The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

“I want to be beautiful” In Orleans, Belles are revered above all else, because the people of Orleans are born gray and only the Belles have the power to make them beautiful. Belles can change anything about a person’s physical appearance – from the color of their eyes to the shape of their bodies. Camellia […]


Inda, by Sherwood Smith

Inda, by Sherwood Smith

First in a series, this fast-paced and exciting book introduces a complex world filled with strong, unique characters. The plot itself is fairly simple: a young noble boy is sent to the martial academy, where he makes friends with the despised younger brother of the King’s heir – and then things spiral out of control. […]


The Wolf by Leo Carew (Under the Northern Sky, Book One)

The Wolf by Leo Carew (Under the Northern Sky, Book One)

Intensely engaging fantasy about two species of humans at war. The Wolf is the young heir to the throne in the invaded northern country; he faces Bellamus, a canny Suthdal general on the make, as well as powerful internal enemies who don’t think he can lead the Black Kingdom against the Suthdal invasion. Dark, imaginative […]


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Jude and her twin Taryn are mortals, born to mortal parents. As they have horribly demonstrated to them at the beginning of this exciting tale, their mother was at one time the consort of a brutal Faerie general. She fled from the world of immortals with her half and half child. Now Jude and her […]


The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

For as long as Alice can remember, she and her mother have kept on the move. Never staying in one place too long; always trying to outrun the inexplicable bad luck that seems to follow them everyone. After Alice’s grandmother, the author of a dark and twisted fairy tale book with cult following, dies on […]


The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Wow! Talk about role reversal. Or the Battle of the Sexes. The phrase topsy-turvy comes to mind. It’s what happens when young women, age 15 and up or so, awake one day to find that they have the power to, well, zap people. From a gentle tingle delivered during a romantic encounter to a massive […]


The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

Peter Brown has created a sequel to his bestselling The Wild Robot which is absolutely terrific and brings the Wild Robot’s story to a well-earned conclusion while entrusting its young readers with very big ideas. This is a story that envisions the future of our whole planet as seen by a robot whose life experience is […]


The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Jude has been raised at the High Court of the Faerie since she was small child. It has not been an easy life for her since most of the Fair Folk despise mortals and none despise humans more than Prince Cardan, the youngest and cruelest son of the high king. Prince Cardan takes every chance […]


The Gilded Chain by Dave Duncan

The Gilded Chain by Dave Duncan

This is Sword & Sorcery at its finest!  There is swashbuckling action and adventure aplenty, but also a good deal of heart and character development as well.  The plot will keep you guessing the whole way through…and this is the first in a series of six (although each book stands alone), so there’s plenty more […]


Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

First in the ongoing “October Daye” series, but the world-building and story are fully fleshed out in this novel. McGuire has an encyclopedic knowledge of fairy tales (the dark, un-Disney-fied kind) and folk lore, and they all come out to play here. Your heroine is a half-fey, half-human changeling who just spent the better part […]