I didn’t set out to read all fantasy novels this week, but that’s what’s happened. They really aren’t comparable because each speaks to a different audience, need, type of fantasy, etc. Still, I’m going to look for some links.
I refuse to review some of them this far in advance because you’d just be frustrated. (But if you ask me what I think in person, I’ll spill the beans)
MagicKeepers: The Eternal Hourglass Book One by Erica Kirov. Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, May 2009. ISBN 978-1-4022-1501-8. $16.99
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
Forest Born by Shannon Hale (release date September 2009)
PastWorld by Ian Beck (release date November 2009)