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Book Review: Torch

by R.J. Anderson *cover and synopsis from Goodreads* How do you fight fire without fire? When a freak storm uncovers the entrance to a mysterious underground chamber, Ivy and Martin expect to find treasure. But what they discover is even more valuable: a barrow full of sleeping spriggans, magically preserved for centuries. With the vengeful piskey… Continue reading Book Review: Torch

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Book Review: Nomad

by R.J. Anderson *synopsis and cover from Goodreads* Cast into exile, she must return to free her people. Banished from her underground home by Betony, the queen of the Cornish piskeys, young Ivy sets out to forge a new life for herself in the world above. But a deadly threat lingers in the mine, and… Continue reading Book Review: Nomad

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Book Review: Of Fire and Ash

by Gillian Bronte Adams *cover image and synopsis from Goodreads* She rides a fireborn, a steed of fire and ash, trained for destruction. Ceridwen tal Desmond dreams of ruling like her father over the nation of Soldonia, where warriors ride to battle on magical steeds—soaring on storm winds, vanishing in shadow, quaking the earth, and… Continue reading Book Review: Of Fire and Ash

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Book Review: A Little Taste of Poison

by R. J. Anderson ***Cover and synopsis from Goodreads*** The city of Tarreton is powered by magic, from simple tablets that light lamps to advanced Sagery that can murder a man from afar. Isaveth has a talent for spell-making, but as a girl from a poor neighborhood she never dreamed she could study at the… Continue reading Book Review: A Little Taste of Poison

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Book Review: A Pocket Full of Murder

by R. J. Anderson *Cover image from Amazon* Life may be challenging for Isaveth Breck, but it's not too difficult. Yes, her family is shunned because of their beliefs and her father struggles to find work as a result, but they all have each other and they make do. However, Isaveth's world is tipped upside-down… Continue reading Book Review: A Pocket Full of Murder

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Reading Updates/ Map Recap Pt. 2

In case you missed it, last week I posted Part 1 of my May recap, which was essentially a giant writing update. If you want to know about what I'm currently writing, make sure you go read it! This second part is going to be focused on what books I've been loving, and some other… Continue reading Reading Updates/ Map Recap Pt. 2

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Book Review: The Vanderbeekers, Lost and Found

by Karina Yan Glaser Adventure never seems to leave the Vanderbeekers! As autumn and the start of a new school year roll around, the Vanderbeekers are busy helping Mr. Beiderman prepare for the city marathon and trying to figure out who the mysterious person sleeping the community garden shed is. When the Vanderbeekers do discover… Continue reading Book Review: The Vanderbeekers, Lost and Found

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Book Review: The Shadow Throne

by Jennifer A. Nieslen War has come to Carthya, with attacks on all sides and allies far away. And Imogen has been captured. Jaron knows that Avenia plans to use her to bring Carthya to her knees, but he can't leave Imogen to them. Besides, he's outsmarted Avenia plenty of times before. This time, though,… Continue reading Book Review: The Shadow Throne

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Book Review: The Runaway King

by Jennifer A. Nielsen Jaron has returned home to his throne as King of Carthya. But not everyone is happy about his return. After an assassination attempt and a warning, Jaron knows that war is coming to Carthya. And the best way to stop it may be to leave the throne. Jaron, reassuming the identity… Continue reading Book Review: The Runaway King