Bobby
3

Vampires, werewolves, steampunk, and romance.  Any of these elements alone would typically have me scoffing without cracking open the cover.  But in an effort to expand my reading horizons and based on a colleague’s recommendation, I made it past my initial prejudices and enjoyed this...

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Ben. 1964- Aaronovitch
Emily
3

Peter Grant is just about to become a cop, he's been slogging it out for two years and his assignment is going to be handed down, he can't wait to hit the streets and make a difference... Turns out the Met thinks it would be best if he made a difference by doing paperwork... but Peter also just...

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Seanan McGuire
Becker
4

The first of the Incryptid series, try this book if you like your strong women armed with both throwing knives AND attitude. Verity Price comes from a family of cryptozoologists. Generations ago, they broke with the Covenant of St. George over philosophical differences (the Prices wanted to...

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Bridget Zinn
April
4

Sixteen year old Kyra is on the run after trying and failing to kill her former best friend...who just happens to be Princess Ariana and next in line to the throne of the Kingdom of Mohr.  Kyra is the only one who knows that the entire kingdom is in danger once the princess marries in only...

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Brian (Brian Michael) Lynch
Adelina
4

For Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans out there, this graphic novel is part of the continuing story and universe of Buffy. This graphic novel connects to the After the Fall (post-Angel TV series) comic book series storyline and to Buffy’s TV series Season 8.

Spike is dealing with the...