War for the Oaks was the book the kicked off the urban fantasy genre. We follow Eddi McCandry, a musician from Minneapolis, who finds herself chosen by the Seelie Court (read: fairies) to help make their war with the Unseelie Court a ‘mortal’ one.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern revolves around two magicians (for lack of a better word) pitted against each other in a game when they were both young children. Celia by her father and Marco by the man who picked him out of an orphanage – the mysterious Mr A H.
Oh my god, what a terrible book. The plot, characters, pacing and world was terrible. Plot of Snow by Danielle Paige: Snow, a patient in a mental hospital, is in love with a boy named Bale (likewise a patient). BUT. She’s actually a princess in another world. Yes. And he gets kidnapped and taken to this …
In the first episode of Science Fiction Double Feature, I talk to Paige Orwin about the amazing The Interminables and discuss the history of magic with Professor Frank Klaassen.
The Sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab, we find ourselves in Red London for a wizard’s tournament with our favourite antagonistic couple Kell and Lila.
There’s a guy who can steal time and spend time (and hence is basically immortal) and the conceptual ghost of World War One…who live in the world, where an ancient immortal from the past basically disrupted time/space/other dimensions. It is 100% amazing.
The story is about a golem without a master and a djinni newly freed from 1000 years in a copper flask. They both find themselves in New York city in the late 1800s, trying to find their way in a strange world.