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Book Review: Spellbreaker

by Charlie N. Holmberg publisher's synopsis The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime.… Continue reading Book Review: Spellbreaker

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Book Review: Keeper of Enchanted Rooms

by Charlie N. Holmberg publisher's synopsis Rhode Island, 1846. Estranged from his family, writer Merritt Fernsby is surprised when he inherits a remote estate in the Narragansett Bay. Though the property has been uninhabited for more than a century, Merritt is ready to call it home—until he realizes he has no choice. With its doors… Continue reading Book Review: Keeper of Enchanted Rooms

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Book Review: Fawkes

by Nadine Brandes Thomas Fawkes has longed for the day when he will receive his color mask. He is certain that he will bond with the color Gray and finally be able to drive the Stone Plague out of his eye. Sure, no one else has ever managed to color speak the Stone Plague away,… Continue reading Book Review: Fawkes

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Book Review: Splinters of Scarlet

by Emily Bain Murphy Marit hates using her magic. She's seen the cost of using too much magic--it creates a buildup of the Firn. That's what killed her sister. And that's why Marit is reluctant to use it except when helping Eve, a fellow orphan who's like a little sister to Marit. When Eve is… Continue reading Book Review: Splinters of Scarlet

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Book Review: Wrath of the Storm

by Jennifer A. Nielsen Nic Calva has two of the three magical amulets of the Roman gods, and he knows where the stone that can become the Jupiter Stone, the last and most powerful of the amulets, is hidden. And that means that Rome, the Praetors, and the gods aren't done with him yet. Nic… Continue reading Book Review: Wrath of the Storm

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Book Review: Spindle

by Shonna Slayton Briar Rose works in a New England mill, trying to support her siblings and figure out her life. Her plans for caring for her siblings have been dashed, and she only has so much time until she turns seventeen and Nanny will stop looking after them. Briar's life is then turned further… Continue reading Book Review: Spindle

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Book Review: Rise of the Wolf

by Jennifer A. Nielsen The Praetor War, a battle between both humans and gods for Rome, is happening and Nic Calva is at the center of it. The Praetors believe that Nic holds the key to the Malice of Mars, the next of the amulets of the gods after Caesar's bulla. The Praetors are desperate… Continue reading Book Review: Rise of the Wolf

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Book Review: Mark of the Thief

by Jennifer A. Nielsen Nic Calva is a slave in the Roman mines. He lives his life mining away and following the rules, except for the ones that he thinks are stupid. Which means that he refuses to enter a haunted cave to look for a bulla, an amulet, that once belonged to Julius Caesar.… Continue reading Book Review: Mark of the Thief