Category Archives: fantasy

Rosemarked – Livia Blackburne

From the publisher: “A healer who cannot be healed . . . When Zivah falls prey to the deadly rose plague, she knows it’s only a matter of time before she fully succumbs. Now she’s destined to live her last … Continue reading

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Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend

From the publisher:  Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she’s blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks–and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan … Continue reading

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The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli

From the publisher:  In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be dark—and so there was also the Iskari. The child … Continue reading

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The Stone in the Skull – Elizabeth Bear

The rainy season is beginning, and the omens the rajnis of Sarathai-tia and Ansh-Sahal have received are ominous. Mrithuri’s Wizard has suggested that a marriage could solve her problems. It is a suggestion quickly dismissed. Sayeh is told she should evacuate … Continue reading

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The Plague Diaries – Keeper of Tales Trilogy – Ronlyn Domingue

Secret Riven is determined to be normal, whatever normal may be. People with differences are shunned, so she has dyed her silver hair black, wears glasses that conceal her mis-matched eyes. Most of all she denies her special abilities, refusing to communicate … Continue reading

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Shimmer and Burn – Mary Taranta

From the publisher, “Faris grew up fighting to survive in the slums of Brindaigel while caring for her sister, Cadence. But when Cadence is caught trying to flee the kingdom and is sold into slavery, Faris reluctantly agrees to a … Continue reading

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The Wood – Chelsea Bobulski

From the publisher, “When Winter’s dad goes missing during his nightly patrol of the wood, it falls to her to patrol the time portals and protect the travelers who slip through them.  Winter can’t help but think there’s more to … Continue reading

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Song of the Current – Sarah Tolcser

Caroline has been raised by her father, a wherryman, and has lived her life on the river transporting goods from port to port on board their beloved wherry.  Until pirates destroy many wherry boats searching for a special crate.  Caro’s … Continue reading

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The Hush – Skye Melki-Wegner

In a world where music enchants everyday objects with the Song, Chester is a gifted musician but not licensed to connect to the Song.  Only licensed Songshapers trained at the elite Conservatorium can legally connect to the Song.  Chester’s father … Continue reading

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The Traitor’s Kiss – Erin Beaty

Following the death of Sage’s peasant father, a fowler who taught Sage all he knew, Sage is taken in by her noble uncle. She is a natural teacher and tutors his children until she reaches the age for marriage.  Arranged … Continue reading

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Traitor to the Throne – Alwyn Hamilton

The sequel to Rebel of the Sands picks up with the rebellion somewhat stagnant.  For every push forward, the Sultan’s army fights back.  Amani, aka the Blue-Eyed Bandit, was gravely injured.  When she recovered, Jin was not by her side … Continue reading

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Long May She Reign – Rhiannon Thomas

Freya did not plan on ruling a kingdom.  She was so far down the list of succession, it never entered her mind.  And she hated court.  She was fascinated with science and most comfortable in her lab.  But one night, … Continue reading

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Ever the Hunted – Erin Summerill

Britta’s mother was murdered when she was an infant leaving her to be raised by her father in a remote cabin in the woods. He was a bounty hunter for the king and taught Britta and apprentice Cohen to hunt … Continue reading

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The Witch’s Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories – Terry Pratchett

There is an ant searching for a better life and statues that walk and talk. There are witches, trolls, magic, adventure . . . even the wild, wild, west (West Wales, that is). Fourteen little stories full of everything you … Continue reading

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The Mountain of Kept Memory -Rachel Neumeier


Oressa has learned her lessons well. Has learned to be meek and obedient around her father, has learned about all the hidden doors and passages in the palace, has learned to listen secretly to all the meetings her father has … Continue reading

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