Book Genre: Fantasy

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Stephen King
Thane
4

"The man and black fled across the dessert... And the gunslinger followed."

So begins the first, and frankly the best, book of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower seven book series. In a bizarre mash up that's part Lord of the Rings and part Spaghetti Western, King has created an alternate...

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Rachel Hartman
mbrandstetter
3

Like many other governments, the kingdom of Goredd entered into a peace agreement with another very powerful dynasty in hopes of putting a stop to the senseless death and destruction brought on by war. It's provided four decades of peace between the two, but it's frail.  There are...

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Anne Ursu
Rachel
4

Eleven-year-old Oscar, a lowly assistant for a powerful magician named Caleb, is happy harvesting herbs and preparing them in a cozy cupboard surrounded by cats. Oscar is forced to leave his orderly world when Caleb’s apprentice is killed and other mysterious things begin to happen around the...

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Marion Zimmer Bradley
Sarah Anne
4

If you are looking for an escape to another world, and haven’t yet been hooked into the Avalon series, consider this as your entry key. This magical, mystical world is set in the ancient past first as Atlantis falls, and then to Britain. Enjoy being transported to a land and time with strong,...

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Holly Black
mbrandstetter
4

Kaye Fierch seems to be a typically apathetic teenage daughter. Her mother, Ellen, is in a rock band...she drinks too much...has unsavory friends...loser band mates...and provides little quality structure or guidance for her.  She's a high school dropout, but holds a job that provides...

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Matthew Dicks
Monica
5

Budo is Max's best friend and has been for many years.  He has lived longer than most imaginary friends, and Max is the only one who can see him.  When Max gets into trouble, Budo has to do something he has never had to do before, to be without Max and to find a way to save him....

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Rob Harrell
Monica
4

In the small towns of 1860s England many towns have monsters worth bragging about, but not Stoker-on-Avon whose monster leaves a little something to be desired.  Rayburn has been feeling depressed, and not his monster-y self, leading his town to be the laughing stock.  With the help of...

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David Levithan
Dawn
4

A has woken up each morning in a different body for A’s entire life.  It could be a female or male body.  A tries not to interrupt the life direction of anyone A “exists” in for a day.  One day A’s body is the body of Justin. Justin is Rhiannon’s boyfriend. A and Rhiannon has a...

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Kathleen Tierney
Becker
4

Gritty, sarcastic, queer, violent, and foul-mouthed, Siobhan Quinn is a former junkie turned demon-hunter (sort of) turned, in one violent confrontation with both a werewolf and a vampire, into the very kind of creature she's been killing. It's all part of a complicated game involving other...

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Julia Donaldson
mbrandstetter
3

This is a beautifully illustrated children's book!  The story, like most children's books, conveys a message.  In this one, Zog finds out no matter how much he way want to achieve in school, he needs a little help from a new friend to get to the gold star he covets so highly....

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Jeffrey Brown
DawnM
4

This fun book is more than your typical graphic novel.  It includes comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings depicting common events faced by any average middle-schooler but all this takes place in a galaxy far, far away..
Recommended to Star Wars...

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Neil Gaiman
Georgia
3

The story begins with the narrator returning to the small English town where he grew up. He reflects back on a dark period of time in his childhood. His family was going through a rough patch when he met the Hempstock women who lived at the end of the lane. Through a series of unfortunate and...

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Alessandro Ferrari
Kristen M
4

I decided to read this version as I am a fan of Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland. I would give this five stars as it's a very good comic adaptation of the movie, but the artwork is haphazard and sloppy. Again I am a fan of Tim Burton's artwork, but the artists used in the books style is rather...

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Charles De Lint
Angelita
4

John tries to figure out the mystery of Grace after meeting her and she literally vanishes into thin air. In this book, I enjoyed the characters because they are flawed and real, even though this is considered a fantasy book. Most of the characters have suffered from some sort of loss and...

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Kami Garcia
Angelita
4

This is book two of the "Caster Chronicles", it picks up where book one leaves off. The emotion is on high for this book. It can be a roller coaster ride, but I didn't stop reading the book because I wanted to know the outcome. The book is really heavy with the light and dark theme. You want to...

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Kami Garcia
Angelita
4

This is book one of the series. I will be honest and say that I only decided to read it because there was a movie being made based on the book. As far as the book goes, I really enjoyed it. It was written from a male point of view, which was done really well. I am used to reading Young Adult...

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Kami Garcia
Angelita
3

This is book three of the Caster Chronicles. I would start at book one to get all the exposition and character development for the series. This book isn't my favorite so far in the series. It was basically picking up all the pieces from the second book, but also preparing for the fourth book....

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Seanan McGuire
Nancy
5

Oh, how sweet it is to read the first book of a series and love it.  Rosemary and Rue is the first book in the October Daye fantasy mystery books and it's great.  The main character, "Toby" is a half human and half fairy private investigator in San Francisco (definitely in the grittier...

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Carolyn MacCullough
mbrandstetter
4

Life is merely a series of choices. It's unfortunate that some of the decisions Tamsin Greene has made so far could jeopardize the very existence of her family, the entire Greene lineage.  The story that began in Once a Witch is continued in Always a Witch.  As Tamsin trails...

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Carolyn MacCullough
mbrandstetter
4

Being a teenager is pretty rough, but try to imagine how much worse it would be if you were born into a family of witches who each possess a particular talent and you have, well...absolutely nothing.  On the day of her birth, Tamsin Greene's grandmother prophesied that she would be a...

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Vera Nazarian
CJ
4

In a fictional, Renaissance-era, European country, Death wants a wife and, until he finds her, he's calling a halt to taking souls.  Oh, you can still die, as demonstrated by dismembered soldiers, assassinated princesses and butchered animals, but the spirit remains in your animated corpse...

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Hope Larson
Bobby
4

L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time has always been a fascinating book to me.  Full of adventure, spacetime physics, and allegory, the story is rich, but I especially love how the characters, specifically Meg, learn that their weakness can be their biggest strengths.  In her graphic adaption,...

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Tom Holt
Manon
4

"The architecture of the office in Mortmain Street was early Mordor with strong Dalek influence[...]" (page 67).  Barking by Tom Holt is full of such amusing descriptions and references to pop culture and other science fiction and fantasy.  If you like the sound of a book...

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Larry Correia
Ken
4

This was a pretty sweet book. A little to gun porny at times, but it fits with the book. It doesn't add much to the monster mythos it uses, but it does have hillbilly elves. Also the romantic interest seems forced at times.

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P.N. Elrod- Editor
Adelina
4

An enjoyable collection of paranormal short stories. Most of the stories feature characters from the authors full length book series. Short stories are a great way to try out new authors and get a feeling for their style of storytelling without committing to a whole novel. Some of my favorites...