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Norse Mythology
4.12
it was amazing
Neil Gaiman makes no secret of his love of Norse mythology and folklore. It shows up over and over in his fiction (Sandman, American Gods, Odd and the ...more
Jun 06, 2017
Feb 19, 2017
 
Children of Earth and Sky
4.14
it was amazing
A new Guy Gavriel Kay novel is cause for great celebration and anticipation in our household, as he has authored some of our most beloved novels over ...more
not set
May 19, 2016
 
City of Blades (The Divine Cities, #2)
4.23
it was amazing
Next time you’re in one of those annoying arguments with someone displaying their ignorance of the genre by sniffing about it being “escapist fare” la ...more
Feb 06, 2016
Jan 25, 2016
 
The Sandman: Overture
3.94
really liked it
Reviewed by Brad and Marion: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/revi...
not set
Aug 08, 2016
 
Magic of Blood and Sea (The Assassin's Curse, #1-2)
4.11
really liked it
Magic of Blood and Sea (2017) combines two of Cassandra Rose Clarke’s novels, The Assassin’s Curse (2012) and The Pirate’s Wish (2013), into one volum ...more
Jun 06, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
 
Shaman
3.63
really liked it
I tell you, once upon a time kids had to walk to school barefoot. And not just barefoot, but naked. In snow and rain. Uphill. And they had to not get ...more
Oct 18, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
 
Stargate
3.53
really liked it
Originally published in 1982 and re-issued in 2016, Pauline Gedge’s Stargate is a sci-fi/fantasy hybrid writ large. Its universe rides the mythic them ...more
not set
Sep 21, 2016
 
Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)
3.93
liked it
Truthwitch is a solidly engaging YA fantasy from Susan Dennard that, I’m guessing, will have a lot of fans (even if it isn’t quite my cup of tea) desp ...more
not set
Jan 17, 2016
 
The Library at Mount Char
4.07
it was amazing
Sep 29, 2015
Sep 22, 2015
 
Winter of the Gods (Olympus Bound, #2)
3.81
really liked it
Jordanna Max Brodsky’s Winter of the Gods (2017) is the second installment in her OLYMPUS BOUND trilogy and a direct follow-up to 2016’s The Immortals ...more
Jun 06, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
 
Station Eleven
4.02
it was amazing
BILL: “Quiet” and “lovely” are not usually words one reaches for when describing a post-apocalyptic novel. Not with the reverted-back-to-savagery cann ...more
not set
Oct 21, 2014
 
Vermilion
3.59
liked it
I am a sucker for interstitial characters: those literary beings who work the borderlands and thresholds, guiding other characters and the reader from ...more
Apr 15, 2015
Apr 01, 2015
 
The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
4.37
it was amazing
Ken Liu is a writer of many talents, all of which are on full display in his first short story collection, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories. Each ...more
not set
May 01, 2016
 
Red Mars (Mars Trilogy, #1)
3.84
it was amazing
When the First Hundred arrive on Mars, they find a beautiful red planet that’s all but untouched by humanity. What should they paint on this amazing c ...more
May 19, 2016
Jun 02, 2013
 
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)
4.34
really liked it
While I didn’t fall in in love with V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic, I quite enjoyed it, giving it four stars in my review. Schwab is back in th ...more
not set
Mar 13, 2016
 
The Queen of Blood  (The Queens of Renthia, #1)
3.88
really liked it
Reviewed by Marion, Tadiana, Jana: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/revi...
not set
Aug 28, 2016
 
Street Magic (The Circle Opens, #2)
4.12
really liked it
It's ironic that feminist writer Tamora Pierce's only male character, the self-named Briar Moss, is one of her best characters. Amongst the rest of th ...more
not set
Sep 04, 2014
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.20
it was amazing
I can’t think of any other SF book which is this incredibly funny, in that droll British way that Americans can never emulate. In 5th grade I first re ...more
not set
Mar 31, 2012
 
A Criminal Magic
3.52
it was amazing
In A Criminal Magic, Lee Kelly creates a world in which the 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1919, banned sorcery rather than alcoho ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2016
 
Fool's Gold (The Dragon Lords #1)
3.91
it was amazing
If you’re a fan of heist stories — particularly the planning, the bickering between co-conspirators, the moments when it all goes dreadfully wrong or ...more
not set
Jul 26, 2016
 
Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6; Witches #2)
4.11
really liked it
Wyrd Sisters is a fun, lively book. It’s definitely a bit on the light side compared to some of Pratchett’s later works – more parody and less satire, ...more
not set
Jun 02, 2013
 
Karen Memory
3.73
it was amazing
If — like me — you find steampunk to be a problematic genre, take heart: Elizabeth Bear has created the cure, and it is called Karen Memory. This is a ...more
not set
Feb 13, 2015
 
Waters of Versailles
3.72
really liked it
Featured in our Short Fiction column: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/revi...
not set
Mar 13, 2016
 
Humans (Neanderthal Parallax, #2)
3.81
liked it
Ponter, the Neanderthal from another dimension, is back on Earth – our Earth.

This time, Ponter has brought nearly a dozen of the most celebrated scien
...more
not set
Mar 13, 2016
 
Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge
3.50
liked it
3.5 stars from Marion, read the full review at FANTASY LITERATURE

They live in Chicago. They’re young. They’re hip. They have tattoos. They can serve y
...more
not set
Jul 26, 2016
 
The Years of Rice and Salt
3.72
it was amazing
In The Years of Rice and Salt, Kim Stanley Robinson uses the Black Plague to remove the Europeans, leaving the Old World to the Chinese, Islam, and th ...more
not set
Jan 23, 2016
 
The Providence of Fire (Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, #2)
4.16
really liked it
I have to admit, I groaned a little bit upon opening the envelope with my ARC of Brian Staveley's The Providence of Fire. "Six hundred pages? Really, ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2015
 
If the Magic Fits (100 Dresses, #1)
4.05
not set
Aug 28, 2016
 
Saga, Vol. 2 (Saga, #2)
4.57
it was amazing
not set
May 22, 2015
 
Codex Born (Magic Ex Libris, #2)
3.91
liked it
Bill's review: Codex Born is Jim Hines’ follow-up to last year’s Libriomancer, his breezy love letter to fantasy and science fiction readers and write ...more
Aug 14, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
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