fantasy

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Angel Mage

The novels of Garth Nix have provided me with a successful blend of fantasy and romance in the past, so I was excited to try his new series set in an entirely new fantasy world. After unleashing an angelic plague that turned the entire population of Ystara into either ravening beastlings or pile ...

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The Harp of Kings

With The Harp of Kings, the first book in an all-new series, Juliet Marillier returns to the world she first introduced in Dreamer's Pool. The book tells the story of three young people who must band together in order to locate a magical artifact with untold strength and power. Eighteen-year-old ...

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The Dragon Republic

In the first book in The Poppy War saga we met Fang Runin - typically referred to as Rin - a young militant mage blessed/cursed with a link to the Phoenix, a fire god who has gifted Rin with the rare ability to level armies by calling fire from heaven down upon them. In The Dragon Republic we join R ...

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The Binding

Bridget Collins’ The Binding is set in a magical quasi-Victorian world in which books are dangerous. I was intrigued by that unusual premise, but the novel ultimately fails to deliver and instead presents the reader with a story that’s at times so dark as to be difficult to get through, and in w ...

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Crown of Feathers

I've always been intrigued by the phoenix, that mythical bird that rises from the ashes of its own funeral pyre again and again, so when I learned that Nicki Pau Preto had written a book in which phoenixes play an enormous role, I knew I had to read it. Crown of Feathers turned out to be everything ...

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Courting Darkness

Courting Darkness is the first book in a new duology from author Robin LaFevers. It's a spin-off of her wildly popular His Fair Assassins series, and it features Sybella, whom readers of the previous series will recognize. It's certainly possible to read and enjoy Courting Darkness without having re ...

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Fire & Heist

Is there anything better than curling up on a chilly fall evening with a light-hearted novel featuring dragons? If there is, I have no earthly idea what it might be. Dragons have always fascinated me, and so, when I learned that author Sarah Beth Durst had written Fire and Heist, a standalone novel ...

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Shadow of the Fox

Every thousand years, the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers can be used to summon the great dragon, who will grant a single wish. To keep the scroll safe from evil doing, it was split into three parts and scattered across the land. Now, as the deadline looms, multiple forces are in play for the scroll pi ...

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The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow

Just in time for Halloween, Alyssa Palombo presents The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel, a retelling of the legend of Katrina Van Tassel, lover of Ichabod Crane, and victim of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, New York. This telling takes on the cast of a romantic tragedy.  When itinerant ...

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Mirage

Mirage is a YA fantasy novel based on a recent historical period from the author’s ancestral land of Morocco.  Known as the Years of Lead, it was a bloody episode during which dissidents were arrested or executed. In spite of the heavy subject matter, the author tells a charming story of love, fr ...