Illusionarium by Heather Dixon Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Illusionarium is a fantasy book that seems to take place in early 19th century England (though it isn’t stated). It’s so fast paced and well-written, you won’t want to put it down once you start reading. If you love books, this one is for you! If you don’t like reading much, try this one, and by the end … Read more
Red Queen Red Queen #1 by Victoria Aveyard Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Mare is just a girl living in a poor village when one day, she discovers she has the power of lightning. Immediately, she is brought into the world of silvers, where their blood is silver and they rule above the common red people. She must pretend to be someone she is not while all the while helping … Read more
Crooked Kingdom sequel to Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The heist continues in the Crooked Kingdom. Kaz, Inej, Jesper, Wylan, Nina, and Mattias must all work together to overcome the odds and get their money after their heist is a bust, They have to double-cross the entire city of Ketterdam. This book is really exciting and fast-paced and the character interactions are amazing.
Ink and Bone The Great Library #1 by Rachel Caine Fantasy Science Fiction Suspense Thriller * * * Stars (Pretty good) When Jess’ family sends him to train at the great Library of Alexandria, Jess is thrilled that he’ll be able to indulge in his passion for books and learning, though it puts him into conflict with his family’s shady business (which involves smuggling rare books and the black market). The training is difficult and … Read more
Six of Crows Six of Crows #1 by Leigh Bardugo Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This book is about a high-speed heist with very interesting characters of Kaz, Jesper, Wylan, Inej, Nina, and Matthias. The book is really interesting and exciting as they fight to make sure their heist goes on as they try to get their reward money. It was really interesting to see all of the different … Read more
The Book Jumper by Mecthilde Glaser Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is about a teenage girl who has the power to jump into books and basically live them out. In this book, important book ideas are going missing, and it is up to her to unravel the mystery and save the book world.
A Deadly Education Scholomance #1 by Naomi Novik Fantasy * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Galadriel, “El” is a year from graduation at a magical boarding school (Scholomance). She’s got her work cut out for her just trying to stay alive in its cutthroat environment where it’s every student for themselves, unless they belong to an Enclave. El doesn’t have any close friends or ties and if she wants to survive graduation, she’ll need … Read more
The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horowitz Fantasy Juvenile Fiction YA Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) 12-year-old Clementine is going to be the next Dark Lord Morcerous, after her father Elithor. And while she’s received endless instruction in her future responsibilities, her heart, her nature aren’t exactly suited to being really evil. To make matters worse, her father has been cursed by a power-hungry witch who intends to force him to cede … Read more
The Archer’s Cup Green Ember Archer #3 by S.D. Smith Adventure Fantasy Short Stories Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) S.D Smith brings back the fictional world of Natalia with a bang! This adventurous book fills in more of the blanks between the overall story. If you were wondering what Emma, Heyna, Cole, and Jo were doing before Book 4 of the Green Ember series, this is the book to read. The … Read more
Unlocked Keeper of the Lost Cities #8.5 by Shannon Messenger Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Unlocked” by Shannon Messenger contains files on the characters in KOTLC, along with exclusive illustrations, records, and much more. There is a short, 400- page novel at the end of the book. As some of the last books in the series have had a sort of downward trend, I wasn’t sure what to think … Read more