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Review: “Pursuit of Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Wonderful adventure and fight scenes; strong female characters Cons: Formulaic aspects Rating: 4 out of 5 In book one of The Valkyrie, Bree and her sister Ana joined the Undercover Protectorate. They chased down their nemesis, Ricketts, and got

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Review: “Academy of Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Delightful fight scenes; great characters Cons: A bit formulaic; some inconsistencies Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Linsey Hall’s Academy of Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Valkyrie Book 2) starts off two weeks after the events of the previous book. In

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Review: “Undercover Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Inventive fight scenes; strong female characters Cons: A bit formulaic Rating: 4 out of 5 Linsey Hall’s Undercover Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Valkyrie Book 1) starts off the fourth sub-series of her Dragon’s Gift universe. (See my review of

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Review: “Archangel’s Prophecy,” Nalini Singh

Pros: Characters, story, tension Cons: Slow start; ENDS TOO SOON Rating: 5 out of 5 ARGH. This is why I used to try to avoid series books. I hate it when a book ends in the middle of something important.

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Short Take: “The Hair Wreath and Other Stories,” Halli Villegas

Pros: Deeply engrossing tales Cons: Some stories end far too abruptly Rating: 4.5 out of 5 The Hair Wreath and Other Stories, by Halli Villegas, is a wonderful collection of horror and paranormal tales. Particularly at first I felt that

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Non-Review: “Experimental Film,” Gemma Files

It’s been ages since I last posted a non-review: a brief blurb in which I tell you why, exactly, I was unable to finish reading a book, so you can decide for yourself whether it might interest you anyway. (When

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Review: “Forged in Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Fantastic extended fight scenes; moving ending Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Linsey Hall’s Forged in Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Protector Book 5) is an excellent conclusion to both the five-book “The Protector” sub-series and the fifteen-book collection

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Review: “Enemy of Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Some fantastic extended fight scenes Cons: Small inconsistencies Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Linsey Hall’s Enemy of Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Protector Book 4) continues Nix’s tale as she attempts to puzzle out her task in the Triumvirate and

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Review: “Origin of Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Interesting plot and characters Cons: Some formulaic elements Rating: 3.5 out of 5 In book one of Linsey Hall’s The Protector, Nix was accused of murdering an ally of the vampires, and had to prove her innocence. In so

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Review: “Trial By Magic,” Linsey Hall

Pros: Great fun Cons: Semi-formulaic Rating: 4 out of 5 Linsey Hall’s Trial by Magic (Dragon’s Gift: The Protector Book 2) is an excellent continuation to the Dragon’s Gift world. In book one of the sub-series “The Protector” Nix was

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