“Tower of Thorns” by Juliette Marillier

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier is the second installment in Blackthorn & Grim, a fantasy series about a prickly young woman who is bent on vengeance against Malthuin, a powerful man who killed her family.  She can’t execute her revenge because her very freedom from prison was purchased by a bargain with a faeRead more

“The Enchanted” by Rene Denfeld

When I picked up The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld, I was expecting it to be a fantasy novel set within a prison.  That’s not quite what it is.  It’s more like the movie “Dead Man Walking” paired with Isabel Allende’s magical realism. The Enchanted is narrated by a mute death row inmate named Arden.  WeRead more