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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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Short Take: “Chupacabra’s Song,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Brought me to tears Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chupacabra’s Song is a short story set in the backstory of Jim Hines’s wonderful “Magic Ex Libris” world (roughly 20 years earlier). It details the introduction of Nicola

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Review: “Goblin War,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Interesting larger scope Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Goblin War is book three in Jim C. Hines’s “Goblin Series”, after Goblin Quest and Goblin Hero. Jig is facing a whole new collection of dangers. The goblin tunnels

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Review: “Goblin Hero,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Clever plotting Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Jim C. Hines’s Goblin Hero (Goblin Series) brings us back to the tale of Jig, a hapless goblin who ended up an accidental hero in Goblin Quest. Even though he

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Review: “Goblin Quest,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Love the story of Jig! Cons: Beginning stumbles Rating: 4 out of 5 Goblin Quest, by Jim C. Hines (author of the awesome Princess Novels and the magnificent Magic Ex Libris series), is about a goblin named Jig. Poor

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Non-Review: “The Outcasts,” Chuck Abdella

The Outcasts: Book I: The Lies of Autumn is a fantasy tale by Chuck Abdella. Unfortunately, I only made my way through a quarter of it before I couldn’t take it any more. In a really good book, characters behave

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