Genre: Fantasy

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Posted October 20, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  Harry’s quest is nearing an end. Since Dumbledore’s death, Harry has known it is his turn to pick up the mantle of destroying Voldemort, and that he will not be able to return home to Hogwarts.  As the hunt for Horcruxes looms over him, he has a single lead:  the fake necklace and the note signed “R.A.B.”.  He plans to go alone, and bring Voldemort to his end. What follows is a cross-country adventure as Harry – joined by his friends – break into Gringotts, duel death eaters, and are intrigued by the story of something called “The Deathly […]

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Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

Posted October 18, 2017 in Reviews // 4 Comments

  Everything you ever wanted to know about Quidditch! Quidditch Through the Ages is a fun companion book to the Harry Potter series.  Originally sold in 2001 as an effort to raise money for the Comic Relief charity, Quidditch Through the Ages was part of a two-part “Hogwarts Library” series (later joined by The Tales of Beedle the Bard).  If you want to know the history, rules, and teams behind the popular wizarding sport, this book is a must have. At only 56 pages, this is a quick read. This book is not intended to give you the mechanics of how to […]

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Posted October 15, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  This book is an October tradition for me. I love book traditions.  As a kid, I knew the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, but I had never read the book until Audible gave it away to its subscribers in 2014.  It’s about a scrawny school teacher who falls in love with the wealthy Katrina Von Tassel and begin to woo her – even though she is already being courted by Brom, one of the rowdy boys of the town.    Fortunately for Brom, Crane is run out of town by the apparition of the Headless Horseman. Tom […]

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The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge

Posted September 28, 2017 in Reviews // 1 Comment

  I was so, so, SO on and off about this book. Okay, so immediately I thought the world was interesting.  I’m really hit-or-miss on steampunk, but I keep going for this world-type because I love the idea?  Glutton for punishment, I guess?  Anyway, I can only think of one other steampunk book I genuinely liked, and that was The Girl with the Steel Corset.  I don’t think there were others. Steampunk is so pretty though…. ANYWAY. I did like this book.  Quite a lot more than I expected.  Here’s why. The world-building was freaking awesome. At the beginning, I couldn’t […]

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Once Upon A Time in the North by Philip Pullman

Once Upon A Time in the North by Philip Pullman

Posted September 27, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Welcome back to Lyra’s world. Once Upon a Time in the North is a fun little novella that gives fans of His Dark Materials a little peek into the life of aeronaut Lee Scorseby, his daemon Hester, and the armored bear Iorek Byrnison.  This story is definitely more of a snapshot than a complete story, and frankly, it just left me with more questions about Lee’s history!  But it was still loads of fun to read a little about these characters outside of their roles in His Dark Materials. While this book is short, it’s bloody. Even in his youth, […]

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