The Hobbit — J.R.R. Tolkien

  TITLE: The Hobbit AUTHOR: J.R.R. Tolkien RELEASED: September 21st, 1937; George Allen & Unwin Ltd. GENRE: Fantasy SYNOPSIS: Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of … Continue reading The Hobbit — J.R.R. Tolkien

Devils Unto Dust — Emma Berquist (ARC Review)

  TITLE: Devils Unto Dust AUTHOR: Emma Berquist RELEASES: April 10th, 2018; Greenwillow GENRE: Western/Horror AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Ten years ago, a horrifying disease began spreading across the West Texas desert. Infected people—shakes—attacked the living and created havoc and destruction. No one has ever survived the infection. Daisy Wilcox, known as Willie, has been protecting her siblings within … Continue reading Devils Unto Dust — Emma Berquist (ARC Review)

Ace of Shades — Amanda Foody (ARC Review)

TITLE: Ace of Shades AUTHOR: Amanda Foody SERIES: The Shadow Game, #1 RELEASES: April 10th, 2018; Harlequin Teen GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind … Continue reading Ace of Shades — Amanda Foody (ARC Review)

The Wicker King — K. Ancrum

  TITLE: The Wicker King AUTHOR: K. Ancrum RELEASED: October 31st, 2017; Imprint GENRE: Contemporary AGE RANGE: YA SYNOPSIS: When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled … Continue reading The Wicker King — K. Ancrum

Circe — Madeline Miller (ARC Review)

  TITLE: Circe AUTHOR: Madeline Miller RELEASES: April 10th, 2018; Little, Brown and Company GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of … Continue reading Circe — Madeline Miller (ARC Review)

Down Among the Sticks and Bones — Seanan McGuire

  TITLE: Down Among the Sticks and Bones AUTHOR: Seanan McGuire SERIES: Wayward Children, #2 RELEASED: June 13th, 2017; Tor.com GENRE: Fantasy AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first… Jacqueline was … Continue reading Down Among the Sticks and Bones — Seanan McGuire

The Barrow Will Send What it May — Margaret Killjoy

TITLE: The Barrow Will Send What it May AUTHOR: Margaret Killjoy SERIES: Danielle Cain, #2 RELEASES: April 3rd, 2018; Tor.com GENRE: Horror AGE RANGE: Adult SYNOPSIS: Margaret Killjoy’s Danielle Cain series is a dropkick-in-the-mouth anarcho-punk fantasy that pits traveling anarchist Danielle Cain against eternal spirits, hypocritical ideologues, and brutal, unfeeling officers of the law. Now a nascent demon-hunting crew … Continue reading The Barrow Will Send What it May — Margaret Killjoy