Quite frequently in our Thoughtful Thursday discussions, I will reference books that I loved, only to discover that we don’t have reviews for them. Such was the case with The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley, which many people had referenced. I was so embarrassed that we didn’t have a review for that book that I went and reread it so I could write a review.fantasy and science fiction book reviews

We have an amazing staff of reviewers here trying to keep up with the ever increasing tide of new books while trying to back-fill reviews of older books as we have time. Here is where I would like to turn to you, our dear readers, for assistance. Are there older books we don’t have reviews for that  constitute an egregious oversight on our part — either because they are so awesomely good that ever fantasy aficionado should read them, or that they are so horrendously bad that we need to warn people away as a public service?

Poke around the site and see what we’re missing, so we can expend our limited resources where they will do the most good. Try to focus on books that are at least five years old. We’ll do our best about taking your recommendations to heart when choosing what to read next when we get our stacks of ARCs under control.

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  • Ruth Arnell

    RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit's staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.

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