Category: Fantasy

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Sabriel by Garth Nix

The story is sad in a way. Because of the goings on and what has happened in the past, Sabriel doesn’t get to see much of her father. And then he is killed before he can teach her more of what she is, and what she can do. Sabriel then must become the Abhorsen, a person who helps spirits to the other side.

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

This is a fantastic retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I picked this up remembering seeing it somewhere and hearing good things, but didn’t remember anything that was said about it. It wasn’t until I was probably half-way in, I remembered it was a Beauty and the Beast retelling.

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

With the title being Winter, and Winter being a character, I guess I was expecting a little more of Winter in the story. I mean I knew Cinder was the main character, and would have the most heavy lifting. She is after all the lost lunar princess trying to claim her throne. But, I think Winter needed a little more to do, or more page time. I felt like most of the book was on Cinder, more so than Winter.

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

The Magician is a story I’m now mad at myself for hanging on to for so long before reading. I should have read this much sooner – I do have a copy on my Kindle but just haven’t found the time to sit and read so when I saw the audio version available from my library I thought I’d give it a shot. And even then I listened to one or two other stories I had checked out with this story. If you have a copy of The Magician, or can get a copy from your library. Do so, and read it immediately.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

There were moments of hilarity, and even the chapter titles will have you laughing. Jane also has a way of being perhaps a little too strong minded at times and gets herself in hard situations. She will also look out for you no matter what. You may have made life hard for her but you do something silly like wear a full corset, and because you can no longer get a full breath can’t keep up with the other girls running to a conference. She may pretend to have something happen knowing you’ll be asked to stay behind with her and you can all catch up to the others at the conference.

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor


Oh my gosh, I loved it! I would love for more books from this world but I’m happy with how everything was wrapped up. I was a bit confused in the beginning because we meet some new characters in a different land. Before too long though it started to make sense because we switched back to Lazlo and Sarai.

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons

I recommend you try The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, be mad, be happy, and even take in sudden breaths out of shock. This book has everything including cute notes at the end of each chapter explaining things almost as a citation or defining who monsters or gods are. The notes at the end threw me off to begin with, but I got used to them and even looked forward to these little tidbits.

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts

Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts

Title:┬áBay of SighsSeries: The Guardians #2Author: Nora RobertsPublisher: Brilliance AudioNarrator:┬áSaskia MaarleveldSource: Purchased Summary:To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds in danger. And now three…

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A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

It’s been a while since I first picked up A Darker Shade of Magic, the first book of the Shades of Magic trilogy, so I was a little lost in the beginning as I worked to remember who the main characters where and what each had done in the first book.