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Review: This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling

In this gripping, romantic sequel to These Witches Don’t Burn, Hannah must work alongside her new girlfriend to take down the Hunters desperate to steal her magic. Hannah Walsh just wants a normal life. It’s her senior year, so she should be focusing on classes, hanging out with her best friend, and flirting with her new […]

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Review: Coliseum Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #3) by Shami Stovall

Adventure. Competition. A duel to the death. While on a journey to the famous city of Thronehold, Volke Savan learns of the Sovereign Dragon Tournament. The massive celebration involves hundreds of arcanists competing for fame and glory, and Volke is determined to win. Dark forces dwell in the city, however, and rumors of the legendary […]

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Review: These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling [Hocus Pocus Readathon #4]

Hannah’s a witch, but not the kind you’re thinking of. She’s the real deal, an Elemental with the power to control fire, earth, water, and air. But even though she lives in Salem, Massachusetts, her magic is a secret she has to keep to herself. If she’s ever caught using it in front of a […]

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Blogtober Day 17: Favorite Magic Systems

This post idea came from Carmen’s Reading Corner! I have definitely discussed magic systems on this blog before, but to rehash what’s already been said: I love an interesting and complex magic system. I especially enjoy a magic system with definite consequences for using too much or the wrong kind of magic. I like when […]

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Blogtober Day 11: Witchy Books Recommendations

I’d say this is a pretty typical Blogtober post, huh? Well, I’m definitely going to repeat some of these recs from if I’ve ever done a post like this before, but who cares? As follows are my best recommendations for witchy books! Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Practical Magic tells the story of the Owens […]

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Review: The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco

Tea continues to tell her story to the Bard, this time delving into the political turmoil that led to her exile from Ankyo. The exploits of the Princess Inessa, the way Tea’s bond with the azi was revealed, and the source of the sleeping sickness afflicting nobles reveal themselves in a second twisting installment of […]

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Discussion: Can gritty fantasy be….good?

Gritty Fantasy: A loose definition All right, what do I mean by “gritty?” I mean that weird blend of hyper-realistic violence and super detailed fantasy. Books where the humans of the world are already fighting one another in bloody and awful ways, but on top of that any scene with fantasy elements ends up looking […]

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Review: Dread Pirate Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #2) by Shami Stovall [Witchy Readathon #2, ScallyWagAThon #1]

Volke and his friends are now all apprentices under Master Zelfree. Traveling with the Frith Guild, the apprentices are gaining more ground with magic. But when visiting an island known for its griffin bonding ceremonies, the group learns about a pirate crew that intentionally inflicted the arcane plague on a grown griffin. With the name […]

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Archive Review: Avalon High by Meg Cabot

Elaine has been living the unfortunate life of the teenager daughter to two medieval scholars. When her parents take a joint sabbatical to Maryland, Elaine is brought along with them. Things aren’t all bad though. Their temporary home has a pool, there’s a nearby park Elaine can run the track of, and there’s a very […]

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Discussion: The Magic System in Knightmare Arcanist

Hello book bees and welcome to another discussion post about a magic system! Today I will be discussing the magic used in Shami Stovall’s Knightmare Arcanist. Disclaimer, I have not read the whole series yet so my understanding of the magic system is limited to the first book. I will be discussing it based on […]