Books by Sarah Prineas

THE SCROLL OF KINGS by Sarah Prineas
Released: June 26, 2018

"One for the books—and for all who, like Alex, cherish them. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A young librarian discovers that books are living things that must be read and, sometimes, stabbed. Read full book review >
ROSE & THORN by Sarah Prineas
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Pleasant but slight and, unfortunately, less than it might have been. (Fantasy. 11-15)"
Prineas is back with another high-concept fairy-tale retelling, this time tackling "Sleeping Beauty." Read full book review >
ASH & BRAMBLE by Sarah Prineas
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Torn between fairy tale, romance, and almost dystopic rebellion tale, this doesn't entirely cohere despite the fantastic imagination fueling it; still, flaws notwithstanding, this retelling is not without charm. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A girl, a shoe, a clock, a prince: familiar elements are here remixed into a very different "Cinderella." Read full book review >
HOME by Sarah Prineas
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Contrivances, filler and laboriously manufactured suspense stall a formerly nimble fantasy series. (map, cast list, menu) (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Gutterboy-turned-wizard Conn once again saves his beloved city from magical and other disasters while irritating friends and enemies alike. Read full book review >
MOONKIND by Sarah Prineas
Released: Dec. 31, 2013

"Still, in a genre overstuffed with grim dystopias and angst-y Chosen Ones, there's pleasure to be found in a quiet, gentle—if excessively well-meaning—adventure tale. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
The finale to a low-key middle-grade fantasy trilogy falters under the weight of earnest moralizing. Read full book review >
SUMMERKIN by Sarah Prineas
Released: April 23, 2013

"A disappointment; but the beauty of the Summerlands and the graceful prose that captures it still bring hope for further books in the series. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A middle-grade fantasy sequel strives for lyricism but has to settle for earnestness. Read full book review >
WINTERLING by Sarah Prineas
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"There's no flashy pyrotechnic wizardry to dazzle here, but the right readers will find refreshment in a tale as muted and miraculous as the return of spring. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An atmospheric middle-grade fantasy ties the coming of age to the turning of the year. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2010

"The author brings the story to a strong close, too—but, good news, she has admitted in an interview to considering further sequels. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
The wild magical menace barely fended off in Magic Thief: Lost (2009) is headed for the town of Wellmet, and only the guttersnipe-turned-wizard's apprentice Connwaer and his gruff master, Nevery Flinglas, realize the danger. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC THIEF by Sarah Prineas
Released: May 1, 2009

Apprentice magician Conn battles a new magical threat while continuing to drive friend and foe alike mad with irritation in this headlong sequel. Read full book review >
THE MAGIC THIEF by Sarah Prineas
Released: June 1, 2008

"All in all a sturdy start, illustrated with Caparo's realistic portraits at the chapter heads and reminiscent of Angie Sage's Septimus Heap tales (Queste, 2008, etc.) in style and setting. (map; glossary, runes and biscuit recipe not seen) (Fantasy. 10-13)"
An uncommonly engaging young narrator kicks this debut fantasy ahead of the general run. Read full book review >