Entries tagged: Magic

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Would You Like To Know More? Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Things get heated in The Burning Page, the third book in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library series.

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Would You Like To Know More? All’s Fair In Arranged Marriage and War
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Would You Like To Know More? Turn A Blind Eye
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Would You Like To Know More? Uncommon Scents

Uncommon Scents

Stacey Lee switches over to contemporary magical realism for this sweet tale of romance and relationships.

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Would You Like To Know More? The Boy Who Lived (In A Cage)
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Would You Like To Know More? Mighty She Roars

Mighty She Roars

We’ve reached the grand conclusion of Tamora Pierce’s first series with Lioness Rampant, in which Alanna returns home and proves firsthand why she’s earned that Knight’s shield.

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Would You Like To Know More? Uneasy Lies The Head
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Would You Like To Know More? The Woman Who Rides Like a Boss
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Would You Like To Know More? The Midas Touch
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Would You Like To Know More? Netflix Fix: PRACTICAL MAGIC
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Would You Like To Know More? There Can Be Only One…

There Can Be Only One…

Three sisters, one throne. There's no sharing of power in Three Dark Crowns, the first book in a new trilogy by Kendare Blake that's sure to captivate even the most seasoned of fantasy readers!

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Would You Like To Know More? Call of the Forest
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Would You Like To Know More? Lightning Crashes, An Old Evil Rises
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Would You Like To Know More? Turn Around And Stand Like Momma Placed You!
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Would You Like To Know More? Off To Rescue The Prince
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Would You Like To Know More? Vision Quest

Vision Quest

Before reading the latest installment of Garth Nix’s Abhorsen series in October, re-introduce yourself to Lirael, a book about a young girl with mysterious connections to magic and the Dead.

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Would You Like To Know More? Risin’ Up To The Challenge Of Her Rivals
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Would You Like To Know More? Turn The Page

Turn The Page

Traci Chee’s The Reader introduces readers to a rich world filled with magic, storied heroes … and illiteracy.

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Would You Like To Know More? The Boy Who Lives In The Shadow Of The Boy Who Lived
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Would You Like To Know More? Going To The Red Church And We’re Gonna Get Sta-a-abby
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Would You Like To Know More? Goddess-Touched

Goddess-Touched

In the second installment of Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness quartet, In the Hand of the Goddess, Alanna learns to let go of her many, many fears.

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Would You Like To Know More? We’re Gonna Start The Fire
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Would You Like To Know More? She’s a Man, Baby!
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Would You Like To Know More? A Magician Never Reveals Her Secrets
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Would You Like To Know More? Words Are Power

Words Are Power

Go on an adventure through alternate universes to procure obscure books in Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library.

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Would You Like To Know More? It’s (Not So) Good To Be Queen
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Would You Like To Know More? Drive Back The Darkness

Drive Back The Darkness

The rebel forces in Queen of Shadows, the fourth book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, make some serious progress—and some unfortunate discoveries.

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Would You Like To Know More? Mind The Magic
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Would You Like To Know More? Fireheart

Fireheart

Celaena Sardothian returns to her ancestral roots in Heir of Fire, the third book in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series.

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Would You Like To Know More? War, Magic, and Peace
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Would You Like To Know More? Across The Miles, Across The Years
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Would You Like To Know More? It Is Only With The Eye That One Can See Rightly
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Would You Like To Know More? Rule Yourself

Rule Yourself

Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury turns Prythian's ways (and reader’s emotions) on their heads.

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Would You Like To Know More? Rattle The Stars

Rattle The Stars

The first book in Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series introduces Celaena Sardothian—one of the most badass lady assassins to ever grace the page—to the YA world.

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Would You Like To Know More? Dickens and Doppelgangers
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Would You Like To Know More? Light It Up

Light It Up

The Skylighter, the second book in Becky Wallace’s Keeper Chronicles duology, is a fast-paced race to the finish.

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Would You Like To Know More? The Song Of Her People
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Would You Like To Know More? A Midsummer Night’s Fling
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Would You Like To Know More? Watch Me Pull A Mobster Out Of This Hat
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Would You Like To Know More? Keep Your Enemies Close, And Your Frenemies Closer
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Would You Like To Know More? Fire And Ice (And What’s In Between)
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Would You Like To Know More? The Truth Is In Here
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Would You Like To Know More? Tying Up Loose Ends
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Would You Like To Know More? Simon Says You Will Love This Book
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Would You Like To Know More? Taking Matters Into Her Own Hands
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Would You Like To Know More? If You’re Not The Hunter, You’re The Hunted
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Would You Like To Know More? In The Midnight Hour
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Would You Like To Know More? Omnis Cogito Est

Omnis Cogito Est

Knowledge is all, but when the powers that be control it with an iron grasp—like in Rachel Caine’s Ink and Bone—”all” becomes a very subjective term.

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Would You Like To Know More? Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Till It’s Gone
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Would You Like To Know More? It Ain’t Easy

It Ain’t Easy

Heavy lies the crown in The Invasion of the Tearling, the second book in Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling series.

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Would You Like To Know More? Dig Deep

Dig Deep

Naomi Novik’s Uprooted is a new fairy tale that feels ancient in the best of ways.

