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Fantasy Book Reviews

Book Review: Caraval, A Good Distraction

Oh, you guys, I’m so happy to be not sick anymore, or at least not as sick as I have been! I’m way behind in posting my reviews because I’ve been struggling with the flu. It’s been a bad bug: 104° fever, chills, body aches, gut-wrenching cough, headache, extreme exhaustion, etc. On top of that,…

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Book Reviews: Banished and Unforsaken are Rapid-Fire Reads

It’s been an emotionally-draining week, but I still have two books to review! They are Banished and Unforsaken, by Sophie Littlefield.  They’re both YA fantasy, the second one the sequel to the first. These are books you want to read if you want fairly intense, action-based reads, not deep, but compelling. What Banished is About Hailey Tarbell lives…

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Book Review: The Raven Boys: Satisfying and Mystical

Between preparing for my last day at work this week and my first day as a homeschooling mom next week, I’ve been busy, but over the Christmas break, I had time to query my book Stranger in my Own Head a little more, and start three new books, even while I was helping my eldest recover…

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Book Review: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, a Pleasant Read

Some books are wild rides. Others are mountain treks, difficult but well worth it for the beauty and exercise. Others are walks in the park on cool summer evenings, where the sound of children laughing on swing sets and the breeze caressing the back of your neck makes you forget all your cares. Beasts of Extraordinary…

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Book Review: The Fifth Doll by Charlie Holmberg: A Rug of a Tale

As if I haven’t offered enough visuals for people to compare certain books to or rate books by (stars, anyone? nutrition facts labels? or how about gifs?),  I offer yet another one:  full-on videos, like the one below: What book does it describe, you ask? The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg. And why a…

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Book Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet — A Wow Read

The words "Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet" in front of violet background with lavender swirls. "Charlie N. Holmberg" in yellow letters at the bottom.

What Is Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet About? Reading a synopsis like this, what would you think? Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of…

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