2018 | Books read (2018) | Fantasy (YA) | Historical Fiction (YA) | Horror (YA) | Retelling (YA) | Young Adult fiction

Review: The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

GENRE & SYNOPSIS YOUNG ADULT/HISTORICAL FICTION/RETELLINGS/FANTASY/HORROR Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who […]

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Fae (NA) | Fantasy (NA) | Magic (NA) | New Adult Fiction | Paranormal (NA) | Romance (NA)

Review of Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (#6 Throne of Glass)

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Fantasy/New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Magic/Fae Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since Aelin shattered the glass castle, since Chaol’s men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but […]

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Fae (NA) | Fantasy (NA) | Magic (NA) | New Adult Fiction | Paranormal (NA) | Romance (NA)

Review: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (#5 Throne of Glass)

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Fantasy/New Adult/Romance/Paranormal/Magic/Fae The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius as war looms on the horizon. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those who don’t. With her heart sworn to the […]

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Adult Fiction | Fantasy (adult) | Historical Fiction (adult) | LGBT (adult) | Mythology (adult) | Romance (adult)

Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Fantasy/Adult Fiction/Historical Fiction/Mythology/LGBT/Romance Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men […]

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Adult Fiction | Horror (adult) | Science Fiction (adult) | Thriller (adult)

Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Horror/Adult Fiction/Thriller/Science Fiction Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—stumbles upon their campsite, Tim […]

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Adult Fiction | Fantasy (adult) | Historical Fiction (adult) | Mythology (adult) | Retellings (adult)

Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Fantasy/Adult Fiction/Mythology/Historical Fiction/Retellings In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the […]

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Review: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (#4 Throne of Glass)

GENRE & SYNOPSIS Fantasy/New Adult/Fae/Paranormal/Romance/Magic The queen has returned. Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she’s at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past… She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can […]

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