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Hunter by Mercedes Lackey

My husband picked this book as an audiobook for the family trip to Quebec because it sounded similar to the Hunger Games series. I was happy with the choice because I read and enjoyed lots of Mercedes Lackey as a teen.

Published: 2015

Genre: YA fantasy/post-apocalyptic

Length: 374 pages

Setting: Mostly around Apex, a near future Washington D.C.

Summary: Short version: Hunting fairy monsters with politics Continue reading


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NPCs by Drew Hayes

My husband picked this one as an audiobook for a family trip based on its description on Hoopla.

Published: 2014

Genre: portal fantasy/sword and sorcery

Length: 234 pages

Setting: a medieval world and glimpses of our own

Summary: Short version: Following some NPCs in a D&D world Continue reading

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Enchanter’s End Game by David Eddings

This is the fifth and final book in The Belgariad. I’m excited to finally finish the series, not only for my reading challenge but because I borrowed the series from a friend over a year ago. I’ll be able to return the books and remove the guilt of having taken so long to finish the series.

Published: 1984

Genre: sword and sorcery fantasy

Length: 372 pages

Setting: Gar of Nadrak, Mishrak ac Thull, Mallorea, and the Isle of the Winds, soon after the events of Castle of Wizardry

Summary: Short version: Belgarion finally meets Torak and vanquishes him Continue reading

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The Waste Lands by Stephen King

This is the third book in the Dark Tower series that I read a decade ago.

Published: 1991

Genre: fantasy

Length: 422 pages

Setting: five weeks after The Drawing of the Three, traveling through Mid World Continue reading

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North! or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

This is the second book in the Wingfeather Saga. We had a bit of a trip and needed an audiobook, so I thought this would work for us.

Published: 2009

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 331 pages

Setting: various locations on Skree, just after the events of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

Summary: Short version: The Igibys unsuccessfully look for safety in the Ice Prairies Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Story by Wole Talabi

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: May 2016 in Lightspeed Magazine (read it for free here)

Genre: fairy tale/fantasy

Length: 11 pages

Setting: Nigeria, recent past, and an Otherworld

Summary: Short version: The story behind the “Solomon Grundy” nursery rhyme Continue reading

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A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon

This is the sixth book in the Outlander series. I’m trying to finish the series this year. That’s a lot of pages, though, so we’ll see. At least I get to start reading new ones with the next book in the series.

Published: 2005

Genre: historical fiction with a fantastical element

Length: 980 pages

Setting: mostly 1772-1776, Carolinas

Summary: Short version: Life in the Carolinas as war is beginning, with time travel Continue reading

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