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Fourth Son

Fourth Son by Monica Poole ★★★★☆ Fourth Son is a bitter tale of a young man, Jahnes Tehrel, who faces saving his family from slavery after his father dies in a mining accident. His decision changes his life and those he loves the most. This book is an excellent examination of a society built on […]

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The Hundred-Year House

The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai ★★★★☆ The Hundred-Year House takes a look at a family’s estate from the recent past (Y2K era) back to the 1900’s through the quirky characters that occupy it. This is a treasure hunt disguised as a book. Rebecca Makkai pulls the reader back through a century of people who […]

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The Magicians

The Magicians by, Lev Grossman ★★★★☆ The Magicians is a book not for everyone. Quentin, our main character, is magical, and missing something in his life. If he could only get to Fillory (a magical place found in his favorite books, and a very grown up version of Narnia) then everything will be OK. He […]

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Thea’s Tale

Thea’s Tale by Lisa Manifold ★★★★☆ This is a story of love, curses, and royalty. A fairy tale for everyone! Ms. Manifold weaves a new twist into the old German tale of twelve sisters who are cursed to dance every night until their shoes are torn and tattered. The original story is short(about 5 pages)whereas […]

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The Potter Books? Read.

Harry Potter, Books 1-7 ★★★★☆ In 1997 J.K. Rowling published the first Harry Potter book that opened her world, and our’s, to things so magically wonderful. Over the course of seven books, eight movies, action figures, and theme park rides, the Harry Potter franchise has touched every corner of the world. In 1997 my daughter […]

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Vessel

Vessel by Andrew J. Morgan ★★☆☆☆ A strange vessel floats in orbit with the International Space Station. Things go into overdrive when communications with the station is lost. Sally Fisher, a SETI scientist and communications expert, is sent on an emergency mission to the space station to trouble shoot the problems. Meanwhile, on the ground, […]

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The Paper Magician

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg ★★★★★ Ceony Twill dreams of being a smelter magician, yet her desires are thwarted by her assignment to the eccentric Paper Magician Emery Thanes. Her apprenticeship to a paper magician initially seems like an insult to her. After all, she was the top student in her graduating class […]

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Fairest: A Good Read

Fairest: Levana’s Story by Marissa Meyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Fairest, the next installment in The Lunar Chronicals delves deep into the backstory of Levana and the royal family of Luna. Meyer develops Levana’s tragic life in such a way that I was sympathetic to her plight. Her evil rule is well established […]

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A Beautiful Story

The Shell Collector by Hugh Howey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Hugh Howey has out done himself in this beautifully written book that explores the depth of love and passion to save a world that has lost so much. The Shell Collector is an exploration of great loss that leads to redemption. Howey takes […]

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Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon My rating: 4 of 5 stars Diana Gabaldon has once again not disappointed me. “My Own Heart’s Blood” is a fantastic telling of love and life during the Revolutionary War. Passions of life and death are as thick as the air over the battle fields. What […]

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