# cover title author avg rating rating my rating review Down_arrow date read date added
 
206
The Apothecary (The Apothecary, #1)
3.95
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
 
116
The Museum of Mary Child
3.87
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
 
42
Rapunzel's Revenge (Rapunzel's Revenge, #1)
3.79
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
 
104
The Dragon's Pearl
3.26
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
 
80
The Farwalker’s Quest
3.91
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
 
105
The Hotel Under the Sand
3.74
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
4.00
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
 
45
The Key to Rondo (Rondo, #1)
3.79
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
 
260
The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)
3.98
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)
3.95
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
Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall
4.08
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
 
16
100 Cupboards  (100 Cupboards, #1)
3.74
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
 
57
The Ghost's Child
3.91
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
3.96
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
3.04

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
 
54
The Ruby Key (Moon & Sun, #1)
3.90

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
 
41
The Graveyard Book
4.09
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
 
40
Flora's Dare (Flora Trilogy, #2)
4.14
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
 
56
Heroes of the Valley
3.42
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
 
109
The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
3.46
The Magicians is a book tailor-made for adults and teens who are and always have been bonkers for fantasy, the kind of readers who think "Narnia!" whe...more
not set
Dec 18, 2009
 
158
Behemoth (Leviathan, #2)
4.20
I made sure to read this (rather than listen to it as an audiobook, as I did with Leviathan) in order to savor Thompson's intricate illustrations, lad...more
Nov 2010
Nov 23, 2010
 
156
Keeper
3.72
The beginning of this book finds 10-year-old Keeper and her dog BD on a very small boat in the middle of the night, scolding 10 crabs and waiting for...more
Nov 2010
Nov 10, 2010
 
151
The Replacement
3.58
16-year-old Mackie is also convinced of his essential wrongness. "I feel weird and freakish and pointless..." he says, and in fact he has good reason...more
Oct 2010
Oct 21, 2010
 
88
The Dragon of Trelian (Trelian, #1)
3.96
This was a perfectly adequate fantasy, and kids who enjoyed Angie Sage's Septimus Heap books (which this reminded me a bit of, what with friendship of...more
Oct 2009
Oct 08, 2009
 
148
Hamster Magic (Magical Mix-Ups, #1)
3.25
Any reader of fantasy and fairy tales knows that if one is granted a magic wish, one must be very careful what one wishes for! Try to quell the greed...more
Sep 2010
Sep 19, 2010
 
145
The Shadows (The Books of Elsewhere, #1)
3.91
There are some similarities to Neil Gaiman's Coraline in this story. Because Olive's parents are mathematicians whose minds are on numbers and not alw...more
Aug 2010
Aug 14, 2010
 
144
Numbers (Numbers, #1)
3.44
This book practically booktalks itself. All you have to say is, "If Jem looks into someone's eyes, she can see the date they'll die. Sound cool? Maybe...more
Aug 2010
Aug 14, 2010
 
141
Ivy's Ever After
3.86
Princess Ivory has grown up in the isolated kingdom of Ardendale as the only child of an absentminded king. Per the Dragon Treaty, she is locked in a...more
Apr 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
140
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles, #1)
4.03
Okay, so it sounds a bit familiar. Ancient gods, magical kids who must learn to handle their powers while on the run, goofy modern manifestations of a...more
Jul 2010
Jul 31, 2010
 
160
Dust (Dust, #1)
3.23
Do NOT read this while eating! This being a zombie - or rather, undead - novel from the point of view of the flesh-eaters, there is plenty of rotting...more
Nov 2010
Nov 28, 2010
Rss More books shelved as 'fantasy' »
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9