Magic for Liars

If you, like me, are a fan of magical worlds grounded in contemporary life, “Magic for Liars” should be on your to-read list.


The Iron Trial

What if Harry Potter didn’t want to go to Hogwarts? You might end up with something like the wonderfully dark middle grade series, “Magisterium,” by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. Check out the first book in the series.


Historical Fever Dreams

These four titles, while rooted in real history, places and folklore, take their historical foundations and build stories that feel both fantastical and authentic.  




Dangerous Magic

Every story has a different take on magic and how the world reacts to it. If you want to take a walk on the darker side, check out these titles. 


People of Color in YA Fantasy

Here you can find titles featuring primary characters of color in the wonderful genre of fantasy – with sprinkles of fairy tale, dystopia and sci-fi.




Till We Have Faces

“When the time comes to you at which you will be forced at last to utter the speech which has lain at the center of your soul for years, which you have, all that time, idiot-like, been saying over and over, you’ll not talk about joy of words. I saw well why the gods do not speak to us openly, nor let us answer. Till that word can be dug out of us, why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?”