A Wizard of Mars, by Diane Duane (Harcourt, 2010)

Teen wizards Kit and Nita have been tasked with uncovering the buried secrets of Mars, but when Kit accidentally activates an ancient artifact, the planet comes to life in unexpectedly mysterious ways, challenging everything they ever believed about the red … Continue reading

Thief Eyes, by Janni Lee Simner (Random House, 2010)

When Haley joins her father on a trip to Iceland, she not-so-secretly hopes she’ll finally discover how and why her mother vanished in the same spot a year before. She’s promptly caught up in a curse that’s wound through her … Continue reading

Red Hood's Revenge, by Jim C. Hines (DAW, 2010)

They are the secret protectors of the kingdom of Lorindar. Snow White, the sultry mistress of mirror magic. Danielle, wielder of a powerful glass sword, once known as Cinderella. Talia, whose fairy gifts make her a powerful warrior, but whose … Continue reading

The Last Stormlord, by Glenda Larke (Orbit, 2010)

Ever since she was sold as a child, Terelle has worked as a servant in a brothel, dreading the day she’ll come of age and have to start earning her keep in a manner she finds distasteful. Dreaming of escape, … Continue reading

Nine Gates, by Jane Lindskold (Tor, 2009)

Ever since their exile from the Lands Born from Smoke and Sacrifice a century ago, the Thirteen Orphans and their descendants have done their best to blend into the cultures of Earth, striving to maintain their bloodlines and protect their … Continue reading

The Turning Tide, by Diana Pharaoh Francis (Roc, 2009)

In Crosspointe, there’s no odder group of friends than the trio of Ryland, Shaye, and Fairlie. Ryland, son of Crosspointe’s king, has spent a lifetime trying to live up to his father’s expectations, and would do anything for king and … Continue reading

The Mermaid's Madness, by Jim C. Hines (DAW, 2009)

Once upon a time, there were three very special princesses. Each one inspired a fairy tale, and in each case, the facts were either exaggerated or outright fabricated. Even so, there remains an element of truth to Sleeping Beauty, Snow … Continue reading

The Stepsister Scheme, by Jim C. Hines (DAW, 2009)

Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Cinderella. Some stuff happened involving an evil stepmother, some nasty stepsisters, a glass slipper, and a prince. Cinderella and her prince fell in love, were married, and lived happily ever … Continue reading

Eyes Like Leaves, by Charles de Lint (Subterranean Press, 2009)

It all begins with a dream, a long-awaited summoning that calls the tree-wizard Tarn into action after ages of quiet waiting. Compelled by the god known as Hafarl the Summerlord to seek out those with the Summerlord’s blood in their … Continue reading

Beyond the Shadows, by Brent Weeks (Orbit, 2008)

The unthinkable has happened: the Godking of Khalidor is dead, slain in combat versus the legendary wetboy, Kylar Stern and the beautiful, treacherous Vi. Now the shattered kingdom of Cenaria has to put itself together again in the aftermath of … Continue reading