Fantasy Edition 

Welcome to the first installment of ‘what to read in 2017’. Where I’ll be dishing out ideas for your next read this year. Some of the books I’ve read, while others I have not.

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Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

When Delilah  Marlow visits a famous traveling circus, Metzger’s Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in an extraordinary world. But beneath the blacktops of the carnival she discovers a fierce creature lurking just below the depths of her human veneer. Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah loses everything she has ever known and is forced to perform in town after town. Will she ever be herself again? Or has Metzger’s morphed completely transformed her into someone new?

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Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson

Odea has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was a little girl. Her own mother used to walk among dreams and thought her daughter the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream twice. Dea never broke these rules, never even thought about breaking these rules.

Until a mysterious new boy comes to town. And ever since Connor arrived, Dea feels normal for the first time in her life. But, both teenagers have secrets and Dea is drawn to Conner’s dreams, and nightmares, and her attraction is the most dangerous thing in the world.

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer 

Another retelling of Alice in Wonderland, Catherine is one of the most sought after girls in all of Wonderland and is a favorite of the unmarried king. However her interests lie elsewhere. Cath is a talented baker and dreams to open up her own shop, but her parents think differently and will not back down from their decision when their daughter may very well be queen one day.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to received the King’s marriage proposal, she bumps into Jest, a handsome and mysterious man who makes her feel true attraction for the first time. Knowing all the risks, Catherine enters into a secret courtship with Jest and is determined to choose her own destiny. But a fate has other plans for her…

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The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss 

Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.

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Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

In the three kingdoms of Mytica, magic has long been forgotten. And while hard-won peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest now simmers below the surface.

As the rulers of each kingdom grapple for power, the lives of their subjects are brutally transformed… and four key players, royals and rebels alike, find their fates forever intertwined. Cleo, Jonas, Lucia, and Magnus are caught in a dizzying world of treacherous betrayals, shocking murders, secret alliances, and even unforeseen love.

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The Reader by Traci Chee

Sefia lives her life on the run. After her father is viciously murdered, she flees to the forest with her aunt Nin, the only person left she can trust. They survive in the wilderness together, hunting and stealing what they need, forever looking over their shoulders for new threats. But when Nin is kidnapped, Sefia is suddenly on her own, with no way to know who’s taken Nin or where she is. Her only clue is a strange rectangular object that once belonged to her father left behind, something she comes to realize is a book. Can this book hold the answers to all the questions Sefia has? Is it the key to unlocking every secret her father left behind?

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