Amy Tintera delivers on her promise of action and kissing in her trilogy starter, Ruined.
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Sally Green’s debut novel is not Half Bad!
Lisa Maxwell crafts us a sexy, tragic hero in Hook, but, alas, doesn’t bring the swoon in her Pan retelling, Unhooked.
Marie Lu's The Young Elites series reaches its breathtaking conclusion.
We’ve reached the grand conclusion of Tamora Pierce’s first series with Lioness Rampant, in which Alanna returns home and proves firsthand why she’s earned that Knight’s shield.
Erika Johansen’s Queen of the Tearling series ends on a satisfying, if surprising, note.
In Of Fire and Stars, an arranged marriage between two kingdoms gets complicated when the princess starts falling for her future sister-in-law.
S.E. Grove imagines a world fractured into different ages—and you thought different time zones were a hassle.
Alanna's changing minds about what women can and can't do one tribe at a time in The Woman Who Rides Like a Man from Tamora Pierce.
Get to know the Queen of Hearts when she was a young woman with hopes and dreams—before she became obsessed with chopping off heads—in Marissa Meyer’s Heartless.
Garth Nix brings the weird, the fantastical, and the odd in Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories.
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac. Mad Max meets Jurassic Park.
Death waits for no woman in Goldenhand by Garth Nix.
Sanctum, part two of Madeleine Roux's Asylum series, does not live up to the original.
Maria Dahvana Headley’s Aerie revisits the fascinating sky world and sassy main character introduced in Magonia.
Three sisters, one throne. There's no sharing of power in Three Dark Crowns, the first book in a new trilogy by Kendare Blake that's sure to captivate even the most seasoned of fantasy readers!
In Clariel by Garth Nix, our protagonist must ask herself: Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?
Crooked Kingdom, the second book in Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology, is what some movie critics might call a “total romp.”
Scary Out There, a couple dozen short stories designed to, well, scare you.
Strap on your bells and running sneaks, because we’re going full tilt to prevent the world from ending in Abhorsen by Garth Nix.
Brian and his nine-year-old daughter, Sophie, review Mighty Jack, a graphic novel take on Jack and the Beanstalk.
Sarah Porter brings the magic of a Russian folk tale to modern Brooklyn in Vassa in the Night.
The second book in Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series, The Masked City, turns the tired “damsel in distress” trope on its head.
Before reading the latest installment of Garth Nix’s Abhorsen series in October, re-introduce yourself to Lirael, a book about a young girl with mysterious connections to magic and the Dead.
For this Brooklyn bruja, with great power comes great desire to get rid of said powers... and then travel to an alternate dimension after doing causes a huge clusterfuzz.
Empire of Storms, the fifth book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, finds our heroes making deals and calling in favors with the hopes of overcoming evil.
Traci Chee’s The Reader introduces readers to a rich world filled with magic, storied heroes … and illiteracy.
Millard Nullings (with a little help from Ransom Riggs) shares a collection of folk stories with a peculiar twist in Tales of the Peculiar.
Sabaa Tahir delivers on the promise of An Ember in the Ashes--and we've still got two more books to go!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a thing that exists.
Eliot Schrefer gives us the ultimate Geek Fantasy Novel in the appropriately-named Geek Fantasy Novel.
Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight is a brutal but beautiful read. And you might even laugh a time or three.
In the second installment of Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness quartet, In the Hand of the Goddess, Alanna learns to let go of her many, many fears.
Take a trip to the “real” world on the other side of the K-drama screen.
The final book in Mary E. Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles trilogy, The Beauty of Darkness, brings the series to a truly satisfying (if not easy) close.
Cinda Williams Chima’s Flamecaster expands her Seven Realms world into an engaging new generation of characters.
Do you have what it takes to be a Knight of Tortall? Find out how to (wo)man up in Tamora Pierce's Alanna: The First Adventure.
In Christina Lauren's book The House, Delilah has a new boyfriend, but has to compete with his family. All two stories, 23,000 square feet of them.
Enemies become allies in the first book in Victoria Schwab’s new The Monsters of Verity duology, This Savage Song.
In a game as old as time, Death and Love play a high stakes game with mortals.
Go on an adventure through alternate universes to procure obscure books in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library.
Stephanie Perkins returns with a short story anthology for summertime swoon.
Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows put a fantastical spin on the history of the Nine-Day Queen in My Lady Jane.
The rebel forces in Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, make some serious progress—and some unfortunate discoveries.
There’s more than avalanches to fear in Lindsay Ribar’s Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies.
Celaena Sardothian returns to her ancestral roots in Heir of Fire, the third book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series.
Evelyn Skye's magical debut has big emotions and big stakes.
Crown of Midnight, the second novel in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, offers some major revelations.
Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury turns Prythian's ways (and reader’s emotions) on their heads.
Revisit Greek mythology as graphic novels with George O'Connor's Olympians (Vols. 1-6).
The five prequel novellas of Sarah J. Maas’ The Assassin’s Blade tell of a younger, but no less deadly, Celaena Sardothien.
The first book in Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series introduces Celaena Sardothian—one of the most badass lady assassins to ever grace the page—to the YA world.
Time to kiss Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Trilogy goodbye.
Sarah Rees Brennan is back with a Tale of Two Cities retelling.
