Tag Archives: YA fantasy

Every Heart a Doorway: The Painful Clarity of Not Fitting Into Your World

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy/ YA Fantasy Synopsis: Sometimes children stumble through a hidden entrance in their world into another one, and often that world is right for them in a way their own never could be. The lucky ones stay, but … Continue reading

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Crooked Kingdom: A Gang of Misfits Up Against the World

  Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis: Criminal mastermind Kaz put together a crew of teenagers and used them to pull off an impossible heist–but instead of reaping the rewards, they were betrayed. Now they have to get back at the people … Continue reading

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Poisoned Blade, and a World Moving Towards a Revolution

Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis: Jes and her sisters have grown up relatively sheltered, their aristocratic father hiding them away from much of the prejudice against their mother’s race. But after the kingdom’s politics force their father to abandon his family, … Continue reading

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We Don’t Live in a Homogenous World: List of 10 Science Fiction/Fantasy Works

There are plenty of authors from underrepresented groups writing fantastic science fiction and fantasy, and they’re equally deserving of publicity and support. It’s also important to remember that media can be powerful. It influences how we view the world, and … Continue reading

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The Bear and the Nightingale: Independent Heroines, Folkloric Settings, and the Struggle for Personal Freedom

Genre: YA fantasy Synopsis: In Lesnaya Zemlya, the old religion coexists with the new, both of them in practice by the people of the land. This is the world Vasilisa grows up in. She attends church, then leaves offerings for … Continue reading

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Glass Sword: Straining Trust, Loyalty, and Friendship to the Breaking Point

Genre: YA Dystopia/Fantasy/Sci-fi Synopsis: Red Queen (Book 1): Reds and Silvers are named for the color of their blood, and distinguished by the powers that the Silvers wield. That power puts the Silvers at the top of the class hierarchy, … Continue reading

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Roundup: Twelve Kings in Sharakhai and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: Ceda despises the immortal kings ruling her home. Their authority stems from indoctrinated loyalty and a reign of terror, fueled by power no one else can match. No one has ever successfully challenged … Continue reading

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Six of Crows: A Discordant Group of Teens Pulling Off the Caper of Their Lives

  Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis: Kaz is in the upper echelons of a gang, biding his time until he can take revenge on a more established member of the criminal underworld. Then he’s contracted to perform an impossible job for a ridiculous … Continue reading

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Court of Fives, and an Obstacle Course Racing Protagonist Between Two Worlds

Genre: YA Fantasy Synopsis: Jes and her sisters have grown up between two worlds. Their Patron father is a lower member of the aristocracy, in a land which his people had conquered. Their Common mother comes from a world and … Continue reading

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The Way of Kings, Captivating Epic Fantasy with Endearing Characters

Genre: Epic Fantasy Synopsis: A tenuous apocalyptic event is on the horizon, but few people have any hint that it’s even coming. As events slowly begin to unfold for the worse, Kaladin, a young soldier who’s lost too much, struggles … Continue reading

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