Reviews by Category: Fantasy

Staff Review

The Screaming Staircase

By Jonathan Stroud
4
Rated by Amanda C.
Sep 25, 2016

London has a problem - one involving ghosts, spectral and other apparitions of the not-so-alive variety and the only ones who are able to feel, hear or see a ghost's presence are children. That's where Lockwood & Co. come into play. They're a psychic detective agency run by teenagers that takes on ghostly cases in order to make London a better, safer place. No job is too big or too small for them. In this case, Lockwood & Co.

Teen Review

The False Prince

By Jennifer Nielsen
5
Rated by Dawna O.
Jun 22, 2016

To unify the discontent of the people, a nobleman of the court brings together four orphans in his plan to find an impersonator of the king’s lost son. They must compete fiercely for the role, they face certain death if not chosen. Sage, one of the boys, can see that the nobleman’s plan is suspicious, but he must be chosen, he has his own agenda as well.

Staff Review

Drift & Dagger

By Kendall Kulper
4
Rated by Chris K.
Jun 17, 2016

"I've always been a monster," begins the jacket flap of Drift & Dagger. Mal keeps that a secret, though. More openly, he's something of a cross between a pirate, thief, smuggler, archeologist, and bounty hunter. He is a world-traveling adventurer who specializes in acquiring and selling magical artifacts, often through underhanded means. He frequents ports and bazaars, black markets and bars, dense slums and dense jungles and everything in between.

Staff Review

Drift & Dagger

By Kendall Kulper
4
Rated by Chris K.
Jun 17, 2016

"I've always been a monster," begins the jacket flap of Drift & Dagger. Mal keeps that a secret, though. More openly, he's something of a cross between a pirate, thief, smuggler, archeologist, and bounty hunter. He is a world-traveling adventurer who specializes in acquiring and selling magical artifacts, often through underhanded means. He frequents ports and bazaars, black markets and bars, dense slums and dense jungles and everything in between.

Teen Review

Red Queen

By Vicotria Aveyard
5
Rated by Dawna O.
May 12, 2016

Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood. There are the Red Bloods and the Silver Bloods. Red Bloods have a hard life, they live in villages with very little money. Silver Bloods, on the other hand, are royal and live up in the palace; ruling the Reds. Mare is Red, with little money and no job. When her friend, Kilorn gets assigned a place in the war, Mare does everything she can to help, even finding herself in the Silver world. She finds out she is an unusual Red, because she can do things only Silvers can do. Find out more by reading this exciting book!

Teen Review

Shadow Magic

By Joshua Khan
4
Rated by Dawna O.
Mar 21, 2016

Lillith Shadow has become the new ruler of Gehenna following the murders of her family. Her country is surrounded by enemies and the only way to save it is to practice the magic of the undead, but it forbidden to women. A sudden death brings her and the executioner’s servant together and inspires them to break the rules and save her home.

Teen Review

Graceling

By Kristin Cashore
4
Rated by Dawna O.
Mar 16, 2016

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight - she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king's thug. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po's friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace - or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away...

Teen Review Mar 15, 2016

When the headmaster of St. Norbert's Home for Wayward Boys puts Peter and his mates on board a ship called the Never Land, the orphans expect bad food, seasickness and hard labor. They never anticipate meeting Molly, a young Starcatcher, or battling pirates in an effort to protect the magical "starstuff" from the wrong people. A vicious, foul-smelling pirate called Black Stache, his crew of savages and a greedy ship's captain all vie for a trunk filled with the powerful starstuff.