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Charity Bradford’s The Magic Wakes

An Interesting Mix of Genres In “The Magic Wakes,” Charity Bradford takes the reader on a ride using various elements of science fiction and fantasy, which turns out to be a very interesting and rare combination. When you mix dragons and magic with spaceships and futuristic technology — old world versus new world — it’s a leap of imagination. Talia Zaryn, a scientist on her home world, Sendek, has had troubling nightmares for years: an alien invasion that culminates with her death during Read more […]


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Emily Giffin’s “Baby Proof” 1

Just as Claudia Parr, a successful New York publisher, has just about given up on falling in love, she meets the warm, kind, and funny Ben. He’s a talented and successful architect. The two meet on a blind date through mutual friends, and from there they become inseparable. On their first date, Claudia discovers Ben also doesn’t want children. Then the two decide to take the plunge and enjoy a child-free marriage. Then a few years into their marriage one of them has a change of heart. One of Read more […]

David Benioff’s “City of Thieves”

David Benioff’s City of Thieves is a coming-of-age story set in Leningrad during World War II. It’s a story of two unlikely guys paired together to accomplish an almost impossible task: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. Lev is arrested for looting while Kolya is condemned for being a deserter. The colonel gives them a chance to redeem themselves—if they fail their mission to acquire the eggs they are likely to be executed. The first Read more […]

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