Reviews by Category: Fantasy

Staff Review

An Ember in the Ashes

By Sabaa Tahir
5
Rated by Chris K.
Nov 6, 2015

Alternating chapters tell the intertwined stories of Laia and Elias, who find their paths converging through Keris Veturius, Commandant of the Martial Empire's elite military academy.  The Commandant loathes Elias, her accidental son whom she tried to abandon as a newborn, only to see him rescued by others and become the top student of her current graduating class.  Elias wants nothing more than to escape his future as an enforcer of tyranny, but to cross the Commandant and the Empire is sure death.

Staff Review

An Ember in the Ashes

By Sabaa Tahir
5
Rated by Chris K.
Nov 6, 2015

Alternating chapters tell the intertwined stories of Laia and Elias, who find their paths converging through Keris Veturius, Commandant of the Martial Empire's elite military academy.  The Commandant loathes Elias, her accidental son whom she tried to abandon as a newborn, only to see him rescued by others and become the top student of her current graduating class.  Elias wants nothing more than to escape his future as an enforcer of tyranny, but to cross the Commandant and the Empire is sure death.

Teen Review

The Sin Eater's Daughter

By Melinda Salisbury
4
Rated by Kate M.
Aug 14, 2015

Seventeen year old Twylla lives in the palace. She is betrothed to the prince, but no one looks at her, they don't dare to touch her. Twylla is the executioner. As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. No one can ever love her, a girl with murder in her veins. Not even the prince, whose bloodline supposedly makes him immune to the her fatal touch, avoids Twylla. Then a new guard arrives, and sees past the executioner robes and see Twylla for herself.

Staff Review

An Ember in the Ashes

By Sabaa Tahir
5
Rated by Kate M.
Jun 15, 2015

In a world inspired by ancient Rome, Laia is a Scholar, a member of a conquered people who were once the greatest minds on earth. Laia ekes out a living making jams with her grandmother, while her brother and grandfather provide health care to the needy. Until one night when her brother is accused of spying on the Martial Empire for a rebel group. Laia’s grandparents are murdered in front of her face and her brother is thrown in prison. Laia only escapes this fate buy running away. Ashamed of how she has behaved she tries to barter with the rebel group for her brother’s freedom.

Staff Review

An Ember in the Ashes

By Sabaa Tahir
5
Rated by Kate M.
Jun 15, 2015

In a world inspired by ancient Rome, Laia is a Scholar, a member of a conquered people who were once the greatest minds on earth. Laia ekes out a living making jams with her grandmother, while her brother and grandfather provide health care to the needy. Until one night when her brother is accused of spying on the Martial Empire for a rebel group. Laia’s grandparents are murdered in front of her face and her brother is thrown in prison. Laia only escapes this fate buy running away. Ashamed of how she has behaved she tries to barter with the rebel group for her brother’s freedom.