With far too many releases in the genre falling short of expectations, there’s a strong argument for some kind of moratorium being declared on the indiscriminate use of the term “YA Fantasy Romance” but Billie Kowalewski gives us an inspired combination of seriousness and playfulness that reminds us what the genre is all about.
A totally enthralling introduction into the Evorath fantasy series, ‘The Birth of Death’ introduces its readers to a new and exciting world of mythical creatures and supernatural powers.
The delicacy and even believability of this fantastical story support an underlying message of decent human behaviour and a well-mannered and civilised society, and the reader is left with the sense that Brightwell truly believes in the nature of the society she has created in a more peaceful parallel universe- one which follows closely to the Q’ehazi people.
A totally enthralling introduction to the fantasy genre, ‘Dylan Dover: Into the Vortex,’ represents the very best of teen fiction. In book 1 of a series, Lynne Howard has created a fabulous magical parallel world that exists only for the immortal.
Rarely is found a novel with the depth and breadth of Sabrina Mailhot’s huge new undertaking, ‘Fated-between light and shadow’.
The sheer magnitude of Mailhot’s imagination is staggering as Mailhot tracks the journey of her protagonist, Athena, as she moves from teenage school-girl to reluctant saviour of the world.
Giving us an intriguing plot that’s deliciously dark at times Smith’s colourfully visual imagination is once again evident as she brings her characters to life with a feisty narrative to deliver everything a reader could want from a Teen & Young Adult Fantasy novel.
There’s all the drama and sensibilities expected of the Teen & Young Adult Romantic Fantasy genre with a sprightly narrative and richly layered detail that creates a genuine sense of time and place. But what makes Galloay’s novel most notable is her unerring ability to delve into the minds of her characters who she vividly brings to life.
A whimsical, fantastic excursion to another dimension Parker keeps the momentum going while keeping readers glued with suspense, action and twists. In many ways, it’s indicative of a subgenre that’s ever-increasing in popularity and yet it’s no cliché.
Brynte Godric quickly learns being crowned king was the easy part. Keeping that crown is what’s dangerous. With everyone from a world-ruling organization to his mother after the crown, Bry has a lot of fighting ahead. So he’s surprised the arranged marriage to the shy young Princess Stori goes better than expected. With it, he has averted one war. Now on to the next!
Compelling reading, underpinned by a clever and exciting plot, Jeremy and the Witch’s Medallion al is the new release from Randy Gauthier that confidently blends the vital elements of fantasy with the hindsight of historical fact.