Genre: Magical Realism

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Green Town series feels like a poetic response to L. M. Mongomery’s Anne of Green Gables.  They’re both beautiful, lyrical works of art, and they both wrap you up in stories of growing up and growing older. Both follow children through mundane, magical adventures.  Both wrap you up inside them until you are hopelessly lost and enchanted. Dandelion Wine has been on my TBR for years because of how iconic the sequel is – a few of you may be familiar with Something Wicked This Way Comes?  I wasn’t sure what to expect – Something Wicked is introspective and spooky – […]

Posted August 10, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton

It has been snowy and gloomy and dull and my loves, everything in my heart has been dying for something dark and witchy and alive.  In that matter, The Price Guide to the Occult was everything I wanted.  It was earthy and malevolent and brought me to life. The Price Guide to the Occult introduces the reader to Rona Blackburn – a powerful witch who comes to the island in its founding days and wishes to be left in peace.  Unfortunately, frightened people make rash, irrational decisions.  When the eight “founding fathers” of the island fail to kill Rona, she sets […]

Posted April 14, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

   This book is so beautifully written. Seriously, I think I am in love with it?  It’s so flowy and eloquent and the LOVE is beautiful and the DEATH is horrible and seriously Martha Brockenbrough knows her stuff – I’d like more books please.  The characters are all REALLY well done.  I thought Death was the most sabotaging, frustrating soul, but all characters are well written.  Her word choice was gorgeous and I wanted to swoon because even if you don’t like fantasy or love stories you have to read this book just for THE WORDS.  It’s so lovely, really, […]

Posted September 21, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

  This is probably my second favorite book by Neil Gaiman. That doesn’t say much, as I have difficulty getting through his books.  His writing style doesn’t appeal to me – too slow-paced for my liking – but his imagination is incredible.  He is the purveyor of faerie tales, most darker than we would like, but they seem to root themselves into the world like inherent truths long forgotten.  It’s that mystique that keeps me going back to Gaiman’s work.  Ocean is not at all lacking in that regard. The Hempstocks are as alive and well and incredible as Yvaine […]

Posted February 7, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //