Book Review: Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Vespertine Author: Margaret RogersonSeries: Vespertine, book 1Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (October 5, 2021)Hardcover, 400 pagesFantasy, YA FantasyGoodreads Summary The dead of Loraille do not rest.Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the deceased so that their souls can pass on; otherwise, they will rise as spirits …

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Book Review: Punderworld Vol. 1 by Linda Šejić

Punderworld Author: Linda ŠejićSeries: Punderworld, volume 1Publisher: Image Comics (August 31, 2021)Paperback, 176 pagesComics & Graphic Novels, Romance, FantasyGoodreads Summary Hades and Persephone's love-struck misadventures. The classic tale of Greek mythology, but 100% more awkwardly relatable. Hades is the officious, antisocial ruler of the Underworld; Persephone, daughter of Demeter, is an earth goddess of growth …

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Book Review: Honeycomb by Joanne M. Harris

Honeycomb Author: Joanne M. HarrisPublisher: Gallery / Saga Press (May 25, 2021)Hardcover, 432 pagesFantasy, Short StoriesGoodreads Summary The beauty of stories; you never know where they will take you. Full of dreams and nightmares, Honeycomb is an entrancing mosaic novel of original fairy tales from bestselling author Joanne M. Harris and legendary artist Charles Vess in a …

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Book Review: The Shadow in the Glass by J.J.A. Harwood

The Shadow in the Glass Author: J.J.A. HarwoodPublisher: HarperVoyager (May 4, 2021)Hardcover, 416 pagesFantasy, Adult Dark Fantasy, Gothic HorrorGoodreads Summary Once upon a time Ella had wished for more than her life as a lowly maid. Now forced to work hard under the unforgiving, lecherous gaze of the man she once called stepfather, Ella’s only …

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Book Review: Malice by Heather Walter

Malice Author: Heather WalterSeries: (Untitled), book 1Publisher: Del Ray (April 13, 2021)Hardcover, 496 pagesFantasy, Young Adult Dark FantasyGoodreads Summary Once upon a time, there was a wicked fairy who, in an act of vengeance, cursed a line of princesses to die. A curse that could only be broken by true love’s kiss.You’ve heard this before, …

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Book Review: Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Legendborn Author: Tracy DeonnSeries: Legendborn, book 1Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 15, 2020)Hardcover, 512 pagesFantasy, YA FantasyGoodreads Summary After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until …

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Book Review: Sachi’s Monstrous Appetite Vol. 1 by Chomoran

Sachi's Monstrous Appetite Author: ChomoranSeries: Sachi's Monstrous Appetite, Vol. 1Publisher: Kodansha Comics (November 3, 2020)Paperback, 192 pagesComics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Romance, Humor FantasyGoodreads Summary Makie's a boy in love, with his tall, older classmate Sachi. As a sign of his affection, he makes Sachi a special lunch every day. Sachi loves Makie, too, but …

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Book Review: Daughter of the Salt King by A.S. Thornton

Daughter of the Salt King Author: A.S. ThorntonPublisher: CamCat Books (February 2, 2021)Hardcover, 448 pagesFantasy, Adult FantasyGoodreads Summary As a daughter of the Salt King, Emel ought to be among the most powerful women in the desert. Instead, she and her sisters have less freedom than even her father's slaves … for the Salt King …

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Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe Author: Madeline MillerPublisher: Little, Brown & Company (April 10, 2018)Hardcover, 393 pagesFantasy, Adult Fantasy, Historical Fiction, MythologyGoodreads Summary In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. …

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Book Review: Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer

Into the Heartless Wood Author: Joanna Ruth MeyerPublisher: Page Street Kids (January 12, 2021)Hardcover, 368 pagesFantasy, YA FantasyGoodreads Summary The forest is a dangerous place, where siren song lures men and women to their deaths. For centuries, a witch has harvested souls to feed the heartless tree, using its power to grow her domain. When …

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