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Review: “The Demons We See,” Krista D. Ball

Rating: 5 out of 5 Krista D. Ball’s The Demons We See (The Dark Abyss of Our Sins Book 1) is also found in: Beginnings: first novels in multiple series by Krista D. Ball (great way to figure out which

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Review: “Mirrorstrike,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s Winterglass, Nuawa, trained and shaped since birth to destroy the Winter Queen, won a tribute tournament and became the newest officer in her armies. Part of the reason she’s so good at

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Review: “Winterglass,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Rating: 5 out of 5 Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s Winterglass has one foot in the realm of fairy tale retellings (The Snow Queen), and one foot in fantasy. Sirapirat came under the rule of the Winter Queen 50 years ago, much like

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Review: “Queen of the Conquered,” Kacen Callender

Rating: 5 out of 5 Kacen Callender’s Queen of the Conquered (Islands of Blood and Storm (1)) is a tornado of a novel: it touches down seemingly out of nowhere and whips your feelings into a frenzy. I’m still feeling

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Review: “A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking,” T. Kingfisher

Rating: 5 out of 5 T. Kingfisher’s fantasy novel A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking is nominally a children’s book, but it’s totally readable for adults. Also, as with many of Kingfisher’s works, there are dark parts to it. Mona

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Review: “Forgotten Magic,” Various Authors

Rating: 3 out of 5 This is volume three in an unusual trilogy. Each author provides one story in each volume as their own individual little trilogies: Forgotten Magic (Magic Underground Anthologies Book 3) is part three. Unfortunately, I wasn’t

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Review: “Wayward Magic,” Various Authors

Rating: 3 out of 5 This is an unusual trilogy of anthologies. The idea is, each author involved wrote a trilogy of interconnected or continuing stories, with the first found in Hidden Magic [review], the second found in Wayward Magic

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Review: “Blood Ties,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Blood Ties (Elis O’Connor Book 1) is an intriguing start to a new series. 22-year-old witch Elis O’Connor is a serial killer. She kills “garbage men”–men who molest, abuse, and terrorize their

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Review: “The War Priest,” Ann Aguirre

Rating: 5 out of 5 Ann Aguirre’s Ars Numina series is almost over. One more book to come after The War Priest (Ars Numina Book 5). Book five picks up right when Callum–head of the bear clan–sets off for home

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Review: “The Shadow Warrior,” Ann Aguirre

Rating: 5 out of 5 In each volume of Ann Aguirre’s Ars Numina series, we experience a new and different romance between a new couple, and we follow along with the next part of the ongoing plot. In The Shadow

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