Tag: Fantasy


The Wrath and the Dawn

Quick Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

One Life to One Dawn. In a land ruled by a murderous boy-king, each dawn brings heartache to a new family. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, is a monster. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When sixteen-year-old Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Shahrzad is determined not only to stay alive, but to end the caliph’s reign of terror once and for all. Night...


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Crooked Kingdom

Review: Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning...


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Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

At only 18 years old, Celaena Sardothien has managed to earn the title of Adarlan’s most notorious assassin. For the past year however, Celaena has been enslaved in the Salt Mines of Endovier, forced to do hard labor with no chance of release. That is until the Crown Prince shows up and offers her a chance for freedom. All she has to do is compete as the Crown Prince’s champion in a competition to become the assassin to the king. If she wins, she serves the king for four...


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Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. (Goodreads) Rating: Genre: YA/Children’s fantasy POV: Script format...


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Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people. Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal...


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Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

As the daughter of a psychic, Blue Sargent doesn’t have a problem believing in the occult. Every year, on St. Mark’s Eve, Blue accompanies her mother to an abandoned churchyard so she can identify spirits that appear. As Blue is merely an amplifier of psychic ability and not one herself, she doesn’t typically see the spirits. That is until this year, when she sees the spirit of a boy named Gansey. Ever since she was little she has been warned that if she were to kiss her true love,...


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Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Emma Carstairs is a Shadowhunter. Fighting alongside her parabatai, Julian Blackthorn, she protects mortals from the demons they cannot see. It is also her duty to help uphold the Accords, which after the Dark War, no longer include fairies. The Cold Peace, their punishment for aiding Sebastian Morgenstern, means that Shadowhunters are forbidden from helping fairies and the fairies are forbidden from contacting Shadowhunters. When dead bodies, human and fairy alike, start turning up with markings like those of Emma’s deceased parents, Emma feels she is finally close to...


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Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Kell lives in a unique world where more than just one London exists. First there’s non-magical Grey London, then there’s White London, which is slowly destructing due to magical war. There’s also the London Kell calls home, Red London, where magic is celebrated and cherished. And once there was a London consumed by magic: Black London… As a blood magician, or Antari, Kell is one of the few who can still travel between the worlds, acting as an ambassador and delivering messages from throne to throne. But delivering messages...


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Review: Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

Review: Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers

As a member of the Saldana Family, seventeen year old Lea is a trained assassin. In Lovero, nine Families are permitted to legally kill their marks for a price. Along with sharing a job, the Families also have another thing in common, rivalry. When Lea awakens to find her home in flames and her Family murdered she knows the Da Vias, the Saldana’s biggest adversary, must be the culprit. Worse yet, she fears that her secret tryst with Da Via member, Val, could have led to their demise. Full...


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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Nineteen year old Feyre has just one simple goal: keep her family fed. In the woods near her family’s cottage, Feyre hunts whatever harmless game she can find. Then one day on her hunt, Feyre encounters something far from harmless, a wolf. She manages to kill it, but in a twist of fate, it wasn’t actually a wolf. It was a faerie. When a beast arrives at her doorstep demanding retribution, Feyre realizes her life is about to end. But instead of death, the beast offers her a dangerous...


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