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Love and Lies: The Darkest Part of the Forest

A sister and brother discover a sleeping Prince in a Forest; a town is blessed by faeries; and the darker sides of magic will test the limits of love and bravery. Rating: … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Trails: The Book Bear

By an unassuming parking lot off of Route 67 in a corner of Massachusetts, there is a painted sign of a large brown bear in a massive red armchair, wearing a wizard’s hat … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reading Update: On the Shelf

I have a range of books I’m currently attacking, but they’re all more or less mid-way — which means no updates on the review front yet. But here’s a quick … Continue reading

March 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Godsworn: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

An outcast, grieving woman finds herself balancing the weight of kingdoms — hated by her relatives, coveted by the gods, and in danger from all.  Rating: 4.75 out of 5 … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Briar Child: Princess of Thorns

An enchanted girl fights to reclaim both throne and family, torn by conflicting desires and loyalties, even as she begins to realize that no one can truly fight alone. Rating: … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Night Meets Day: Plus One

Raised to be a drudge, trapped by her society, this is the story of a girl who dares to reach higher — and finds a partner on the other side. … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Savage Needs: The Falconer

  A story of vengeance and duty set in a steampunk-era Scotland, this adventure follows a girl who’s about to realize what she’s really made for — if she can survive … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Glamour and Manners: Shades of Milk and Honey

A light, Austen-era novel of manners with a touch of magic, centering on two sisters and the struggle to find one’s way amid suitors, dowries, and deceptions.  Rating: 3 out of 5 … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Birthright Restored: Heir of Fire

Note: This is the third in an ongoing series, so spoilers lie ahead — if you haven’t started any of the books yet, see these reviews and pick up Throne … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Strange Phases: The Luminaries

An intricate Victorian-era tale of colliding lives on the New Zealand frontier, with plenty of vendettas, affairs, and mysterious occurrences in the mist. Rating: 4 out of 5 mugs If you’re … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment