book review, fantasy, young adult

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Ever wondered what happened to the children when they returned from their epic adventures in fantasy lands? They went to boarding school, of course. Eleanor West’s school for wayward children, to be exact. Nancy has returned from the Halls of the Dead, but she can’t fit into her old life with all its heat and… Continue reading Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

book review, fantasy

The Spirit of Things by Ben McQueeney

The Spirit of Things stole my heart with talking animals. Teenage Fulco is the only Hume living in a community of Elphen. He doesn’t let his physical disadvantages get him down, and uses his intelligence to invent things that improve the town. After eating a poisonous fruit, he becomes aware of an ability to communicate… Continue reading The Spirit of Things by Ben McQueeney

book review, fantasy

Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings

Beautifully written and illustrated, this slim volume is a feast for the senses. Bettina Scott focuses on being polite and mannerly, and listening to her mother, until a mysterious note sends her on a journey to discover the whereabouts of her missing father and brothers. Joining her are former friends, Trish and Gary. Interspersed with… Continue reading Flyaway by Kathleen Jennings

book review, fantasy, short story

The Case of the Somewhat Mythic Sword by Garth Nix

When there is something strange in your Victorian era neighborhood, who’re you going to call? Sir Magnus Holmes, cousin of the more famous Sherlock and Mycroft. A strange disturbance in a pub cellar draws Sir Magnus Holmes and his caregiver, almost doctor Susan Shrike, to investigate. This is the second outing for the pair and,… Continue reading The Case of the Somewhat Mythic Sword by Garth Nix

book review, book tour, fantasy

Book Tour: Of Myth and Shadow by Matthew S Cox

What an honor to be one of the reviewers kicking off the Blackthorn Book Tours tour of Matthew S Cox’s doorstopper fantasy novel, Of Myth and Shadow. About the book: Aegaan is a vast and righteous kingdom, yet darkness gathers in the distant corners of the realm. Elven raids on small towns have inflamed racial tensions… Continue reading Book Tour: Of Myth and Shadow by Matthew S Cox