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Review: “Nine Goblins,” T. Kingfisher

Pros: An all-around wonderful story Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 T. Kingfisher’s Nine Goblins gives us a world in which goblins–who aren’t so bad, really–are at war with humans and elves. It’s what happens when you keep getting

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Review: “Acca,” Christina Bauer

Pros: Sassy Cons: Sass at the expense of other elements Rating: 3 out of 5 Christina Bauer’s Acca (Angelbound Origins Book 3) is sassy and snarky, all right–sometimes at the expense of character smarts, worldbuilding, and more. Main character Myla

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Review: “Ninth City Burning,” J. Patrick Black

Pros: Wonderful characters Cons: Want to know more about what they’re fighting; time differences should produce more change? Rating: 3.5 out of 5 J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning is a fascinating look at a war between forces from two

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Review: “Age of Myth,” Michael J. Sullivan

Pros: Fascinating world-building; good characters Cons: Some blatant unanswered questions Rating: 3.5 out of 5 In Michael J. Sullivan’s Age of Myth: Book One of The Legends of the First Empire, Raithe’s father Herkimer is slain by one of the

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Review: “The Invisible Library,” Genevieve Cogman

Pros: Interesting setup Cons: Didn’t keep me enthralled Rating: 3 out of 5 Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library starts out with an interesting premise: Irene is a Librarian (with a capital L). She works for a mysterious interdimensional Library hunting

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Review: “Madelyn’s Last Dance,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Love the characters, especially Madelyn Cons: Confusions Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Madelyn’s Last Dance comes after book one: Madelyn’s Nephew and book two: Madelyn’s Mistake. I absolutely love the entire series. In Madelyn’s Last Dance the

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Review: “Marked in Flesh,” Anne Bishop

Pros: Continues our fascinating tale Cons: Too many characters to keep track of Rating: 4 out of 5 Anne Bishop’s Marked In Flesh: A Novel of the Others is book four in the series. While there’s a well-done summary of

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Review: “The Seventh Bride,” T. Kingfisher

Pros: Engaging characters Cons: A couple of unexplained oddities Rating: 4 out of 5 T. Kingfisher’s The Seventh Bride is a fairy-tale story; this does mean that there are some things I’d consider plot holes normally that instead seem to

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Review: “The Mapkeeper and the Rise of the Wardens,” Katie Cash

Pros: Magic by map could have been interesting Cons: Interesting background nearly irrelevant; various and sundry plot holes Rating: 1.5 out of 5 In The Mapkeeper and the Rise of the Wardens, by Katie Cash, Lucy Barnes is a high

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Review: “City of Blades,” Robert Jackson Bennett

Pros: Made me cry; fantastic characters; love the view of the Divine Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 City of Blades is book two in Robert Jackson Bennett’s Divine Cities series. I have not read City of Stairs (one

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