Tag Archives: fantasy

Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

This is the fifth and final book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series. Sadly, the Erie County library system didn’t have it so I had to request it via interlibrary loan. I didn’t feel bad about it, though, since it was the last book in a series.

Published: 2017

Genre: historical fantasy

Length: 333 pages

Setting: mostly the Mrtyahaima Mountains (a Himalayan equivalent), a bit after the events of In the Labyrinth of Drakes

Summary: Short version: Lady Trent discovers a living Draconean society Continue reading

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

Un Lun Dun by China Mieville

Back in 2008 when I read this, Mieville was getting some good press as a speculative fiction writer. I had read one other by Mieville and couldn’t decide if I liked his style, so I thought I’d try another. Plus, this book kept catching my eye as I walked by the bookshelf.

Published: 2007

Genre: young adult fantasy

Length: 429 pages

Setting: London and UnLondon

Summary: Short version: How can Zanna and Deeba protect UnLondon from Smog Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

This is the third book in the Great Library series the kids and I are reading.

Published: 2017

Genre: YA alternative history/fantasy

Length: 338 pages

Setting: mostly Philadelphia, right after the events of Paper and Fire

Summary: Short version: Jess and his friends survive the Burners of Philadelphia Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

The Black Tides of Heaven by JY Yang

It was a free book provided by Tor. I decided to read it now because Mr. Curiosity read it and enjoyed it.

Published: 2017

Genre: fantasy

Length: 236 pages

Setting: the Protectorate, a pre-industrial Asian society

Summary: Short version: Twins rebel against their mother, the Protector Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

Her Sacred Spirit Soars by S. Qiouyi Lu

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: July, 2016 at Strange Horizons (you can either read or listen to the story for free at that link)

Genre: science fictional fantasy

Setting: California, late 1800s (most likely, since it was after the San Francisco riots of 1877)

Summary: Short version: Mystical energy from a kimkim is used to heal people Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

Apex by Mercedes Lackey

This is the third book in the Hunter series that we’re listening to as a family. We started it over the summer and finally got around to finishing it.

Published: 2017

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 304 pages

Setting: mostly around Apex City, soon after the events of Elite

Summary: Short version: The monster-fighting ramps up to a final confrontation Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

I wanted something lighter than what I’ve been reading lately and went looking through the Newbery Medal books. Middle grade books will always work out in the end.

Published: 2016

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 386 pages

Setting: near the Protectorate, a Middle Ages level society

Summary: Short version: The importance of stories you tell yourself to be true Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Book review