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Brigid Flanagan

Brigid Flanagan

Brigid Flanagan

Brigid spends her life searching the deep, dark world of words and storytelling. She spends her time thinking about folklore, mythology, lyrical sagas, and a mixture of all types of romantic legendary tales. They review @thefantasyinn and have written for media outlets on anything having to do with bookish content and nerdy fandom.

REVIEW: Starling House by Alix E. Harrow

Alix E. Harrow has this knack for writing characters like bruised steel. It’s specifically those dents, scratches, and ugliness that make her work stick out as more enchanting than the entirety of book releases...

REVIEW: The Jasad Heir by Sara Hashem

The Jasad Heir is a story about fate and corruption just as much as it is one about dark magic and romance. Sara Hashem’s debut Fantasy digs its roots deep into a very real...

Review: The First Bright Thing by J.R. Dawson

A magical circus is traveling to an empty lot in the middle of a prairie in Iowa, where the prairie feels like literal magic next to rousing magicians. A freckled middle-aged woman wearing a...

REVIEW: Medusa’s Sisters by Lauren J.A. Bear

Medusa is more immortalized than many of the women of Greek myths. She’s a cultural phenomenon depicted in poetry, art, and famously featured in one of the most significant moments in film animation history....

REVIEW: Bonesmith by Nicki Pau Preto

Something that I remember very vividly about childhood is walking through forests. Looking at how pretty and otherworldly everything looked. The deeper I walked, the more I found things that looked ancient. Things shined...

REVIEW: The Faithless by C.L. Clark

The Faithless follows C.L. Clark’s debut with bloody politics you can cut your teeth on, queer women with sharp swords, intense action, and tense relationships reminiscent of harsh realities. It all starts off where...

REVIEW: City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer

The city buzzes with life in City of Nightmares by Rebecca Schaeffer. Citizens piss on the grimy walls. Pterodactyls fly above tall buildings. Speakeasies hide beneath the city’s secrets while Nightmare hunters fly in...

REVIEW: To Shape a Dragon’s Breath by Moniquill Blackgoose

In a grim world damaged by dragon wars, colonization, and industrialization, To Shape a Dragon’s Breath follows the story of a young Indigenous girl who becomes the hope of her people. Instead of Dragon...

REVIEW: How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix

There’s always something odd about the lifeless stares of dolls collecting dust in an empty, seemingly average American home. Soulless monsters, very typically, come to mind. For the horror storyteller of southern vamps and...

REVIEW: Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Strangely, it’s the macabre and eerie intimacy with death that feels normal so it’s no extreme statement that gentleness within this casually gothic world would ensnare me as Death has in Adalyn Grace’s Belladonna....

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