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Romance in Fantasy – Part One

Romance in Fantasy – Part One 

I’ve said it before: I write romantic fantasy. I never start out a story intending to write romance, but somehow, romantic threads always show up. I used to fight this phenomenon, but I’ve grown to realize that I just like romantic storylines. Not romances, mind—I don’t read much romance that’s just romance for romance’s sake. […]

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Why Are The Worlds of Fantasy Romances So Grim?

Why Are The Worlds of Fantasy Romances So Grim? 

The genre of high fantasy romance (sometimes simply called fantasy romance), offers what its title suggests. You can expect elements of epic high fantasy: invented worlds, fantasy creatures, magic, royalty, great forces of evil to defeat. You can also expect a focus on romance, love, sex and sexual attraction. However, if you read a lot […]

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
4.5

I should confess that I am not a great aficionado of contemporary vampire stories. I’ve watched a few fragmentary episodes of Buffy, but I’ve have never read Twilight, nor watched any of the movies. However, I am aware of a sub-genre that Stephanie Meyer seems to have almost single handedly spawned of young adult vampire […]

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Demon Road by Derek Landy

Demon Road by Derek Landy
4

Derek Landy’s new novel is just as exciting, just as break-neck and just as addictive as his wildly successful Skulduggery Pleasant series. I tore through those books because I loved the characters and in Demon Road, we have a brand new set, some of whom will seem reassuringly familiar to Skulduggery fans. Amber is sixteen, […]

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Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews

Burn For Me by Ilona Andrews
4.5

Ahem. Please ignore the cover – and the publisher marketing, for that matter. And no, you did not go to the wrong website. This is still Fantasy-Faction. 😉 Burn For Me is a work by Ilona Andrews, master weavers in urban fantasy. It is no secret that I fangirl over their Kate Daniels series. So, […]

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Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
5

Harper Price has everything. She’s president of the Student Government Association, has Cotillion coming up, does well in school, has a great group of friends (and one best friend, Bee), is dating a guy who’s just about perfect for her, attends Future Business Leaders of America meetings, and is all set to be Homecoming Queen. […]

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Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen
4

If you want a fantasy where two teens in an arranged marriage struggle to love each other, then read Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. First Cecile is kidnapped. Then she’s taken underground into a labyrinth that’s slick with the slime of slug beasts that sweat antimagic. Next she’s thrown into a city of human-hating […]

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Balancing the Scales – Read More Female Authors in 2014

Balancing the Scales – Read More Female Authors in 2014 

It still astounds me sometimes that the literary world is not equal, that people are necessarily inclined to undertake a specific effort in reading more books by female authors, that women in the genre are still treated as though they don’t belong. Somewhere along the line, it became a bad thing to be a female […]

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World After by Susan Ee

World After by Susan Ee
4

Warning: Spoilers ahead for those who have not read the first book, Angelfall. (If not, what are you waiting for, the apocalypse?! Just kidding…well, not really.) Had enough of the cookie-cutter, dystopian YA novels of late? Looking for something off-the-wall? How about some agnostic angels with a generous helping of horror? Then, look no further […]

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White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat by Holly Black
4

I rarely purchase a book on impulse – I like to study the form, as it were, to have an idea of what I’m about to get into – but this is exactly what I did with Holly Black’s White Cat. My first reason was seeing it high on the ebook best-seller list, the second […]

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Urban Fantasy versus Paranormal Romance

Urban Fantasy versus Paranormal Romance 

These two extremely popular sub genres are so often confused and debated, I thought a closer examination would be useful and interesting. Similarities Both are types of speculative fiction, involving fantasy elements (vampires, weres, shifters, demons, succubus, magi, etc.) in a real world setting. Both appeal to not only fantasy readers but also to romance […]

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
3

This is YA fantasy with a dash of horror, although, being in the fantasy genre, the horror part can be fairly debatable. Perhaps it is the YA aspect that renders the characters and events to be on the creepy side. For me, it was just a sense of eeriness throughout the book, like you just […]

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