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Summers At Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn Book Review [the promises of the future cannot undo the harm of the past]

Blurb As a child, Coriel Halsing spent many glorious summers at Castle Auburn with her half-sister-and fell in love with a handsome prince who could never be hers. But now that she is a young woman, she begins to see the dark side of this magical place... Rating Review This book was so much longer,… Continue reading Summers At Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn Book Review [the promises of the future cannot undo the harm of the past]

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Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart Book Review [trust no witch]

Blurb Trust no witch... Iraya Adair has spent her life in a cell. Heir of an overthrown and magically-gifted dynasty, she was exiled from her home on the island nation of Aiyca when she was just a child. But every day brings her closer to freedom - and vengeance. Jazmyne Cariot grew up dressed in… Continue reading Witches Steeped In Gold by Ciannon Smart Book Review [trust no witch]

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A Vow So Bold And Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer Book Review [war threatens to destroy everything around you]

Blurb Face your fears, fight the battle.Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone… Continue reading A Vow So Bold And Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer Book Review [war threatens to destroy everything around you]

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Into The Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer Book Review [even in death i hear her song]

Blurb The forest is a dangerous place, where siren song lures men and women to their deaths. For centuries, a witch has harvested souls to feed the heartless tree, using its power to grow her domain. When Owen Merrick is lured into the witch’s wood, one of her tree-siren daughters, Seren, saves his life instead… Continue reading Into The Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer Book Review [even in death i hear her song]

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Sorcery Of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson Book Review [you belonged in the library, as much as any book]

Blurb From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an imaginative fantasy about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom. All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries,… Continue reading Sorcery Of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson Book Review [you belonged in the library, as much as any book]

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The Midnight Swan by Catherine Fisher Book Review [is it time to break the spell?]

Blurb [The Clockwork Crow #3]With an invisible girl, a parliament of owls and a pen that writes by itself, the journey to the Garden of the Midnight Swan might be Seren's most dangerous adventure yet. In this third book of the award-winning The Clockwork Crow series, Seren and Tomos must try to help the Crow… Continue reading The Midnight Swan by Catherine Fisher Book Review [is it time to break the spell?]

Cover Smackdown

Cover Smackdown: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black [vote for your favourite cover]

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was… Continue reading Cover Smackdown: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black [vote for your favourite cover]

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The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman Book Review [LESS TALKING, MORE SHOVELLING]

Blurb Kate and her younger brother Tom lead desperately uninteresting lives. And judging by their desperately uninteresting parents, the future isn’t much more promising. If only life was like it is in books, where you have adventures, and save the world! Even Kate’s 11th birthday is shaping up to be mundane — that is, until… Continue reading The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman Book Review [LESS TALKING, MORE SHOVELLING]

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The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth Book Review [a woodlands heart always finds it’s way home]

Blurb Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge. When they finally returned to… Continue reading The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth Book Review [a woodlands heart always finds it’s way home]

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Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Book Review [i’m here to be sneaky and learn things]

Blurb Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic. After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with… Continue reading Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Book Review [i’m here to be sneaky and learn things]