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The Key to Rondo (Rondo, #1)
3.80
really liked it
At first glance, this sounds like dozens (and probably hundreds) of other fantasy novels for children. Two mismatched kids figure out a way into a mag ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 05, 2009
 
40
Flora's Dare (Flora Trilogy, #2)
4.11
it was amazing
This is the luscious sequel to Flora Segunda (Harcourt, 2006), featuring the intrepid and impetuous daughter of the Commanding General of the Army of ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 18, 2008
 
116
The Museum of Mary Child
3.84
really liked it
This is one of those books that is impossible to categorize. Although it at first seems meant for children, as Heloise is clearly a child, some of the ...more
Feb 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
206
The Apothecary (The Apothecary, #1)
4.02
really liked it
It's 1952 and 14-year-old Janie's parents have just been blacklisted, which means a move for the whole family from Los Angeles to London. Janie experi ...more
Oct 2011
Oct 29, 2011
 
42
Rapunzel's Revenge (Rapunzel's Revenge, #1)
3.85
really liked it
Rapunzel doesn’t know there’s anything wrong with her life – a gorgeous villa, plenty of food, servants and guards, a powerful mother named Mother Got ...more
Dec 2008
Jan 01, 2009
 
92
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow
3.88
liked it
The good: The plentiful action and thrills, as well as the exotic setting and people, should grab and hold the attention of readers who love adventure ...more
not set
Oct 16, 2009
 
80
The Farwalker’s Quest
3.96
liked it
In Ariel's world, there is no technology at all - not even a simple machine like a bike or a wheelchair. Oh, once there were marvelous gadgets - but t ...more
Aug 2009
Aug 23, 2009
 
122
The Thirteenth Princess
3.92
liked it
Most people who have enjoyed fairy tale-based fantasies by Gail Carson Levine, Donna Jo Napoli, and others will find this a pleasant and well-written ...more
Mar 2010
Mar 15, 2010
 
104
The Dragon's Pearl
3.42
it was ok
This book starts out promisingly with a swashbuckling practice sword fight between Marco and Amelio and then a quick and smooth transition from Venice ...more
not set
Nov 29, 2009
 
105
The Hotel Under the Sand
3.76
liked it
The calm and even tone of the narration makes this story feel timeless - although the reader knows that Emma is a fairly modern girl and that Winston ...more
not set
Nov 29, 2009
 
245
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
really liked it
I was ecstatic when I heard that Gaiman had a new book for adults coming out, as I pictured a hefty, intricate tome along the lines of Anansi Boys. So ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 05, 2013
 
1
Archer's Quest
3.55
liked it
I listened to this time-travel/ancient Korean lore fantasy as an audiobook. Light, breezy, and enjoyable. Just when Archer starts to get a bit too gra ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 26, 2008
 
267
Egg & Spoon
3.61
liked it
This could almost have been a book for kids - and in fact, in many ways it has more kid than teen appeal, what with the folktale aspects and the lack ...more
Dec 2014
Dec 15, 2014
 
260
The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)
3.92
liked it
Definitely an "if you loved Harry Potter..." sort of book, with mages sharing the world with non-mages, unbeknownst to the latter. It takes place in t ...more
Mar 2014
Mar 12, 2014
 
30
Savvy (Savvy, #1)
3.96
really liked it
Mississippi (but call her Mibs) Beaumont is about to turn 13, a momentous occasion in her family; on their 13th birthdays, family members come into th ...more
Oct 2008
Oct 18, 2008
 
79
Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall (Tumtum and Nutmeg #1-3)
4.16
liked it
These are actuall three stories, each about a long-married mouse couple named Mr. and Mrs. Nutmouse who live in extraordinary comfort and even luxury ...more
not set
Aug 18, 2009
 
65
The Silver Door (Moon & Sun, #2)
3.94
really liked it
In part 2 of the Moon and Sun series (after The Ruby Key), Genna and her friend Catri are abruptly wrenched from a slightly dull and anti-climactic li ...more
May 2009
May 31, 2009
 
115
The Wizard of Rondo (Rondo, #2)
3.80
liked it
Having enjoyed The Key to Rondo, I am happy to report that its sequel, The Wizard of Rondo, does not disappoint. Sensible Leo and tempestuous Mimi aga ...more
Jan 2010
Feb 05, 2010
 
66
Lost (Magic Thief, #2)
4.09
liked it
I loved the fresh voice and intriguing premise of The Magic Thief, so I eagerly dove into book 2.

Conn has discovered that explosions allow the magic
...more
not set
Jun 07, 2009
 
171
The Marbury Lens (The Marbury Lens, #1)
3.61
really liked it
This is one grim, gripping story. Jack is a normal teen, awkward, occasionally crude, but mostly a good person - and the stuff that happens to him is ...more
Feb 2011
Feb 26, 2011
 
270
The Magician's Land (The Magicians, #3)
4.16
really liked it
I've so loved this trilogy - a mixture of Harry Potter and the Narnia books but managing to be wholly original never-the-less.
Feb 2015
Feb 19, 2015
 
177
How Mirka Got Her Sword (Hereville #1)
3.74
really liked it
For a couple years, I managed a branch library that served a large community of conservative and Orthodox Jews. Every day after school, groups of girl ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 16, 2011
 
50
Neverwhere
4.17
really liked it
Argh, I just lost a long review I just written for this book...! Feeling too disgruntled to try to recreate it, I'll just say that this is an atmosphe ...more
Feb 2009
Feb 12, 2009
 
16
100 Cupboards  (100 Cupboards, #1)
3.76
really liked it
This is a quirky fantasy. In an old farmhouse, a family has discovered a way to travel between multiple worlds/universes via a set of cupboards - but ...more
Feb 2008
Mar 04, 2008
 
41
The Graveyard Book
4.11
really liked it
In his acknowledgments, Gaimon mentions owing a huge debt to The Jungle Book by Kipling, which certainly resonates throughout The Graveyard Book – a b ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 24, 2008
 
54
The Ruby Key (Moon & Sun, #1)
3.92
really liked it

This fantasy starts off like many Human vs. Unhuman stories, with the humans making a yearly ritualistic offering to the nightlings in order to mainta
...more
Mar 2009
Mar 06, 2009
 
57
The Ghost's Child
3.86
really liked it
Gorgeously written and managing to be at the same time both warmly human and puzzlingly mythical, this book is not easy to categorize. It will probabl ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 27, 2009
 
48
The Girl Who Could Fly
4.04
liked it
Weird, isn’t it, how certain themes will pop in several different books all of a sudden? In The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester (Feiwel and Fr ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 23, 2009
 
51
The Bundle at Blackthorpe Heath
2.96
liked it

The enigmatic title intrigued me first off; it seems that a bundle is a fight, battle, or brouhaha in this world. And a strange world it is, too. Alth
...more
Feb 2009
Feb 15, 2009
 
56
Heroes of the Valley
3.43
really liked it
Halli Sveinson, aged 14, is the second son in one of the 12 main houses in the Valley. Somewhat squat – his short legs are a running joke – and swarth ...more
Mar 2009
Mar 23, 2009
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