Reviews by Category: Fantasy

Teen Review
The Last Battle book cover

The Last Battle

By C.S. Lewis
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Apr 19, 2024

“All their life in this world and all their adventures had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” 

Teen Review
The Silver Chair book cover

The Silver Chair

By C.S. Lewis
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Apr 19, 2024

“Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things-trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real-world hollow.

Teen Review
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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

By C.S. Lewis
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Apr 19, 2024

“Fools!" said the man, stamping his foot with rage. "That is the sort of talk that brought me here, and I'd better have been drowned or never born. Do you hear what I say? This is where dreams — dreams, do you understand — come to life, come real. Not daydreams: dreams.” 

Teen Review
Prince Caspian book cover

Prince Caspian

By C.S. Lewis
Star Rating
★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Apr 19, 2024

“Wouldn't it be dreadful if some day in our own world, at home, men start going wild inside, like the animals here, and still look like men, so that you'd never know which were which.” 

The fourth book in the Narnia series, Prince Caspian is one of the most memorable ones, with all the classics of a fairytale. An evil uncle, plotting for the throne, and a young prince seeking help in what’s left of the mythical part of his kingdom. 

Teen Review
The Horse and His Boy book cover

The Horse and His Boy

By C.S. Lewis
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Apr 19, 2024

“But one of the worst results of being a slave and being forced to do things is that when there is no one to force you any more you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself.” 

Teen Review
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe book cover

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

By C.S. Lewis
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Apr 19, 2024

“I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand a word you say, but I shall still be your affectionate Godfather, C. S. Lewis.”

Teen Review
The Magician's Nephew book cover

The Magician's Nephew

By C.S. Lewis
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Apr 19, 2024

“Far overhead from beyond the veil of blue sky which hid them the stars sang again; a pure, cold, difficult music. Then there came a swift flash like fire (but it burnt nobody) either from the sky or from the Lion itself, and every drop of blood tingled in the children's bodies, and the deepest, wildest voice they had ever heard was saying: "Narnia, Narnia, Narnia, awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters.” 

Teen Review
Grendel

Grendel

By John Gardner
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Anonymous
Apr 16, 2024

Summary: Grendel presents itself as a parallel novel to the first ever epic of Beowulf, telling the story of the monster Grendel. Grendel lives in an isolated cave with his mother, whom throughout the novel, he is unable to communicate with. Eventually, Grendel begins to wander further outside the cave, encountering humans. At first, he tries to befriend them. However, he is only seen as a monster and the humans attack him.

Teen Review
Wizardmatch

Wizardmatch

By Lauren Magaziner
Star Rating
★★★★★

Rated by
Henry
Apr 15, 2024

Summary: Lennie loves magic and she wants to get as good as possible. But when she and her brother are invited to compete in challenges to become the prime wizard she has to agree. So she tries her best to be chosen. Then learns just how unfair Wizardmatch can be. 

Teen Review

Red Queen

By Victoria Aveyard
Star Rating
★★★★

Rated by
Lexiereads
Apr 15, 2024

Red Queen follows Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old girl in a world divided by the color of blood. Mare has red blood, meaning that she's a commoner whereas those with silver blood are the elite with supernatural powers. In this dystopian novel Mare discovers her powers and fights against the silvers. 

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