Fantasy

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Uprooted

Naomi Novik

SCIENCE FICTION Novik Naomi
Fantasy

"Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood. The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows--everyone knows--that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn't, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose"--

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I was immediately drawn in to the story of the Dragon, Agnieszka and the mystery surrounding her village. Novik is an excellent storyteller and Uprooted was full of great character development and interesting twists in the plot. Love this book! -Becky

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The bear and the nightingale : a novel

Katherine Arden

SCIENCE FICTION Arden, Katherine
Fantasy

"In a village at the edge of the wilderness of northern Russia, where the winds blow cold and the snow falls many months of the year, a stranger with piercing blue eyes presents a new father with a gift - a precious jewel on a delicate chain, intended for his young daughter. Uncertain of its meaning, Pytor hides the gift away and Vasya grows up a wild, willful girl, to the chagrin of her family. But when mysterious forces threaten the happiness of their village, Vasya discovers that, armed only with the necklace, she may be the only one who can keep the darkness at bay"--

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I particularly enjoy fantasy stories and I ended up reading Katherine Arden's entire trilogy within a week. The Bear and the Nightingale (first in the series) is a beautiful construction of a Russian fairy tale following young Vasya and the development of her magical abilities. She quickly finds resistance with her power and must navigate a world full of change, evil and influence in order to protect her family, her village, and those unseen. -Becky

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Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone

J. K Rowling

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Rowling, J. K.
Fantasy, Young Adult

Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That's because he's being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he's really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.

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Storm cursed

Patricia Briggs

SCIENCE FICTION Briggs Patricia
Science Fiction, Fantasy

Mercy Thompson has opened her garage again and is trying to get back to normal. Of course, now that the Tri-Cities are viewed as neutral ground, all kinds of supernatural beings are heading her way. With her mate Adam Hauptman's firm involved in providing security to a top-secret meeting with the US government and the fae, Mercy is tapped to handle everything else--including reports of a strange witch in town...

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Good omens : the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch

Neil Gaiman

SCIENCE FICTION Gaiman, Neil
Science Fiction, Fantasy

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist .

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Black leopard, red wolf

Marlon James

SCIENCE FICTION James Marlon
Fiction, Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Adventure

Hired to find a mysterious boy who disappeared three years before, Tracker joins a search party that follows the boy's trail through ancient cities and into dense forests, and encounter creatures intent on destroying them.

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Hakumei & Mikochi : tiny little life in the woods

Takuto Kashiki‏

MANGA Kashiki Hakumei
Graphic Novels, Nature, Fantasy, Humor, Short Story

"Deep within a lush, green forest live Hakumei and Mikochi. Making their home in trees, using leaves for umbrellas, and riding bugs for transportation is just part of everyday life for these tiny pals!"--

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Nonstop cuteness from start to finish--a sweet slice of teeny tiny life! -Casey

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Hounded

Kevin Hearne

SCIENCE FICTION Hearne, Kevin
Fantasy

Atticus O'Sullivan, the last of the Druids, finds his peaceful life in Arizona shattered by the arrival of an angry Celtic god who wants Atticus's magical sword, forcing Atticus to call upon some unlikely allies for help.

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I'm ready for some light, fun reading now that it's almost summer - this series is just the ticket! The protagonist is a 2,000 year old + ancient Druid hiding in a 21 year old's body in modern day Arizona. There are goddesses, witches, werewolves, and all manner of magical fun. I look forward to continuing the series! -Heidi K

Black leopard, red wolf book cover

Black leopard, red wolf

Marlon James

SCIENCE FICTION James Marlon
Fantasy

"In the first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child"--

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Adventure quest fantasy based on various African mythologies. A slow build, took me about 100 pages to really commit. I loved the unique fantasy elements and rambling storytelling writing style. Basic plot revolves around a band of mercenaries searching for a kidnapped child King. There's a very high body count. I enjoyed the world-building, looking forward to more in this series. -Jason

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A discovery of witches

Deborah E. Harkness

SCIENCE FICTION Harkness, Deborah E.
Fiction, Fantasy

Witch and Yale historian Diana Bishop discovers an enchanted manuscript, attracting the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire Matthew Clairmont. The orphaned daughter of two powerful witches, Bishop prefers intellect, but relies on magic when her discovery of a palimpsest documenting the origin of supernatural species releases an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her.

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AMC will run season 1 of this adaptation of Deborah Harkness’s bestselling fantasy book series in April. -Jason