Tag Archives: musical fantasy

This Savage Song

It seemed like a Sign when this book by an author who was on my Top 10 Fantasy Authors I’ve never Read appeared on the Cybils Young Adult Speculative Fiction shortlist this year. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. Greenwillow … Continue reading

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Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

This book was showered in honors last year, including a Newbery honor and an Odyssey honor for audio production for children.  A great audiobook involving music, magic and history was one I didn’t want to miss. Echo by Pam Muñoz … 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 Wrinkled Crown

Anne Nesbet is another author I discovered through the Cybils, before I was a judge.  Her latest book is out this month and will be eligible for next year’s Cybils. by Anne Nesbet. HarperCollins, 2015. In the Wrinkled Hills is … Continue reading

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Long Black Curl

This is the third Tufa book after The Hum and the Shiver and Wisp of a Thing. Thanks to Tor for sending this to me! (It is lucky for me I work at a library as well, or I could … Continue reading

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Prairie Fire

This is the sequel to The Story of Owen, one of my favorites this year.  And I’m going to see if I can write a 10-minute review in the interests of catching up with my back reviews. Warning: this will … Continue reading

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The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

Still on the “life getting out of hand” subject, I just realized that I never reviewed this book that I finished on Valentine’s Day, though it’s still one of my favorites so far this year. I’ll give it a try … Continue reading

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Clariel

I read the whole Old Kingdom series when it first came out, long enough ago that I’ve never reviewed them for my blog, though I’ve recommended them and loaned them out many times since. I was very excited when Clariel … Continue reading

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Nightingale’s Nest for 48HBC

I always keep an eye out for a good fairy tale retelling, and this one has magical music as a bonus. This one had been on my radar for a while (thanks, Charlotte!), and was the last book I finished … Continue reading

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Spirit Singer

I was lucky enough to be sent to the Public Library Association conference in Indianapolis for a day last week – hence my posting silence! If anyone wants tips on the hottest nonfiction books for adults, animation maker spaces for … Continue reading

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