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The Hobbit

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien Synopsis: Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have […]

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2021 Book Review Fantasy

The Language of Thorns

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo Synopsis: Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price. […]

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Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller Synopsis: Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map — the key to a legendary treasure trove — seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match for […]

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2022 Graphic Novel Review Fantasy Graphic Novel Review

The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor

The Dire Days of Willoweep Manor by Shaenon K. Garrity and Christopher Baldwin Synopsis: One dark and stormy night, Haley sees a stranger drowning in the river. Since her greatest passion is Gothic romance novels, she knows her moment has come. But when Haley leaps into the water to rescue the stranger, she awakens in […]

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The Damned

Hello! I do my best to keep reviews spoiler free and if they do contain spoilers, I would have a disclaimer. There are no The Damned spoilers written in this review, but since it is the second novel in The Beautiful series, there may be spoilers for the previous book (The Beautiful). You can see […]

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Legendborn

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Synopsis: After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. A flying demon […]

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2022 Graphic Novel Review Fantasy Graphic Novel Review

The Daughters of Ys

The Daughters of Ys by M.T. Anderson & Jo Rioux Synopsis: Ys, city of wealth and wonder, has a history of dark secrets. Queen Malgven used magic to raise the great walls that keep Ys safe from the tumultuous sea. But after the queen’s inexplicable death, her daughters drift apart. Rozenn, the heir to the […]

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2022 Book Review Fantasy

Ruin and Rising

Hello! I do my best to keep reviews spoiler free and if they do contain spoilers, I would have a disclaimer. There are no Ruin and Rising spoilers written in this review, but since it is the last novel in the Shadow and Bone trilogy, there may be spoilers for the previous books (Shadow and […]

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The City We Became

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Synopsis: Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city. Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five. But every city also has a dark side. A […]

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Siege and Storm

Hello! This is a quick disclaimer that this review is going to contain big spoilers for this book, and for the first book in this trilogy, Shadow and Bone. You can read my review of the first book in this trilogy here. Thank you for coming to my blog! Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo […]