Genre: Urban Fantasy

Book Review : The Golden Enclaves

Book Review : The Golden Enclaves

With some cautiously reserved excitement, I preordered The Golden Enclaves, the final entry in The Scholomance Trilogy. The predecessor to this final installment, The Last Graduate, ended with a massive cliffhanger, leaving the fate of the male lead, Orion Lake, looking very bleak—so I was pretty invested in finding out what befell him and how protagonist Galadriel “El” Higgins reacted. I never would have guessed the sequence of events that […]

Posted October 4, 2022 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Young Adult
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Book Review : The Conductors

Book Review : The Conductors

The Conductors asks the very intriguing question: what if the conductors of the underground railroad had magical powers? Unfortunately, the answer is disappointingly vague. However, I still found myself very interested by the amalgamation of historical fiction, murder mystery, magic, and a bit of romance. Despite the intriguing nature of this mixture, I found that in trying to do so many things and genres, that The Conductors didn’t really succeed […]

Posted March 1, 2021 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : Spellbreaker

Book Review : Spellbreaker

When I need a fun, magical book to read, I look no further than author Charlie N. Holmberg’s works. Her novels, such as The Plastic Magician, are always a pure delight, and Spellbreaker is no exception to this rule. Spellbreaker takes place in Victorian England, combining historical fiction, magic, romance, and mystery all into one entertaining read. As usual, I was enchanted by author Holmberg’s writing, even though Spellbreaker focuses […]

Posted December 28, 2020 in Book Reviews, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
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Book Review : Part-Time Gods

Book Review : Part-Time Gods

It pains me to say this, but I think Part-Time Gods is one of my least favorite novels written by Rachel Aaron. Don’t get me wrong, Part-Time Gods had plenty of great stuff, the characterization of the god of the Detroit-Free Zone, a swoon-worthy main love interest, interesting magical systems, and returns of familiar favorite characters from Nice Dragons Finish Last. So why did I dislike Part-Time Gods so much? […]

Posted June 5, 2020 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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Book Review : House of Earth and Blood

Book Review : House of Earth and Blood

After being less than thrilled with Kingdom of Ash, the ending to Sarah J. Maas’s much beloved Throne of Glass series, I was a little skeptical when I preordered  House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1). Never did I expect to sit down and read the entire 803 paged book in one sitting. House of Earth and Blood offers something completely unlike anything I’ve ever read–a murder mystery in a […]

Posted March 13, 2020 in Book Reviews, Fantasy
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