Genre: Fantasy

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

Lady Amalia Cornaro did not ask to be a Falconer. When balefire is starting to consume the city, she acts instinctively.  Her choice is to become entangled into a role she knows she cannot have, or let her city burn.  There is no choice, and she snaps the restraining jess around Zaira’s wrist without hesitation.  New problems arise – Zaira doesn’t want to be a Falcon (a mage of the Empire) and she is not going to come quietly. There are more pressing things afoot than a disgruntled mage – noble children from the neighboring city of Ardence have been […]

Posted November 23, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Claire is in serious trouble. It was just one little snide comment, but now she’s got the meanest girl at school trying to kill her.  After she gets pushed down the stairs, Claire decides it’s time to get out of the college dorms.  Fortunately, there’s this place called the “Glass House” that’s looking for a roommate and after a little bit of crying, the housemates accept her, even though she’s only sixteen. There’s more going on in Morgansville than meets the eye.  Secretly, this town is run by vampires!  They really hate Claire.  And they’re looking for a magical book […]

Posted November 21, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill

Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill

Violet wants to be the best princess for her people. Violet is not a beautiful princess.  Not a “proper” princess.  This is made abundantly clear to her in whispers and misspoken quips.  It eats away at the girl, whose hair is not shiny and whose eyes are not symmetrical.  Her father is bold, her mother is kind, and Violet is just… Violet.  She accepts this with a princess’ grace, but still, it eats away at her.  She tries to distract herself with her friend, Demetrius, and exploring their mysterious castle. Our course, the castle has more than meets the eye, […]

Posted November 16, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren

Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren

 Freddy wants nothing more in this life than to be invisible. This becomes horribly impossible when the eccentric Cuerva Lachance and moody Josiah move in next door.  Cuerva has a way of producing the impossible, and Josiah?  He manages to bring Freddy into the spotlight at every turn, especially at school where she’s already a freak.  If she could just shake him off… but no, she can’t, and his presence is especially useful with Freddy is beaten up at school and gets a concussion. Which is probably the most inopportune moment for Josiah to take Freddy on an extended trip […]

Posted November 15, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

“The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.” For a lifetime, Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger, has been following his precious quarry.  His mission is to reach the Dark Tower, and the man and black can give him information to aid him on his quest.  But he is no easy man to catch, for the man appears constantly vigorous while Roland pursues him across a desert, low on water and sustenance. The gunslinger does not move without causing destruction and despair in his wake.  Wherever he goes, death follows.  When he befriends a young boy at […]

Posted November 12, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Hiding in the shadows is not suited to Seraphina. The young music mistress doesn’t rebel, not intentionally.  Music is in her bones and it calls to her soul.  When an emergency means she calls up her instrument to perform at a royal funeral, suddenly everyone knows her name and it gets more complicated from there.  But people can’t know her name because Seraphina can’t make friends, get into relationships… she has a dark and terrible secret and if anyone finds it out, she will surely die. Meanwhile, the celebration of the treaty between humans and dragons draws near, and the mystery of the prince’s […]

Posted November 9, 2017 in Reviews // 12 Comments //