Monthly Archives: November 2016

The Shattered Spear by Jack Campbell

With Shattered Spear, the world of Midway draws to a close as Iceni and Drakon work their hardest to create a unified and cohesive power base to protect their system. Many of the loose strings (Morgan, the child, Iceni’s former … Continue reading

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The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

I think this is aimed squarely at the less demanding YA readers – perhaps those that enjoy Dan Brown or the Twilight series. Because honestly, it’s all pretty silly and with some majorly obvious and really bad logic holes. I … Continue reading

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Toni Tennille a Memoir by Toni Tennille

What Toni Tennille gives us with her memoir is a gentle tale of a gentle person. Born and raised in the deep South to upper middle class parents, she’s too much of a lady to kiss and tell. But at … Continue reading

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The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud

Sometimes, you find a series so great, you wonder why it isn’t the next Harry Potter. Because truly, The Lockwood series has all the things that made Harry Potter great: intricate plot and worldbuilding, intriguing characters, a fascinating story, and … Continue reading

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Long May She Reign by Rihannon Thomas

Although this may look like YA fantasy, what we have with Long May She Reign is more murder mystery than action/adventure as our heroine seeks to solve crimes through science and beakers. The worldbuilding makes for an uncomfortable melange of … Continue reading

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Hunted by Meagan Spooner

Author Spooner made several smart choices with this retelling of Beauty and the Beast: Russian folklore is mixed with hard fantasy to give a very unique story. The Beast is feral, the sisters good hearted, and the suitor for our … Continue reading

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Miss Ellicott’s School For The Magically Minded by Sage Blackwood

Sage Blackwood is definitely an author at the top of her game as she gives us yet another intriguing children’s fantasy, this time a stand alone. And although middle grade is likely the target audience, the themes and nuances make … Continue reading

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