Tag Archives: fantasy

Book Review : Cinder


Sixteen-year-old Cinder is considered a technological mistake by most of society and a burden by her stepmother. Being a cyborg does have its benefits though: Cinder’s brain interface has given her an uncanny ability to fix things, making her the … Continue reading

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Book Review : Tuesdays at the Castle


Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while travelling, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vessel


Liyana has trained her entire life to be the vessel of a goddess. The goddess will inhabit Liyana’s body and use magic to bring rain to the desert. But Liyana’s goddess never comes. Abandoned by her angry tribe, Liyana expects … Continue reading

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The Graveyard Book


The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman 978-0-0605-3092-1 Audiobook read by Neil Gaiman 2009 Newberry Award Winner Nobody Owens is a child raised by ghosts in a graveyard, and pursued by a nefarious organization that has already murdered his mortal family. The … Continue reading

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The Fire Lord’s Lover


Imagine if England had been invaded, not by the Spanish in 1588, but by otherworldly Elves with magical powers? Kathryne Kennedy’s book is alternative historical fiction with a heavy helping of the fantastic. Continue reading

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The Phoenix Charm


Michael and Cordelia go to Wales to seek the king of the Underworld’s permission to retrieve the child. In the course of rescuing him, Michael discovers key facts about his heritage and he and Cordelia fall deeply in love Continue reading

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Eat Prey Love


Read books by Mary Janice Davidson and Lynsay Sands if you enjoy Eat Prey Love by Kerrelyn Sparks. Continue reading

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Brains for Lunch


It’s no surprise that this book would appeal to me. After all, I love haiku and have read plenty of zombie novels. Put them together and it’s sure to be something special, right? Yeah, it actually is.
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Moribito


The second prince of the emperor has been possessed by a spirit. The emperor orders him killed, but the second empress seeks a talented bodyguard to protect her son. Balsa accepts the job to protect the young prince. Continue reading

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Tangled


Tangled is a variation on the classic Rapunzel story. This new Disney-fied version showcases a more modern sensibility. Although it is technically geared towards kids, this is a movie that will entertain adults too. Continue reading

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