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The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte by Jaclyn Moriarty

I saw this reviewed on a GeekMom post and thought it would be a good read aloud to start off the school year. I was not disappointed.

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 377 pages

Setting: various locations of a make-believe industrial (but not cell-phone) level world

Summary: Short version: Bronte travels to all her aunts’ houses after her parents die Continue reading

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No Quarter by Tanya Huff

This is the third book in the Quarters series.

Published: 1996

Genre: fantasy

Length: 413 pages

Setting: Shkoden, soon after the events of Fifth Quarter

Summary: Short version: The Bards try to understand the newly discovered fifth kigh (the soul) Continue reading

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The Bookcase Expedition by Jeffrey Ford

This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award.

Published: 2018 in the short story collection Robots vs. Fairies

Genre: fantasy short story

Length: 13 pages

Setting: someone’s house, present day

Summary: Short version: Our narrator watches four fairies work their way up his bookcase Continue reading

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The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

This was recommended to me by a friend. In addition, it won a Newbery Honor Award in 2019. I also made Miss Adventure read it since it’s historical fiction set in medieval times (which we’ve been studying all year).

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade historical fantasy

Length: 278 pages

Setting: medieval France and Italy

Font: Hoefler Text

Summary: Short version: Boy’s journey to gather six relics of St. Peter Continue reading

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The Walk by Naomi Alderman

I finished reading the Event Horizon stories last week, and haven’t found an equivalent anthology to replace it yet. So, I thought I’d review some audio stories instead. The Walk is a podcast that’s meant to be listened to while you’re outside walking. While I don’t remember how I first heard about it, I thought the premise was intriguing and checked it out.

Published: 2018 by Panoply and available to listen to free online at your favorite podcast app

Genre: apocalyptic serial fiction

Length: 31 episodes, each around 25 minutes long

Setting: Inverness, Scotland to London, England

Summary: Short version: A group of people try to stop an AI from taking over the world Continue reading

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The Realms of the Gods by Tamora Pierce

Miss Adventure got me reading the Protector of the Small series which takes place after the events in this series. I decided to make an effort to finish listening to this book (which I’ve had on my plate for months), the fourth book in the Immortals series.

Published: 1996

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 347 pages

Setting: mostly the Divine Realms and a bit of Tortall, soon after the events of Emperor Mage

Summary: Short version: A final confrontation between the powers of Chaos and Order Continue reading

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Clockwork Boys by T. Kingfisher

A saw a brief review raving about this book recently. Kingfisher is the pen name for Ursula Vernon’s adult books. I enjoy her writing style (I’ve reviewed Harriet the Invincible) and was able to get a copy for my Kindle before I left for the Bahamas.

Published: 2017

Genre: fantasy

Length: 230 pages

Setting: mostly on the way to Anuket City in a medieval technology fantasy world

Summary: Short version: Slate puts together a team to go to Anuket City through enemy lines Continue reading

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