Tag: magic

Seriously Shifted

Seriously Shifted
Posted 21 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I really love the premise of this series!  In the world of Seriously Shifted, witches are not good.  Not all of them are evil, but there is a defined since of superiority that allows them to live by rules of their own.  But Camellia is determined to change that.  Her mother is on the […]

Seriously Wicked

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

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, […]

The Fifth Petal

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

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 […]

The Lace Reader

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

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 […]

The Summer Marked

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

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. […]

Forgotten Things

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

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 […]

Escape from Witchwood Hollow

Escape from Witchwood Hollow
Posted 24 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

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 […]

The Silver Gryphon

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

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 […]

The White Gryphon

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

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 […]

The Black Gryphon

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

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 […]