Book Reviews

Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : February 9th, 2016Publisher : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.When Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life… Continue reading Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

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Book Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Genre : Fantasy/Sci-Fi/GothicDate Published : September 10, 2019Publisher : Tor.com Publishing Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape.… Continue reading Book Review: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

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Book Review | Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : June 15, 2019Publisher : Putnam Books In her debut novel, Wicked Fox, Kat Cho centers her story around a classic Korean Folktale, but places it in the contemporary setting of modern-day Seoul. Gu Miyoung is a seemingly normal eighteen year old girl, except for, you know, the fact that… Continue reading Book Review | Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

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Book Review | Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : April 9, 2019Publisher : Albert Whitman and Co. I read Joan He's debut novel, Descendant of the Crane, for this week's blog post and (spoiler alert) I absolutely loved it. It came to my attention when I was searching up-and-coming YA novels, and the cover - which is so… Continue reading Book Review | Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

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Book Review | His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Genre : Alternate history/FantasyDate Published : March 28, 2006Publisher : Del Ray For this week’s blog post, I’m doing a bit of a throwback ~ His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik (the first in the Temeraire series!). The past few months I’ve been reading quite a lot of Regency fantasy novels (Sorcerer Royal series by… Continue reading Book Review | His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Short Fiction Reviews

Review | The Truth About Owls by Amal El-Mohtar

Genre : Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy FictionInitially Published : August 2014, Reprint: January 2015 Publisher : Twelfth Planet Press/Strange Horizons With a busy next few weeks ahead of us, Sara and I decided to switch things up a bit for our next two blog posts! This Sunday and next Sunday, we’ll each be reviewing a… Continue reading Review | The Truth About Owls by Amal El-Mohtar

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Book Review | The True Queen by Zen Cho

Genre : Historical FantasyDate Published : March 12, 2019Publisher : Ace Books I picked up Zen Cho’s first novel The Sorcerer to the Crown waaaaay back in 2016. I was living in London, finishing up my dissertation, and in desperate need of a light-hearted book to get me through the week. A Waterstones employee handed… Continue reading Book Review | The True Queen by Zen Cho

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Book Review | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Genre : Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy FictionDate Published : September 29, 2015Publisher : Henry Holt and Company Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows (the first in a duology) was lended to me by Emory when she came down to visit in February, because, as she put it many times, “You’re going to love it!” (And spoiler… Continue reading Book Review | Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Book Review | Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Genre : Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Magical RealismDate Published : March 5, 2019Publisher : Riverhead Books I was first introduced to Helen Oyeyemi during my junior year of undergrad in a course titled “The Novel and its Secrets.” We read a short story from her collection, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, and I knew… Continue reading Book Review | Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

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Book Review | King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Genre : Fantasy, Young AdultDate Published : January 29, 2019Publisher : Macmillan I first heard of Leigh Bardugo when I attended the amazing Sirens conference in October 2018. Bardugo was one of four amazing keynote speakers at the conference, and I immediately fell for this extremely witty, badass, and inspiring writer. She talked about Mediocre… Continue reading Book Review | King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo