Category Archives: Roben

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – YA F TAY (Fantasy) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Lazlo Strange is a librarian and a dreamer; Sarai is blue-skinned godspawn; Thyon is a charlatan, and Eril-Fane is the Godslayer.  The city of Weep, shrouded … Continue reading

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Roben’s Best of 2017!

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black About:  Want a creepy read for Halloween?  Look no further than Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.  Meet Tana, who lives in a world where the monsters have crept out of … Continue reading

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YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Questing!  Knights and their fair ladies!  Battles! Dragons! Yvain is a young knight in King Arthur’s court.  After a cousin is nearly killed … Continue reading

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Heartstone by Elle Katherine White

Heartstone by Ella Katherine White – SFF WHIT About: As our story opens, Aliza Bentaine is conversing with one of the many hobgoblins that live in the Merybourne Manor gardens. Without warning, a dragon alights nearby and the rider, Alistair … Continue reading

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Maresi, Book 1 in the Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff

Maresi, Book 1 in the Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff What It’s About: Maresi’s world is one that many would envy. She is a Novice at the Red Abbey, a refuge for women and girls.  Situated on an island … Continue reading

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The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Andieh About:  In this re-imagining of One Thousand and One Nights, Shahrzad plans to avenge the death of her dearest friend, Shiva,  by volunteering to marry the murderous boy-king of Khorasan, but discovers … Continue reading

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