On My Bookshelf: The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel by Alyssa Palombo

Title: The Spellbook of Katrina Van TasselAuthor: Alyssa PalomboGenre: Romance, Fantasy, Gothic, LegendsMy Rating: 3/5 In the years following the American Revolution, Katrina Van Tassel is the only daughter of a wealthy landowner in the town of Sleepy Hollow, an area plagued by the legend of the Headless Horseman. Katrina is of an age toContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel by Alyssa Palombo”

Short Story: The Night Harvest

No one ever returned. None before. None after. Just him. Until now. A figure exploded from the edge of the forest, scattering twigs and scraps of mist. Donafel let out a sharp breath, a plume of condensation. Ghostly antlers crowned the figure’s head and, for a moment, the familiar terror gripped him. But no—the antlersContinue reading “Short Story: The Night Harvest”

On My Bookshelf: Abhorsen by Garth Nix

Title: AbhorsenAuthor: Garth NixGenre: Fantasy, Young AdultMy Rating: 5/5 Abhorsen is a continuation of the previous book, Lirael, and picks up where the last one left off. The Destroyer, an ancient and terrible evil, has been released and is intent on the destruction of the world. Lirael, sent away from her home in the mountains,Continue reading “On My Bookshelf: Abhorsen by Garth Nix”

On My Bookshelf: Lirael by Garth Nix

Title: LiraelAuthor: Garth NixGenre: Fantasy, Young AdultMy Rating: 4/5 Lirael is a daughter of the Clayr, a matriarchal society in the northern mountains. All the Clayr have the gift of Sight–except Lirael. Abandoned by her mother when she was a child, she feels alone and irreconcilably different from the rest of her kin. She findsContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Lirael by Garth Nix”

On My Bookshelf: Sabriel by Garth Nix

Title: SabrielAuthor: Garth NixGenre: Fantasy, Young AdultMy Rating: 5/5 Sabriel is eighteen and about to graduate from private school in the country of Ancelstierre. However, she is from the Old Kingdom across the Wall, where magic runs wild and necromancers can command the dead to rise. Her father is the Abhorsen, sworn to combat necromancersContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Sabriel by Garth Nix”

On My Bookshelf: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Call Down the HawkAuthor: Maggie StiefvaterGenre: Fantasy, Young AdultMy Rating: 5/5 Ronan Lynch can dream things into reality–both miracles and nightmares. After years of practice, he has control over his dreams, for the most part, but something new is happening to him: A mysterious person, nameless and faceless, has been haunting his dreams. AndContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater”

On My Bookshelf: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Title: Half a KingAuthor: Joe AbercrombieGenre: Fantasy, Vikings, RevengeMy Rating: 3/5 Prince Yarvi, born with only one hand, is studying to be a royal adviser when his brother and father are murdered. Yarvi is forced to take the throne, but is promptly betrayed. Thought to be dead, Yarvi is captured and sold into slavery as anContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie”

On My Bookshelf: The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt

Title: The NightjarAuthor: Deborah HewittGenre: Fantasy, MythMy Rating: 2/5 Alice, who has been terrified of birds her whole life, discovers that she can see the nightjar on each person’s shoulder–the mythical bird that guards the soul. That makes Alice an aviarist, one of the rarest descendants of the fae. When Alice’s best friend is hitContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt”