Daine and Numair find themselves part of the pack as they uncover a treasonous plot in Tamora Pierce’s Wolf-Speaker.
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In The Dark Days Pact, Lady Helen returns to find that even when one is spending their summer at the beach, dastardly and devious plots lurk just beneath the waves.
Elly Blake’s debut Frostblood is a familiar, but entertaining, fantasy about a gifted girl and her quest to right wrongs.
The star-crossed lovers in Jeff Giles’ The Edge of Everything face literal hell to be together.
Swan dive back into the magical world of Tortall in Wild Magic, the first book of Tamora Pierce’s second series.
Fall under the spectacular spell of Caraval, an adventure filled with romance, magical delights and one hell of a scavenger hunt.
Time—and love—make the world go ‘round in Tara Sim’s Timekeeper.
Katherine Arden’s new fairy tale, The Bear and the Nightingale, is the perfect story to cozy up with during a cold winter’s night.
Things get heated in The Burning Page, the third book in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library series.
Amy Tintera delivers on her promise of action and kissing in her trilogy starter, Ruined.
Stacey Jay turns Beauty and the Beast on its head in Of Beast and Beauty.
Stacey Lee switches over to contemporary magical realism for this sweet tale of romance and relationships.
Sally Green’s debut novel is not Half Bad!
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.
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.
Death waits for no woman in Goldenhand by Garth Nix.
Be careful what you wish for. Unless you wished for a witchy fun rom-com.
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?
Strap on your bells and running sneaks, because we’re going full tilt to prevent the world from ending in Abhorsen by Garth Nix.
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.
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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a thing that exists.
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.
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.
The magic of the Cirque Americain is back in Gwenda Bond’s Girl in the Shadows.
Go on an adventure through alternate universes to procure obscure books in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library.
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.
Historical fiction meets modern-day crime investigation in Joy Preble’s It Wasn’t Always Like This.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Weber’s Storm Siren trilogy draws to an exciting close in Siren’s Song.
Get whisked away on a magical, atmospheric adventure with Katherine Catmull's The Radiant Road
Lee Kelly's captivating new novel immerses you in a 1920s world in which Prohibition didn't ban alcohol--it banned magic.
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 first book in Susan Dennard’s new fantasy series doesn’t disappoint.
Sherry Thomas’ Elemental Trilogy wraps up with The Immortal Heights.
Get ready to fall under the spell of Rainbow Rowell's Harry Potter-inspired novel, Carry On.
Garth Nix’s latest novel, Newt’s Emerald, mixes magic with Regency romance.
Mercedes Lackey’s new novel, Hunter, aims to be the next great dystopia, but ends up feeling more like the product of a formula.
In Shanna Swendson’s Rebel Mechanics, magic is a gift of the nobility—and industry is the yell of the revolution.
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.
Naomi Novik’s Uprooted is a new fairy tale that feels ancient in the best of ways.
Sarah J. Maas’ latest book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, is a faerie book filled with action, adventure and some serious swoon.
Melissa Grey’s debut novel, The Girl at Midnight, is a delightful modern fantasy featuring feathered beings who live under NYC and thieves who have hearts of gold.
The revolution rages on in Danielle Paige’s The Wicked Will Rise.
Becky Wallace’s debut novel, The Storyspinner, weaves a tale of acrobatics, nobility, magic and danger. Mandy C. wants to visit the world within, stat.
Jodi Meadows’ The Orphan Queen hits all the right high fantasy marks.
Learn what happens after true love’s kiss in Rhiannon Thomas’ debut novel, A Wicked Thing.
Cat Hellisen's Beastkeeper is a lovely and melancholic middle-grade retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
Ryan Graudin's sequel to All That Glows—All That Burns—upps the action and brings new life to familiar (to Arthurian scholars, at least) characters.
Claire Legrand’s Winterspell, a retelling of The Nutcracker, takes Clara’s magical Christmas dream to a whole other world.
Have you ever wanted to live your entire life in one season, without traveling with it across the globe? Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy novel Snow Like Ashes introduces a world in which that’s possible.
Check out Trial by Fire, by Josephine Angelini, in which we discover which witch is really which.
The second novel in the Elemental Trilogy doesn’t really make waves, but it progresses the plot along nicely enough.
Unmade, the last installment in Sarah Rees Brennan's The Lynburn Legacy trilogy, will shock, delight, and wrap up all those loose ends.
Sarah Rees Brennan's Untold raises the stakes and brings the swoon.
Sarah Rees Brennan's Unspoken is a Gothic mystery with a charming protagonist and a leather-clad love interest.
Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling will make you thankful you’re not Tearling royalty, but you’ll enjoy reading about them.
The Cahill sisters go on one last treacherous magical adventure in Jessica Spotswood’s Sisters’ Fate.
Brenna Yovanoff's Fiendish is a macabre morsel of magic and backwoods lore.
There’s nothing better than watching Anne Hathaway do a musical number—particularly when she’s being wooed by a very princely Hugh Dancy rather than having to sell herself to make a living.
There’s wicked weather a’brewing in Mary Weber’s Storm Siren.
Mandy C. spends time with the "family-oriented retelling" that launched a thousand Merthur shippers.
Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy might not end with a bang, but it’s a satisfying conclusion to a fantastic series.
M.C. Morison's Time Sphere is an exciting mystery with heavy doses of history, philosophy, metaphysics, and dry wit.
In Danielle Paige’s new novel, Dorothy Must Die, Ms. Gale is looking awful green.
The first novel in Melissa de la Cruz’s new series, The Ring and the Crown, has a lot of promise. But it also has at least two too many main characters.
Magic meets killing for the greater good in Leah Cypess’ Death Sworn.
Ryan Graudin mixes ancient royalty—the Fae—and modern royalty—an English prince—in her new novel All That Glows.
One of Mandy C.’s favorite feel good movies, Penelope features James McAvoy as a somewhat shady musician with a heart of gold and Christina Ricci as a sweet and sheltered girl with … a pig snout.
Need a sweet, cute movie that goes a bit off the rails at the end? Mandy C. thinks The Last Keepers will be for you.
Mandy C. is thankful that Leigh Bardugo’s Siege and Storm doesn’t shy away from the action, even though it’s the second book in a trilogy.
Mandy C. reviews Leigh Bardugo’s debut novel Shadow and Bone and finds herself cursing the powers that be for not blessing her with the Grisha ability to eliminate bad hair days.
Mandy C. reviews Sherry Thomas’ The Burning Sky, a book full of magic that could have used a little more burning (if you know what she means).
Well, this is a book that Erin read.
There's not enough magic wine in all of the kingdoms to make incest ok.
Supernatural short stories for a shivery Samhain.
A review of Glass Heart by Amy Garvey, which is like the Willow-addicted-to-magic storyline in Buffy, without the awesomeness of Willow.
A review of James Treadwell's Advent, which could be a case of the right book at the wrong time.
A review of Shadow of Night, the second in Deborah Harkness's All Souls' Trilogy (not-actually-spoilery spoiler alert: there is hardly a library to be seen, but you'll get to meet Shakespeare).
A review of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, a book about vampires and witches that borders on pornographic when it comes to libraries (and we don't mean sex in the stacks).
A Recap of The Secret Circle 1×22: Family, the
season series! finale, in which we all start to wonder if perhaps we too were fathered by John Blackwell.
A recap of The Secret Circle 1x21: Prom, where our witch circle goes to prom and discovers the history behind why they all have teen parents.