A slow start gives way to a fantastic fantasy. Travel to the faery realm in The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher. With dual narrators, the audio quickly pulled me in.
The Ruthless Lady’s Guide to Wizardry by C.M. Waggoner delivered an engaging historical fantasy with magic, suspense, and romance. Waggoner pulled me in and held me captive.
The Awakening by Nora Roberts is the first in the Dragon Heart Legacy trilogy. The story begins in Philadelphia, but we travel to Ireland and Talamh, the realm of the fae. Magical and captivating, Roberts pulled me in and never let go.
Narrated by Avi Roque, Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas delivered a culturally rich Latinx fantasy surrounding the day of the dead. Family, acceptance and romance enhanced this vibrant tale.
A seafaring fantasy with a female captain? Yes, please. The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill is the first in the Captain Kit Brightling series. Batten down the hatches and prepare for adventure, danger, magic and a budding romance.
I was drawn to Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell, with its promise of Bone Witch meets Sherlock Holmes. Powell delivered an engaging mystery in this atmospheric young adult fantasy.