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Book Review: Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Book Review: Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

Title: Thirteenth Child Author: Patricia C. Wrede Series: Frontier Magic, Book 1 Publisher: Scholastic Press Hardcover: 344 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he’s supposed to possess amazing talent — and she’s supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously…

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Wishlist Wednesday #29: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Wishlist Wednesday #29: Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

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. Tamora Pierce has long been a favorite of mine, and I’m excited to see that she’s working on a Tortall Universe series about Numair. This brings me right back into adolescent excitement and I can’t wait to read this. It releases in just under a week!!! Title: Tempests and Slaughter…

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Book Review: Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol 2 by Diana Wynne Jones

Book Review: Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol 2 by Diana Wynne Jones

Title: Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol 2 Author: Diana Wynne Jones Series: Chrestomanci, 3-4 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Paperback: 560 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository In this multiple parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds, only an enchanter with nine lives is powerful enough to control the rampant misuse of magic — and to hold the title Chrestomanci… There is a world in which the peaceful city-state of Caprona is threatened by the malevolent machinations of a mysterious enchanter…and another…

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Book Review: Lord Sunday by Garth Nix

Book Review: Lord Sunday by Garth Nix

Title: Lord Sunday Author: Garth Nix Series: Keys to the Kingdom, Book 7 Publisher: Scholastic Hardcover: 320 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository On the seventh day, there was a choice. The House is falling apart, and when it is destroyed, all existence will be destroyed with it, Arthur Penhaligon and his friends Leaf and Suzy are caught in the chaos, separated by events but drawn together in their fight to survive. They must use every power at their disposal…

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Book Review: How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks

Book Review: How to Catch a Bogle by Catherine Jinks

Title: How to Catch a Bogle Author: Catherine Jinks Series: City of Orphans, Book 1 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 320 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository If ever a chill entered her soul, or the hope suddenly drained from her heart, she knew a bogle was to blame. Birdie McAdam, a ten-year-old orphan, is tougher than she looks. She’s proud of her job as apprentice to Alfred the Bogler, a man who catches monsters for a…

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Favorite Books of 2017

Favorite Books of 2017

2017 was a stellar reading year for both Andrew and me. We read a combined total of 200+ books and loved so many of them! One of my favorite parts of reading is sharing books I love with others and telling my friends and family which books THEY NEED TO READ! Andrew and I often recommend our favorite books to each other, and here we are now, recommending our favorite reads of this year to you. Maybe you’ll find a…

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Book Review: Witch Ball by Linda Joy Singleton

Book Review: Witch Ball by Linda Joy Singleton

Title: Witch Ball Author: Linda Joy Singleton Publisher: Llewellyn Publications Series: Seer, Book 3 Paperback: 341 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sabine is finally starting to feel accepted at her new high school. She’s friends with the popular girls and even has a cute boyfriend. But Sabine also has a dark secret-she’s psychic, and was forced to leave her old school after she accurately predicted the death of a football player. Volunteering with her friends to help run the psychic booth at their…

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Book Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

Book Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

Title: The Sleeper and the Spindle Author: Neil Gaiman Illustrator: Chris Riddell Publisher: Bloomsbury Hardcover: 71 Source: Chicago Public Library, Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell – weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spellbound from start to finish. On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a…

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Wishlist Wednesday #26: Tortall – A Spy’s Guide by Tamora Pierce

Wishlist Wednesday #26: Tortall – A Spy’s Guide by Tamora Pierce

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 have been a huge fan of Tamora Pierce for years and years; I feel like I’m always waiting to see what she has publishing next. While this isn’t a novel, I still love the world of Tortall and am excited to explore just what is in this companion piece…

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Wishlist Wednesday #22: Strange Brew by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc.

Wishlist Wednesday #22: Strange Brew by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc.

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 slowly but surely making my way through the backlog of paranormal/urban fantasy series that I’ve started; I love these anthologies because they cover a lot of different series I’m reading, and I love getting shorter works from these amazing authors. Title: Strange Brew Authors: Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, etc….

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