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Magisterium 4 and 5: the Silver Mask and the Golden Tower

It’s the finale to a series that my son and I have been following since it started in 2014 with The Iron Trial. Reader be warned – spoilers are unavoidable. The Silver Mask. Magisterium Book 4 by Holly Black and … Continue reading

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Truth-Tellers: Endling #1 and Heartseeker

Two Cybils nominees star main characters who know when the truth is being told – and the danger this puts them in from those in power. Last. Endling #1 by Katherine Applegate. HarperCollins, 2018. Byx is one of the last … Continue reading

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

“What to Read after Black Panther” part 3. It’s not quite Afrofuturism because it’s decidedly mythic past without even the alternate technology of Everfair, and it came out after I made my display. It still belongs here. Continue reading

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The Adventurers Guild

The Adventurers Guild by Zack Loran Clark and Nick Eliopulos. Disney Hyperion, 2017. Zed is a servant’s son, half-elf in a city where that’s a much bigger deal than his fawn-colored skin.  His best friend is Brock, a wealthy merchant’s … Continue reading

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The Old Kingdom Chronicles

Flashback to last week – I was so busy getting ready for taking my daughter’s Girl Scout Daisy troop on their first camping weekend that I forgot to mention that it was also Mother Reader’s 48 Hour Book Challenge, which … Continue reading

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I read the whole Old Kingdom series when it first came out, long enough ago that I’ve never reviewed them for my blog, though I’ve recommended them and loaned them out many times since. I was very excited when Clariel … Continue reading

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The Bitter Kingdom

And back to reviewing for the Armchair Cybils, as well as following up with my own series reading, with this much-anticipated book. The Bitter Kingdom. Girl of Fire and Thorns Book 3. by Rae Carson. Greenwillow Books, 2013. At the … Continue reading

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Spirit Gate

I really enjoyed Kate Elliott’s steampunky fantasy Cold Magic, and thought I’d explore some of her earlier work while waiting for the third book of that series to come out. Spirit Gate. Crossroads Book 1. by Kate Elliott The Crossroads … Continue reading

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