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Would You Like To Know More? Heavy Is The Head

Heavy Is The Head

Sarah J. Maas’ latest book, A Court of Thorns and Roses, is a faerie book filled with action, adventure and some serious swoon.

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Would You Like To Know More? When The Clock Strikes

When The Clock Strikes

Melissa Grey’s debut novel, The Girl at Midnight, is a delightful modern fantasy featuring feathered beings who live under NYC and thieves who have hearts of gold.

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Would You Like To Know More? Wicked Witches, Badass … Girls From Kansas
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Would You Like To Know More? Spin Me Right Round

Spin Me Right Round

Becky Wallace’s debut novel, The Storyspinner, weaves a tale of acrobatics, nobility, magic and danger. Mandy C. wants to visit the world within, stat.

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Would You Like To Know More? Hiding in Plain Sight
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Would You Like To Know More? Sometimes Happily Ever After is Anything But
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Would You Like To Know More? Tale As Old As Time
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Would You Like To Know More? Be Careful With Those Flames
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Would You Like To Know More? Visions of Sugar Plums (and Giant Rats)
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Would You Like To Know More? Cold Burn

Cold Burn

Have you ever wanted to live your entire life in one season, without traveling with it across the globe? Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy novel Snow Like Ashes introduces a world in which that’s possible.

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Would You Like To Know More? Witchy Woman (She Got the Moon in Her Eyyyyyyyyyyyyye)
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Would You Like To Know More? Don’t Rock the Boat
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Would You Like To Know More? You’ll Be My Undoing

You’ll Be My Undoing

Unmade, the last installment in Sarah Rees Brennan's The Lynburn Legacy trilogy, will shock, delight, and wrap up all those loose ends.

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Would You Like To Know More? Defeat the Sorcerer, Save the Town
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Would You Like To Know More? Someone’s Found A Way To Break Into My Mind
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Would You Like To Know More? Queen for a Day (Or, Hopefully, More)
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Would You Like To Know More? Choosing Their Own Paths
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Would You Like To Know More? No Rest For The Wicked
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Would You Like To Know More? Netflix Fix: Ella Enchanted

Netflix Fix: Ella Enchanted

There’s nothing better than watching Anne Hathaway do a musical number—particularly when she’s being wooed by a very princely Hugh Dancy rather than having to sell herself to make a living.

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Would You Like To Know More? Batten Down the Hatches
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Would You Like To Know More? Netflix Fix: Merlin
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Would You Like To Know More? Soldier, Summoner, Saint
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Would You Like To Know More? Druids and Greeks and Egyptians and Time Travel, Oh My
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Would You Like To Know More? Ding, Dong, The Witch ... Isn’t So Bad, Afterall
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Would You Like To Know More? If Three’s a Crowd, Five’s a Riot
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Would You Like To Know More? A Sorceress And An Assassin Walk Into A Cave ...
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Would You Like To Know More? Mixing Magic with Pleasure
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Would You Like To Know More? Netflix Fix: Penelope

Netflix Fix: Penelope

One of Mandy C.’s favorite feel good movies, Penelope features James McAvoy as a somewhat shady musician with a heart of gold and Christina Ricci as a sweet and sheltered girl with … a pig snout.

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Would You Like To Know More? Netflix Fix: The Last Keepers
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Would You Like To Know More? You Can Never Go Home Again, Unless You’re Kidnapped And Forced To
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Would You Like To Know More? Girl Gone Grisha

Girl Gone Grisha

Mandy C. reviews Leigh Bardugo’s debut novel Shadow and Bone and finds herself cursing the powers that be for not blessing her with the Grisha ability to eliminate bad hair days.

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Would You Like To Know More? She’s The Man

She’s The Man

Mandy C. reviews Sherry Thomas’ The Burning Sky, a book full of magic that could have used a little more burning (if you know what she means).

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Would You Like To Know More? What the Spell is Happening?
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Would You Like To Know More? Earth, Air, Fire And Wine
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Would You Like To Know More? Is That A Wand Under Your Hat, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?
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Would You Like To Know More? Walking On Broken Glass
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Would You Like To Know More? Selling Your Soul Never Works As Planned
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Would You Like To Know More? Black Is The Badge Of Hell

Black Is The Badge Of Hell

A review of Shadow of Night, the second in Deborah Harkness's All Souls' Trilogy (not-actually-spoilery spoiler alert: there is hardly a library to be seen, but you'll get to meet Shakespeare).

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Would You Like To Know More? When The Hurlyburly’s Done

When The Hurlyburly’s Done

A review of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, a book about vampires and witches that borders on pornographic when it comes to libraries (and we don't mean sex in the stacks).

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Would You Like To Know More? The Secret Circle 1×22: Family
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Would You Like To Know More? The Secret Circle 1×21: Prom
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Would You Like To Know More? The Secret Circle 1×20: Traitor
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Would You Like To Know More? The Secret Circle 1×19: Crystal
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Would You Like To Know More? The Secret Circle 1x18: Sacrifice
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Would You Like To Know More? The Secret Circle 1x17: Curse
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Would You Like To Know More? The Secret Circle 1x16: Lucky
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Would You Like To Know More? Riding The Crimson Wave
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Would You Like To Know More? The Secret Circle 1x15: Return
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Would You Like To Know More? The Secret Circle 1x14: Valentine