Book Genre: Fantasy

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Kim Harrison
Emily
4

How do you review the last book in a long and wonderful series without giving too much away? People who read the series are going to pick this up no matter what, people just discovering the series should put this down right now and go back to the beginning with Dead Witch Walking. So many plot...

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Melina Marchetta
lisab
4

I recently overheard a sister tell her brother that Finnikin of the Rock was her favorite book as they were picking out their SOR prizes.  Finnikin is the story of a land that has been invaded.  The ruling king’s family along with many of the inhabitants has been slain and now the...

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Leah Cypess
Hope H
3

Ileni used to be the most powerful and promising sorceress of her people, but when her magic begins to fade, the Elders give her a task tantamount to a death sentence: enter the Assassins' Caves as the sect's new magic tutor and find out how the last two tutors were murdered. Resigned to her...

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S. E. Grove
extra medium
4

What if the world was divided not only by countries, but by eras in time as well? This is what happens to the Earth after the Great Disruption which leaves North America with multiple eras- from an ice age to Boston in 1891. Sophia is part of a family of explorers and cartologers who try to...

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Sally Green
Laurie.
3

Who decides what's black or white? Good or evil?  Nathan is hoping he'll find his answer on his seventeenth birthday when he receives his three wishes. But the Council of White Witches of England, Scotland, and Wales have other plans for Nathan which include making sure he doesn't live to...

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David Almond
Shanna
4

Michael's baby sister is desperately ill, clinging to life in a hospital and facing the prospect of heart surgery.  Michael's parents are distraught, and Michael feels like his world is falling apart.  After all, isn't moving to a new house supposed to be exciting and fun?  But...

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Jim Butcher
lisab
4

The Dresden Files lasted only one season on TV but it was my first introduction to the character Harry Dresden. Curiosity made me start reading Jim Butcher’s series and while I’m not really a series type of person, I’m hooked on this one. In the latest title, Harry continues his sojourn as the...

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Patricia Briggs
Emily
3

Tieragan Baker of Redern is on his way home from war. He ran away nine years ago and is returning after a very successful career as a warrior. On his way he stops in at a small town to rest for a night but instead ends up "rescuing" a Traveler girl: young, fearless and in dire need of help....

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Kathleen Tierney
Laurie.
4

This sequel to Blood Oranges does not disappoint! Quinn (don't ever call her Siobhan) is still the same in-your-face cantankerous werewolf/vampire who can't seem to untangle herself from Mean Mr. B's dirty...

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Joe Abercrombie
Emily
3

Prince Yarvi is glad to be joining the Ministry, he can leave his family behind and become a no-one, easier than being a half a man. Born with a withered and incomplete hand in a land of warriors Yarvi is lucky to be the second son, never expected to be the king. Then his father and brother are...

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Rebecca Hahn
Emily
3

I don't know if it was a "stunning debut" but it was not bad. A little slow to start, a little slow to continue and then a rush to the end that felt strange. But among all this pacing shenanigans there was a pretty little story about love, loss, identity, independence, expectations, revenge...

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Chris Wooding
Emily
4

Retribution Falls feels very Firefly-y to me, not quite as funny/fun but still chock full of proto scifi steampunky piratey shenanigans.

We first meet our heroes in a den of inequity with a gun to their head, literally, Crake and Frey have been captured by an unsatisfied customer who will...

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Nicholas Christopher
Hope H
3

Nicolo is a fourteen year old orphan with little more to his name than a clarinet his father gave him--an enchanted clarinet. That clarinet, and the dedication he puts into learning from it, will take him from the alleys of Venice to an all-girl's orchestra led by Antonio Vivaldi himself, and to...

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China Miéville
Lisa B.
4

I was instantly intrigued by the Central conceit of China Mieville’s novel The City and the City.  In it, two cities – Ul Qoma and Besźel – with distinct cultural, religious, and socio-economic identities occupy the same spatial location.  While such a state of affairs is...

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Sally Green
lisab
3

In literature, white witches are usually supposed to be good but I guess it’s all in perspective because in Half Bad, they seem to be evil instead of good, indiscriminately using torture and killing off other witches. The first volume in a trilogy, Half Bad is about a boy whose mother was a...

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Kelley Armstrong
Colleen
3

Twin sisters Moria and Ashyn are charged with keeping the ghosts in the Forest of the Dead appeased. But for some reason, this year the ghosts won't be silenced. And lots of other mythological beasts are stirring as well. Will the sisters be able to save their people? 

For fans...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

This is continuation of the The Avatar, the Last Airbender: The Promise Triology. Zuko is still trying to find answers as to what happens to his mother. Only his father seems to know, but he refuses to tell Zuko. The only other person who might know is his sister.  The gang gets...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

I enjoyed this book because it shows the characters that they have been fighting for the wrong reasons. They aren't seeing the bigger picture of what unity means to the four nations, even Aang is guilty of this.  Although it seems like the final chapter in the lives of the characters we...

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Gene Luen Yang
Angelita
4

This is part two of three, but I didn't enjoy it as much. I felt like it was a lot of filler for the characters. I also felt like the dialogue is full of repetition. So part me found myself skimming over what the characters were saying. But I did want to get to the next book to see where this...

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Marie Brennan
Hope H
3

Three years after the events of A Natural History of Dragons, Isabella is finally ready to embark on her next expedition, this time to the savannah and swamps of Bayembe. On arrival, she and her companions are immediately welcomed into the Oba's palace complex, and are eventually...

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Anne Bishop
Colleen
3

The second in the urban fantasy Others series. Bishop knows how to create a fascinating world that is just a bit different from the one we know. And in this world we find Meg Corbyn, a bit stronger and more assertive than she was in Written in Red. We are given more backstory...

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Mike Carey
Emily
3

Meet Tommy Taylor, he's Mike Carey's fictional Harry Potter, thing is Tommy Taylor is a man, a real man who's father wrote him into stories when he was a child. (Really it's much more sinister than that.) People meet Tom Taylor but they want/expect/need him to be Tommy. So, Tom Taylor, the grown...

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Pierce Brown
KristinR
5

At last: a novel that promises to be 'the Hunger Games meets Game of Thrones' and actually fulfills that promise! But the Red Rising is more than a merger of two successful concepts.

Red Rising opens on Mars centuries after humans have colonized the galaxy and divided society into social...

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Terry Pratchett
Adelina
5

I love the Tiffany Aching Adventures by Terry Pratchett. This book is excellent example of Terry Pratchett’s unique combination of humor, insight into the nature of humanity and compelling characters.

I Shall Wear Midnight is the fourth book in this series. Tiffany Aching has spent...

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Bruno Schulz
Porscha
5

 This book is a small compilation of Bruno Schulz’s short stories and a few illustrations. He’s been associated with surrealist movement both with his writing and illustrations, his writing could be categorized as magical realism.  He was writing in the 1930’s and his life ended at the...