StoryGraph Saturday: Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy — Traveling in Books

StoryGraph Saturday is a weekly thing where I randomly choose a book from my To Read pile on StoryGraph and show it off to both remind myself that it’s there and to show it to you in case you might find it interesting, too. Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy: Idealization, Identity, Ideologyby Dimitra FimiNonfiction305 […]StoryGraph... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon — Bookshelf Fantasies

Title: Instructions for DancingAuthor: Nicola YoonPublisher: Delacorte PressPublication date: June 3, 2021Length: 304 pagesGenre: Young adultSource: PurchasedRating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4.5 out of 5. In this romantic page-turner from the author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star, Evie has the power to see other people’s romantic fates–what will happen when she finally […]Book... Continue Reading →

The Shadow by Melanie Raabe

Published by Text Publishing Synopsis: ‘On February 11 you will kill a man called Arthur Grimm. Of your own free will. And for a good reason.’ Norah has just moved from Berlin to Vienna in order to leave her old life behind her for good when a homeless woman spits these words at her. Norah... Continue Reading →

Review: Songs of Autumn — Leann Reads Books

I’ve been reading more YA Fantasy recently – I think it’s because I want some escape from 2020 and there’s nothing like escaping into a completely fantastical world and carried along on a magical journey. They description of Songs of Autumn caught my attention immediately: “What if your entire life you knew the exact day […]Review:... Continue Reading →

Book Review | The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson — A Book. A Thought.

Title: The Year of the Witching By: Alexis Henderson Series: NO Pages: 368 Published: July 21st, 2020 By: Ace Genre: YA – Horror – Fantasy – Historical Fiction Buy it: Book Depository A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut. In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, […]Book... Continue Reading →

September Book Reviews — Myths of the Mirror

Another month of reviews including some from my Autumn Reading Challenge (which I’m already behind on – yeesh). This month, my offering of  4 and 5 star reviews includes thrillers, humor, sci-fi, horror, short stories, and YA fantasy. I hope you enjoy the browse. Click on the covers for Amazon global links. ***** You Beneath […]September... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian — Bookshelf Fantasies

Title: The Red LotusAuthor: Chris BohjalianPublisher: DoubledayPublication date: March 17, 2020Length: 400 pagesGenre: ThrillerSource: Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalleyRating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant comes a twisting story of love and deceit: an American man vanishes on a rural road in Vietnam, and […]Book... Continue Reading →

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