Category: Fantasy

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

I’ve read four of Rainbow Rowell’s books and enjoyed every one of them. It’s hard to compare them, so I won’t. Rowell’s previous books have all been about the beginnings of a relationship, but this one is about what happens to that relationship across years of marriage. Georgie McCool is a writer of television comedies…

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Stardust reminded me of the story in The Princess Bride: it’s got magic, adventure, and romance. In short, it has everything. The comparison is even more apt because I read it while sick. It’s a short, easy read and I felt just like that kid in The Princess Bride, reading The.Best.Story.Ever (only no cool grandpa…

The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

This book worked on so many different levels. It’s a great example of fantasy that transcends the genre, ultimately telling a story of immigrants in turn of the century New York who are struggling to fit in. It’s a book that moves at its own pace, winding through its characters’ day to day lives rather…

Review of Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica

I had mixed feelings about this book, but I’ll start by saying it was a perfect beach read and a fun adventure/fantasy story. The downside for me was that I found the writing style distracting, and the main character a little annoying at times. But I think other readers might react differently and really enjoy…