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The Path of Flames

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Lisa Tuttle

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Sky Coyote by Kage Baker
 

Sky Coyote

Review

 

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
5

“The library knows its own mind…When it steals a boy, we let it keep him.” I want to be stolen by a library. Pick me! Pick me! All wishing aside, there are books where you soak in words so beautifully written that sometimes you don’t need to turn the pages just yet. Laini Taylor writes […]

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Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull

Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull
4.5

If you have not read the Fablehaven series that preceded this book, you are missing out. I will even come right out and say that I think it is better than the Harry Potter series. (*gasp*) But there it is. I am shocked that this has not been picked up and adapted for the big […]

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The Burning Isle by Will Panzo

The Burning Isle by Will Panzo
4

Slow and steady does win the race, as proven by Will Panzo’s debut novel. Also, bonus points for being a standalone. The Burning Isle delivers with a long-brewing vengeance story. Looking back, there was nothing remarkably unique about the plotline, but not once in its 400-plus pages was I tempted to give up. There are […]

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
4.5

Corsai, Corsai, tooth and claw, Shadow and bone will eat you raw. Malchai, Malchai, sharp and sly, Smile and bite and drink you dry. Sunai, Sunai, eyes like coal, Sing you a song and steal your soul. Monsters, monsters, big and small, They’re gonna come and eat you all. What a hook. That “nursery rhyme” […]

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Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews
4.25

This review contains spoilers for Magic Binds and the previous books in the series. Read with caution if you have yet to finish the books. I am torn. This was an epic installment in terms of revelations. I know the series is winding up (this is book 9 of 10, I believe), and things are […]

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A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly

A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly
4

Think 1920s Prohibition, except alcohol is not what is illegal. Magic is. Enough damage was done by past magic users that any and all evidence of magic is shunned and banned. But not all traces of magic are gone. With anything that is prohibited, the lure is just all that more enticing. Shine rooms attract […]

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The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
4.75

A roller coaster of emotions in the conclusion to the Winner’s trilogy, The Winner’s Kiss is one of the few books I’ve read this year that made it difficult to part with in exchange for sleep. Reading late into the night, only to stay awake thinking about it, and then counting the hours the next […]

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
4.25

My first impression after reading the title was, “Will I turn invisible once I enter? Can no one find me?” A place where I can read, undisturbed and uninterrupted? Sign me up ASAP! But alas, it was not to be, for me at least. If you’re a Librarian, however, worlds are at your fingertips. You […]

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The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky

The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
4

I will never look at Greek myths the same way again, and I’m not sure if I am happy about that or not. Greek mythology was my childhood introduction to the world of fantasy literature. I read every story I could get my hands on and then their Roman counterparts. It continued to fascinate me […]

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Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop

Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
4.5

If you are familiar with the Black Jewels trilogy by the same author, you know Bishop’s talent for great character-driven plots and excellent worldbuilding. Her latest series, The Others, is even better. I can honestly say that this is one of the best in urban fantasy today. Marked in Flesh is the fourth book in […]

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Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip

Kingfisher by Patricia A. McKillip
3.5

This is the first McKillip book I’ve ever read and proves to be very different from my usual fantasy selections. I want to say it is like a cross between historic fantasy and magical realism. A bit paradoxical perhaps? Set in modern times, we have a wyvern-descended king, Arden Wyvernbourne, who is sending his knights […]

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Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews

Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews
4

I make no secret of the fact that I am a huge, HUGE fan of the husband and wife writing team that is Ilona Andrews. They write, I read. Sweep in Peace is their second book in a self-published series that started as serial postings on their blog. I did not read it there. I […]

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