Tag Archives: Fantasy

Review: Blythewood by Carol Goodman

Blythewood by Carol Goodman. Viking, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fantasy Face Value: Solid cover, nothing amazing. It reflects the story, looks intriguing, but doesn’t do too much to grab your attention either. I really enjoyed this first book in … Continue reading

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Review: The Riddle of Prague by Laura DeBruce

The Riddle of Prague by Laura DeBruce. CreateSpace, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Fantasy/Mystery Face Value: I read an e-book copy and didn’t spend a lot of time looking at the cover, but I really do like the image. There … Continue reading

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Review: No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige

No Place Like Oz by Danielle Paige. Harper Collins, 2013. Currently Available as an e-book. Genre: Fantasy / Retelling Face Value: This cover strikes a nice balance for a retelling. The original imagery is there (the yellow brick road, the … Continue reading

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Review: The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett. Tor Teen, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy Face Value: I picked up this book because the silhouette style cover reminded me of Sarah Rees Brennan’s Unspoken, which I loved. I like this cover art … Continue reading

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Review: Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow

Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy Face Value: This cover screams fantasy, and this book is a fantasy, so that’s accurate. But it also vaguely reminds me of Blue Moon, the store … Continue reading

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Review: The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand. Simon & Schuster, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Ghost Story / Fantasy Face Value: This is an excellent middle grade cover – exactly the kind of cover I would have been drawn to when … Continue reading

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Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. Little, Brown and Company, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy Face Value: I think this is a great cover. The more I look at it, the more I like it. The stark image … Continue reading

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Review: All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Fantasy, Retelling Face Value: At first I like it, the leaves and the font and everything, but when you look closer and see the floating girl … Continue reading

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Review: The Broken Lands by Kate Milford

The Broken Lands by Kate Milford. Clarion Books, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fantasy Face Value: Andrea Offermann’s illustrations are beautiful, and add so much to the telling of this story. Accordingly, her cover is outstanding, and really reflects the … Continue reading

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Review: Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell

Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell. Harper, 2013. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Face Value: Classic fantasy look. What I love about this is that it looks just like the story inside it. All the essential elements (Tilda, … Continue reading

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