Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

My Rating: 5 stars This is the sixth installment in McGuire's Wayward Children series, which focuses on children who go to various portal worlds and struggle returning to the real world. These children end up at Eleanor West's Home for Wayward Children, a school run by a woman who went to a portal world as… Continue reading Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

Gold Spun by Brandie June

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to the author, CamCat Books, and Wunderkind PR for the review copy! Gold Spun is a YA retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin." When con-artist Nor is given golden thread by a faerie in return for saving his life, she spins a plan to get money by tricking people into thinking ordinary… Continue reading Gold Spun by Brandie June

Malice by Heather Walter

My Rating: 4 stars Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, April 13 2021! What if Sleeping Beauty's true love was the evil fairy? That's the concept driving Malice. Briar is a kingdom that relies on Graces, women who can create magic elixirs with their golden… Continue reading Malice by Heather Walter

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

My Rating: 5 stars Wintersong has been one of my favorite books since it first came out in 2017, and I've been looking for a chance to reread it for ages. Jae-Jones combines the David Bowie film Labyrinth with The Phantom of the Opera and Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market to create this dark and beautiful… Continue reading Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës by Isabel Greenberg

My Rating: 5 stars Glass Town is a historical fantasy graphic novel about the fictional world the Brontë siblings made up as children and wrote about into adulthood. It's one of the most gorgeous graphic novels I've encountered. Every single thing about it is beautiful: the art, the story, the dust jacket, the end pages,… Continue reading Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës by Isabel Greenberg

Among Others by Jo Walton

My Rating: 5 stars Did Jo Walton write this book for me? Because Among Others has literally everything I could want in a book: a boarding school, a coming-of-age plot, magic, and a special focus on fantasy literature. And even though there have been books with boarding schools and magic and a character coming of… Continue reading Among Others by Jo Walton

Sunshine by Robin McKinley

My Rating: 3 stars I was so excited when Forgotten YA Gems chose this as their October read. I adore Robin McKinley, especially her fairy tale retellings, and I've been interested in seeing her take on vampires for years. But let's get a little general warning out of the way: this book is not YA.… Continue reading Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Goblin King (Permafrost #2) by Kara Barbieri

Many thanks to Wednesday Books, St. Martin's Press, and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today November 17 2020. Warning: There will be spoilers for White Stag (Permafrost #1) in this review. My Rating: 2 stars I picked up the first book in the Permafrost series, White Stag, last year with high… Continue reading Goblin King (Permafrost #2) by Kara Barbieri

Edited By edited by Ellen Datlow

Many thanks to Subterranean Press and NetGalley for the ARC! This book will be released on September 30 2020. My Rating: 3 stars Edited By is a fantasy and horror anthology compiled from previous works Ellen Datlow has edited. I had never heard of Datlow before picking up this book, but I loved the idea… Continue reading Edited By edited by Ellen Datlow

Burning Roses by S. L. Huang

Many thanks to Macmillan-Tor and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, September 29 2020. My Rating: 2 stars Burning Roses is a fairy tale retelling mash-up mainly consisting of "Little Red Riding Hood" and the Chinese legend of "Hou Yi." Now middle aged women, Rosa and Hou Yi are hunting down… Continue reading Burning Roses by S. L. Huang