Posts Tagged: historical fantasy

Waiting on Wednesday: Dec 2

Waiting on Wednesday: Dec 2

December 2, 2015 2015, Waiting on Wednesday 6

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information.       A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly Series: Unknown Publication Date: February 2, 2016 Genre: Historical Fantasy Synopsis (from Goodreads): THE NIGHT CIRCUS meets THE PEAKY BLINDERS in Lee Kelly’s new magical realism, crossover novel. Magic is powerful, dangerous and addictive – and after passage of the 18th Amendment, it is finally illegal. It’s 1926 in Washington, DC, and while Anti-Sorcery activists have achieved the Prohibition of sorcery, the… Read more »

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Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

September 1, 2015 2015, B, book rating, COYER Scavenger Hunt, Goodreads, NetGalley, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 8

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho Series: Sorcerer Royal #1 Genre: Historical Fantasy Setting: An alternate Regency England Published by Ace, 2015 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: September 1, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 384 pages Grade: B Synopsis: In this sparkling debut, magic and mayhem clash with the British elite… The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers, one of the most respected organizations throughout all of England, has long been tasked with maintaining magic within His Majesty’s lands. But lately, the once proper institute has fallen into disgrace, naming an… Read more »

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May books on my radar . . .

May books on my radar . . .

May 2, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 2

  Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point… Read more »

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Review: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Review: Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

March 6, 2015 2015, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie Narrated by John Keating Series: Shattered Sea #1 Genre: YA Historical Fantasy Published by Recorded Books, 2014 (Del Rey, 2014) Audiobook, purchased 336 pages 9 hours, 17 minutes Grade: B Narrator Grade: B Synopsis: “I swore an oath to be avenged on the killers of my father. I may be half a man, but I swore a whole oath” Prince Yarvi has vowed to regain a throne he never wanted. But first he must survive cruelty, chains and the bitter waters of the Shattered Sea itself. And he must do it all with only one good hand. The deceived will become the deceiver. Born a… Read more »

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Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Review: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

January 15, 2015 2014, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

  The Falconer by Elizabeth May Series: The Falconer #1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (historical) Published by Chronicle Books, 2014 E-book, purchased 378 pages Grade: B- Synopsis: Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844 Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother. Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother,… Read more »

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WoW: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

WoW: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May

December 10, 2014 2014, Waiting on Wednesday 8

Breaking the Spine blog hosts Waiting on Wednesday–a time each week we can spotlight upcoming releases. Visit the blog to find out more information and to leave your link on her blog.   The book I’m excited about this week: The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May Series: The Falconer #2 Publication Date: September 17, 2015 Synopsis from Goodreads: My name is Lady Aileana Kameron. First the fae murdered my mother. Then they destroyed my world. Now I’m fighting for more than revenge. Aileana took a stand against the Wild Hunt, and she lost everything: her home, her family and her friends. Held captive by her enemy, and tormenting herself over her… Read more »

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Top new series I want to start

Top new series I want to start

October 21, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 10

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. This week we are talking about the new series (new within the last year or two) we want to start. The following books are all the first books in a series and I own all but one of these books, but haven’t started them yet! I list the first book in the series and then the name of the series. As usual these are in no particular order: 1. Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan–Millennium’s Rule series. The… Read more »

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Books recommended to me . . .

Books recommended to me . . .

August 19, 2014 2014, Top Ten Tuesday 12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme which I take part in occasionally. It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with! This week we’re talking about the books recommended to us. Most are books I’ve bought already, Most are books from authors I haven’t read yet and Most are recommendations from blogs I regularly read because we read a lot of the same kinds of books. 1. The Magicians series by Lev Grossman—Mogsy from Bibliosanctum wrote a review of the third… Read more »

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Review: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

Review: The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas

December 18, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas Series: The Elemental Trilogy #1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Published by Balzer & Bray, 2013 e-book, purchased 464 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she’s being told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the greatest mage tyrant the world has ever known. A suicide task for anyone let alone a sixteen-year-old girl with no training, facing a prophecy that foretells a fiery clash to the death. Prince Titus of Elberon has sworn to protect Iolanthe at all… Read more »

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October 2013 Books On My Radar…

October 2013 Books On My Radar…

September 30, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

Only a few books on my radar this month…and I won’t buy most of these this month. » » » » » » » » » » » » October 1 This is another series I’d like to catch up with! I’m far behind…I’m not even sure which I read last. 🙁 Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance Series: Cassie Palmer series #6 Published by Signet Select Genre: Urban Fantasy 432 pages Synopsis: Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think. Especially when you’re only a half goddess, and you only found out about it recently, and you still don’t know what you’re doing half the time…. Read more »

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