Book Genre: Fantasy

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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
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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...

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Gerald McDermott
Mary P
4

This is a clever Irish folk tale about a man named Tim O'Toole and the antics that occur as he attempts to support his family.  As he is looking for work, he stumbles across some of the 'wee folk.'  Since he discovers them in the light, he is allowed to command their treasure from them...

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Joe Abercrombie
Emily
4

This author came out of nowhere and then walloped me right in the head. The Blade Itself is his debut novel and it is a doozy. Excellent fantasy, anachronistic technologies, magic that hides in the background, violence that will shock and awe you (but the violence has its price it is not treated...

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Graham Joyce
Brett
5

Graham Joyce returns with an unsettling novel about a teenager who shows up on her parents’ doorstep twenty years after she disappeared without a trace. Tara Martin claims she was abducted to an enchanted fairyland and, eerily, appears no older than when she vanished. For her, she insists, only...

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Stefan Bachmann
Kristi
5

Bartholomew Kettle is a changeling, or a peculiar, which means he is half fairy and half human Peculiars are not welcome in either world. He lives with his human mom and his more obvious fairy sister Hettie. She has a tree growing out of her head and is not allowed to go outside in fear someone...

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Lauren Oliver
Kelly
3

Liza goes to bed one night and wakes up to find that her brother Patrick is missing. Well, at least she THINKS he's missing: he's being a lot nicer than usual and Liza is pretty certain The Spindlers have stolen his soul and taken him away. To rescue her brother Liza must travel to a land...

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Deborah E. Harkness
Mary P
4

This is the second installment in Deborah Harkness' Discovery of Witches series.  Some series books fall flat on the second, but I felt that her use of time travel in this book kept it interesting and fresh.

The story follows Matthew and Diana through time and space as they...

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Rachel Hartman
KristinR
4

It is no surprise that Seraphina is among the 2013 Morris Award Finalists. This tale centers on Seraphina, a teenaged girl with a dark secret, who finds herself in the middle of a fragile...

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Simon Armitage
CJ
4

Before the advent of electricity, winter was a dire time of darkness and deprivation.  Some cultures developed elaborate rituals to encourage the return of the sun and arrival of spring.  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a relic of those times, a medieval solstice story set...

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Janet Lee Carey
Gwen
4

Tess has always run into the forbidden Dragonswood to escape her father's anger, but when she is spotted one day, she is accused of being a witch. After being rescued from her witch trial by a dragon, Tess must hide-out in Dragonswood, where she begins to hear the fairies calling her name. Magic...

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Daniel O'Malley
Brett
4

If you lost your memory--not only things you've learned, but also the baggage you carry--would you still be the same person? Daniel O'Malley explores this provocative question in a fun urban fantasy novel. Myfanwy Thomas is the agent of a secret government organization dedicated to protecting...

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Orson Scott Card
Emily
4

While this is not as good as Ender's Game it is certainly a fun read. I really enjoyed the way that Card builds the world in which the action plays out, both here on Earth and in Westil. This is the first in a new series by Card and I can't wait to read more. There is a novella called...

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Maria V Snyder
Emily
3

Yelena is sentenced to die, but she is offered a reprieve- become the most loathed man in the world's food taster. So a death now, or a chance at death everyday for the rest of her life however short that is going to be. She chooses to not die today...

I really like Maria Snyder's books,...

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Richard Kadrey
Emily
4

James Stark's life is hell, well ok, James Stark's life is IN Hell, that is until he wakes up in an LA alley on Christmas day, which is a sort of hell all of its own... Stark (aka Sandman Slim) sets out to mete out justice on the people who sent him to hell in the first place, his friends....

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Philippa Ballantine
Emily
3

This was a fast paced book with an interesting take on fantasy; fascinating mix of steampunk and high fantasy. Sorcha is an Active, someone who can harness the powers of another world, a world beyond the veil, her husband and partner her Sensitive has been damaged so she is assigned a new...

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Ilona Andrews
Emily
3

This is the first in a series, while it is not the best it is worth a read before taking on the rest of the Ilona Andrews books as it will establish the world for you. This is a world post-catastrophe, we won't call it an apocalypse because life as we know it is basically going on, but some...

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Leigh Bardugo
Emily
4

What a great tale! set in the land of Rivka peppered through with russianalia (i just made that word up!) ermine lined coats, dark magicians, onion roofed palaces, sleighs and golden baubles, fables that live legends that can die, wow. I am so impressed by Bardugo that I could spit!

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