Science Fiction & Fantasy

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The Scholomance

by Naomi Novik A Deadly Education Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this deadly. A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. There are no … Read more

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The Folk of the Air

Like a lot of YA books I wish this one were deeper but there you go.

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The Green Bone Saga

The characters are delightfully gray and the plots intricate. I’m interested to see what she comes up with next.

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The High Mountain Court

A fun read and an interesting world, though not interesting enough to immediately dive into the rest of the series.

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Moirin’s (Naamah) Trilogy

The storyline is a fairly common one. It’s certainly on a grand, sweeping scale, and there’s more magic and less political intrigue than in the other Terre d’Ange series.

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Old Man’s War

The first book is still my favorite, though I enjoyed the whole series.

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Kushiel (Imriel’s Trilogy)

by Jacqueline Carey Kushiel’s Scion Imriel de la Courcel’s birth parents are history’s most reviled traitors, but his adoptive parents, the Comtesse Phedre and the warrior-priest Joscelin, are Terre d’Ange’s greatest champions. Stolen, tortured and enslaved as a young boy, Imriel is now a Prince of the Blood; third in … Read more

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Kushiel (Phédre’s Trilogy)

While I enjoy all her stories in the world of Kushiel, Elua, and the rest, this first trilogy is my favorite.

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Demon Days, Vampire Nights Series

There are a total of eleven books in Demon Days, Vampire Nights. I read the first book in the series in June 2021. Why I only read the first one in the series, I don’t know. Probably got it on sale but wasn’t inspired to read the rest of it at that point.

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Boundary Magic Series

I’d previously read and liked the first four books in the series — as well as a couple from the related Scarlett Bernard series — so I knew I would like the most recent two also.