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Oct 25

Book Review: Fated

Fated by Benedict Jacka This fantasy novel has a great premise. Alex Verus is a mage whose main power is that he can see the future. He can’t throw fireballs, he can’t make wards, he can’t turn people into stone, but with divination, he can hold his own among people who do. He runs a …

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Jun 25

Book Review: I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith I didn’t realize until I was halfway done with this book that the author also wrote 101 Dalmatians, which I read as a child. It was mentioned in The Billfold, a blog about personal finance, which has a recurring spot where they discuss the finance of children’s literature. …

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Oct 16

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith This is a good ol’ fashioned murder mystery with a private eye and a beautiful rich victim who jumped to her death. Or did she? As usual, I listened to this book instead of reading it, so I have to guess on the spelling of the names. Cormorant Strike …

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Jun 26

Book Review: Emerald Green

Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier This book nicely ends a very well done YA trilogy that you should read if you like time travel, secret societies, steampunk-ish fantasy, or cute YA romances. In this novel, the heroine figures out one of the secrets that I figured out in the first book, and the hero and …

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Jun 19

Book Review: Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier This is the second book in a trilogy of what is shaping up to be a very, very good YA fantasy. Or is it sci fi? (timetravel) or is it steampunk (mystical machines.) Any way you categorize it, it’s delightful. Gwen is an ordinary teenage English girl, except for her …

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