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Leah Cypess

Autor(a) de Mistwood

30+ Works 1,211 Membros 93 Críticas 2 Favorited

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Inclui os nomes: Leah Cypess, Leah Cypress


Obras por Leah Cypess

Mistwood (2010) 488 exemplares
Death Sworn (2014) 318 exemplares
Nightspell (2011) 192 exemplares
Death Marked (2015) 87 exemplares
Thornwood (2021) 45 exemplares
Glass Slippers (2022) 15 exemplares
Changelings & Other Stories (2011) 11 exemplares
Buried Above Ground (2013) 10 exemplares
The Last Rose (2023) 7 exemplares
Nanny's Day 5 exemplares
The Piper's Promise (2023) 5 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 46, No. 3 & 4 [March/April 2022] (2021) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Timshala (2018) 2 exemplares
The Night Dance 1 exemplar
Offloaders 1 exemplar
Dead Silent 1 exemplar
Best Served Slow 1 exemplar
A Pack Of Tricks 1 exemplar
The Disappeared 1 exemplar
All The Difference 1 exemplar
Cupid’s Compass 1 exemplar
On the Ship 1 exemplar
Filtered 1 exemplar
Twelvers 1 exemplar
From The Fire 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Mythic Dream (2019) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
Unidentified Funny Objects (1880) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XXIII (2008) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Epic Fantasy Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2019) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XXVII (2012) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 37, No. 4 & 5 [April/May 2013] (2013) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 35, No. 7 [July 2011] (2011) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 36, No. 3 [March 2012] (2012) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Jewish Futures: Science Fiction from the World's Oldest Diaspora (2023) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2013 (2014) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 42, No. 7 & 8 [July/August 2018] (2018) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 40, No. 7 [July 2016] (2016) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 39, No. 2 [February 2015] (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 41, No. 5 & 6 [May/June 2017] (2017) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 43, No. 7 & 8 [July/August 2019] (2019) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Year's Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction 2015 (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Awakenings (2018) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Daily Science Fiction: June 2021 (2021) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Cypess, Leah
Locais de residência
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Brooklyn College (BA|Biology)
Columbia Law School
Cypess, Aaron (husband)
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Bill Contardi (Brandt & Hochman)

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Has two daughters.



It took me a lot longer to finish Mistwood than I thought it would originally. While I liked the premise and enjoyed the story it didn't grip me the way books normally do when I get excited.

The comparisons to Tamora Pierce, Megan Whalen Turner and Kristin Cashore are pretty accurate as far as those things go. I don't like to make such comparisons, but I could understand why they were made. This is a straight fantasy; from the Kingdom to the politics and to the structure of the world itself this can't be considered any other way.

There have been varying reports on the characters. Some find them blah, some find them dynamic--they fall in the middle for me. I preferred Isabel before she began to understand who (and what) she was. I found it more intriguing to have her stumbling around in the dark about things. They told her the reason she felt protective of Rokan, but not why. They explained to her about what she was, but not who she was. They spent more time talking around her than to her and it frustrated her.

And she does feel something for Rokan, but she doesn't trust him or that feeling. She questions everything and for that I loved her. Then the truth begins to piece itself together. The growth of character relationships that were emerging suddenly got flung away and we're basically back at the beginning only now at least Isabel understands why she fled.

Rokan...I didn't like or dislike him. He was there and he occasionally made me like him a little more, but then just as easily there is plenty to make me dislike him. Do I think he ever meant anything maliciously? No. Do I think he was selfish and all problems could have been solved if there had been better communication? Yes and yes.

The ending made me a little sad, or that is the revelation about Clarisse (Rokan's sister). I was surprised, but it made sense. More sense than perhaps what eventually ended up happening to Isabel. And no, I don't think Rokan did the right thing. I was completely with his sister--why show mercy to those who would have shown none to you?
… (mais)
lexilewords | 44 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
I thought this story was ok. I was expected more and from the synopsis and the title of the book, I was expecting it to be very action packed but you don't see much action until the end of the book. There were some scenes that had a little bit of action in it but they didn't last longer than a page. I did like all the characters. Ileni was sarcastic and funny, I loved her and Irun was the character you just loved to hate. Only thing is I'm kind of indifferent when it comes to Sorin (the love interest), he was ok but I didn't really care about him. There were some twists towards the end though some of it was predictable. I do hope the next book is better. It won't take place in the caves like this and Ileni won't just be teaching assassins magic so hopefully it will be a bit more action packed. Overall it was a decent first book, 3.5 stars.… (mais)
VanessaMarieBooks | 23 outras críticas | Dec 10, 2023 |
Glass Slippers, by Leah Cypess

The story is rather dark. Tirza is Cinderella's 3rd step sister. She tries on the glass slippers and is accused of stealing them after. Most of the book is about her trying to find out what is really going on. To give a quick synopsis - the whole town has faerie blood. The glass slippers are magic and can only be worn by someone who has enough faerie blood to have tiny feet. Cinderella is just one of many potential wears. The king needed to marry someone with faerie blood to bring magic back to the royal family - he realizes that one of their two sons might have magic and leaves the slippers out for him to try on. (No agenda appearant in that, as the slippers seem to call to the faerie blooded people)
The slippers themselves are rather nefarious. They call to magic users, and give them power, but the power comes from their own blood. To activate the slippers one must either dance in them, or bleed into them. Lots of talk of cutting to give the slippers blood.
Pretty much the whole end of the book is a battle between the step sisters and Cinderella for the sisters. One of the sisters wears the slippers, having sliced off a significant portion of her heel to make them fit, and then is so greedy for power that slippers nearly consume her life and kill her. She is only saved by someone pulling a slipper off her foot. Eventually the slippers are shattered, temporarily ending the battle in favor of good. The end however seems to indicate that they will eventually pull themselves back together, so Cinderella and Tirza dump the glass shards into the ocean in hopes of not allowing the battle to resume. This is difficult for them to do as they have a strong connection/ addiction to the slippers.
There is a lot of cutting and bloodshed in this book.
… (mais)
Shochstettler | 1 outra crítica | Aug 23, 2023 |
A number of good stories. I particularly enjoyed...
Mender of Sparrows by Ray Nayler
Aurora by Michael Cassutt
The Short Path to Light by William Ledbetter
Maryon's Gift by Paul McAuley
Blimpies by Rick Wilber
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