Fantasy Minded

  • The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of masterful, high-fantasy writing. Anyone interested in how the most powerful wizard of this world came to be. Readers looking for something to fill that Game of Thrones void.


  • The Girl from Everywhere

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of time travel. Readers looking for a mystery that revolves around Honolulu in 1868. Fans of high fantasy YA.


  • The Golden Compass

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Fans of heroes, magical creatures, and noble journeys Readers looking to be immersed in a fantasy universe where a young girl and her animal companion embark on an epic quest to save her brother, and her world. Anyone who loved The Lion, the Witch and the...


  • Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

    Recommended for: Readers of high fantasy looking for a kick-ass heroine (Katsa) who has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she’s 8. Fans of terrible secrets that appear further down the narrative road. Anyone who enjoys reading about teen characters falling in love.


  • The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2)

    Queen Kelsea waits for the invasion of the Tearling now that she has gone against the Red Queen by stopping the shipments of slaves to Mortmesne. As we learn more about the pre-Crossing era (and meet an ambiguous woman named Lily), the series takes it up a notch in a...


  • Anansi Boys (American Gods #2)

    “Fat Charlie” Nancy has always been embarrassed by his father. When his Dad suffers a fatal heart attack while singing karaoke, he travels from London to Florida for the funeral - and hijinks ensue. Oh, and his father happens to be a god. The British comedian, Lenny Henry, reads an...


  • The Bone Clocks

    1984: Holly Sykes lives in England. After a disagreement with her mother, she runs away from home left with only the voices in her head as company. As Holly closes the door, the narrative switches to other characters, all moving forward through time, all of whom lead us further into...


  • A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)

    Diana Bishop has been in denial about her magical abilities: she is the last in a long line of witches, but wants – no, needs –  to believe that she’s come as far as she has as a scholar because of her intellect, not because of her magical legacy. When...


  • Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1)

    Atticus O’Sullivan is a handsome 21-year old who runs a bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. Except he’s really a 2100-year old Druid. A very angry Celtic god wants Atticus’s prized (and stolen) sword and has been trying to track him down. Along with his trusty Irish wolfhound, Oberon, Atticus tries to...


  • The Warded Man (Demon Cycle #1)

    Arlen, Leesha & Rojer live in a world where ‘corelings’ (nasty, nasty demons) rule the night. Most have killed off our heroes’ loved ones and it’s up to them to try and stop them. Without letting surrounding, crippling fear get in the way.Perfect for:Lovers of a well-constructed, epic fantasy.Readers who...


  • The Scorpio Races

    Every November, riders catch and tame wild water horses to ride in the Scorpio races: Sean Kendrick is the fearless and talented returning champion, while Puck Connolly, who never wanted to ride, needs the prize money to keep her family together. Told through the alternating perspectives of both Sean and...


  • The Book of Lost Things

    David, a 12-year-old boy mourning the loss of his mother, discovers the perfect fantasy world in his backyard. But, as David’s family falls apart and he begins to spend more time in another universe, he discovers that dark secrets hide behind its masked perfection, and that fairy tales don’t always...


  • Arrows of the Queen

    Talia’s life has always been controlled: due to her family’s strict rules, her only future is to marry. But Talia dreams of other things; of magic, and heroes, and enchanted white horses that will carry her away to her destiny. When she meets one of these horses, which she had...


  • 172 Hours on the Moon

    Mia, Midori and Antoine have just been given the opportunity of a lifetime – winners of a worldwide lottery, they are about to become the first young people in space. But even before the countdown, the three teenagers are faced with mysterious signals that point to something bigger than any...


  • Department 19

    Jamie Carpenter always believed that his father was a traitor, a rogue agent who was shot and killed when he tried to sell state secrets to terrorists. But when mysterious creatures kidnap his mother, Jamie is forced into a world that very few people know exist. Fighting alongside humans and...


  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane

    Neil Gaiman is doing his Neil Gaiman-y thing in this magical, scary, and bittersweet fable in which a grown man returns to his home for a funeral and recalls long-forgotten memories of impossible events from his childhood. The result is a dark but lovely story that lingers long after the...


  • Outlander

    After WWII, Claire Randall, an English nurse visiting the Scottish Highlands, unwittingly falls into a time warp that blasts her into 1743. Without her husband.Caught up in the intrigues of the time, she soon meets a handsome, young Scotsman and passions, um, ignite. To say the least.  In this highly...


  • Raging Star (Dust Land Trilogy #3)

    The Free Hawks are reborn and their campaign against the Pathfinder has been reinvigorated. But Saba must lead an inexperienced band of passionate fighters against the all-powerful Tonton. Will her crusade work? Time is not on the Free Hawk's side - there are only seven nights until the blood moon....