Fantasy and Science Fiction

My absolute favorite genre. Love love love it lots. There’s just so much you can do to stretch your creative mind to its limits that you can’t really do in any other genre. Click on the titles for links to my reviews of the book in question!

  1. A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce. January 26th, 2009. F, YA, Fairytale Re-telling based on Rumpelstiltskin
  2. White Midnight by Dia Calhoun. February 1st, 2009. F, YA
  3. M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman. February 3rd, 2009. F, YA, Short Story Collection
  4. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. February 24th, 2009. F, Book 1 of Study Series
  5. Book of a Thousand Days by Shanon Hale. March 1st, 2009. F, YA, Fairytale Re-telling based on Maid Maleen
  6. Ingledove by Marly Youmans. March 4th, 2009. F, YA
  7. Thief with no shadow by Emily Gee. March 7th, 2009. Epic F
  8. Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey. March 9th, 2009. F, YA
  9. Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier. March 13th, 2009. F, Folklore/Myth, His, Book 4 of Sevenwaters Series
  10. Star-Crossed by Linda Collison. April 21st, 2009. Adv
  11. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. April 30th, 2009. F, Urb F, YA, Book 1 of The Mortal Instruments Series
  12. A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez. May 10th, 2009. F
  13. Homeland by R.A. Salvatore. May 16th, 2009. Dark F, Prequel of Forgotten Realms Series
  14. Evermore by Alyson Noel. May 30th, 2009. YA, Panorm Rom, Book1 of The Immortals Series
  15. Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey. June 6th, 2009. Dark F, YA, Book 1 of A Resurrection of Magic Trilogy
  16. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. June 13th, 2009. F, Urb F
  17. The Golden Unicorn by Tanith lee. June 19th, 2009. F, SF, YA, Book 1 of The Unicorn Trilogy
  18. The Red Unicorn by Tanith Lee. June 20th, 2009. F, SF, YA, Book 2 of The Unicorn Trilogy
  19. The Curse of the Raven Mocker by Marly Youmans. June 25th, 2009. F, YA
  20. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine. June 26th, 2009. F, YA, Fairytale Re-telling of Snow White
  21. Enna Burning by Shannon Hale. July 2nd, 2009. F, YA
  22. The Changeling Sea by Patricia A. McKillip. July 6th, 2009. F, YA, Novella
  23. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. July 11th, 2009. F, YA, Book 6 of the Harry Potter Series
  24. The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. July 20th, 2009. F, YA, Book 2 of The Queen’s Thief Series
  25. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner. July 22nd, 2009. F, YA, Book 3 of The Queen’s Thief Series
  26. Waters Luminous and Deep by Meredith Ann Pierce. July 25th, 2009. F, YA, Short Story Collection
  27. Shadowmagic by John Lenahan, F, YA
  28. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. August 7th, 2009. Dark F, SF, Book 1 of the Gentlemen Bastards Series
  29. Wishes on the Moon by Michael O. Tunnell. August 9th, 2009. F, YA
  30. Siberia by Ann Halam. August 10th, 2009. SF, YA
  31. Heroes Adrift by Moira J. Moore. August 24th, 2009. F, Adv, Book 3 of the Heroes Series
  32. The Magic Circle by Donna Jo Napoli. September 3rd, 2009. F, YA, Fairytale Re-telling of Hansel and Gretel, Novella
  33. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. September 15th, 2009. F, YA, Book 1 of Graceling Realm Trilogy
  34. The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan. October 15th, 2009. F, Urb F, YA, Book 1 of The Demon’s Lexicon Trilogy
  35. The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. December 16th, 2009. SF, Dys, YA, Book 1 and 2 of The Hunger Games Trilogy
  36. Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marilier. December 21st, 2009. F, Rom
  37. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. December 28th, 2009. F, SF, Book 1 of the Mistborn Series
  38. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson. March 20th, 2010. SF, Thriller, YA, Book 1 of The Maximum Ride Series
  39. Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Millar. November 24th, 2010. F, Urb F
  40. Cold Magic by Kate Elliott. November 28th, 2010. F, SF, Book 1 of The Spiritwalker Trilogy
  41. Dune by Frank Herbert. December 9th, 2010. SF, Book 1 of the Dune Chronicles Series
  42. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Feb 5th, 2011. SF, Dys, YA, Book 3 of The Hunger Games Trilogy
  43. The Maze Runner by James Dashner. Feb 19th, 2011. SF, Dys, YA, Book 1 of The Maze Runner Series
  44. My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond. Mar 24, 2011. F, YA
  45. East by Edith Pattou. Mar 26th, 2011. F, YA, Fairytale Re-telling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon
  46. Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti. April 2011. SF, Book 1 of the Clockwork Heart Series
  47. The Naming by Alison Croggon. April 2011. Epic F, YA, Book 1 of the Pellinor Series
  48. Enclave by Ann Aguirre. May 13th, 2011. SF, Dys, Horror, YA, Book 1 of The Razorland Trilogy
  49. Fire by Kristin Cashore. June 1st, 2011. F, YA, Book 2 of the Graceling Realm Trilogy
  50. White Cat by Holly Black. June 14th, 2011. F, Urb F, YA, Book 2 of the Curse Workers Series
  51. Eon by Alison Goodman. June 28th, 2011. F, YA, Book 1 of Duology
  52. The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge. July 2nd, 2011. F, Horror, YA, Book 1 of the Iron Codex Series
