The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon Book Review

The First Girl Child by Amy Harmon is a historical fantasy novel heavily influenced by the Norse sagas. This is the first book in the Saylok series. The island of Saylok has been cursed to have no more girl children. Turned away by the father of her unborn child, Desdemona, utters a blood curse as she is dying. If men will not treat women as equals she robs them of

Modern Magick, The Road to Farringale by Charlotte E. English Book Review

Modern Magick, The Road to Farringale by Charlotte E. English is the first book in the Modern Magick urban fantasy series. Cordelia “Ves” Vesper works for the Society for Magickal Heritage, tasked with keeping British magic alive. Together with a misfit team made up of a new recruit, a necromancer and the most handsome troll alive, Ves has to get to the bottom of a magical disease decimating the troll population of

Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper Book Review

Even Tree Nymphs Get the Blues by Molly Harper is a paranormal romantic comedy. I listened to the Audible Original version of this book narrated by Amanda Ronconi and Jonathan Davis. Ingrid Asher, a tree nymph, is the newest paranormal member of Mystic bayou, a little town in the swamp that is home to shifters, vampires, witches and even humans. Fleeing the crowds of the big city all she wants is

Dead Wrong by Leighann Dobbs Book Review 

Dead Wrong by Leighann Dobbs  is a light paranormal mystery with a side of romance, and is the first book in  Blackmore Sisters Mystery series. Morgan Blackmoore and her sister Fiona are learning the hard way that you need to watch what you say, or a throw away comment can become all the evidence the local police need in a murder case. Up until now life in quiet in the sea-side

Among Others by Jo Walton Book Review

Among Others by Jo Walton is an urban fantasy about a young woman struggling with her traumatic childhood and the impact of magic in her life. Morwenna Phelps grew up in Wales, the daughter of a mother who dabbled in dark magic. She and her twin Mori were forced to confront their mother in a magical battle that left Morwenna crippled and Mori dead. Devastated and scared she fled to live

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman Book Review

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman is an urban fantasy novel. Richard Mayhew is an ordinary businessman living his ordinary life in London. His life completely changes when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding in the street, a girl that unfathomably his girlfriend and other people walking the streets don’t seem to notice. This one good deed shifts him from the reality he knows into the London Below, a

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith Book Review

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith feels like you are reading a fairytale or folktale. Elena Boureanu is a vine witch, for centuries she and her sister witches divine and cast spells for Château Renard to create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. That is until Elena is cursed to live as a frog in the marshes, leaving her beloved vines without the care they need. After breaking

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg Book Review

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg is the first book in the four-part Paper Magician series. Newly graduated from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony Twill dreams of working with metal magic are dashed when she is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite being top of her class. Crushed she arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane to learn the craft she has always

Fireblood by Jeff Wheeler Book Review

The latest fantasy series, Whispers from Mirowen, by Jeff Wheeler is available. The first book in the trilogy is Fireblood. Orphan, Annon has been raised as a druidecht, a class that is taught to communicate with the spirit world and enlist the spirits’ help. He has been summoned by his uncle Tyrus of Kenatos to help Hettie, the sister he did not know he had from, secure a treasure to