I usually schedule my blog reviews within a month of the release date,
but because I received several great possibilities
for Carl's Once Upon a Time challenge,
I reviewed some fantasy books early
with the promise that I'd mention them again closer to the review date.
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie (reviewed here)
I enjoyed both of these fantasy novels (and both were from NetGalley), and went on to purchase The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Pearson (reviewed here).
A couple of other fantasy novels for the challenge that I haven't reviewed-- Luck in the Shadows and Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling, the first two books in the Nightrunner series. I really enjoyed both of these, but there was one element that made me a little uncomfortable. I'm so far behind in reviews, I'm not sure I'll even review them, but the links will take you to the book descriptions.