[Reviews] ‘The Devouring Gray’ by Christine Lynn Herman

“They weren’t the kings and queens of Four Paths High School - they were its gods.” Uprooted from the city, Violet Saunders doesn’t have much hope of fitting in at her new school in Four Paths, a town almost buried in the woodlands of rural New York. The fact that she’s descended from one of …

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[Reviews] ‘ The Winter of the Witch’ by Katherine Arden (ARC) / A Few Reasons Why I Love the Winternight Trilogy

"I will ride the world, in between times, through the farthest countries of dark and day." One girl can make a difference...  Moscow is in flames, leaving its people searching for answers - and someone to blame. Vasilisa, a girl with extraordinary gifts, must flee for her life, pursued by those who blame their misfortune …

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[Reviews] ‘The Dark Vault’ (‘The Archived’ + ‘The Unbound’ Bind-Up) by V.E. Schwab

 "Everything is valuable, in its own way. Everything is full of history." Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she …

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[Top 10] Delightfully Wintery Reads

With December close and the long nights drawing in, there's no better time to curl up under a blanket by the fire (or if you don't have a working fireplace, aka me, under the duvet in bed works too) and read a book. To really capture that magical, wintery feel, I've rounded up a few …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘Every Heart A Doorway’ by Seanan Macguire

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced... …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘The Light Between Worlds’ by Laura E. Weymouth

Six years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell were swept from war-torn England and into a woodland fantasy kingdom. Now back in the real world, eldest sister Philippa is relieved, but Evelyn is grieving for the magical place she called home. When she goes missing, Philippa must confront the truth of what happened to them, and …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘ The Darkest Part of the Forest’ by Holly Black

“Once, there was a girl who vowed she would save everyone in the world, but forgot herself.” Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows …

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