Tag Archives: Fantasy

Diversity on the Shelf – June Update

#DiversityontheShelf Challenge Update – 4 #ownvoices book, 3 more diverse reads, for kids, teens & grown-ups. Continue reading

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House of Shattered Wings

Once again, the Book Smugglers and Fan Girl Happy Hour, convinced me to try a book from a new author – even though it’s meant for adults.  I swear I picked this up without even reading what it was about … Continue reading

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Masks and Shadows

I’d been planning to wait to read this first adult novel from Stephanie Burgis until it came out in print… and then I found myself unable to resist the lure of the e-arc from Edelweiss.  Thanks to Pyr for giving … Continue reading

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The Princess in Black

I’m hoping to do a longer post on the holiday books soon, but here’s the prose book we gave my daughter yesterday. The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Candlewick, 2014. Princess Magnolia … Continue reading

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The Golden City

This is historical fantasy set in Portugal, a rare enough setting that I couldn’t resist it. The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney. ROC Penguin Group, 2013. Oriana Paredes is a sereia, a sea person, undercover in the Golden City, … Continue reading

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Codex Born

Another fall series up-to-date! Codex Born. Magic Ex Libris Book 2. by Jim C. Hines. DAW Books, 2013. This sequel to last year’s Libriomancer continues the story of librarian and libriomancer Isaac Vainio. There’s action, geekery, romance, and deep thoughts … Continue reading

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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff. First Second, 2013. Constantinople, 1807. Lieutenant Erdemoglu Selim first meets Delilah Dirk in prison, when he takes her official interview. She’s in for trespassing. Miss Dirk is an adventuress: half English, … Continue reading

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A Wisp of a Thing

Look! Another case where I finished a book and checked out the sequel right away. In Armchair Cybils news, I put together a list of all the Cybils-nominated books I’ve read in the four areas I’ve decided to focus on: … Continue reading

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The Hum and the Shiver

It’s October! What are you going to nominate for a Cybils Award? Take a look at the great books that have already been nominated and make sure your favorites are in there, too! There’s a librarian in my state who … Continue reading

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Water

During my daughter’s first post-transplant bout of tummy flu, I learned that it’s best for parents of transplant kids to just keep a hospital overnight bag packed in the closet. (I know the audience for this useful tip is very … Continue reading

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