Compelling Fantasy Books for Summer Nights

Still waiting for your Hogwarts letter? Excited by the thought of brewing potions in the dungeon? Dying to get your first sip of Butterbeer? Join the club! Luckily, we have some amazing fantasy titles to devour in the meantime! 

The Alchemists’ Council by Cynthea Masson

Jaden is a new Initiate with the Alchemists’ Council, but the more she learns, the more she questions the Council and the mysterious erasure of bees from their ancient manuscripts. Jaden becomes caught between her responsibility to the Council and her growing allegiance to the Rebels. Can she save the worlds?

Check out this reader’s guide detailing chapters of The Alchemists’ Council and get some exclusive insights and commentary on the book!

Clockwork Lives by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart

Anderson and Peart have returned to their colourful creation to explore the places and the characters that still have a hold on their imagination. Marinda Peake is a woman with a quiet, perfect life in a small village; she long ago gave up on her dreams and ambitions to take care of her ailing father, an alchemist and an inventor. When he dies, he gives Marinda a mysterious inheritance: a blank book that she must fill with other people’s stories — and ultimately her own.

The Lake and the Library by S.M. Beiko

A haunting and romantic YA debut that explores the boundary between the real and imagined. Sixteen-year-old Ash is counting down the days until she and her mother move away from their prairie hometown, until she discovers a library in a condemned building on the edge of town.

Stay tuned for another fantasy title from S.M. Beiko entitled Scion of the Fox: The Realm of the Ancient! Set to be released in fall 2017, it’s the first book in a fantasy series and follows the story of 17-year-old Roan, whose once-normal life gets turned upside down when she is saved from being sacrificed to a river serpent. 


How to Kill a Vampire: Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction by Liisa Ladouceur

This is the first book about vamps to focus specifically on all known ways to prevent vampirism, protect oneself against attacks, and ultimately destroy them, as documented in actual folklore as well as horror film, TV and fiction.


Navigating the Shadow World: The Unofficial Guide to Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments by Liv Spencer 

This unofficial guide takes readers deep into the rich universe of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series of books. It includes Clare’s story — from fanfic writer to famous author — intelligent and accessible explorations of each book, a look at the folklore and legends that inspired Clare, and all the info on the City of Bones film.

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