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Jun 18
Rogue Powers by Phil Stern (review)

Rogue Powers by Phil Stern (review)

I really liked this book. The story drew me in, and I finished it without stopping to do anything else. I liked the glimpses we got of Anson’s life. From snippets of his childhood and learning to use his powers, to being in the royal army. I liked Lydia as well. And the characters you aren’t supposed to like, pulled that off believably. I liked the various magic powers introduced, and how they came into the general populace. I was not expecting the ending at all, which is always something that makes me happy! My one real issue, besides that… Read more »

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May 31
Iron Shoes (Tales From Hawks Folly Farm #1) by J. Kathleen Cheney (review)

Iron Shoes (Tales From Hawks Folly Farm #1) by J. Kathleen Cheney (review)

I really liked this book! It had more magic in it than I expected it to, and the story caught my attention from the first pages. I loved how the historical elements blended in with realistic race horse information, as well as the magic. It all felt realistic, and there were no information dumps. None of the book felt slow to me at all, even though there were non-action scenes and sweet scenes, and places where Imogen kind of ‘grew up’ in the book even though she’s already in her middle 20’s. I adored Guaire as a character. He fit… Read more »

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Apr 29
Lisa Star and the Solstice Academy by R. Hunter Gough (review)

Lisa Star and the Solstice Academy by R. Hunter Gough (review)

I loved how none of the characters from other worlds seemed to automatically know or speak English. Once they got to the school, they were given earrings that reminded me a bit of the fish from the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy series. And the earring allowed them to understand each other. I also liked learning a bit about Lisa’s classes, and finding out who Mrs. Gale is. The bad guy of the book wasn’t obvious, at least to me. I was thinking it was a completely different character until the very end. Which is always a huge plus! It… Read more »

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Apr 26
Hegira by Ela Lond (review)

Hegira by Ela Lond (review)

This is a fairly short story, that doesn’t appear to have a series. Which is sad because I was hoping there would be a longer book in this universe after I finished reading this. We’re introduced to Elementals, magic users who are born with a gift that allows them to control the elements. James’ element is Water, he can make it rain and is able to tap into lakes, rivers, and streams. Amanda turns out to be a Lightning elemental, which is so rare, she is the only one they know of. We also meet Earth and Air elementals, and… Read more »

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Mar 29
Milrose Munce and the Plague of Toxic Fungus (Milrose Munce #2) by Douglas Anthony Cooper (review)

Milrose Munce and the Plague of Toxic Fungus (Milrose Munce #2) by Douglas Anthony Cooper (review)

I liked the first book in this series better than this one, but this one isn’t bad at all. It has a twisted kind of humor, and uses some big words, so I’d recommend it for the older YA crowd as well as adults. There were a few slow places that I don’t remember the first book having. And one of my favorite characters gets kidnapped early on, so we don’t get to see much of her. I’m not sure how to describe this series honestly. It reminds me a little bit of Neil Gaiman movies like Coraline and the… Read more »

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Mar 22
Death Whispers (Death #1) by Tamara Rose Blodgett (review)

Death Whispers (Death #1) by Tamara Rose Blodgett (review)

The story is told from the viewpoint of a 14 year old boy. So some of the things he says and does, will make you want to occasionally smack him. But that’s also what makes the story feel real. He acts in the way I’d expect a teenage boy to behave. The story takes place in 2025, 10 years after a healthcare act Obama has helped create. 10 years after the first of the children who were injected with a drug start to manifest paranormal abilities. Some of them have tested low enough they can pick from the jobs offered,… Read more »

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Mar 19
Black Moon (Moon Trilogy #1) by C. L. Bevill (review)

Black Moon (Moon Trilogy #1) by C. L. Bevill (review)

It’s a short story, so I suppose I can ignore the dreaded InstaLove. But there were a few other things that irked me. Most of the story was written with normal every-day words, or at least ‘normal’ for most fantasy books. But in a few places it looked like the author chose to use a thesaurus in random places just because. I know what “hirsute” means, because I’ve had to look it up before. But for the average reader? Also “lagniappe”. Donovan tells Isabella that usually new shifters don’t change for weeks or even months. Yet she changes after 1-2… Read more »

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