The Sweet Far Thing, by Libba Bray (Delacorte Press, 2007)

With all the magical power of the mystical Realms at her fingertips, Gemma Doyle must struggle with the temptations to use it for her own ends, or share it among the numerous factions demanding her cooperation. Meanwhile, she and her … Continue reading

Nobody’s Prize, by Esther Friesner (Random House, 2008)

Helen of Sparta is determined to see the world before she settles down at home. To that end, she disguises herself as a boy, and joins her brothers and a host of heroes (and other notable personalities) aboard the famed … Continue reading

Flora’s Dare, by Ysabeau S. Wilce, (Harcourt, 2008)

Still determined to become a ranger like her hero Nini Mo, Flora Segunda sets her sights towards learning the magical language of Gramatica. This leads her into a whole new series of adventures, such as fighting tentacled horrors, defying her … Continue reading

Hallowmere #2: By Venom’s Sweet Sting, by Tiffany Trent (Mirrorstone, 2007)

With Falston School destroyed, and two of the legendary rathstones in the hands of the vampiric Unhallowed Fey, the Council of Elaphe decides to take the fight to the Fey. And so Corrine, Ilona and Christina, as well as their … Continue reading

Hallowmere #3: Between Golden Jaws, by Tiffany Trent (Mirrorstone, 2008)

The ongoing struggle between Corrine and her allies and the vampiric Unhallowed Fey heats up as both sides attempt to gain mastery of the powerful rathstones, with the latest round taking them to London in search of the fabled Stone … Continue reading

The Red Queen’s Daughter, by Jacqueline Kosolov (Hyperion, 2007)

Mysteries are explored in this fascinating alternate historical fantasy as Mary Seymour, orphaned daughter of Queen Katherine Parr (last of Henry VIII’s wives) grows up to become a white magician, secretly using various spells and incantations to aid Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

Peter and the Secret of Rundoon, by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (Hyperion, 2007)

Peter Pan is back, in the final volume of this prequel trilogy. This time, he and his friends, including Tink, Molly, and George, must go against the evil Sultan of Rundoon and the vile Lord Ombra, with the fate of … Continue reading

Nobody’s Princess, by Esther Friesner (Random House, 2007)

Helen, Princess of Troy, may be beautiful, but she is fiercely determined to forge her own path, as an independent, strong woman, regardless of what anyone else says. Unfortunately, as a child, barely even a teen, she has to get … Continue reading

In The Serpent’s Coils, by Tiffany Trent (Mirrorstone, 2007)

After the deaths of her parents in the wake of the Civil War, Corrine Jameson goes to live with her mysterious uncle. However, after a series of strange dreams and mysterious events, Corrine is sent to Falston Manor, a school … Continue reading

Rebel Angels, by Libba Bray (Delacorte Press, 2005)

Gemma Doyle continues to explore the limits of her magical powers and the depths of the mysterious Realms, all the while dodging the manipulations of two separate secret societies out to either kill or co-opt her and the control over … Continue reading