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Moon over Soho

Ben Aaronovitch


The song. That's what London constable and sorcerer's apprentice Peter Grant first notices when he examines the corpse of Cyrus Wilkins, part-time jazz drummer and full-time accountant, who dropped dead of a heart attack while playing a gig at Soho's 606 Club. The notes of the old jazz standard are rising from the body--a sure sign that something about the man's death was not at all natural but instead supernatural.

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Upside-down magic

Sarah Mlynowski

Kids, Fantasy

With their magic being unpredictable, Nory, Elliott, Andres, and Bax are sent to the upside-down magic room at Dunwiddle Magic School.

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Fantasy isn’t usually my genre, but I listened to this with my kids as an audiobook in the car, and it was super cute and fun. This series is very popular with kids, and I can see why. Also I love the protagonist’s first name, Nory. So cute! Anyway, Nory can do magic, but it never goes how it’s supposed to and she ends up messing things up a lot. So she is sent by her high-achieving magic family to a special school for kids whose magic is “upside down.” There, she is finally accepted, makes loyal friends, and learns to accept herself and value her special talents. -Anne W

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Infinity son

Adam Silvera

LGBTQ+, Fantasy, Young Adult

"In a world where some people are born with powers and some people take them, brothers Emil and Brighton Rey get swept up in a supernatural turf war generations in the making"--

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Lumberjanes: unicorn power!

Mariko Tamaki

Fiction, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Kids

"Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen. and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Today is no exception. When challenge-loving April leads the girls on a hike up the TALLEST mountain they've ever seen, things don't go quite as planned. For one, they didn't expect to trespass into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? Also, unicorns"--

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Brisingr, or, The seven promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular

Christopher Paolini


The further adventures of Eragon and his dragon Saphira as they continue to aid the Varden in the struggle against the evil king, Galbatorix.

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In the third installment of the Inheritance Cycle, I was still enthralled by Christopher Paolini’s dedication to the intricate construction of this fantasy world. The kingdom of Alagaesia is as familiar as an old friend by the time you reach the end of the third book. I was also impressed by the wide range of characters, readers become invested in the battle campaign of the Varden as they learn about many of those involved. As I read about Eragon and the Varden slowly advancing towards Uru’Baen to confront Galbatroix, I was expecting to be impatient with the endless battle scenes. However, there is variety in the character perspectives, plot twists, and settings which made the campaigning portion of this series enjoyable. Throughout the series, there are many subtle quests and mysteries built into the larger storyline. This continues in the third book, much to my delight. Keep your eyes peeled for when events of seemingly small significance reappear later in the storyline. -Lauren

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Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

J. K Rowling

Kids, Fantasy, Adventure

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches. This is the first Hary Potter book.

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My daughter and I are taking this opportunity to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone together. This is the first time I’ve stepped back into Rowling’s world since finishing the series thirteen years ago. -Casey

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Circe : a novel

Madeline Miller

Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fantasy

Follows Circe, the banished witch daughter of Helios, as she hones her powers and interacts with famous mythological beings before a conflict with one of the most vengeful Olympians forces her to choose between the worlds of the gods and mortals.

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I'm so glad I took the time to listen to Circe. Madeline Miller's writing is lofty yet accessible and her characters highly realized, I loved everything about this title. Look for Circe one on my rereads shelf soon! -Casey

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House of salt and sorrows

Erin A. Craig

Fantasy, Classics

On a remote island estate, Annaleigh Thaumas, the sixth-born of twelve sisters, enlists the aid of an alluring stranger to unravel the family curse before it claims her life.

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses is one of my favorite fairy tales. I'm beyond excited about reading this dark retelling. -Casey

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Spinning silver

Naomi Novik


"A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, called "a very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic" by The New York Times Book Review. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. But when an ill-advised boast brings her to the attention of the cold creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same again. For words have power, and the fate of a kingdom will be forever altered by the challenge she is issued"--

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I really enjoyed Naomi Novik's "Uprooted" and am looking forward to digging into this one soon. -Casey

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Christopher Paolini

Young Adult, Fantasy

After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire.

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Eragon’s epic adventure continues in this second book of the Inheritance series. Christopher Paolini consistently goes to great lengths to describe details of Eragon’s growth as a dragon rider, it amazes me how many events take place in the span of one book. In this book you see major character development, as Eragon and Saphira grow into their roles as legendary defenders of the empire. This book also adds in chapters from the perspectives of other characters like Roran and Nasuada, which effectively builds up the suspense throughout the storyline. As you read it’s obvious that a major battle is in Eragon’s future, but it remains to be seen if the outcome will save the empire from their brutal ruler, Galbatorix. -Lauren