Reviews by Category: Fantasy

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

A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas
5
Rated by
Saraphina
Jun 30, 2022

When 19 year old Feyre kills a wolf in the woods she thinks nothing of it until a terrifying creature arrives at her house to demand retribution. Feyre is then taken to the treacherous Fae lands only known about through legends and lore. There, she discovers that her captor isn’t a true beast but an immortal High Lord ruler of one of the Fae realms. As she adjusts to her new home, her feelings for her captor, Tamlin, transform from hostility to fiery passion.

Teen Review
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

By Madeline Miller
4
Rated by
Saraphina
Jun 23, 2022

Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," is the son of sea goddess Thetis and king Peleus. He is strong, fast, agile, beautiful, and charming to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince who has been exiled from his homeland after a violent accident. They were brought together by chance but they forge an inseparable bond and incredible friendship. When the word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, all the Greek heroes are sent for to attack Troy and get Helen of Sparta back.

Teen Review
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones

By Namina Forna
4
Rated by
Saraphina
Jun 23, 2022

16-year-old Deka lives in fear of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she’s “pure” and able to stay in her village or not. However, on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold showing that she’s impure. Soon after, a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice to either stay in her village and face a punishment worse than death or leave to fight for the emperor in an  army of girls like her called alaki. Deka decides to leave her old life behind and journeys to the capital to train.

Teen Review
Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Vicious

By V.E. Schwab
5
Rated by
Earvin C.
Jun 22, 2022

Vicious by V.E. Schwab is for those who enjoy mystery, suspense, action, and unexpected twists. The main characters, Victor and Eli start off as friends who go to the same college, studying in the scientific field. After Eli discovers a formula for creating Extraordinaries- the story starts flying. The scene changes from their dorms, to jail, to a fancy hotel, to the eerie graveyard with shovels stuck in the soil 6 ft deep.

Teen Review
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass

By Cassandra Clare
5
Rated by
Mr. Rahman
Jun 22, 2022

City of Glass is the third installment of Cassandra Clare's series, “The Mortal Instruments.” In this book, Clary travels to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters to help find a cure that will help save her mother. She uncovers new truths about her family that reveal shocking truths about all she’s known.

Teen Review
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone

By Leigh Bardugo
5
Rated by
VP
Jun 15, 2022

A thrilling dystopian fantasy. An unexpected Traitor. A dangerous mix of power War. And one girl who can save all. It is finally time for Alina, a cartographer, to cross the Fold - a piece of dark, dangerous land filled with murderous creatures that divide Ravka (a country). Most don’t make it across to another side, but Alina tries to remain hopeful. Entering the Fold in a skiff, Alina and other cartographers are attacked by volcras - creatures that kill humans.

Teen Review
Legacy by Shannon Messenger

Legacy

By Shannon Messenger
5
Rated by
Victoria O.
Jun 15, 2022

Legacy by Shannon Messenger is the eighth book in the Keeper of the Lost Cities fantasy series. In this book, Sophie and her friends are done with the lies. If the leaders of their world won’t give them the truth, they will find it themselves. When new truths are brought to light, Sophie must wonder who is still on her side. When she discovers her abilities are not everything she once thought they were, she knows she must risk it all to protect her friends.

Teen Review
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys

By Maggie Stiefvater
3
Rated by
Nala C.
Jun 15, 2022

The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater, is the first book in The Raven Cycle series. It stars Blue Sargent, the daughter of a psychic, and four boys who attend Aglionby, the local private school. Her entire life, Blue has been cautioned that she will be the cause of her true love’s death. Blue doesn’t care, as she doesn’t believe in true love.

Teen Review
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl

By Eoin Colfer
5
Rated by
A_Gascich
Jun 15, 2022

Artemis Fowl is a fantasy novel by Eoin Colfer. It is the first novel in the Artemis Fowl series. It follows Artemis Fowl, a child genius who decides to kidnap a fairy named Holly Short for ransom in order to reinstate his family fortune. However, he has to contend with the magic of these dangerous fairies to succeed with his plot.

Teen Review
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles

By Madeline Miller
5
Rated by
Earvin C.
Jun 14, 2022

This book took me a total of 2 days to complete. I was delightfully surprised when I learned that this was the first published book of Madeline Miller, as I’ve read some of her other astonishing and addicting works. This story revolves around the famous Greek hero Achilles and his companion he held for most of his life- Patroclus. Rather than retelling the classic and widespread stories of Achilles’s heel, Miller took an alternative approach to the myths and lifted from the dusty covers the factor of love and friendship, in addition to the hardships and glory the hero faces.

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