Darius Hinks Joins Angry Robot Books with The Ingenious – Guest Blog
 

Darius Hinks Joins Angry Robot Books

Guest Blog & Announcement

 
The Armored Saint by Myke Cole
 

The Armored Saint

Review

 
Frances Hardinge Interview – A Skinful of Shadows
 

Frances Hardinge

Interview - A Skinful of Shadows

 

Browsing all articles tagged with YA.

Frances Hardinge Interview – A Skinful of Shadows

Frances Hardinge Interview – A Skinful of Shadows 

Frances Hardinge is one of the finest fantasy authors around. Her inventive and beautifully written YA novels, the most recent of which is A Skinful of Shadows (2017), are widely loved by readers of all ages and have received many awards. They run the gamut from richly invented fantasy worlds populated by homicidal geese or […]

Continue reading...

Duel of Fire by Jordan Rivet

Duel of Fire by Jordan Rivet
4.5

Jordan Rivet’s book one of the Steel and Fire series, Duel of Fire, has a familiar premise: a girl living in an idyllic mountain kingdom, who can’t live up to her parent’s expectations, seeks validation elsewhere, only to find herself knee deep investigating a mysterious, convoluted plot to take power. No, it’s not Frozen (or […]

Continue reading...

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
5

Originally written in Japanese and published in 2006, this edition of The Beast Player is translated by Cathy Hirano. At the heart of this book is a coming of age story but there is so much more to it than that. Set in a fictional fantasy world, the story starts when a young Elin’s life […]

Continue reading...

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
3.5

The second in the new series published by Penguin called DC Icons, these YA novels take a look back on the teen lives of popular DC heroes. The ground was safely and greatly broken by Wonder Woman: Warbringer, which I reviewed in January. Nightwalker, handled with care by the author of the bestselling The Young […]

Continue reading...

Nightblade by Ryan Kirk

Nightblade by Ryan Kirk
4

As a fan of epic fantasy with diverse casts, I always saw Ryan Kirk’s Nightblade atop the Asian Myths and Legends charts on Amazon, reminding me I needed to finish it. Though it had been sitting on my Kindle for years, and I had tried several times to make it through the first chapter, it […]

Continue reading...

Malice of Crows by Lila Bowen

Malice of Crows by Lila Bowen
4

Spoiler Warning: This review contains spoilers for earlier books in the series, but nothing beyond what you’d see on the back covers of the books. Malice of Crows, book three of The Shadow series, by Lila Bowen (a.k.a. Delilah S. Dawson) was ranked among Fantasy-Faction’s Best Books of 2017 but somehow, we didn’t review it when […]

Continue reading...

Brian Rathbone Interview

Brian Rathbone Interview 

Born on a farm in New Jersey, International bestselling fantasy author, Brian Rathbone, proclaims himself to be a bit odd. From training Standardbred racehorses to working at a nuclear plant to helping build the Internet, he has done more than many would hope to achieve in several lifetimes. Yet this was not enough. Known most […]

Continue reading...

Emily R. King Interview – The Hundredth Queen Series

Emily R. King Interview – The Hundredth Queen Series 

Yesterday, J. C. Kang reviewed The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King. Today she was nice enough to stop by and tell us a bit about herself and her work. But first a quick introduction. Emily R. King is a reader of everything and a writer of fantasy. Born in Canada and raised in the […]

Continue reading...

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King

The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King
5

Emily R. King’s debut novel, The Hundredth Queen, had been gathering digital dust in my Kindle library for months, when something inspired me to finally check it out. That something being $1.99 Audible narration. And an empty audiobook queue. Despite the miserly roots of my inspiration, this epic story was well worth it. Set in […]

Continue reading...

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – Spoiler Free Review

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab – Spoiler Free Review
5

Victoria Schwab (a.k.a. V. E. Schwab) is a force in the young adult fantasy genre. After her A Darker Shade of Magic series launched a major fan club with cultish devotion, it’s no surprise that Our Dark Duet, the sequel to This Savage Song, ended up on 2017’s Favorite Fantasy Books List. (Because Our Dark […]

Continue reading...

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
4.5

How many times have you read something that made you gasp aloud? I’ve cried pretty liberally over events—Dobbie’s death and burial (HP and the Deathly Hallows), the duel between Ammar and Rodrigo (Lions of Al-Rassan), Frodo’s departure for the Blessed Lands (Return of the King)—but I can’t remember gasping aloud at a single word uttered […]

Continue reading...

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
4.5

Amazon. Born of war, destined to be ruled by no one but herself. Warbringer opens with Diana, Princess of the Amazons and daughter to Queen Hippolyta, struggling to come to terms with her heritage. As the only Amazon born on the secluded and mysterious island of Themyscira, she’s set apart; she does not share the […]

Continue reading...