Fantasy

The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates #1) by A. K. Larkwood - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250238900
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Published: Tor Books - February 11th, 2020

The Unspoken Name is a fast-paced epic fantasy read with some space opera vibes. It is action packed and features LGBTQ+ characters. You will fall in love with Csorwe, an orc priestess turned assassin, as well as her diverse companions as they discover the power of choice and free will. Perfect for anyone who is looking to get into fantasy or science fiction. I highly recommend! ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Down Among the Sticks and Bones (Wayward Children #2) by Seanan McGuire - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780765392039
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Published: Tor.com - June 13th, 2017

If you loved Every Heart A Doorway, you will absolutely devour Down Among the Sticks and Bones. It is just as dark and gritty as its predecessor (maybe even more so), and features the origin story of Jack and Jill, two characters from the first novel. What more could you ask for!? ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3) by Seanan McGuire - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780765393586
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Published: Tor.com - January 9th, 2018

There is kindness in the world, if we know how to look for it. If we never start denying it the door.” I will always be amazed with this world that Seanan McGuire has created. It’s beautiful and wild, and filled with so many life lessons, that I honestly think the world would be a better place if everyone would just read this series. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Neverwhere: Author's Preferred Text by Neil Gaiman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062476371
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Published: William Morrow - November 29th, 2016

As someone who is rarely a sci-fi or fantasy book reader, this was the perfect novel to pique my interest in the mystical genre. Gaiman's cheeky British wit allows a highly imaginative story in the invisible London underground to become more accessible for the hesitant reader such as myself. After reading Neverwhere, I'd say I'm sold on all Gaiman novels from now on. ~ Reviewed by Laura Knapp


Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780765385505
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Published: Tor.com - April 5th, 2016

Every Heart A Doorway is a magical tale, full of lyrical writing and amazing representation packed into just 173 pages. It is dark and gritty; a story about all the children who have ever felt different. The main characters have escaped their harsh realities by walking through a doorway, falling down a rabbit hole, or vanishing into a wardrobe. Now they’re back in the real world, in a home for wayward children, trying to cope with the loss of their own little worlds. Each installment of this series is under 300 pages so this very well could be the next series you binge read. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


The Deep by Rivers Solomon - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781534439863
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - November 5th, 2019

If you are familiar with the band called “clipping,” then you may recognize some of the authors’ names, as well as the title of this book. The Deep is a novella based on a song of the same name and performed by Diggs, Hutson, and Snipes. It is a story about sea-dwelling creatures who are descendents of the pregnant African woman thrown overboard by slavers during the slave trade. It isn’t just a story about “mermaids;” it is a story about memory, history, and survival. This short novel will resonate with you long after you’ve finished it. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


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