Tag Archives : fantasy

Brenda Drake: Assassin of Truths (Excerpt)


Happy Monday to all! We’re doing something a little different this afternoon. I’m sure you’re used to the My Favorite Things column we publish every Monday morning, but we got to thinking: why not invite authors to share excerpts from their latest releases? We reached out to Entangled Teen, and they were  more than happy to hook us up with…

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Blood and Awesome: A Review of Nevernight


Nevernight (2016) Written By: Jay Kristoff Genre: Fantasy Pages: 448 pages (Hardcover) Series: The Nevernight Chronicle (Book 1) Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Why I Chose It: The cover mostly. I’m a sucker for good covers with stark contrasts. And wings. I really like wings. Premise: In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school…

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Book Club: March Selection and April Poll


Hello and good day and prepare yourselves for the March selection for book club, as voted by you, our readers! Daggerspell (1986) Author: Katharine Kerr Discussion date: 3/23/18 Premise: Even as a young girl, Jill was a favorite of the magical, mysterious Wildfolk, who appeared to her from their invisible realm. Little did she know her extraordinary friends represented but a…

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Flight of Fantasy: A Review of Pegasus


Pegasus (2010) Written By: Robin McKinley Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Pages: 416 (Hardcover) Series: Pegasus Book 1 Publisher: Putnam Why I Chose It: Robin McKinley has been one of my all time favorite authors since I read The Blue Sword back when I was a kid. I haven’t absolutely loved everything she’s ever written (Deerskin, I’m looking at you). But…

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Dungeons and Dragons for Beginners


After my family gorged ourselves on a Christmas feast, we were looking for something that didn’t involve much moving but would keep us entertained. I jokingly suggested that I run a Dungeons and Dragons game for them. To my shock, they agreed. So my mom, dad, and niece sat down around the table and started a game. I found a…

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