Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

Title: Piranesi Author: Susanna Clarke Genre: Fantasy Plot: The Other calls me Piranesi, but I know that’s not my name. My job is to explore the halls of the house and write down what I’ve seen. For as long as I can remember I’ve been in this house by myself unless The Other comes toContinue reading “Piranesi – Susanna Clarke”

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 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”

Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Title: Spinning Silver Author: Naomi Novik Genre: Fantasy Plot: Maryim’s father and grandfather are moneylenders. But her father’s inability to collect money in return has left them destitute and mother close to death. Maryim takes matters into her own hands and starts collecting money herself. She’s so successful that people claim she can turn silverContinue reading “Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik”

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

Title: The Song of Achilles Author: Madeline Miller Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Patroclus is a young prince, but his father isn’t proud of him. That’s a lot for a Greek person. He’s banished after he accidentally killed another boy. On another kingdom, Patroclus meets Achilles. The two of them form a close bond asContinue reading “The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller”

Circe – Madeline Miller

Title: Circe Author: Madeline Miller Genre: Mythology, Historical Fiction Plot: Circe is a daughter of the Titan, Helios (Greek sun god). While she doesn’t have any of his talent, she tries her hardest to please him. Thanks to her brother, Aeëtes, she starts to learn about magic. Her first spell is to turn her mortalContinue reading “Circe – Madeline Miller”

Guest Post – The Wolf in the Whale

Thank you Annalise of Who Needs Sleep? for this awesome review. In 1000 AD, a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies as war breaks out between their peoples and their gods-one that will determine the fate of them all. “There is a very old story, rarely told, of a wolf thatContinue reading “Guest Post – The Wolf in the Whale”

Loki Series – Joanne M. Harris

Titles: 1 – The Gospel of Loki, 2 – The Testament of Loki Author: Joanne M. Harris Genre: Fantasy, Mythology Plot: 1 – Loki is a demon from Chaos. He is called from Chaos to Asgard by Odin. Odin promised Loki to be treated as an equal, as a brother to the Aesir and VanirContinue reading “Loki Series – Joanne M. Harris”

The Shadowy Horses – Susana Kearsley

Title: The Shadowy Horses Author: Susana Kearsley Genre: Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction Plot: Verity Grey is an archeologist searching for the lost Roman legion, the 9th. The 9th vanished after being sent to fight against the northern tribes of present day England and Scotland. She and some other researchers found some evidence of Roman lifeContinue reading “The Shadowy Horses – Susana Kearsley”

Guest Book Review – The Sweetness Followed

Thanks to That Dad Stuff for this review. The Sweetness Followed by James Morley III “Sweetness Followed is not some feel-good romp but rather an exercise in the slow dramatic burn.   It’s an esoteric tale that can best be described as a hybrid of John Irving and Chuck Palahniuk.  The sweet and the sourContinue reading “Guest Book Review – The Sweetness Followed”

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