Tagged: Fantasy

Fantasy Genre

Every Heart a Doorway

Review – Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Every Heart a Doorway was far too short because the interesting elements weren’t detailed enough and the pacing wasn’t great. All of a sudden we’re in a mystery, two minutes later the teen detectives have solved the case and we’re happy ever after for the ones who aren’t dead.

Book Review - Alexander X

Review – Alexander X by Edward Savio

Before I finished listening to the audiobook of Alexander X, I was already searching online to see if the next in the series was out.  It was obvious that that must be another instalment...

Book Review - The Bone Shard Daughter

Review – The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

The Bone Shard Daughter is a satisfying though wanting end to a novel on human experience. What makes us human? Are humans made or born? Indentured servitude or slavery, is one worst or better? What is the alternative? Is it acceptable to do unacceptable things for the greater good? Who defines the greater good?
Plus there’s magic, mystery, and fantasy

Book Review - Jade, Fire Gold

Review – Jade Fire Gold by June CL Tan

Xianxia novels are high-fantasy stories that feature magic, demons, ghosts, magical beasts, immortals, and Chinese folklore and mythology. Jade Fire Gold is a really great read and I’m hoping there is a sequel or at the very least another book in this universe.

Book Review - Amari and the Night Brothers

Review – Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston 

Tucked within a YA adventure story full of magic and intrigue is a powerful message on being you. Holding onto your principles despite the cost, and hoping but not expecting that those with closed minds/ who write you off, will eventually see you for who you actually are, not what they’ve assumed.

Wonderful start to a new series by B.B Alston, read with feeling by Imani Parks. Enjoyed it immensely.

Book Review - The Upper World

Review – The Upper World by Femi Fadugba

This is a book with the focus on children. Yes they are technically teenagers, but who are held accountable as adults.  Children who are fulfilling adult obligations within their homes and on the streets.  Even at school there is only a cursory attempt to treat them as minors. Femi Fadugba takes these issues and more, and crafts a a book that crosses genres, it is fantasy, it is science fiction, yet it is poignantly contemporary.