Tags: Fantasy
  • The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker Guest Review of The Golem and The Jinni by Helene Wecker

    (Note: Hi! I’m John. Not Kristen. Sorry. I used to contribute to this site a while ago, but then grad school happened. And then grad school happened again. Now they’ve run out of degrees to give me, so I’m back to having some time to write here! It probably won’t be very often, but I’ll pop in from time to time.) The Golem and the Jinni is a melting pot-era urban fantasy released in 2013 and Helene Wecker’s debut novel, […]

  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu Review of The Young Elites by Marie Lu

    The Young Elites is the first book in a new series by Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend trilogy (Legend, Prodigy, Champion). A few years ago, a plague swept through the world and forever changed it. Every adult who became ill died, but there were children who survived this illness. Some of the survivors bore marks afterward and became known as malfettos, and a few of these displayed unusual powers. There are rumors of dangerous Elites […]

  • Silverblind by Tina Connolly Book Giveaway: Ironskin, Copperhead, and Silverblind by Tina Connolly

    Today I’m giving away two sets of the Ironskin trilogy by Tina Connolly! This trilogy begins with Ironskin, a 2012 Nebula Nominee, and will soon be completed with the release of Silverblind on October 7. While I haven’t read them, I have heard great things about them and have them on my to-read list so I’m happy to be hosting a giveaway! About Ironskin: Jane Eliot wears an iron mask. It’s the only way to contain the fey curse that […]

  • Beyond the Pale edited by Henry Herz Review of Beyond the Pale Edited by Henry Herz

    Beyond the Pale edited by Henry Herz is a YA anthology containing fantasy and paranormal stories by some well-known authors in speculative fiction, including Saladin Ahmed, Peter S. Beagle, Jane Yolen, Gillian Philip, and Jim Butcher. It consists of an eclectic mix of writing styles and speculative fiction stories, including mythic and urban fantasy, post-apocalyptic fiction, historical fantasy, a ghost story, and a vampire tale about Dracurat. I found most of the stories enjoyable and will certainly be reading more […]

  • Half a King by Joe Abercrombie Review of Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

    Half a King is the first book in the Shattered Sea trilogy by New York Times bestselling fantasy author Joe Abercrombie, who has also written The First Law trilogy, Best Served Cold, The Heroes, and Red Country. This latest novel, his first YA book, will be followed by Half the World in February 2015. Half a War, the conclusion to the trilogy, is scheduled for release in the fall of 2015. Prince Yarvi plans to sit beside the Black Chair […]

  • Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen Review of Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

    Stolen Songbird, a young adult fantasy, is Danielle L. Jensen’s debut and the first book in The Malediction Trilogy. The next book, Hidden Huntress, was scheduled for release in March 2015, but since its publisher was recently discontinued that date may no longer apply—although the author has stated that the sequel will be published one way or another. This is a great relief since Stolen Songbird is a wonderful story, and it would be terrible not to be able to […]