Tag Archives: Magic

Hexed by Michelle Krys

Hexed by Michelle Krys, Delacorte Press: 2014. Indigo Blackwood is one of the popular students, a cheerleader who is dating the star of the football team. Her perfect high school life is only marred by her quirky mother, who owns … Continue reading

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A Troubling Message to Be Sending to Middle Grade Readers

A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani I normally don’t write reviews of books I haven’t finished. I also avoid reviewing books I don’t care for, preferring to save my energy for spreading the word about great books. But in … Continue reading

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Romance, Magic, & Royalty

The Ring & the Crown by Melissa De La Cruz. New York: Hyperion, 2014. In an alternate history where Merlin still protects the English monarchy, Marie-Victoire is heir to the most powerful empire in the world. Aelwyn Myrddyn, her childhood … Continue reading

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A Mythology Lover’s Delight

The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond. Nottingham, UK: Strange Chemistry, 2013. For eons, the old gods slept. But five years ago, something woke them. Since then, 17-year-old Kyra’s world has been very different. Technology is unpredictable and the seven trickster … Continue reading

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When Fairy Tales Are Real

Kill Me Softy by Sarah Cross. Egmont, 2012. In the town of Beau Rivage, fairy tales are real and curses can kill you. Mira’s godmothers have always done their best to shelter her. They refuse to let her return to … Continue reading

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The Hub Reading Challenge Update – Week 1

The longer duration of this year’s challenge means that I don’t have to focus almost exclusively on reading just challenge books in order to finish on time. So these updates will probably be a little bit shorter as I try … Continue reading

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The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

Back in April, as part of the YALSA Best of the Best Reading Challenge, I read Rae Carson’s The Girl of Fire and Thorns and absolutely loved it. I wrote a short response to it as part of my Challenge … Continue reading

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Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

Princess Celie’s favorite day of the week is Tuesday because that’s the day Castle Glower usually grows a new room or two, or a turret, or passage. Castle Glower’s favorite person is Princess Celie, the only one who has ever … Continue reading

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Come one, come all! Wander the Cloud Maze. Delight in the Ice Garden. Ride the amazing Carousel. Have your fortune told. Marvel at the tattooed contortionist. Enjoy the magical creation that is The Night Circus! Only open from dusk to … Continue reading

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