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Dark Magic + Morally Grey, Damaged Characters = A Combustal Ride Into The Crooked Place By Alexandra Christo, Out 10/8 Blog Tour Stop

Into the Crooked Place Review: Please note- Interview with Alexandra Christo will post next Sunday Ok. Look. Maybe my aura (soul, being... whatever your choice of words are) is just in a funny place right now) so whether it is the likes of There Will Come a Darkness, Into the Crooked Place or the soon to come Eight Will …

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Balancing Revolution And Oppression With Wit, And An Inspired Magic System, Paul Krueger’s Steel Crow Saga Hits Shelves Today

I worry sometimes that authors will run out of ideas for magic systems. I enjoy them so much that I worry the day will come when they will start blending together or authors won't be able to flesh them out as they should for reader buy-in. Then I look back on four books I read …

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Get A Clue And Prepare To Geek Out! In The Hall With A Knife By Diana Peterfreund Kicks-Off The Clue Mystery Series On 10/8

Fun, campy and loaded with easter eggs, In the Hall With the Knife by Diana Peterfreund (Q and A from last week), is everything and exactly what you would expect it to be from a new young adult twist on the Clue movie and board game franchise. Thank you to Abrams Kids for an ARC …

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We Are All Good People Here By Susan Rebecca White Demonstrates Her Spectacular Historical Research… But What Happened To The Story? ARC Review- Released 8/6

I've never given the summary of a book up front but with We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White, I feel the need to do so. If only because I want everyone to understand the potential of this book. I don't want everyone to just hear my review of the book. I …

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Vividly Written Ghosts and the Psychokinetic Living Breathes Life Into Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist- ARC Review Out 5/21

Let's just be clear. When I posted my WWW yesterday (now updated) Missing, Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist was under "What am I currently reading," because I was about 75% done and was working on the review for An Illusion of Thieves (that review is coming next). Then a funny thing happened. Thank you to Greenwillow Books and Edelweiss …

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Socially Relevant and Spectacularly Entertaining, Let Me Hear A Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson Drops on May 21st- ARC Review

I was at a conference once when Jeff Zenter perfectly summarized Tiffany Jackson's body of work. I'm going to have to paraphrase, because it was more than a year ago that he said it, but it is important. It is important because no one and understand that I would bet the few things precious in …

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Reread/Recap of Venators Magic Unleashed by Devri Walls (Book 1 of Venators Series)

Originally when I read Magic Unleashed, book one in the Venators Series by Devri Walls, I lived walking distance from the Gateway Arch. Now I live right next door to the Arch, in St. Louis, and that changed the dynamic of Magic Unleashed just a bit. The Arch is quite cleverly utilized as a literal gateway …

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