Category Archives: fantasy

The Adventures of Benjamin Skyhammer – Nicole Sheldrake

Publisher:  Smashwords Source:  I received a review copy from the author Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure From Smashwords: On Pingala, magic is king.  Literally.  King, or Queen, depending on which of the six species you belong to. But magic … Continue reading

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Student Saturday: Bone – Jeff Smith

The opinions expressed in this review are those of my student Rodshon Bone was set in a dessert in ancient times.  Bartleby is the main character of Bone.  He’s a very large bone with a long neck and nose.  Bartleby … Continue reading

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The Fires Beneath the Sea – Lydia Millet

Publisher: Big Mouth House; 1st edition (July 26, 2011) Pages:  256 Source:  This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers. Genre:  Middle Grade/ Young Adult Fantasy Product Description Cara’s mother has disappeared. Her father isn’t talking about it. Her big … Continue reading

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Cinder and Ella – Melissa Lemon

Publisher:  Cedar Fort Inc, (November 8, 2011 Pages:  280 Source:  I received a copy from NetGalley Genre:  Young Adult ,Fantasy, Fairy Tales The story of Cinder and Ella is loosely based on the fairy tale Cinderella.  I say loosely because … Continue reading

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Between Two Ends – David Ward

Publisher:  Amulet Books (May 1, 2011) Pages:  304 Source:  I received a  copy from Net Galley Genre:  Middle Grade Adventure, Fantasy Blurb from Amazon When Yeats and his parents visit his grandmother’s creepy old house, Yeats reunites a pair of … Continue reading

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Angel Burn – L.A. Weatherly

Publisher: CandlewickPages: 464Genre: YA, FantasySource: I received a review galley from the publisher through NetGalley This is not your typical heavenly angel type story.  In this book we find a group of “angels” that suck the life right out of … Continue reading

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Chime – Franny Billingsley

Publisher:  Dial Pages:  368 Source:  Received a copy from the publisher for review Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy If you want to read something that is different and refreshing, then this is the book for you. The story takes place in … Continue reading

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The Stone of Destiny – Jim Ware

Publisher:  David C. Cook Pages:  352 Source:  Book provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Genre:  Middle Grade Christian Fantasy From the Back Cover: Morgan Izaak is obsessed with his father’s ancient books about the magical Philosopher’s Stone. … Continue reading

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Waterfall – Lisa Bergren

Publisher: David C. CookPages: 384Source: Received a copy from publisherGenre: Young Adult, Adult, Christian FantasyTwo sisters, Gabi age 17 and Lia age 15 are once again on an archaeological dig with their mother. They have spent almost every summer traipsing … Continue reading

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Relic Master: The Dark City – Catherine Fisher

Publisher:  Dial  (May 17, 2011)Pages:  384Source:  Received an ARC from publisherGenre:  YA, Fantasy From the back of the book:Enter the world of Relic Master.  Dark, dangerous and deadly–welcome to Anara a world mysteriously crumbling to devastation, where nothing is what … Continue reading

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