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The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Imagine a world where anyone can perform magic, if they work hard enough and are smart enough.  Magic is one of the world’s best kept secrets, but it runs in the veins of every influential organization worldwide.  This is the world of The Magicians, where only the best of the best are recruited to Breakbills.  But what to do after that? The Magicians is a great adventure in fantasy and magical realism.  Most people are familiar with the popular Syfy show, but the book is deep and deliberate and fantastic.  There are similarities, and there are changes, but I don’t want […]

Posted April 11, 2018 in Reviews // 4 Comments //
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

In a YA fantasy world where everything is all about the romantic relationships, this was a breath of fresh air.  At times I think Bardugo wanted the romance to take over, but this didn’t read like a romance to me at all.  Which was nice.  Because I like plots. Characters ❤︎ I didn’t find the male characters particularly impressive – Mal and the Darkling are pretty much the only ones we see, although I did like Alexei at the beginning.  However, I did enjoy Alina, Genya, and Zoya.  I thought Alina was genuine and reactive while Genya was sweet and smart.  If […]

Posted February 24, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //