Book Reviews

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

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Book Review | The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Genre : High Fantasy, Historical FantasyDate Published : January 22, 2019Publisher : Harper Voyager For my first ever book review, I chose S.A. Chakraborty’s The Kingdom of Copper. It is the second book in her Daevabad Trilogy, an epic fantasy series set in an alternate eighteenth century Egypt. I read the first book, The City… Continue reading Book Review | The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

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Book Review | Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Genre : Magical Realism, HorrorDate Published : October 3, 2017Publisher : Graywolf Press For my first ever book review for Sister Shelf, I decided to review a short story collection that means a lot to me: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado. I first picked up this collection in October 2018, right around the time I was getting… Continue reading Book Review | Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado