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Review: Knightmare Arcanist (Frith Chronicles #1) by Shami Stovall [TheWriteReads Blog Tour Stop!]

Gravedigger Volke Savan wants nothing more than to be like his hero, the legendary magical swashbuckler, Gregory Ruma. First he needs to become an arcanist, someone capable of wielding magic, which requires bonding with a mythical creature. And he’ll take anything—a pegasus, a griffin, a ravenous hydra—maybe even a leviathan, like Ruma. So when Volke […]

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Archived Review: Cinder Ella by ST Lynn

Ella has always known she is trans. She wants to live as a woman, wear feminine clothing, and holds onto her identity even under the horrible treatment of her stepfamily who insist on using her deadname and pronouns. Ella may be a servant in her own home, but at least she knows who she is […]

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Review: The Princess Companion (The Four Kingdoms #1) by Melanie Cellier

Alyssa is lost in the forest on her way to live with her aunt in the Arcadian capital. She happens upon the winter castle of the royal family and is surprised when they take her in, even if they do provide her with a mattress with a broken spring her first night there. Alyssa is […]

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Discussion: YA Tropes I Don’t Like

Introduction I’ve said before that I’m not always a fan of YA novels when adult novels of the same concept are available. This is largely due to the way YA protagonists are written and my inability to care about or understand them. Still, there are some amazingly creative YA novels out there and some brilliant […]

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Review: Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard

In the Kingdom of Norta, those with Red blood and those with Silver blood are separate. Reds are servants, common foot soldiers, and toil away in dilapidated homes. If they cannot find work before turning eighteen they are conscripted into the army to fight the Lakelanders. Silvers are special, different. They have powers, privilege, and […]

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Discussion: Snow White

Origins of the Tale Snow White as a German tale first appeared in the Grimm collection of tales in 1812. It is largely considered a made up tale, though there are different theories about potential inspirations. The most popular theories are that the story is somewhat based on the life of Margaretha von Waldeck or […]

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Review: A Dream of Ebony and White (Beyond the Four Kingdoms #4) by Melanie Cellier

Blanche is in grieving for her father, the recently deceased King of Eliam, when her stepmother Alida begins to make moves to secure the throne for herself. Sixteen, afraid, and practically alone, Blanche can do nothing to resist Alida. Instead, she must be rescued and ferreted away by her childhood friend, Alexander. As the royal […]

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Discussion: YA vs Adult Fantasy

Why hello book bees! I hope that you’re prepared to read a lot of rambling thoughts about fantasy books, because that’s what I’ve got in store for this post! Personally, I am always conflicted about this topic because I love fantasy, but I’m not a huge fan of YA protagonists and tropes. I appreciate a […]

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Piper Prince (Forbidden Forest #2) Review

Larkin and Denan have escaped Hamel with her mother, and her two youngest sisters. But Bane was left behind to face the Black Druids, and her sister Nesha was left behind as well. When Larkin discovers a few disturbing facts about her magic and about the pipers taking more young women, she struggles with her […]

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Reign of Magic by KM Shea, Review

In the third installment of the Fairy Tale Enchantress series Enchantress-in-training Angelique has bucked the control of the Veneno Conclave and is now working with familiar friends such as Stil the craftmage and Prince Severin of Loire. It is becoming clearer that the entire continent is under attack from evil mages, and Angelique’s integral role […]