Tag: magic

Seriously Wicked

Seriously Wicked

My Review I ran across Seriously Wicked on the e-library site for my local Army library and fell in love with the cover.  But they didn’t own the book.  I recommended it, and the next in the series,  for purchase and, much to my delight, the library purchased both of them. It is a quirky, quirky novel, […]

Posted 2 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Fifth Petal

The Fifth Petal

My Review The Fifth Petal is the second book in The Lace Reader series.  I really enjoyed the first book, especially with its setting of Salem and the witch history.  This novel is set several years into the future and it features some new characters along with some from the first book. Callie is at the […]

Posted 31 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Lace Reader

The Lace Reader

My Review I got the ARC of The Fifth Petal (review coming soon) from NetGalley, not realizing that it was the second novel in the series.  So I purchased The Lace Reader.  Being fascinated with all things Salem and its witchcraft history, I was really interested to see how it played out in this novel.  And I absolutely […]

Posted 23 January 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Summer Marked

The Summer Marked

My Review I truly enjoy this series!  I loved The Winter People and I love this sequel just as much!  The author creates characters that are so complex and so realistic.  Even as dark as the story is, it is beautiful with its weaving of our own reality and the dark reality of the Fae world. […]

Posted 22 September 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Forgotten Things

Forgotten Things

My Review Forgotten Things is the debut full-length novel by author Stephen Mullaney-Westwood.  It is a beautiful story woven between the reality that we all know and that inhabited by the creatures of lore that so many of us dismiss.  It is a coming-of-age story that centers around Adam and his friends Martin and Josh.  Adam has just moved […]

Posted 28 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Escape from Witchwood Hollow

Escape from Witchwood Hollow

My Review Such an interesting book with a great premise!  The novel centers around three girls of varying ages.  Each of these girls is from a different historical time period… the 1600s, the 1800s and the 2000s.  Each of them is connected in some way to the mysteriously cursed Witchwood Hollow.  Historical novels are not […]

Posted 24 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Silver Gryphon

The Silver Gryphon

My Review The Silver Gryphon is the last book in the Mage Wars trilogy, the first in the epic Valdemar saga.  The first book in the series was pure high fantasy, the second less magic and more intrigue, and this one is a tale of survival.  It also contains one of my favorite quotes from any […]

Posted 5 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The White Gryphon

The White Gryphon

My Review The White Gryphon picks up several years after the end of The Black Gryphon.  The war is over and the everyone has fled to different parts of the world.  Skan, Drake, Winterhart, and Zaneel have escaped together, along with many others of Urtho’s former realm.  They have made their way south through treachorous land […]

Posted 28 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Black Gryphon

The Black Gryphon

My Review The entire Valdemar series is a favorite of mine and one that I have reread repeatedly over the years.  The series unfolds in the form of trilogies, duologies, singles, etc., and this series, Mage Wars, is the start of it all. The Black Gryphon takes place long before the Valdemar kingdom is founded, a […]

Posted 19 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

City of Heavenly Fire

City of Heavenly Fire

My Review I have loved this series and I think that City of Heavenly Fire just might be my favorite of the entire series.  There was a ton of action, a lot of tearjerking moments, love, sacrifice, and twists and turns that I never saw coming.  And I loved every moment of it! Very little about […]

Posted 31 January 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments