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Although Emiko Jean’s Empress of All Seasons is filled with magical creatures, the story doesn’t have a spark.
Seven books—and a novella collection—later, Aelin Ashryver Whitethorn Galathynius has finally come home.
Make sure you don’t read this book too close to an open flame, because in Natasha Ngan’s latest fantasy, paper has a tendency to catch the light.
Tracy Banghart's Grace and Fury lives up to her last name.
Plucked from her home, a poor village girl must serve as the princess' body double on a neighbouring planet in Somaiya Daud's debut, Mirage.
Return to the world of Mary E. Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles in her new book, Dance of Thieves.
Kidnap me once, shame on you. Kidnap me twice…nope, no, that’s still your fault.
When someone important is sold into slavery, Beka and her partners must go on a protracted Hunt with a capital H in the trilogy’s final book, Mastiff, by Tamora Pierce.
Andrew Shvarts’s bastard heroes are back in City of Bastards, the second book in his Royal Bastards series.
The main character of Sara Wolf’s Bring Me Their Hearts is after a prince’s heart—literally.
Sarah Tolcser concludes her first duology by inviting readers along on a grand adventure in Whisper of the Tide.
Did Tempests and Slaughter, Tamora Pierce’s long-anticipated origin story of mage Numair Salmalin, deliver the goods?
Celebrate Winter Solstice with the Court of Dreams in Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Frost and Starlight.
…Well, everyone except Daisy’s sister, that is.
Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley puts her crazy amount of English monarchy knowledge to use in her new novel My Name Is Victoria.
Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, is a magical novel in more ways than one.
Ashley Poston's Heart of Iron is an entertaining—if formulaic—retelling.
The stakes are higher than ever in Alwyn Hamilton’s Hero at the Fall.
Can’t get enough of Tamora Pierce’s fantasy world, Tortall? Then consider Tortall: A Spy’s Guide for your next read.
In Jen Wang's latest graphic novel, a young seamstress is hired to secretly create dresses for a prince.
Behold the power of the spy report in Trickster’s Queen, part two of Aly’s duology.
Tamora Pierce takes the reader—and Aly—beyond the borders of Tortall into the political unrest of the Copper Isles in Trickster’s Choice.
In Claudia Gray’s Leia, Princess of Alderaan, Leia Organa is your typical YA MC dealing with first loves, intense schoolwork, and a rebellion that could affect the fate of an entire galaxy.
Alt-history and sci-fi collide in this world where the British Empire still exists and matchmaking is done genetically.
In Squire, Tamora Pierce asks if it ever gets old watching a woman put a sexist man in his place. The answer is no, no it doesn't.
The stories in Leigh Bardugo’s The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic are both familiar and fresh.
Elly Blake’s Frostblood Saga continues—both the storyline and the too-familiar fantasy feeling—with Fireblood.
Sarah J. Maas’s Tower of Dawn, the sixth book in the Throne of Glass series, follows Chaol and Nesryn on an adventure across the ocean—and through the human heart.
Discover a fascinating new universe in AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller’s Shadow Run.
Being the second child doesn’t come with the usual perks in the first book in Amy A. Bartol’s new dystopian series, Secondborn.
In her debut YA novel, Roar, Cora Carmack includes unexpected twists on the standard fantasy fare.
Wanted: Regular Earth girl to impersonate alien princess. No experience necessary and refusal is not optional.
Kiersten White’s The Conqueror’s Saga continues with Now I Rise, which is half-Bridge Book, half-exciting adventure.
Sarah Tolcser’s debut novel, Song of the Current, will have you breaking out in song.
Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Wings and Ruin has us (once again) looking for one-way tickets to Velaris.
The rebellion continues to grow in the second book of Alwyn Hamilton’s Rebel of the Sands series, Traitor to the Throne.
Revisit old friends in Starfall, Melissa Lander’s companion novel to her 2016 hit, Starflight.
Join Rhee and Aly as they attempt to uncover the truth in Rhoda Belleza's debut novel, Empress of a Thousand Skies.
Elly Blake’s debut Frostblood is a familiar, but entertaining, fantasy about a gifted girl and her quest to right wrongs.
Although it’s set in the far future, S.J. Kincaid’s The Diabolic touches on familiar and timely themes.
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.
Do you think QEII is watching this on the Royal Netflix Account?
In Of Fire and Stars, an arranged marriage between two kingdoms gets complicated when the princess starts falling for her future sister-in-law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kiersten White’s And I Darken, the first book in her new Conqueror’s Saga series, examines what life might have been like for a female Vlad the Impaler.
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.
Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury turns Prythian's ways (and reader’s emotions) on their heads.
The Skylighter, the second book in Becky Wallace’s Keeper Chronicles duology, is a fast-paced race to the finish.
Alwyn Hamilton’s debut novel, Rebel of the Sands, mixes Arabian nights with Wild West days (and superpowered afternoons).
Mary Weber’s Storm Siren trilogy draws to an exciting close in Siren’s Song.
Get the dish from the Fug Girls on their YA selves, their secret powers and The Royal We, our February book club selection.
The princess in C.J. Redwine’s The Shadow Queen needs no prince to save her, thank you very much.
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.
Tessa Elwood’s Inherit the Stars examines how far someone will go for her family (in space).
Sherry Thomas’ Elemental Trilogy wraps up with The Immortal Heights.
The final book in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, Winter, doesn’t disappoint. (But it is terribly hard to say goodbye to these friends.)
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.
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.
Get to know the children of Disney’s most infamous villains in Melissa de la Cruz’s The Isle of the Lost.
Sarah J. Maas’ latest book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, is a faerie book filled with action, adventure and some serious swoon.
Our Royal Diaries review series comes to a fitting end with Catherine: The Great Journey.
To fall in love with The Royal We.
The characters in Burning Kingdoms, the second book in Lauren DeStefano’s Internment Chronicles, find themselves stuck between two worlds—and neither are all they’re cracked up to be.
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.
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.
Get to know the girl behind the glamour in Fairest, the latest in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series.
No, it's not Disney, and it's not Twentieth Century Fox either. The Royal Diaries series heads to imperial Russia with Carolyn Meyer's Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess.
Claire Legrand’s Winterspell, a retelling of The Nutcracker, takes Clara’s magical Christmas dream to a whole other world.
Alexandra Monir’s Suspicion was inspired by the likes of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and a fascination with the British peerage system.
Experience courtly intrigue on a trip to a unique kingdom—Wyoming—in Cat Patrick’s Court.
The second novel in the Elemental Trilogy doesn’t really make waves, but it progresses the plot along nicely enough.
In this DC FYABC Cover Story, what's a secret princess to do when she's been recruited by a team of demon slayers?
Maria reviews the Royal Diaries book Elisabeth: The Princess Bride, which is, to some extent, a kissing book.
Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling will make you thankful you’re not Tearling royalty, but you’ll enjoy reading about them.
Elaborate hairstyles and French pastries abound in Kathryn Lasky's Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles, the fourth book in the Royal Diaries series.
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.
Even Fred Savage would be impressed by Mary E. Pearson’s The Kiss of Deception.
In the third Royal Diaries installment, Carolyn Meyer's Isabel: Jewel of Castilla, heavy is the head that wears the crown.
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.
Ryan Graudin mixes ancient royalty—the Fae—and modern royalty—an English prince—in her new novel All That Glows.
There’s more than meets the eye (holes) in Jenny Lundquist’s The Princess in the Opal Mask.
Mandy W. travels back to 18th century Denmark for A Royal Affair with Hannibal Lecter.
A review of Ladies in Waiting by Laura Sullivan, who makes Charles II into quite the fox.