A Year’s Favorite Fantasy Reads: 2012 In Review

If you’ve stopped by my blog before, it should come as no surprise that fantasy is a genre I enjoy reading. From traipsing through Narnia, Westmark, Middle Earth and Redwall before leaving elementary school to more recently dodging through Camp Half Blood and listening to the capaill uisce (water horses) beat their hooves against the shore, I love the many different faces fantasy books can wear. Here are some of my favorite 2012 fantasies and some 9 word summaries to go with them. Enjoy!

Middle Grade:

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen – To survive, Sage must learn to be a prince.

Malcolm at Midnight by W.H. Beck – Malcolm dare not tell the Midnight Academy his identity.

Ordinary Magic by Caitlen Rubino-Bradley – In a world where everyone has magic, Abby doesn’t.

Goblin Secrets by William Alexander – His brother missing, Rownie falls in with goblin actors.

Winterling by Sarah Prineas – Trouble seeps from a magical woods into our world.

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy – News flash: There is more than one Prince Charming.

The Brixen Witch by Stacy DeKeyser – Do you know the Pied Piper? Read to find out.

Young Adult:

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – A composer’s assistant must conceal her mother’s draconic heritage.

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – Four boys throw Blue’s life into disarray and magic.

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown – Lake Superior is home to a vengeful mermaid family.

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