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Winternight Trilogy- Katherine Arden

Title: Book 1: The Bear and the Nightingale Author: Katherine Arden Genre: Fantasy Plot: Vasilia is the youngest daughter of Lord Pyotr. With her four other siblings, she listens to fairy tale story of the winter king. But Vasya learns there is truth to the tales. Her new stepmother doesn’t want her believe and isContinue reading “Winternight Trilogy- Katherine Arden”

The Wilderwomen – Ruth Emmie Lang

Title: The Wilderwomen Author: Ruth Emmie Lang Genre: Fantasy, Realistic Fiction Plot: Zadie and Finn’s mom went missing five years ago. Zadie was eighteen and started her own life. Finn was twelve and sent to foster care with a good family. Both girls had unique abilities. Zadie has premonitions and Finn has echos (she canContinue reading “The Wilderwomen – Ruth Emmie Lang”

The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers

Titles: 1 – A Voice on the Wind, 2 – An Echo in the Darkness, 3 – As Sure as the Dawn Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Book 1 – Jerusalem is attacked and destroyed under order of Titus. Hadassah’s family has all died of starvation or by the Roman sword. She’s takenContinue reading “The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers”

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”

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”

Stellaluna – Janell Cannon

Title: Stellaluna Author and Illustrator: Janell Cannon Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Stellaluna is a baby bat who fell out of her nest one night after an owl attack. She lands in a bird’s nest. The birds accept her only if she forgets how to be a bat and learns to be a bird.Continue reading “Stellaluna – Janell Cannon”

Uprooted – Naomi Novik

Title: Uprooted Author: Naomi Novik Genre: Fantasy Plot: Every ten years, the Dragon picks a girl to be his servant. When the girl’s ten years are up, they’re free to go. Agnieska is eigible but everyone thinks her close friend Kasia will be chosen. Instead, the Dragon chooses Agnieska. The Dragon is a stern master.Continue reading “Uprooted – Naomi Novik”

Between Two Shores – Jocelyn Green

Title: Between Two Shores Author: Jocelyn Green Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Catherine Stands Apart is a half French, half Mohawk trader near Montreal, Canada during the French and Indian War. All is well with the trading post her and her father run until an old friend, Samuel, returns. Then the French army arrives and asksContinue reading “Between Two Shores – Jocelyn Green”

Dune – Frank Herbert

Title: Dune Author: Frank Herbert Genre: Science Fiction Plot: Paul Atreides has just arrived on the planet Arrakis with his father, the Duke Leto Atreides, and mother with the intent of taking it over from the Baron Harkonnen, by force if necessary. As the Duke prepares his men, their ambushed and separated. Now Paul andContinue reading “Dune – Frank Herbert”