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Review: “Codex Born,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Funny as hell and incredibly moving Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Visit Jim C. Hines online.   Isaac Vainio is a libriomancer–a sorcerer whose magic consists of bringing the contents of books to life. He’s also in

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Review: “Libriomancer,” Jim C. Hines

Pros: Hilarious, magical, and incredibly quotable Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Visit Jim C. Hines online.   Isaac Vainio is a libriomancer–a sorcerer whose magic consists of bringing the contents of books to life. This just happens to

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"Tales of Majipoor," Robert Silverberg

Pros: Fascinating culture and events Cons: Logical inconsistencies; characters held at a distance Rating: 3 out of 5 Release date: May 7, 2013 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group   Robert Silverberg’s Tales of Majipoor collects together seven stories set

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"Magic on the Storm," Devon Monk

Pros: Fantastic world-building; imaginative story that goes fascinating places; Allie is ever-so-slightly learning; wonderful magical battles Cons: Allie is still too pig-headed; good guys are too slow to figure out that the bad guys are corrupt; confusing alliances; a couple

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"Magic in the Shadows," Devon Monk

Pros: Love some of the new characters and plots Cons: Make sure you’re reading the series in order now; Allie is TOO pig-headed, and kind of dumb sometimes Rating: 3 out of 5   NOTE: Devon Monk’s Magic in the

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"Magic in the Blood," Devon Monk

Pros: Delightful world-building and characters; fascinating plot Cons: Magic gets a little less well-defined as the book goes on Rating: 4 out of 5   When Allie Beckstrom uses the formidable forces of magic that she controls, she pays a

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"Hexed," various authors

Pros: Grabbed hold and did not let go. Galenorn’s story made me cry! Cons: Can’t think of any! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Penguin Group Expected publication date: June 7, 2011   Hexed is a collection

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"New Tricks," John Levitt

Pros: Gorgeous world; interesting plot; unusual “hero” Cons: Villain lost some dimensions at the end; not everyone will like the style Rating: 4 out of 5

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