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The Sandsea Trilogy – Chelsea Abdullah

Title: Book 1: The Stardust Thief Author: Chelsea Abdullah Genre: Fantasy Plot: Loulie al- Nazari is known as the Midnight Merchant and known for selling magical items. One of her buyers introduces her to the sultan of Medinne. One of the sultan’s sons, Omar, asks her to bring him a magic lamp. Omar says he’llContinue reading “The Sandsea Trilogy – Chelsea Abdullah”

The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas

Title: The Hacienda Author: Isabel Cañas Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction Plot: Beatriz has just gotten married to Rodolfo Solórzanos not long after being arrested by Mexico’s newly founded republic after their war for independence with Spain. She and Rodolfo move to his house, Hacienda San Isidro. Beatriz longs to make the house hers. But notContinue reading “The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas”

Legendborn Cycle – Tracy Deonn

Title: Book 1 – Legendborn Author: Tracy Deonn Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: Bree Matthews has just arrived at her early enrollment program at the University of North Carolina with her good friend Alice. They sneak off campus to party. There, Bree sees something she shouldn’t, a magical creature attacking. Alice and Bree get inContinue reading “Legendborn Cycle – Tracy Deonn”

Kaikeyi – Vaishnavi Patel

Title: Kaikeyi Author: Vaishnavi Patel Genre: Fantasy Plot: Kaikeyi is the only daughter of a raja. She’s also the oldest of eight, the rest are boys. She longs for the freedom her brothers have. After her mother is banished, Kaikeyi looks through the library and learns from them. She learns she has a magic ability.Continue reading “Kaikeyi – Vaishnavi Patel”

Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Title: Where The Wild Things Are Author and Illustrator: Maurice Sendak Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Max causes mischief of a new sort one night. His parents ground him to his room. Once his room, Max’s room starts to disappear and a forest takes its place. Then he finds an ocean and a boat.Continue reading “Where The Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak”

A River Enchanted – Rebecca Ross

Title: A River Enchanted Author: Rebecca Ross Genre: Fantasy Plot: Jack is finishing up at a musician’s school and hopes to get a job as a music teacher on the mainland when he gets a letter to return to his island of Cadence from the laird. When Jack returns, he learns some of the youngContinue reading “A River Enchanted – Rebecca Ross”

Lamp Black, Wolf Gray – Paula Brackston

Title: Lamp Black, Wolf Gray Author: Paula Brackston Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Laura and Dan have just bought a house in the Welsh countryside. Laura hopes it will give them a new start where they can start their family after years of trying. But the stress is still there with Dan still working inContinue reading “Lamp Black, Wolf Gray – Paula Brackston”

Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet – Charlie N. Holmberg

Title: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Genre: Fantasy Plot: Marie has been living with adoptive parents Arrice and Franc in the town of Carmine. She can bake magic into her pastries, things like strength, luck, and love. There’s one problem, Marie has no memories from before four years prior. When thieves raidContinue reading “Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet – Charlie N. Holmberg”

City of Time and Magic – Paula Brackston

This is part of the Found Things series. Title: City of Time and Magic Author: Paula Brackston Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Xanthe is finding a way to get Liam back. He vanished during their time travel back to the present. Xanthe knows Mistress Flyte took him, but now she needs to find an objectContinue reading “City of Time and Magic – Paula Brackston”

The Hidden Palace – Helene Wecker

This is a sequel to The Golem and the Jinni. Title: The Hidden Palace Author: Helene Wecker Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Chava, the golem, and Ahmad, the jinni, are still hiding in plain sight in New York City. Though some people are starting to notice them. They must find a way to survive orContinue reading “The Hidden Palace – Helene Wecker”