The Skylighter, the second book in Becky Wallace’s Keeper Chronicles duology, is a fast-paced race to the finish.
Alan Cumyn's Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend is a book called HOT PTERODACTYL BOYFRIEND. Plus: check out an exclusive blog tour excerpt!
Rachel Hawkins brings us the conclusion to the Rebel Belle series.
Alwyn Hamilton’s debut novel, Rebel of the Sands, mixes Arabian nights with Wild West days (and superpowered afternoons).
This charming historical anthology is the cure for common history.
Mary Weber’s Storm Siren trilogy draws to an exciting close in Siren’s Song.
Heidi Heilig’s debut novel, The Girl From Everywhere, takes you on a trip through time and interpersonal relationships.
The princess in C.J. Redwine’s The Shadow Queen needs no prince to save her, thank you very much.
Miss Mayhem, the second book in Rachel Hawkins' Rebel Belle series...well, it's a bridge book with an insane cliffhanger.
In first two books of the Four Sisters series, Stray and companion novel Burn, Elissa Sussman crafts a world that’s familiar, yet wholly separate, from classic fairy tales.
Sarah Fine’s The Impostor Queen introduces a magical almost-queen with the weight of an entire country riding on her shoulders (and a little problem with the whole magical thing).
The Many Lives of John Stone by Linda Buckley-Archer is about a nobleman who is blessed with an almost infinite lifespan and is totally not a Highlander rip-off.
The first book in Susan Dennard’s new fantasy series doesn’t disappoint.
We’re all made out of ticky-tacky, and we all look just the same.
Brian and his eight-year-old daughter Sophie review Danai Kadzere's new book about how it takes more than a pretty face to win The Princess Games.
In a world gone mad, there's only one man who can save us. And that hero's name is...Charlie Chaplin? What the hell? But he's only one of The Sixteen Burdens.
Sherry Thomas’ Elemental Trilogy wraps up with The Immortal Heights.
Richelle Mead draws inspiration from Chinese folklore for her new standalone fantasy.
Get ready to fall under the spell of Rainbow Rowell's Harry Potter-inspired novel, Carry On.
Marie Lu's The Young Elites series -- and its main character -- ventures deeper into darkness in the second installment, The Rose Society.
Gregory Maguire returns with another new take on an old tale, this time Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.
Garth Nix’s latest novel, Newt’s Emerald, mixes magic with Regency romance.
Colleen Oakes exposes the dark side of Neverland in Wendy Darling: Stars.
Rick Riordan starts a new trilogy on Norse mythology with The Sword of Summer.
Return to the world Leigh Bardugo created in The Grisha Trilogy with a new cast of (dangerous, morally questionable and awesome) characters in Six of Crows.
Gregory Funaro's middle grade novel shows us that that there are alternatives to that letter from Hogwarts.
In a place where fourteen years of day are followed by fourteen years of night, three kids find out what happens when daylight runs out in Nightfall.
Firewalker, book 2 in Josephine Angelini’s Worldwalker trilogy, is burning it up!
The second and third books in the Scorched trilogy, Shattered and Smoked, move the plot along, but never quite rise to dragon levels of excitement. (And dragon levels should be pretty darn high.)
Mercedes Lackey’s new novel, Hunter, aims to be the next great dystopia, but ends up feeling more like the product of a formula.
It's hard for a young man to find his way in the world. Especially when he's made of corpse pieces and he's dating two sisters who share the same body. Hey, It's a Broken, Wondrous World. By Jon Scovron
Fly away with Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley’s novel that mixes mysterious illness with magical realism.
The second book in Sarah Fine’s Of Metal and Wishes duology, Of Dreams and Rust, moves away from its Phantom of the Opera roots but remains delightful.
Hannah Moskowitz’s A History of Glitter and Blood takes a look at what individuals will do in times of war, and what it might be like for your friends to list your species at the top of their “fave meals” list.
In Shanna Swendson’s Rebel Mechanics, magic is a gift of the nobility—and industry is the yell of the revolution.
Light the Bat signal—there’s a new gang of detectives in town in Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl’s Welcome to Gotham Academy.
But sometimes the head sticks its nose in the heart’s business, like it does in the second book in Mary E. Pearson’s The Remnant Chronicles, The Heart of Betrayal.
Knowledge is all, but when the powers that be control it with an iron grasp—like in Rachel Caine’s Ink and Bone—”all” becomes a very subjective term.
Siren’s Fury, the second book in Mary Weber’s Storm Siren trilogy, highlights the inner turmoil that happens when you lose something you never thought you’d miss.
Heavy lies the crown in The Invasion of the Tearling, the second book in Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling series.
Michelle Knudsen tells us what we already know: every librarian is an Evil Librarian.
Naomi Novik’s Uprooted is a new fairy tale that feels ancient in the best of ways.
Jennifer Latham mixes mystery with religious mythology (plus a sassy teenage private eye) in her debut novel Scarlett Undercover.
Virginia Boecker's The Witch Hunter is a a fun, action-packed jaunt through a magical version of Reformation England.
Get to know the children of Disney’s most infamous villains in Melissa de la Cruz’s The Isle of the Lost.
Taran Matharu’s debut novel, The Novice, is an entertaining fantasy, but its too-familiar themes keep it from feeling fresh.