Tag: magic

Apr 23

Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray This book had a few rough patches and a few bursts of brilliance that evened each other out. I liked this book overall, especially for the surprising feminist undertones, but it had a rough start. It starts out in India, on the day of Gemma’s 16th birthday, …

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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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Aug 25

Book Review: Scumble

Scumble by Ingrid Law This is a charming middle-grade fantasy about a boy in a magic-wielding family finally getting his own “savvy” on his 13th birthday. Ledger (all the kids in the family have bizarre names) hopes that he will become a super-fast runner, the track star that his father hopes for. Instead, his talent …

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Feb 20

Book Review: Queen of Blood

The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst While the era of the western novel may have come and gone, this book, which came out in 2016, proves that high fantasy is still going strong. It has all the elements of an archetype of this trope: magic, queens, men with swords and armor, danger, a …

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Nov 01

Parasitic Souls – Chapter Seven

Parasitic Souls Chapter Seven Can’t wait for the next chapter? Why not buy the book now? Paperback,  Smashwords, Amazon/Kindle   While he was doing his apprentice duties at his grandma’s house, Xavier couldn’t get that magenta-haired girl out of his mind. He pushed the broom across the tiles of the patio, fighting with the wind to make …

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