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Book Review: Gabriel Finley and the Lord of Air and Darkness

Book Review: Gabriel Finley and the Lord of Air and Darkness

Title: Gabriel Finley and the Lord of Air and Darkness Author: George Hagen Series: Gabriel Finley, Book 2 Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Hardcover: 290 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Gabriel Finley is longing to find his mother, who vanished without a trace when he was just a baby. Along with Gabriel’s raven, Paladin–with whom he has a magical bond that enables them to become one creature and FLY!–and his three friends, he ventures back to the ruined underground city of Aviopolis to free…

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Wishlist Wednesday #15: Fruits Basket, Vol 2 by Natsuki Takaya

Wishlist Wednesday #15: Fruits Basket, Vol 2 by Natsuki Takaya

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. A lot of my friends in high school and college were obsessed with this show, so when I needed a new manga to read, I decided to check out the first volume of Fruits Basket. (The fact that my library had all the volumes was also a factor.) I found…

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Wishlist Wednesday #13: The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender

Wishlist Wednesday #13: The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I’ve been in a short story mood recently, and I’ve heard that some of these stories have elements of magical realism in them, which always intrigues me. I’m definitely looking forward to grabbing a copy of this…

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Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer Author: Leigh Bardugo Series: DC Icons, Book 1 Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 384 pages Source: ALA Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . . Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and…

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Book Review: Platinum by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Book Review: Platinum by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title: Platinum Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Series: Golden, Book 2 Paperback: 224 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) LILAH KNOWS THE rules better than anyone, but between her newfound visions, an absolutely fatal attraction to a boy who isn’t real, and the threat of a supernatural enemy with a sting deadlier than any Queen Bee, it’s going to take everything she has to stay on top at Emory. And to prove once and for all that – highlights…

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Book Review: Superior Saturday by Garth Nix

Book Review: Superior Saturday by Garth Nix

Title: Superior Saturday Author: Garth Nix Series: Keys to the Kingdom, Book 6 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 336 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository On the sixth day, there was sorcery. Arthur Penhaligan has wrested five of the Keys from their immortal guardians, the Trustees of the Will. But gaining the Sixth Key poses a greater challenge than any he has faced before. Superior Saturday is not just one of the Trustees – she is also the oldest Denizen and the…

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Book Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Book Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Title: The Last Magician Author: Lisa Maxwell Publisher: Simon Pulse Hardcover: 512 pages Source: ALA 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Stop the Magician. Steal the book. Save the future. In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means…

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Book Review: Hook’s Tale by John Pielmeier

Book Review: Hook’s Tale by John Pielmeier

Title: Hook’s Tale: Being an Account of an Unjustly Villainized Pirate Written by Himself Author: John Pielmeier Publisher: Scribner Hardcover: 288 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Long defamed as a vicious pirate, Captain James Cook (a.k.a Hook) was in fact a dazzling wordsmith who left behind a vibrant, wildly entertaining, and entirely truthful memoir. His chronicle offers a counter narrative to the works of J.M. Barrie, a “dour Scotsman” whose spurious accounts got it all wrong. Now, award-winning playwright John Pielmeier is proud…

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Wishlist Wednesday #5: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

Wishlist Wednesday #5: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. The Last Magician was a surprise find at ALA Annual; the cover grabbed my attention, but the description sealed the deal. It has everything I love: magic, thievery, TIME TRAVEL, and Old New York, complete with games…

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Book Review: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

Book Review: The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

Title: The Door in the Hedge Author: Robin McKinley Publisher: Firebird Paperback: 224 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Robin McKinley here spins two new fairy tales and retells two cherished classics. All feature princesses touched with or by magic. There is Linadel, who lives in a kingdom next to Faerieland, where princesses are stolen away on their seventeenth birthdays-and Linadel’s seventeenth birthday is tomorrow. And Korah, whose brother is bewitched by the magical Golden Hind; now it is up to her to…

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