Fantasy

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250293794
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Published: Tor Books - November 5th, 2019

Aaslo wanted nothing more than to tend to his forest and marry a pretty girl. Turns out he's fated to be the sidekick of the Chosen One, his best friend, without whom the world is prophesied to die. Then said Chosen One dies. Uh-oh. And that's just by the third chapter.

One thing Aaslo will never do, though, is give up. So he takes up his friend's sword as well as... proof of identity (spoiler alert, it's gross), and works to marshal the world to his side. He only finds help from the most unlikely of places, all up and down the strata of society and even from the world of the gods and afterlife. Along the way, his spirit is beaten and broken; will he save the world, at the expense of himself?

This is the second of two books this year published by Tor that have rent my heart so thoroughly. Read the book, enjoy the journey, love the characters, but if you have even a shred of empathy then after the last page you will need at least a pint of ice cream to sooth the pain. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis


The Ruin of Kings (A Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jenn Lyons - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250175502
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Published: Tor Books - September 10th, 2019

This debut novel is a one of a kind reading experience. Lyons' writing style is so unique that it pushes the boundaries of what fantasy can be. With plenty of interesting characters, political intrigue, magic, and even a dragon who feeds off songs, there's something for everyone in this novel. ~ Reviewed by Cassidy Washburn


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250313072
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 8th, 2019

Ghosts, murder, secret societies... Urban fantasy at its best!
When you are offered a full ride to Yale, you say yes. But for Alex, the deal is more then just getting good grades - she has an assignment. She monitors Yale’s secret societies, assuring that their magical experimentation is kept in-house. One dark and stormy night, on haunted ground, a girl is found dead and Alex Stern must learn the cause - mundane or magic?
Grab this if you are a Bardugo fan, or love Kim Harrison and Jim Butcher! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore


The Binding: A Novel by Bridget Collins - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062838094
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Published: William Morrow - April 16th, 2019

A masterful piece of storytelling, I could not put down this book.
This is a modern literary gothic novel, but also, an epic love story and wow was it good! Some people find themselves gifted with the ability to be a Binder, whether they want it or not, one who has the power to bind memories into books. These tend to be bad, or traumatic, memories, ones that people would rather forget. But what if you had memories bound that you want back?
We follow Emmet, as he finds out he is a born Binder, and a very talented one at that, as he begins his apprenticeship in a ramshackle country manor house, all the way to the seedier world of the big city, and the different lives, and ethics, of the binding trade and it’s players. It is also a beautiful love story, which is slowly revealed as the book progresses, and you will be very much drawn to these characters, and find yourself rooting for them. A book of three parts, which will keep you flipping pages into the wee hours. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250313195
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Published: Tor.com - September 10th, 2019

Oh, the sass! How I missed a snarky heroine! The cover art says it all - from the skull facepaint (badassery), sword in hand (well-researched swordplay and dueling with varying weapons), smashing through skeletons (creepy necrotic fantasy) and - and - THE AVIATOR SHADES. Gideon is my hero and I want to be her when I grow up and when you finish this book you will make all your friends read it so you can have EMOTIONS about it together. UGH. FEELS. YASS. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir - Book Review

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Published: Tor.com - September 10th, 2019

Necromancers. Ladies with swords. Swords wielded by lady necromancers. Listen, if this isn't hooking you, I don't know what will. Gideon herself is the most self-assured protagonist I have read in a long time, with wit and actual competence to match. Mix in a conspiracy involving the immortal emperor, eight houses vying for supremacy, and a dash of LGBT+ representation naturally woven throughout and you have, hands down, an early contender for my favorite book of the year. ~ Reviewed by Andrew Bugenis


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