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Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

Book Review: Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

Title: Naamah’s Blessing Author: Jacqueline Carey Series: Moirin Trilogy, Book 3; Kushiel’s Universe, Book 9 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Hardcover: 610 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Returning to Terre d’Ange, Moirin finds the royal family broken. Wracked by unrelenting grief at the loss of his wife, Queen Jehanne, King Daniel is unable to rule. Prince Thierry, leading an expedition to explore the deadly jungles of Terra Nova, is halfway across the world. And three year old…

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Book Review: The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde

Title: The Woman Who Died A Lot Author: Jasper Fforde Series: Thursday Next, Book 7 Publisher: Viking Hardcover: 366 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The Bookworld’s leading enforcement officer, Thursday Next, has been forced into a semiretirement following an assassination attempt, returning home to Swindon and her family to recuperate. But Thursday’s children have problems that demand she become a mother of invention: Friday’s career struggles in the Chronoguard, where he is relegated to a might-have-been;…

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Book Review: The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde

Title: The Song of the Quarkbeast Author: Jasper Fforde Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Series: The Chronicles of Kazam, Book 2 Hardcover: 304 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Magic has been in a sad state in the Ununited Kingdom for years, but now it’s finally on the rise and boneheaded King Snodd IV knows it. If he succeeds at his plot, the very future of magic will be at risk! Sensible sixteen-year-old Jennifer Strange, acting manager of Kazam Mystical Arts…

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Book Review: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

Title: Lost in a Good Book Author: Jasper Fforde Publisher: Penguin Series: Thursday Next, Book 2 Paperback: 399 pages Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The inventive, exuberant, and totally original literary fun that began with The Eyre Affair continues with Jasper Fforde’s magnificent second adventure starring the resourceful, fearless literary sleuth Thursday Next. When Landen, the love of her life, is eradicated by the corrupt multinational Goliath Corporation, Thursday must moonlight as a Prose Resource Operative of Jurisfiction, the police force inside books….

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Book Review: Alvin Journeyman by Orson Scott Card

Book Review: Alvin Journeyman by Orson Scott Card

Title: Alvin Journeyman Author: Orson Scott Card Publisher: Tor Paperback: 400 pages Series: Tales of Alvin maker, Book 4 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Alvin Miller, a gifted seventh son of a seventh son, utilizes his skills as a Maker to help create a brighter future for America, but his task is further challenged by his ancient enemy, the Unmaker, who plots to end Alvin’s life. Overall Rating: 4.5/5 This is one of the best alternate history series I’ve ever read….

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Book Review: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Book Review: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Title: The Eyre Affair Author: Jasper Fforde Series: Thursday Next, Book 1 Publisher: Viking Adult Hardcover: 374 pages Summary: (Taken from Goodreads) Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality, (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very,very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem, militant Baconians heckle performances of Hamlet, and forging Byronic…

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