Tag: magic

Jul 13

Book Review: Animal Magic

Animal Magic by Kater Cheek My rating: 5 of 5 stars I wrote this book a few years ago and finally published it this year. What held me back from publishing it is that I wanted it to be illustrated but didn’t have the time or money to find and hire an artist. But I’ve …

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Jul 12

Book Review: Sky Raiders (The Five Kingdoms Book 1)

Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull We got this book as an audiobook for a car trip, reasoning that YA was one of the few things we would both enjoy. My kid had started reading it, saying that it was one of those “kid from our world goes to fantasy world” tropes, but quite a bit …

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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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