Genre: Fantasy

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Magicians by Lev Grossman is a book that grows with you. Reading it as the age of the characters, you feel their strife. Reading it as an older person with more experience, you feel the heartbreak that you know is unavoidable because there is nothing to be done to

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Jade City by Fonda Lee

I have danced around picking up Jade City by Fonda Lee since it was first released. I’ve heard the praise and it seemed interesting, but for whatever reason, I could not motivate myself to pick it up. I guess I was worried it would be some weird and boring fantasy

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A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas

I put this off for years but finally grew curious enough to pick up A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J Maas thinking surely it couldn’t be so bad. Well, as a fan of Nesta, it could be so bad. In fact, it could be worse.

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The Jinn Daughter by Rania Hanna

“The Jinn Daughter” by Rania Hanna offers beautiful prose and captivating tales woven by the jinn Nadine. While heavy on exposition, it’s a unique narrative experience. Despite a faltering ending, the exploration of maternal sacrifice resonates deeply. A recommended read for those seeking literary richness and introspection on mother-daughter dynamics.

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Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire

Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire is not Middlegame. It follows a different story and gets to that ending through different means. I need you to understand that when you pick this up because I see so many others disappointed that it isn’t Middlegame. This is a story where you have

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Heartless Hunter by Kristen Ciccarelli

Pleasantly surprised by “Heartless Hunter” by Kristen Ciccarelli, I was drawn into a captivating fantasy romance. While light on world-building, the story’s strength lies in its compelling characters, notably Alex and Gideon, whose complex relationships with Rune adds delicious angst. The solid plot, with quick pacing and a slight twist,

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A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab

“A Darker Shade of Magic” by VE Schwab, a fantasy masterpiece, captivates with intricate worldbuilding. Schwab crafts four distinct Londons, each with a unique essence. The plot, subtle and compelling, unfolds with well-placed foreshadowing. Pacing improves as the story snowballs, leading to an emotional journey. Memorable characters like Rhy and

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Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

Middlegame by Seanan McGuire is an amazing fantasy/magic realism novel with strong prose and exquisite characters. An absolute must read, just remember to have a box of tissues nearby!

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The Luminaries by Susan Dennard

Honestly, I started The Luminaries by Susan Dennard because I loved the cover, first and foremost. Then, I thought the whole Jay and Winnie thing might be fun based off the synopsis. It was more than fun. I devoured this book and cannot wait to get started on the sequel.

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I am literally bereft, annoyed, betrayed, and upset. I was really loving this book. So much so that before I even reached 50%, I purchased the other two in the trilogy and now all I can think is what a waste of money! I am beyond disappointed. I feel as

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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

I have written and re-written this review countless times since I finished Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. I think it is because that you loved is sometimes a lot harder than reviewing one with a number of faults. I keep wanting to get the review perfect, to convince potential readers

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Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

I am so excited to take part in the book tour for Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly! If you know me and this site, you know I love fairytale retellings. Seeing how classics we all grew up with can be subverted or reinvented truly excites me, so when I heard about

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Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore by Birgitte Märgen

When I was approached to review Evie and the Upside-Down World of Nevermore by Birgitte Märgen, I was hesitantly interested. The synopsis had me expecting something akin to Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland with a Southern Gothic twist. And to its credit, that isn’t necessarily wrong. It simply fails to live

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Snow White Learns Witchcraft by Theodora Goss

I had been meaning to read anything by Theodora Goss for the longest time (The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter has been on my bookshelf for far too long.) Now, after reading Snow White Learns Witchcraft, I really need to read more by Goss. It was an amazing anthology

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The Resurrectionist of Caligo by Wendy Trimboli, Alicia Zaloga

I was as enamored by The Resurrectionist of Caligo by Wendy Trimboli and Alicia Zaloga as I thought I would be when I picked this up. I wasn’t blown away and I wasn’t underwhelmed. It simply hit the exactly spot that needed itching! There was adventure, body-snatching, science, and interpersonal

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