Book reviews on adult fantasy and high fantasy.

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet Book Review

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones Book Review

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet is the fourth book in the Charley Davidson series, an urban paranormal fantasy featuring a hilariously cheeky private investigator who also happens to be the Grim Reaper. Always fast paced, these books have Charley rushing against the clock to untangle several problems and mysteries  – some in the human realm,…

A Court of Wings and Ruin Book Review

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

A Court of Wings and Ruin is the third book is Sarah J. Maas’ massively popular A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Although more will be coming to this series soon, this third book puts a nice bow on the trilogy and give readers what they crave: no cliffhangers and satisfying resolutions. It nearly…

A Court of Mist and Fury Book Review

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

A Court of Mist and Fury is the second book in the mega popular A Court of Thorns and Roses series and, amazingly, it doesn’t fall into the pit of middle-book syndrome.  The story continues with Feyre, a newly made immortal in the fae lands. An immortal body with a human heart. In the first…

A Court of Thorns and Roses Book Review

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Book Review

Sarah J. Maas is a hugely popular young adult fantasy author who has been churning out thick novels in two long-running series. I read and fell in love with her first series (still unfinished) which most of you are probably familiar with – the Throne of Glass series. I soon discovered that her second series,…

Ella Minnow Pea Book Review

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn Book Review

Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters is a story told in epistolary format where a small island town off the coast of South Carolina is going through some unusual communication problems. In this light fantasy, a community’s love for words is at stake, all because of some faulty glue. Anchor | September, 2002 |…

Norse Mythology Book Review

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman Book Review

Norse mythology, originally told from ancient texts such as the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, has been the source of inspiration for many modern and classic novels such as J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and other books in this world, Rick Riorden’s Magnus Chase series, and Neil Gaiman’s own American…

Kafka on the Shore Book Review

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami Book Review

Haruki Murakami is an international bestselling author from Japan with a number of massively popular books to his name. A few years back, I read his 1Q84 omnibus and became an instant fan. It was a slipstream mix of literary and surreal fantasy that captivated my imagination. Kafka on the Shore dwells in the same vein of literary…

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