Tag Archives: fantasy

Review: The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringwell

He lifted his face toward the treetops and whistled a few notes of one of the tribe’s songs. None were tunes you’d hear on the radio, though Kit would have sworn one of them had stolen riffs from a Bowie song. No surprise. Goblins stole stuff every chance they got. The Goblins of Bellwater has…

Book Review: The Dark Mermaid by Christina Barr

Christina Barr’s The Dark Mermaid  is The Little Mermaid with a twist. Banished from Atlantica after showing compassion to a human, Luna joins forces with the infamous Sea Witch in a bid for survival. Under the Sea Witch’s tutelage she grows in strength and ability, flourishing into a fearsome warrior. She has until she comes…

“Seven Books to Curl Up With This Christmas” Day 2: Hiddensee by Gregory Maguire

The week before Christmas is the perfect time to curl up with a holiday story. Whether it be a long drive cross country, a few stolen moments between festivities, or a quiet afternoon by the tree, a Christmas novel is the best way to warm the heart and get you into the spirit of the…

Review: Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore (4/5)

“It’s more about being an artist,” she said. “I’d make the candles. In different shapes.” “Are you just saying that off the top of your head or—“ “Nope. I have wanted to make candles since they were invented. I mean, it’s the greatest kind of sculpture. Say you made a candle of Michael Jackson, and…

My Weekend’s Booked #11: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Is there that one world that seems to draw you in? For some people it’s Alice’s Wonderland, for others it’s Hogwarts, and yet others it’s Oz. Long time followers of the blog will recall the time I read Baum’s complete collection of Oz stories. And admittedly the magic of Oz has stuck with me to…

The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr

I recently had the opportunity to read The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr. First published 2016 in Australia, the stand alone book will be available in the  United States and Canada early 2018. A debut YA/fantasy novel, the book was a riveting, all encompassing read. A believable combination of fantasy and historical fiction, the…