  53. Triskellion by Will Peterson. July 12th, 2011. SF, YA, Book 1 of the Triskellion Trilogy
  54. Nomansland by Lesley Hauge. July 28th, 2011. SF, Dys, YA
  55. Game of Thrones, Clash of Kings, Storm of Swords  by George R. R. Martin. July 31st, 2011. Epic F, Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire Series
  56. Wither by Lauren DeStefano. August 4th, 2011. SF, YA, Book 1 of The Chemical Garden Series
  57. The Demon’s Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan. August 9th, 2011. F, YA, Book 2 of The Demon’s Lexicon Trilogy
  58. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund. August 10th, 2011. F, YA, Book 1 of the Killer Unicorn Series
  59. Clockwork or All Wound Up by Philip Pullman. August 12th, 2011. F, YA, Short Story Collection
  60. Mio My Son by Astrid Lindgren. August 13th, 2011. F, YA
  61. The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren. August 14th, 2011. F, YA
  62. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. August 20th, 2011. SF, Horror, YA, Post-Apoc, Book 1 of The Forest of Hands and Teeth Series
  63. Divergent by Veronica Roth. August 20th, 2011. SF, Dys, YA, Book 1 of the Divergent Series
  64. Delirium by Lauren Oliver. August 26th, 2011. SF, Dys, YA, Book 1 of Delirium Trilogy
  65. Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman. September 11th, 2011. F, Horror, Short Story Collection
  66. The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe. September 30th, 2011. F, Myth/Folkore
  67. Storm Front by Jim Butcher. October 4th, 2011. F, SF, Urb F, Book 1 of The Dresden Files Series
  68. Pathfinder by Orson Scott Card. SF, YA, Book 1 of the Pathfinder Trilogy
  69. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. SF, Book 1 of the Ender’s Game Series
  70. Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold. F, Book 2 of Duology
  71. The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong. SF, Urb F, YA, Books 1, 2 and 3 of The Darkest Powers Trilogy
  72. 1984 by George Orwell. SF, Dys, Classic
  73. Behemoth and Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. SF, YA, Book 1 and 2 of The Leviathan Trilogy
  74. Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn. F, Book 1 of An Elemental Blessings Series
  75. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner. SF, Dys, YA, Book 2 of The Maze Runner Series
  76. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst. SF, F, YA, Fairytale Re-telling of East of the Sun, West of the Moon
  77. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima. F, YA, Book 1 of the Seven Realms Trilogy
  78. Incarceron and Sapphique by Catherine Fisher. F, YA, Book 1 and 2 of Duology
  79. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien. SF, Dys, YA, Book 1 of the Birthmarked Trilogy
  80. The Nine Lives of Chloe King by Liz Braswell. F, Urb F, YA, Book 1, 2 and 3 of The Nine Lives of Chloe King Trilogy
  81. Cold Fire by Kate Elliott. F, SF, Book 2 of the Spiritwalkers Trilogy
  82. Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve. F, SF, YA, Book 1 of the Fever Crumb Series
  83. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong. F, YA, Book 1 of The Darkness Rising Series
  84. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray. F, YA, Book 2 of The Gemma Doyle Trilogy
  85. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. March 17th, 2012. F, SF, Fairytale Re-telling of Cinderella, Book 1 of The Lunar Chronicles Series
  86. Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. June 3, 2012. F, Book 3 of the Graceling Trilogy
  87. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. January 9th, 2013. Epic F, Book 1 of The Kingkiller Chronicle Trilogy
  88. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. September 8th, 2014. Epic F
  89. Barsk: The Elephants’ Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen (preview review). October 12th, 2015. SF, Anthropomorphic Animals
  90. Salt: The Last Flotilla by Colin F. Barnes. October 14th, 2015. SF, Dys
  91. Mystic by Jason Denzel (preview review). October 15th, 2015. F, Book 1 of the Mystic Trilogy
  92. Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg. October 20th, 2015. F, Rom
  93. The Seventh Bride by T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon). October 22nd, 2015. F, Fairytale Re-telling of Mr. Fox
  94. Royal Airs by Sharon Shinn. October 30th, 2015. F, Book 2 of the Elemental Blessings series
  95. Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier. November 4th, 2015. F, Book 1 of the Blackthorn and Grim series
  96. Dark Matters by Michael Dow. November 8th, 2015. SF
  97. Uprooted by Naomi Novik. November 13th, 2015. F
  98. Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie. November 26th, 2015. SF, Book 1 of the Imperial Radch series.
  99. A Long Way to A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. Read Along from November 6, 13, 20, 27th, 2015. SF
  100. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. December 8th, 2015. SF
  101. The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson. December 16th, 2015. F
  102. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster BuJold. July 19th, 2017. F
  103. The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst. Jan 12, 2019. F
  104. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. August 4, 2019. F
“Pillow Book” by Vladimir Kush


