The Undermining of Twyla and Frank


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By: Megan BannenGenre: Romantic FantasyPublisher: Orbit Books “Early in their friendship, they had discovered a mutual tendency to burst into song whenever the lyrics to a particular ditty seemed relevant to the topic of conversation. Considering the fact that most of the records cranked out of the Bushong music scene over the past half century […]

July 4, 2024

A Tether Through the Rift, Book1


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By: Lindsey N. RhodenGenre: Adult Epic FantasyAudience: AdultsPublisher: Lindsey N. Rhoden, Self-Published CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: Strong language, mention of suicide, strong themes of depression and anxiety throughout, brief mention of sexual assault (not on page), descriptions of torture, death on page. “I smiled, looking at where he had been moments ago. Then, as my eyes trailed […]

April 13, 2024

The Haunting of Velkwood


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By: Gwendolyn KisteGenre: Gothic; Horror; RomancePublisher: Saga Press “It’s strange how many directions you can travel in the worldand few of those paths you ever choose.”Gwendolyn Kiste, The Haunting of Velkwood The Haunting of Velkwood, by Gwendolyn Kiste, is not my typical genre as I am a very niche reader of fantasy and science fiction. […]

March 25, 2024

The Keeper’s Six


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By: Kate ElliottGenre: FantasyPublisher: Macmillan-Tor/Forge The Keeper’s Six is a fantasy novella by Kate Elliott. I was looking forward to reading it as it sounded like a fantasy that I would really enjoy, Unfortunately, the story never fully came together for me. There were plenty of great elements, but I felt that there was simply […]

August 2, 2023

Down Below Beyond


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By: TA BrunoGenre: Science FictionPublisher: Feathersong, LLC (Self Published) “Something clawed at Levort’s heart as stood at the base of the bed. Memories of loneliness, sorrow, never-ending dread. It was all still resting here, in this room. Places remembered what people often forgot-or what people would strive to forget.”TA Bruno, Down Below Beyond. On the […]

July 31, 2023

The Traitor, Book Three of The Covenant of Steel


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By: Anthony Ryan Genre: Epic FantasyPublisher: Orbit Books Content Warning: Gore, violence, torture. There will be spoilers for The Pariah and The Martyr “What do you know of the Malecite, Alwyn?…They are the wellspring of evil in the world, I said…I stared at him, baffled but also fearful, refusing to prompt him further, but he […]

July 20, 2023

Ebony Gate: The Phoenix Hoard, Book 1


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By: Julia Vee and Ken BebelleGenre: Urban FantasyPublisher: TOR Publishing “Not one minute after I vowed in the car ride over to stop living up to the moniker of the Butcher of Beijing and I was tapping my sword and threating pimply faced kids. The ones who called me the Butcher were right about me. […]

July 12, 2023

The Bone Shard War, The Drowning Empire 3


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By: Andrea StewartGenre: Epic FantasyPublisher: Orbit/Hatchett Book Group “I watched the flames lick up the side of the piece of paper I’d taken from the census book…I should have burned the thing years ago, should have hidden my origins better, but it was a part of my past – a reminder of who I was […]

July 3, 2023

Untethered Sky


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By: Fonda LeeGenre: Fantasy NovellaPublisher: Macmillan-TOR Forge I loved her with the gravity of a stone sinking into a pool”Fonda Lee, Untethered Sky Untethered Sky is a beautiful fantasy novella by Fonda Lee that touched me on a deeply personal level. It is the story of young Ester, who dreams of one day becoming a […]

April 12, 2023

The Wolf and The Witch: A Witch Walker Novella


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Author: Charissa WeaksGenre: Adult Romantic Fantasy (18+)Publisher: City Owl PressWARNING: There will be spoilers for The Witch Collector and City of Ruin CONTENT/TRIGGER WARNINGS: Content and trigger warnings can be found for each book on Charissa Weaks’ website: https://charissaweaks.com/content-warnings “Many believe Loria chose the grove on Mount Ulra as the final resting place for the […]

March 27, 2023