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Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett

This is the tenth Discworld book. I read it while I was on San Salvador. I like to read Discworld books when I travel since there are so many of them and they’re not too taxing to read.

Published: 1990

Genre: fantasy

Length: 396 pages

Setting: Holy Wood, near Ankh-Morpork

Summary: Short version: Holy Wood magic is creeping back into the world, bring beings from beyond reality Continue reading

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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

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Dragonfly Tea by Laurence Raphael Brothers

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: October, 2016 in the New Haven Review

Genre: fantastical short story

Length: 6 pages

Setting: a dreamworld

Summary: Short version: Learning how to stay together in a dream Continue reading

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Elite by Mercedes Lackey

This is the second book in the Hunter series. We started listening to this book as soon as we finished Hunter, driving around on vacation.

Published: 2016

Genre: YA post-apocalyptic fantasy

Length: 368 pages

Setting: immediately after the events of Hunter, around Apex

Summary: Short version: Joy joins the Elite Hunters and takes on bigger monsters Continue reading

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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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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

I decided to read this book to the kids. I remember enjoying it significantly when it first came out. This is the first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy.

Published: 1996

Genre: middle grade fantasy

Length: 399 pages

Setting: it felt like England and northern countries, including Svalbard, 1800s, but it wasn’t really Continue reading

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Wolf Speaker by Tamora Pierce

This is the second book in the Immortals series, that started with Wild Magic. Miss Adventure downloaded the audiobook and played it for me on the way to gymnastics practices. I ended up finishing it on my own.

Published: 1994

Genre: YA fantasy

Length: 182 pages

Setting: the province of Dunlath within Tortall, soon after the events of Wild Magic Continue reading

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