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Snowspelled by Stephanie Burgis.

Quick break for another pre-Cybils review, a charming Regency fantasy-romance, with strong underpinnings. Snowspelled. The Harwood Spellbook 1 by Stephanie Burgis. Five Fathoms Press, 2017. Cassandra Harwood used to be Angland’s only female magicians, and one of its best altogether.  … Continue reading

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Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

My blogging friend Maureen at By Singing Light, like myself, is a fan of a well-retold Tam Lin story – so when she got excited about this story, I paid attention.  A column by the author on John Scalzi’s blog … Continue reading

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Short Takes: House of Shadows, Girl Who Drank the Moon, Furthermore

Every so often, I realize that I am reading faster than I can write reviews.  Time passes, my friends, and I cannot seem to make more of it no matter how hard I try.   So here is an exercise in … Continue reading

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The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman. Roc, 2015. As the story opens, our heroine, Irene, is disguised as a maid at a boys’ boarding school, scrubbing late at night in order for a chance to achieve her mission: taking an … Continue reading

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Ancillary Justice and Monstress

Here is some of my recent reading for grown-ups – two beautifully detailed, intricately plotted, and female-focused worlds.  Both of these showed up in my Top 10 New-to-Me Authors I Read for the First Time in 2016. Ancillary Justice. Imperial … Continue reading

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TTT: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read For the First Time In 2016

Here are ten of my favorite new authors for 2016, with great stories for middle grade, teen and adult readers. Continue reading

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The Mountain of Kept Memory

Take a break from real life politics with tricksy fantasy politics in a gorgeous setting in the Mountain of Kept Memory by Rachel Neumeier. Continue reading

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Top 10 Fantasy Authors I’ve Never Read for Top 10 Tuesday

I don’t remember what was on my TBR before I started blogging 12 years ago. But since I’ve been blogging I have built up quite a list of authors that I’m sure I’d like but have never gotten around to reading during that time. Continue reading

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Diversity on the Shelf – June Update

#DiversityontheShelf Challenge Update – 4 #ownvoices book, 3 more diverse reads, for kids, teens & grown-ups. Continue reading

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House of Shattered Wings

Once again, the Book Smugglers and Fan Girl Happy Hour, convinced me to try a book from a new author – even though it’s meant for adults.  I swear I picked this up without even reading what it was about … Continue reading

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