Book Genre: Fantasy

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Brian K Vaughan
Thane
5

Saga by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples is a love story. It's about two star-crossed lovers struggling to raise their daughter in an uncertain world. Oh, and it takes place in space. And there's a giant intergalactic war going on. And there's giant spider bounty hunters, robot sex, living...

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Jasper Fforde
lisab
3

This the second book in Chronicles of Kazam series which follows Jennifer Strange, manager of Kazam, a House of Enchantment and her adventures in the kingdom of Hereford. The Chronicles cover a time period where magic is used to run items like microwaves and build things like bridges.  In...

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Magnus Flyte
KristenA
5

City of Dark Magic takes an amazingly unlikely cast of characters and events and rolls them all into a fun, fantastical-historical-music-murder mystery. The book opens with a bizarre mass death and missing chihuahua in Venice. That's followed by the very strange seeming suicide of a...

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Liesel Schwarz
L.F.
3

A Conspiracy of Alchemists, the debut novel for author Liesel Schwarz, won the British Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Best debut novel for 2013.  Set in the Belle Époque, the novel is a genre defying blend of steampunk, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. 
Schwarz...

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Philip Reeve
Michelle
4

Great fantasy story about moving cities of the future, revenge, love and friendship, and moral decisions.

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Patricia Briggs
Emily
3

Mercedes Athena Thompson has always been an outsider. Half Native and Half white she never really fit into either world, but more so than that she is a shifter, a coyote raised by wolves. Mercy embraces this isolated identity though, working as a mechanic and living on the outskirts of town. She...

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Brent Weeks
Ken
4

I liked the world building for this book. The magic was a little different for a fantasy novel which was good. The characters are interesting and seem fleshed out, and fit well within the world. The story itself starts off dark which might be a little difficult to get past, but then it gets...

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Edited by Philip Pullman
Shanna
4

Do we need another fairy tale anthology?  Are there any Grimm tales we haven't heard already?  The answer, my friends, is yes on both counts. This book is a great addition to your fairy tale library-take it from someone who has enthusiastically surveyed volume after volume of fairy...

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Kristin Cashore
Joan
4

Graceling is a rich story based on a strong female heroine, Katsa. Katsa is what is referred to as being “graced” which means gifted in some way. Katsa is graced with the swift ability to kill. In the eyes of her uncle, King Randa, she is a very useful tool in controlling his subjects. Katsa is...

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Holly Black
Emily
4

Holly Black has done the impossible: imagined a new way for vampires to live in our world. This unique, compelling and provoking novel really tackles vampires in a whole new way. Vampires have been around forever but due to an uncontrolled new vampire their presence has been revealed to the...

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Rachel Hartman
Rebecca
4

Here's the thing about fantasy: It is so dominated by JRR Tolkien (who, in turn, was heavily influenced by European mythology--English, Norse, and Celtic, most notably) that you can sometimes forget that there's space for anything else. Dwarves and orcs and elves and men. Dragons and...

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Kate Atkinson
Adelina
3

1910, England on a snowy night Ursula Todd is born and dies before taking her first breath. Ursula is born on a snowy night in 1910 England and she lives. As Ursula grows up, she also dies repeatedly in a variety of ways. She lives again and again trying to apply vague memories of former lives...

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Joe R. Lansdale
Ken
3

This book is pretty good. It's a novella with four short stories about Reverend Jebidiah Mercer a hardened man of God, whose purpose is to wipe out evil where ever he finds it. It has a lot of horror elements, zombie, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, demons, and kobolds. Other than the story with...

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John Connolly
Hope
3

David loses a lot of things during the course of this novel. His mother to a horrible disease, the relationship with his father as he remarries and has another child, his home, as his father relocates them to be closer to his war job, and his sense of belonging in the world. David copes with all...

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Maggie Stiefvater
Becker
5

This is the story of Sean, and Puck, and the capaill uisce (a breed of vicious water horses), and Dove (Puck's normal horse), and the island of Thisby. Thisby is a place seemingly out of time, an important character in this book, with its history, traditions, and characters who know each other...

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Nicole Peeler
Adelina
4

This is the first book that I have read by Peeler. It’s also the first book in the series of fast-paced funny paranormal romances.

This series was recommended to me because of my fondness for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. Both series have strong female characters that grew up and live in...

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Brandon Sanderson
Ryan
2

Brandon Sanderson will not be converting many reluctant fantasy readers with The Rithmatist. Here's the setup: Joel is a lowly chalk maker at Armedius Academy in the magic-infused American Isles where murderous chalk figures, aka chalklings, are stealing kids, while Rithmatists (...

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Patrick Rothfuss
seanamo
3

I grew up on high fantasy, but lately every time I see a 600+ page sci-fi or fantasy book, I just think "ain't nobody got time for that!" That may be why it took a while to get into this book (it took a few hours of listening before I fully engaged with the story), but eventually I did get...

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Samantha Shannon
ShellyB
3

Paige is a gifted clairvoyant living in a future London where clairvoyants are hunted down and executed.  Seeking a way to protect herself she joined a criminal gang who become her teachers, co-conspirators, and de facto family.  She is captured, surprised not to be killed but instead...

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Maggie Stiefvater
Kahla
4

Every November on the isolated island of Thisby is the same: the carnivorous water horses, or capaill uisce, emerge from the wintry waters off the coast and are captured by locals hoping to win the annual Scorpio Races. Seventeen-year-old Sean Kendrick has won the last four races, and...

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Kevin Hearne
seanamo
5

This first volume of the Iron Druid Chronicles introduces us to the world's last surviving druid, 2100 year-old Atticus O'Sullivan and his faithful companion, Oberon (an Irish wolfhound that can talk to Atticus telepathically). Atticus has been peacefully hiding from the forces of faerie for...

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Tamora Pierce
Rebecca
4

From the book jacket: "Beka Cooper is a rookie with the law-enforcing Provost's Guard, and she's been assigned to the Lower City. It's a tough beat that's about to get tougher, as Beka's limited ability to communicate with the dead clues her in to an underworld conspiracy. Someone close to Beka...

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Allyson Braithwaite Condie
Mary P
4

I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly this book drew me into its spell--even after the first few pages, I didn't want to put it down!  I finished it in a day and started on the second in the series.

This is the story of a girl who lives in a distant future America where...

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Philip Reeve
Ken
3

Goblins was a fun read. Nothing spectacular as far as fantasy books go, but it is well written and has some pretty funny bits.

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Jim Butcher
Rebecca
3

Storm Front is one of those novels that navigates a couple of genres at once, namely, fantasy (Harry Dresden, the main character, is a wizard) and crime noir (he's also a private investigator who contracts sometimes with the Chicago PD). This is not, however, a slightly-parallel world...