Genre: Magic

Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Posted January 30, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

I’m positively enchanted by Enchantée. I must admit, when I requested this ARC from NetGalley, I had my reservations.  This is one of those examples where the online bookish community really came through for me.  I discovered Enchantée through a giveaway on Roshani Chokshi’s page.  There was a massive joint giveaway for six ARCs upcoming in 2019, and when I got to Gita Trelease’s page, Enchantée stood out.  Why?  The cover is freaking gorgeous. So when I saw it on NetGalley, I figured – sure, I’ll request that!  Two weeks-ish later, I got my acceptance email, and I read 40% of the book that first […]

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The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Posted January 26, 2019 in Reviews // 4 Comments

This book is slooooooooooow. It’s not bad, but the pacing is excruciating.  I listened to the audiobook and I feel like Marin Ireland did a really good job narrating.  She gave each character their own voice.  But the story feels like it’s going nowhere fast.  The Rules of Magic introduces us to Franny, Jet, and Vincent – three Owens siblings who fall in love and ruin lives because of a curse put on their family.  Therefore, the storyline follows them from age fourteen (in Vincent’s case, the youngest) up into their twenties as the siblings struggle through love and loss […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

Posted January 21, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Full disclosure:  I’ve never been crazy about the book version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’m talking the original version, the wee little paperback published to support Comic Relief back in 2001.  Although if I’m being completely honest, I also think that the published scripts from the films are a bit of a money grab.  But they’re selling and people like them, so what do I know? This little book is the first one in the Hogwarts Library series, a little sub-series of companion books to Harry Potter to raise money (well, except for Tales of Beedle the Bard) for charity. […]

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The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

Posted January 10, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

The Girl at Midnight was interesting, and in some ways unique, but I’m sorry to say I didn’t fall in love with it. Echo is discovered as an orphan and taken in by the Avicen – a species of avian humanoids who have feathers instead of hair.  As a pickpocket, Echo wins her way into the hearts of the Avicen through stealing candy for them and through her own natural charm, but to some, she’ll never belong.  When Echo is sent on a secret quest for one of the high council members to find the firebird, she follows her mission […]

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Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge

Posted November 15, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

It took me a long time to get into this book. Crimson Bound has a really rich, vibrant world, but the writing moves at its own gradual pace, and the characters are hit or miss. The romance, too, was major eye roll material, but I suppose you can’t have everything! The Great Forest was where this book truly shined. I found Rosamund Hodge’s descriptions of a dark, malicious forest come to life to be both chilling and exciting. Particularly in the segment in the middle, when Rachelle and Armand ride with the Wild Hunt… the bits of me in love […]

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