It wasn’t until wrap-up posts started popping up all over the place that I realized Once Upon a Time III was over. And I missed the end date! This challenge is hosted by Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings, and it’s one, along with his Fall RIP challenge, that I never miss.
Still, I had a wonderful go-around with the challenge this year, finding several new fantasy novels that I just loved. I completed Quest the First – to read five books from any of the fantasy genres – and then some. Here’s what I “officially” read:
- The Shadow Queen – Anne Bishop
- Vampirates: Black Heart – Justin Somper
- The Manual of Detection – Jedediah Berry
- Thirteenth Child – Patricia C. Wrede
- Fire Study – Maria V. Snyder
- Wonderland – Tommy Kovac & Sonny Liew
- Caliber: First Canon of Justice – Sam Sarkar & Garrie Gastonny
- Bird – Rita Murphy
They were all amazing, too. Not one stinker or ‘meh’ title in the bunch. I’m not going to attempt to pick a favorite, but I was very, very impressed with debut novelist Jedediah Berry’s The Manual of Detection, and Murphy’s Bird was love at first sight. And the two graphic novels I read for the challenge were gems (Wonderland & Caliber) – I highly recommend both!
So, thanks again, Carl, for another wonderful challenge. I’m already preparing titles for RIP!