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Myths and Mortals – What Are the Beasts?

Myths and Mortal Numina Series By Charlie Holmberg Spoiler Alert!   Summary Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N. Holmberg builds her bewitching world of beasts and betrayal as the Numina Series continues. Sandis has escaped Kazen’s grasp, but she finds … Continue reading

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The Apprentice Witch – Would You Trust a Witch-Wash-Out With Your Life?

The Apprentice Witch By James Nicol Spoiler Alert!   Summary A special middle grade debut of magic and courage in a world of witches, written with the charm and enchantment of Circus Mirandus and The Apothecary. Arianwyn has flunked her witch’s assessment: She’s … Continue reading

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The Dream Thieves – How to Raise the Stakes in a Series!

Book Review : The Dream Thieves The Raven Cycle By Maggie Stiefvater Spoiler Alert! Summary Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling … Continue reading

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Shadowcaster – The Magic of Good Characters and a Good Plot

Book Review : Shadowcaster Shattered Realms By Cinda Williams Chima Spoiler Alert! Summary A lifelong war. Alyssa ana’Raisa is the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of Fells, a queendom embroiled in a seemingly endless war. Hardened by too … Continue reading

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Thick As Thieves – Books Worth Rereading

Book Review: Thick As Thieves The Queen’s Thief #5 By Megan Whalen Turner Spoiler Alert! Summary Deep within the palace of the Mede emperor, in an alcove off the main room of his master’s apartments,. Kamet minds his master’s business and … Continue reading

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The Shattered Vigil – The Classic Battle Between Light and Dark

Book Review : The Shattered Vigil The Darkwater Saga #2 By Patrick W. Carr Spoiler Alert! Summary Victory over the dark forces during the feast of Bas-solas should have guaranteed safety for the continent. Instead, Willet and the rest of the Vigil … Continue reading

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“Shadows of Self” – A New Wax and Wayne Novel From The Mistborn World

Book Review: Shadows of Self By Brandon Sanderson Spoiler Alert!    Summary      Shadows of Self shows Mistborn’s society evolving as technology and magic mix, the economy grows, democracy contends with corruption, and religion becomes a growing cultural force, with four faiths … Continue reading

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