Category Archives: Fantasy

Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett

Although I am giving this a 4 out of 5 star rating, I have to admit that I do so more because Mindee Arnett’s writing is so strong rather than that I actually enjoyed the book as much as I … Continue reading

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Gangsta Cursed 4 by Kohske

Although a spin off, this is probably one of the best I’ve read. All of the horrible and terrifying pathos of the original series is fully intact here in this story of Spas/Marco Adriano and how he turned from being … Continue reading

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The Wormworld Saga Volume1: The Journey Begins by Daniel Lieske

The chapters for this series were released 1-2 times yearly originally and just by the first few pages alone you can see why: this is a visually stunning graphic novel with beautiful full page art to tell the story. Yet … Continue reading

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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Using a Baltic setting to create a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, Novik has crafted an engaging fantasy very different from her previous work, Uprooted. Straying far from the inspiration fairytale, the story is grounded by using a medieval Lithuanian setting. And … Continue reading

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Lake Silence By Anne Bishop

I have greatly enjoyed Bishop’s books in this world and looked forward to a side story. This appears to be a stand alone since it wrapped up nicely but I certainly wouldn’t be adverse to more books with these characters. … Continue reading

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The Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

At times, I feel like YA Fantasy is just an excuse to create bland characters and a recycled and watered down plot to make it palatable to middle grade to high school non-readers. The ingredients are starting to look similar: … Continue reading

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From Unseen Fire By Cass Morris

From Unseen Fire is a beautifully written and nuanced work of historical urban fantasy. The focus here is not on the magic so much as the interpersonal relationships and politics of a pseudo ancient Rome. Accomplishments are through intellectual decisions … Continue reading

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