Tag Archives: magic

Review: ‘Conjured’ by Sarah Beth Durst #COYER

  Lulling, nightmarish and unusual, Conjured makes you feel like you are the main character. Eve’s past is non-existent. She can’t remember anything, and often wonders how she knows things like what a seatbelt is, but not how to use... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Bad Magic’ by Pseudonymous Bosch

I must confess. I have had this book forever. OK, that’s stretching the truth a little bit, but I received this book back in July of 2014. Then, as it happens sometimes, it fell off of my e-reader. So when I was trying to catch up with my... Read More | Share it now!

Evocative Fantasy: ‘Illusions of Fate’ by Kiersten White

Briefly: Melei is a riot of color; Albion is shades of slate. Jessamin, the daughter of an encounter between her Melei mother and Alben father, has left the island to continue her studies. The professor at a college in Avebury (“teeming with... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: ‘Entwined’ by Heather Dixon

All I know about the fairy tale of the Twelve Dancing Princesses is that the poor girls were tricked into wearing enchanted slippers that made them dance until they were exhausted. And while Entwined centers around the story of twelve princesses who... Read More | Share it now!

Release Week Book Review: ‘The Reluctant Assassin’ (W.A.R.P. #1) by Eoin Colfer

Rating: 4 In my frenzy of book reading over the last couple of years, I have not ventured much into the world of middle grades stories. Sure, my daughter read a lot and we spent much time browsing titles at (sniff) Borders Books or at the library. I... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: ‘Enchanted, Inc.’ by Shanna Swendson #WWRC13 #NARC13

Rating: 2.5 I’m Cranky Because: I am taking part in a challenge where magic/witchcraft has to be the central focus of a book. This book was on a list of examples, and it sounded fun, light, easy. My library didn’t have it, but eventually let me... Read More | Share it now!

Q&D Book Review: ‘Zombie Queen of Newbury High’ by Amanda Ashby

Rating: 2.5 The Low Down: Mia didn’t really care about Prom until the hottest football player asked her to go. And now that she’s bought the perfect dress and is really excited about being there with Rob, she starts freaking out because her date... Read More | Share it now!

New Release Book Review: ‘Spellbinding’ by Maya Gold #WWRC13

Rating: 3 When I was a kid, just about the only supernatural you could find a story about was a witch. I loved reading stories about witches, drawing witches, playing witches on the playground. I thought that was the coolest thing, to be able to cast... Read More | Share it now!

Release Day Book Review: ‘The Nightmare Affair’ by Mindee Arnett

Rating: 3 The Low Down: Dusty Everhart is a literal nightmare. She’s only known for two months that she must feed on people’s dreams to exist. She has no control over who she feeds off of or when; that’s decided by The Will. It’s an awkward... Read More | Share it now!

Book Review: ‘Foxblood’ by Raquel Lyon #NARC13

Rating: 2 The Low Down: Sophie is an extreme homebody, with no interest in going out or having a boyfriend. She’s about to leave for college and be reunited with her best friend, Beth, who is the opposite of Sophie in almost every way. Sophie is an... Read More | Share it now!