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Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus”

I know, this book was trendy a while ago. Why am I just now reading it? Well, to be honest, I picked it up when everyone else was reading it but couldn’t get into it. It’s very cloak-and-dagger in the beginning. It does take a bit of a commitment to really get into the story, but it’s completely worth it. Glad I picked it up again. So we see Celia and Marco from their early years. And it’s not really clear until we’re almost at the end what’s going on here. But they are taken under Read more […]

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Charlie Holmberg’s “The Paper Magician”

This is barely classified as romance, but it’s a love story I really enjoyed. You meet Ceony, a young magician-in-training who is about to begin her apprenticeship. In this world, magicians bond with a particular element and work only with that element the rest of their lives. Ceony has her heart set on being a smelter but lands in the home of a paper magician instead because there is apparently a shortage of paper magicians. So now we meet Emery Thane, her mentor. He’s a quiet, work-obsessed Read more […]


Nora Roberts’s “Dark Witch” 3

I was so excited to read this book. I’ve read a lot of Nora Roberts and generally walk away happy I spent the time with her. But this book just didn’t hit the mark for me. Granted, it’s possible my expectations were too high — I love anything involving magic and the supernatural. In this tale, you begin with the original Dark Witch whose descendants come back together in modern times to finally defeat the wizard who took her down and wreaked havoc on the lives of many. We follow Iona Read more […]

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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 […]