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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Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea Author: T.J. KlunePublisher: Tor Books (March 17, 2020)Hardcover, 398 pagesFantasy, Adult FantasyGoodreads Summary A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret. Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker …

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Book Review: A Wolf For A Spell by Karah Sutton

A Wolf For A Spell Author: Karah SuttonPublisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers (December 1, 2020)Hardcover, 320 pagesFantasy, Middle Grade FantasyGoodreads Summary Since she was a pup, Zima has been taught to fear humans—especially witches—but when her family is threatened, she has no choice but to seek help from the witch Baba Yaga. …

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Book Review: A Universe of Wishes edited by Dhonielle Clayton

A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology Editor: Dhonielle ClaytonPublisher: Random House Children's Books (December Hardcover, 416 pagesSci-Fi/Fantasy, Young Adult, Anthology/Short StoriesGoodreads Summary From We Need Diverse Books, the organization behind Flying Lessons & Other Stories, comes a young adult fantasy short story collection featuring some of the best own-voices children’s authors, including New …

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Book Review: Jolene by Mercedes Lackey

Jolene Author: Mercedes LackeySeries: Elemental Masters, book 15Publisher: DAW (December 1, 2020)Hardcover, 320 pagesFantasy, Fairy tale retellingsGoodreads Summary The beloved Elemental Masters series moves to America for the first time in a rich retelling of The Queen of the Copper Mountain, set against the backdrop of Tennessee coal country. Anna May Jones is the daughter …

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