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”