  1. Hi Sharry,

    I am requesting you to consider reviewing my latest novel, The Brotherhood Of Piaxia. It is an epic fantasy. I have just released it, March 15, 2012.

    My previous release, a science fiction entitled, Grave Is The Day, featured a number of five star reviews. It is my hope that this work matches that performance.

    Short Synopsis – Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule from outside the Brotherhood as well as within! In the border town of Rok, a young acolyte, Tarlok, and his older brother, Savan, a captain of the guard, become embroiled in the machinations of dominance. In the capital city, Tessia, the daughter of Piaxia’s most influential merchant, begins her own journey of survival. Follow the three as their paths intertwine, with members of the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant’s guild manipulating the populace for their own ends.

    The work stands at 104,416 words, and is edited by Kate Richards.

    You can view the book at Smashwords right now – You can view the first 20%.

    It is also at Amazon –

    It is also formatted as a PDF if desired.

    Please contact me at your earliest convenience should you wish to receive the full MS or a coupon at Smashwords.

    I’m pretty simple – really. No awards, no accolades, no writing degrees or diplomas, only a deep rooted love of reading and writing.

    I am available for author interviews.

    Thank you.

    Michael Drakich
    748 Argyle Road
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    N8Y 3J7

  2. Hi there, Sharry
    I was wondering if you would be kind enough to consider reviewing my latest ebook The Lantern Menace for your blog. If so, please let me know which format you would prefer – Kindle/iPad.

    Some more info about me:
    I am an illustrator and the author of The Cornelius Quaint Chronicles series (HarperCollins UK) for adults as well as several other Middle Grade/YA fiction titles that will be published on eBook over the forthcoming months, including The Lantern Menace: a funny, fantasy/adventure story with a modern twist. Although I currently still have one book in the Quaint series left to publish later in 2012, I have many other stories that I am in the process of self-publishing on the Kindle; some that have spent years gathering dust on my hard-drive as well as lots of brand new stories exclusively for the eBook market.

    Here is the Kindle store synopsis for The Lantern Menace:

    Princess Castria is a hurricane in a tiara that pushes her royal powers (and her best friend Finch Balfour’s nerves) to their absolute limits with her pranks. But when she steals a dusty old lantern belonging to a one-eyed wizard, not only has she put the kingdom of Fanthia at risk, there’s a distinct possibility that the Wold itself might be in danger…

    Castria has no idea that the lantern contains the incarcerated soul of D’Monica Grace: the witch single-handedly responsible for the darkest period in the Wold’s history – and now it has fallen into Fanthia’s most hated enemies’ hands, with plans to reconstitute the ultimate evil into flesh, blood and bone once more.

    Along with Fanthia’s resident spell-crafter, Rufus Lightfoot, the troublesome princess (with Finch swept up in her wake) must set forth on a race against time to retrieve the lantern before D’Monica’s soul is reborn and the Wold is plunged into despair. It’s going to be an impossible journey with danger and betrayal at every turn, and many factions conspiring against Finch and Castria, determined to see them fail…

    Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂
    Darren Craske

  3. Hi Darren,

    Thanks for that tantalizing synopsis! And sorry about this very late post, I have been struggling with some life things at the moment and have not been able to maintain my blog these past few months. I would definitely be interested in reading and reviewing The Lantern Menace it sounds like a fun read! I’m not sure about how to contact you, except by replying to this comment! My email is this_is_shar[at]live[dot]com!

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