Lirael by Garth Nix
I enjoyed Sabriel so much that I went ahead and read the sequel.
In this book we follow Lirael, a daughter of the Clay who has not received the Sight that all the other Clay have. Continue reading “(24)Lirael // Bookish Blurb”
I really enjoyed Heart’s Blood so I thought I would try more books by the author.
This is an adult fantasy novel set in a sort of gaelic historic setting with fae folk and magic in the trees. We follow Sorcha, the seventh child and youngest in her family. When her brothers get cursed it is up to her to break the spell. Continue reading “(23) Daughter of the Forest // Bookish Blurb”
I really enjoyed this book. It’s set in a world where there is a magical kingdom and a ‘normal’ kingdom that have a physical wall between them that (usually keeps the magical things in their kingdom). In this book we follow Sabriel who goes in search of her dead father’s body so that she can bring him back to life. Continue reading “(21) Sabriel // Bookish Blurb”
This is the sequel to Dragonflight. In this book the characters deal with the consequences of their actions in the first book. Not to spoil too much but in the first book some characters are brought 400 (ish?) years forward in time to the present. And then in this book it’s all about the conflict between the people who have been there the whole time and the people who were suddenly brought there and aren’t used to how life has changed. Continue reading “(20) Dragonquest // Bookish Blurb”
I’m pretty sure anyone who reads fantasy has read something by Anne McCaffrey. I asked for books for Christmas and my brother gave this to me. I’m pretty sure that I’ve read it before but probably not in the last ten years…
This is a sci-fi/fantasy novel set in another world where dragons are used to protect the planet from threads that destroy everything when they land. We follow the story of Lessa as she goes from a servant plotting revenge to one of the most powerful dragonriders. Continue reading “(15) Dragonflight // Bookish Blurb”
This is a teen fantasy novel set in 1919 Boston right before prohibition. We follow the lives of Ada and Corrine as they use their magical abilities to work for a nightclub and try to stay alive in a world where they are illegal. Continue reading “(13) Iron Cast // Bookish Blurb”
This is the first book in a teen fantasy series set in Nigeria. In this book we follow Sunny who was born in NY but lives in Nigeria. She looks African except that she’s albino. Oh, and apparently she actually has magical powers. Continue reading “(11) Akata Witch // Bookish Blurb”
I enjoyed Wildwood Dancing so much that I went and looked up other books by the author. Turns out this is a companion novel to that book. In this teen fantasy novel we follow Paula as she goes with her father on a merchant journey to fetch a rare and mysterious artifact. Continue reading “(10)Cybele’s Secret // Bookish Blurb”
This is book four of the Harry Potter series and this book follows Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and wizardry. However this year there is tournament in which Harry must complete three tasks while the threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named increasingly grows. Continue reading “(9) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire // Bookish Blurb”
I enjoyed Wildwood Dancing so much that I went out looking for other books by the author and came across this one.
In this adult historical fantasy novel we follow Caitrin as she flees from an abusive situation and ends up as a scribe at Whistling Tor in Ireland where nothing is quite as it should be. There is a curse on the land and voices in the trees and mirrors that show you things that surely can’t be. And the chieftain himself is a strange man with secrets of his own. Oh and guess what the Normans are coming to take over. Continue reading “(8) Heart’s Blood // Bookish Blurb”