Featured Fantasy ReviewsThese are the top rated fantasy reviews. Subgenres covered include urban fantasy, paranormal romance, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, fairytale retellings, myths and legends, and portal fantasies. You will find more reviews if you use the search box on the right.
Featured Fantasy BooksMalice by Heather Walter
Alyce is a Dark Grace, tolerated for her magical abilities but reviled by many in the superficial Briar queendom, where an ancient curse condemns princesses to an early grave if they fail to find true love. The first novel in the Malice duology.
5th September 2023
Survivors by G. X. Todd
A man wakes in a shallow grave to go on a quest across post-apocalyptic America to find someone at the instruction of a voice in his head. The third part of the Voices series.
9th August 2019
Warrior Of The World by Jeffe Kennedy
As a princess who has become a warrior priestess tries to heal, she wonders whether her past will ever allow her to fully protect those she has grown close to. The third novel in the Chronicles of Dasnaria series.
12th August 2022
Spectred Isle by K. J. Charles
In 1923 a sceptical archaeologist looks into occult happenings around London, only to get caught up in more danger than he bargained for. The first in the Green Men series.
9th May 2020
Monstress Volume One: Awakening by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
A teenager searches for answers about herself and her war-torn past, whilst a monster stirs inside her. A graphic novel.
26th August 2016
Radiance by Grace Draven
Two minor royals marry to secure an alliance between their countries, although they find each other hideous and others will scheme to tear them apart. The first novel in the Wraith Kings series.
2nd January 2017
Rat Queens Volume One: Sass And Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
A group of young women would rather get drunk and slay trolls than call their parents. A graphic novel.
9th August 2016
Rat Queens: Volume Two: The Far Reaching Tentacles Of N'Rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic
The second instalment of the Rat Queens series the Queens take on demons from another dimension who are destroying their town. A graphic novel.
17th August 2016
The Iron Ghost by Jen Williams
An adventuring trio take on a quest for a lost object in the frozen north, without accounting for the complex political situation there. The second novel in the Copper Cat series.
1st January 2022
Sinful Cinderella by Anita Valle
Cinderella is used to being mistreated by her step family, but little is as it first appears in this twisted version of the classic Cinderella story. The first book in the Dark Fairy Tale Queen series.
15th January 2019
Sleeping Late On Judgement Day by Tad Williams
Bobby Dollar has already been to Hell, but his toughest test will come when he takes on a rogue angel who outranks him many times over. The third Bobby Dollar novel.
8th June 2017
Solatium by Becca Mills
Beth Ryder has hidden powers that mark her out for a different life, but she is about to find out how different when she embarks on a fantastic and dangerous journey. The second novel in the Emanations series.
11th October 2015
Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman
A young woman rebels against her family whilst trying to resist the will of the fae lord. The first novel in the Split Worlds series.
4th February 2013
Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human
Baxter is trying to lead a normal life as a high school racketeer when his girlfriend goes missing, and he has to hire a supernatural bounty hunter to retrieve her. The first in the Apocalypse Now Now series.
27th October 2015
Any Other Name by Emma Newman
Cathy feels trapped by marriage, whilst her friend Sam feels unable to save his own. The second book in the Split Worlds series.
23rd October 2013
All Is Fair by Emma Newman
Cathy wants to change a magical society that has not altered for centuries, but she discovers that even those at the top are little more than puppets. The third volume in the Split Worlds series.
19th May 2014
Copperhead by Tina Connolly
Helen is beautiful, but what good are perfect looks if people use them to keep her powerless? The sequel to Ironskin.
29th October 2013
Cobweb Empire by Vera Nazarian
Death has ceased in the kingdoms, but this is far from the only problem facing their inhabitants as their world is broken by growing dark magic. The second novel in the Cobweb Bride trilogy.
24th December 2019
Crown Thief by David Tallerman
Trouble is brewing for the thief who once stole a giant, and his developing conscience is not helping him to escape it. Book two of the Tales of Easie Damasco.
23rd December 2012
Ironskin by Tina Connolly
A cursed woman becomes a governess to a very peculiar child in this dark fairytale.
30th October 2012
The Grass King's Concubine by Kari Sperring
A privileged young woman goes searching for the reason her life is charmed, but her curiosity takes her to another world, and mortal danger.
9th December 2015
Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce
A young woman returns to her family after a long absence. But can she walk back into her old life after all she has seen?
5th November 2013
Evermore by C. J. Archer
Spirit medium Emily is faced with losing her beloved ghost, Jacob, along with her only income, unless she can solve the mystery of the fading spirit world and disappearing ghosts. The third book in the Emily Chambers Spirit Medium trilogy.
13th August 2023
Possession by C. J. Archer
A rogue spirit is possessing the souls of the living in London, causing havoc. Emily must find the culprit, save her friends, and deal with the grief of falling in love with a ghost. The second volume in the Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy.
7th August 2023
Suited by Jo Anderton
Tanyana wonders who she can trust with her secrets when even her body seems intent on betraying her. The second in The Veiled Worlds series.
6th August 2012
Harbinger of the Storm by Aliette de Bodard
The Revered Speaker has died, and the High Priest for the Dead must keep order so that his successor has an empire left to rule over. The second book in the Obsidian and Blood series.
22nd March 2011
Debris by Jo Anderton
When a fall destroys her latest grand project, magical architect Tanyana feels like she has lost everything.
1st September 2011
Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute by Jonathan L. Howard
The acid-tongued necromancer journeys to the Dreamlands and takes on ghouls, gods, and furry menaces with a society who want to defeat fear itself.
20th September 2011
Featured Fantasy FilmsMoana directed by Ron Clements and John Musker
A young woman in ancient Polynesia sets off on an epic quest with the demigod Maui to restore her island, against the wishes of her father.
29th December 2016
Coraline directed by Henry Selick
Coraline Jones feels bored and neglected, and is ready to swap her workaholic parents for more attentive and loving substitutes.
21st June 2009
The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan
In the second instalment of Christian Bale's take on Batman, the caped vigilante of Gotham City takes on The Joker.
Pirates of the Caribbean : At World's End directed by Gore Verbinski
In the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series can the crew rescue Jack Sparrow and keep Lord Beckett from eliminating piracy forever?
Day Watch directed by Timur Bekmambetov
The second episode in the series adapting Sergei Lukyanenko's Night Watch novels.
Batman Begins directed by Christopher Nolan
The story of the origins of the Dark Knight is retold.
Mirrormask directed by Dave McKean
Weirdness abounds in this story of a girl, her mother, and a very peculiar dream.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets directed by Chris Columbus
The boy wizard begins his second term at Hogwarts.
A Knight's Tale directed by Brian Helgeland
A peasant poses as a knight in this adaptation of a story by Chaucer.
Labyrinth directed by Jim Henson
When Sarah has to babysit her baby brother she accidentally summons the goblins to take him away.
Time Bandits directed by Terry Gilliam
A boy is entangled in the adventures of a group of robbers who have stolen a map that allows them to travel through time.
Freaks: You're One Of Us directed by Felix Binder
A downtrodden fry cook discovers that she has special powers after she meets someone who shows her the truth about her kind in this superhero movie.
6th November 2020