Book Review: In Dreaming Bound by J. Kathleen Cheney

Summary: What does it mean to be bound? Mikael and Shironne have known for a month now that they are bound, but neither truly knows what their future holds. When Shironne is kidnapped, Mikael uses the nascent tie between them to get her back, and to keep her safe, Shironne is placed among the Family... Continue Reading →

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Introducing the HEA Book Club, for fans of Fantasy Romance!

So, The Borrowed Bookshelf and I got together and we're running a brand new book club over on reddit's r/fantasy community called HEA, or Happily Ever After. This is a club meant to highlight all things fantasy romance--these are books that combine elements and tropes of both the Fantasy and Romance genres. Some books may... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Summary: The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Summary: Fall in love, break the curse. It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

Summary: In the far distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three High Houses, wield the true power. As the fifth of six children, Ada von Hasenberg has no authority; her only value to her High House is as a pawn in a... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Swordheart by T. Kingfisher

Summary:   Halla is a housekeeper who has suddenly inherited her great-uncle's estate... and, unfortunately, his relatives. Sarkis is an immortal swordsman trapped in a prison of enchanted steel. When Halla draws the sword that imprisons him, Sarkis finds himself attempting to defend his new wielder against everything from bandits and roving inquisitors to her... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

Summary: No day is ordinary in a world where Technology and Magic compete for supremacy…But no matter which force is winning, in the apocalypse, a sword will always work. Hugh d’Ambray, Preceptor of the Iron Dogs, Warlord of the Builder of Towers, served only one man. Now his immortal, nearly omnipotent master has cast him... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis

Summary: In nineteenth-century Angland, magic is reserved for gentlemen while ladies attend to the more practical business of politics. But Cassandra Harwood has never followed the rules...  Four months ago, Cassandra Harwood was the first woman magician in Angland, and she was betrothed to the brilliant, intense love of her life.  Now Cassandra is trapped... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Merry Happy Valkyrie by Tansy Rayner Roberts

Summary: Norse myth and magic collides with a small town Tasmanian Christmas in this festive romantic fantasy! Lief Fraser has mixed feelings about returning home to Matilda, the only Australian town where it always snows at Christmas. As a TV weather presenter, it’s her job to report on the strange holiday phenomenon… but as a... Continue Reading →

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