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Book Review: Odette by Jessica Duchen

Odette by Jessica Duchen My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ 5 stars "'I believe in magic too, Mitzi, but a different kind. An everyday magic, when people are their best selves and all things become possible.'" This is one of those reads that makes me so glad to be a Netgalley member and being… Continue reading Book Review: Odette by Jessica Duchen

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Book Review: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑⭑ 4 stars "'There is always a way to break a curse.'" Okay, so, Beauty and the Beast is quite possibly my favourite fairy tale of all time, and I was nervous going into this reimagining because I badly wanted it to do… Continue reading Book Review: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

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Book Review: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg My rating: 3 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑ 3 stars "Perhaps in a heart, knowledge was more stable than memory or thought. Ceony Twill is heartbroken that instead of being able to become a magician that enchants mental - a Smither - she has been assigned to become a… Continue reading Book Review: The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

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Book Review: The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris

⭑⭑⭑ 3 stars "And thou shalt marry a gunnerman proud, And a very proud gunner I'm sure he'll be, And the very first shot that e'er he shoots, He'll kill both my young son and me." Our story begins with a young selkie, a seal that can shed his skin and walk on land as… Continue reading Book Review: The Blue Salt Road by Joanne M. Harris

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Book Review: The Grass People by Kay Parley

⭑⭑⭑ 3 stars "When I was a boy Flying feathers in trials I thought that my roots Were as deep as the pyles, I thought that my home Was my refuge for life I thought that my village Was sheltered from strife. An apprentice at forge I would make the blades ring, For I knew… Continue reading Book Review: The Grass People by Kay Parley

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Book Review: The Ember Days by Rose Edwards

The Ember Days by Rose Edwards My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑⭑ 4 stars "People do a lot of things to girls. Things they think no one will see, or won't complain about if they do. Maybe they dress it up in words - the good daughter, the bad child, the chosen one. Maybe… Continue reading Book Review: The Ember Days by Rose Edwards

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Book Review: Dangerous to Know by K.T. Davies

⭑⭑ 2 stars "That humans lavished such wealth on the dead while beggars huddled in doorways said more about their contrary nature than anything. No poem, song, or tale could better sum them up than follies such as this." Breed is a sucker for trouble. After narrowly avoiding death by dragon, he stumbles upon a… Continue reading Book Review: Dangerous to Know by K.T. Davies

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Book Review: Stormfire by Jasmine Young

Stormfire by Jasmine Young My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑⭑ 4 stars "Let the winds lead you, and you shall find your feet." Fourteen-year-old Jaime Pappas lives with his mama in a small farmstead on the side of a mountain in the Air Kingdom. The Royal Decree based on a prophecy dictates that if… Continue reading Book Review: Stormfire by Jasmine Young

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Book Review: The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter

⭑⭑⭑⭑ 4 stars “She was too young, too soft and new, to come to terms with these wild beings whose minds veered at crazy angles from the short, straight, smooth lines of her own experience.” The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter is a poignant, enthrallingly dark piece consisting of adjective and metaphorical heaven. The narrative… Continue reading Book Review: The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter

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Book Review: House of Glass Hearts by Leila Siddiqui

House of Glass Hearts by Leila Siddiqui My rating: 4 of 5 stars ⭑⭑⭑⭑ 4 stars This is a book unlike any other book I've read before. Maera has spent her entire life haunted by The Past and her Ammi's refusal to speak of it. Maera's thoughts are mainly plagued of her missing brother, who… Continue reading Book Review: House of Glass Hearts by Leila Siddiqui