Book Genre: Fantasy

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Helene Wecker
Hope
5

This book was an incredibly interesting take on the immigrant experience in New York, 1899. While many immigrant stories include bits of folklore that people bring with them, this book treats two characters of folktales as immigrants themselves. The story explores two ethnic immigrant...

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Neil Gaiman
Becker
4

Dad goes out for milk so his kids can have breakfast (and, more importantly, so he can have his tea). He's gone for longer than he should be. His story involves dinosaurs, pirates, wumpires, a volcano, a hot air balloon, a time machine, and some aliens...Fortunately, he never lets go of the milk...

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J. K Rowling
Mary P
4

Harry Potter and his friends return for their second year of school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in this second novel in J.K. Rowling's beloved series.  Before they even arrive, Ron and Harry go on an exciting (and illegal) adventure, which sets the stage for the events in...

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Sarah J Maas
CarolE
2

Celaena Sardothien, the King’s Assassin has a mysterious background, but her romantic entanglements with the Captain of the Guard and the Prince are just as important to untangling the plots against the evil king of Adarlan who wants unlimited power in Erilea and seems to be using her to achieve...

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Pamela Mingle
Janet Q
5

Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle is a delightful novel for young adults that combines fantasy, romance and historical fiction. The aptly named Miranda is in the dressing room after a performance in her high school play when she is whisked back in time to...

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Kiersten White
Brianna
4

Endlessly is author Kiersten White's final book in the Paranormalcy Series about Evie, part-time stereotypical girl teen, part-time paranormal super girl. It's the story of a teenage girl with who likes cute boys, the color pink, and TV dramas like anyone else, but she's set apart by her ability...

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Stephen King
Jennifer D
2

The Gunslinger, aka Roland Deschain, has long been the brooding hero among fans of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series. The Gunslinger, first in the 8 book series, finds Roland in the desert of the mysterious Mid-World, pursuing “the man in black.” The narrative jumps between Roland’s quest,...

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Ridley Pearson
lcole
4

Five teens, including Finn Whitman, are hired by Disney World to be Disney hosts.  Holographic images of the teens wander Disney World interacting with park visitors.  Everything seems fine until Finn and the others start having strange, very realistic dreams of Disney World after...

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Neil Gaiman
Tara
4

Akin to the original Grimm fairytales, within this haunting and lyrical tale lurk terrifying monsters ripped from your worst nightmares. Sharp and quick, like a pin prick, I will likely spend an exponentially longer time thinking about the book than I spent reading it. I cried near the end of...

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Jamie Delano
Ken
3

The biggest problem with this graphic novel is it's unevenness. The first story arc is good with John Constantine gaining the help of Papa Midnight to stop a hunger demon that possesses people and causes them to gorge themselves while still starving to death. Then there is a stand alone issue...

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Edited by Dave Eggers
ShellyB
4

A mix of short stories, essays, magazine articles, and online resources, the 2012 edition also includes meeting minutes from various Occupy movements across the country.  Some of the more familiar authors in this edition are Sherman Alexie, Junot Díaz, Louise Erdrich, Jon Ronson, and Jess...

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Laurie.
4

I haven't read much fantasy and this collection of short stories introduced me to new writers like Nina Kiriki Hoffman. The eerie bookstores and complicated people who frequent them are usually assisted by equally strange staff. Not all stories are dark. Some readers find what they have always...

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M. K. Hobson
Emily
3

Emily Edwards is a single women living in 1876 California, she is trying to take care of her father the only way she knows how, with witchcraft. Spells and potions that she sells to her neighbors, but the problem is, there’s a big wig wizard from the east coast (Dreadnought Stanton, isn't that...

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Steven (Steven Piziks) Harper
Emily
3

This is a fun steampunk romp through Victorian England, though one that is filled with shambling zombies, mad genius scientists, and automata of all sorts. Gavin Ennock only ever wanted to be a sailor of the skies, and he was, until the sky pirates came and well now Gavin is stuck in...

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Faith Hunter
Emily
3

Meet Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee girl with amber eyes, who is much more than meets the eye. Jane is a skinwalker, perhaps even the last of her kind, she is also Beast (which is a long story). Right now though? Right now she's a bada$$ vampire hunter, "Have stakes, will travel" is her motto and...

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Chris F Holm
Emily
3

Chris Holm introduces a John Constantine type of character here in Sam Thronton, his job is to collect souls, souls that are bound for a very specific place. This is not a cushy job, this job is a punishment for the sins Sam committed in life. Sam took a man's life and by doing so gave away his...

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Anne Bishop
Emily
3

Meg Corbyn is on the run and she's stolen something very valuable... Her own dang self, see Meg is a blood prophet she can see the future when she pays with her own blood and scars... The world she lives in is dark and filled with monsters not just the ones who suck your blood and howl at the...

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Carolyn Crane
Emily
3

Carolyn Crane's "Mind Games" was certainly interesting, it had a unique approach to urban fantasy but to me it was just so terribly flawed. Very odd male/female relationships, I couldn't tell if this was on purpose or not, I'll have to read the next one to find out. Justine, who's name threw me...

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Nalo Hopkinson
extra medium
5

Born into a family with mojo, Makeda has none, and the separation from her conjoined twin left Abby with a permanent limp. In an effort to get out from under her collective family’s thumb (and get on with her life as a ‘regular’ human), Makeda moves out and that’s when everything goes wrong. She...

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Robin LaFevers
Emily
5

Ismae is a turnip farmers daughter with a terrible secret, she is the daughter of Death. After a failed abortion she is born with a terrible scar which marks her as no ordinary girl. Sold to a man for three silver pennies her secret is revealed on her wedding night causing her husband to flee in...

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Kate Karyus Quinn
Jennifer H
4

Annaliese Gordon has been reborn. Almost exactly one year after she disappeared, she has returned with no memories of the lost year. The last time she was seen , she was running out of the woods screaming and covered in blood. Everyone has questions, but Annaliese doesn't have answers. But she...

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Kiera Cass
Jennifer H
5

The Elite is the sequel to Kiera Cass' first book, The Selection. In The Selection, America Singer is stuck in  a caste system that is barely above poverty. She catches her lucky break when she is chosen as a finalist in a televised competition to become the bride of Prince Maxon. If she...

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Megan Shepherd
KristinR
5

Set in the late 1800s, The Madman's Daughter stretches the realm of possibility in unusual and disturbing ways.  Part wrenching love-story, part creepy sci-fi, and part mystery, this novel is appealing in a number of ways, and certainly a page turner!  Sixteen year old...

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Jane Yolen
extra medium
4

So, Aliera is now Defender of the Seelie Court, whatever that means. Stuck with pretty boy/troll Avery as her annoying lackey, Aliera has no idea what she’s supposed to do and Avery isn’t helping (and could he please just shut up already!). When her best friend (and cousin) Caroline disappears,...

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Sheila MacGill-Callahan
Mary P
3

This is a picture book of the Irish myth of the Children of Lir.  As the story goes, a King Lir's jealous second wife, Aoife, changes his four children into swans who are destined to perish through her devilish scheming.  Unfortunately for her, the children outsmart her and work with...