“From Under Mountains” by Claire Gibson, Marian Churchland, & Sloane Leong

From Under Mountains is a fantasy graphic novel starring a teenage princess who chafes against the role assigned to her by her gender. Lady Elena longs for adventure and to know more about the world beyond the palace, but her father Lord Crowe sees her as nothing but a pawn to be married off for politicalRead more

“The Pages of the Mind” by Jeffe Kennedy

The Pages of the Mind is a fantasy romance novel by Jeffe Kennedy. It’s a continuation of her series The Twelve Kingdoms, but is also the start of its own series within that world. The Pages of the Mind also works pretty well as a standalone, because although The Twelve Kingdoms series consists of fantasy romance stories thatRead more

Mini-Reviews: Books by Jeffe Kennedy & Emily Gee

The Crown of the Queen by Jeffe Kennedy is a novella that takes place in between two fantasy romance trilogies in the Twelve Kingdoms world.  You can find it in the For Crown and Kingdom duo with another novella by Grace Draven. Actually, a novella isn’t quite the right word for it.  I prefer to think of For Crown andRead more

“The Talon of the Hawk” by Jeffe Kennedy

The Talon of the Hawk is the third volume in Jeffe Kennedy’s series The Twelve Kingdoms, a collection of fantasy romance novels about three sisters and their struggles to find their place in the world.  Even though this is book three, The Talon and the Hawk can serve as a standalone, although it will spoil some events from previousRead more

“The House of the Four Winds” by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Mercedes Lackey’s newest novel, The House of the Four Winds, is about a cross-dressing princess who has adventures on the high seas. Clarice is one of twelve princesses in the kingdom of Swansgaard.  Swansgaard is a tiny country in an alternate Europe that doesn’t have much money.  There certainly isn’t enough for twelve royal dowries,Read more