Genre: Fantasy

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Review of Iron Garland (Harbinger)

Review of Iron Garland (Harbinger)

This series continues to amaze, and the third installment is no exception. There is plenty of action, more unraveling of mysteries, and a great look at the world of King Fountain. In addition, the true enemy of the empire is revealed, and Sera finally gains her freedom. I really liked… Read more »

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Review of Storm Glass

Review of Storm Glass

This is another entertaining and satisfying series by Jeff Wheeler. It follows two young girls in difficult circumstances (one from the streets, one from royalty) destined to be great people, in a magical world (the same one as Muirwood in fact). The main characters are both interesting and well-developed. Cettie… Read more »

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Review of Mage Against the Machine

Review of Mage Against the Machine

This was a really novel concept and plot that I thoroughly enjoyed. Part science fiction/dystopia, and part fantasy. The two main characters are in different worlds but ultimately those collide. The world building was really great, several of the characters were well developed and strong, and the plot never really… Read more »

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Review of Mirage Audiobook

Review of Mirage Audiobook

This is quite an interesting book about a young girl, kidnapped from her home, and forced to be a body double for the princess of an occupying alien race. I found the story to be great and I really enjoyed it a lot. However, it’s not quite up to the… Read more »

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Review of Archenemies

Review of Archenemies

I really enjoyed Renegades, so I was excited to listen to the sequel, Archenemies. There were a few slow parts, but for the most part, the action was non-stop. Nova continued to straddle the line between the two sides and her constant flip-flopping keeps the reader guessing. However, it is… Read more »

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Review of The Caldera (Brotherband)

Review of The Caldera (Brotherband)

Yet another great book in the Brotherband series, with plenty of action, creative solutions, and character interaction. The only drawback is this: Someone from Stig’s past returns, but this character doesn’t have a whole lot of depth, and the potential in this twist is mostly wasted. The short story at… Read more »

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Review of The Banished of Muirwood

Review of The Banished of Muirwood

This book was quite a bit darker than the previous trilogy. Maia is a princess with a very rough life. Her inheritance and birth right are stripped from her and she is pursued by the myriad ones and rather evil Dochte Mandar. It starts in a rather different fashion with… Read more »

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Review of the Legends of Muirwood Series

Review of the Legends of Muirwood Series

This is truly one of the best fantasies I have read in a long time. It has a young girl who slowly discovers who she is, her destiny, and her powers. The world-building is great and the plot is a real page-turner. It also has lots of strong characters who… Read more »

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Review of the Red Fox Clan (Royal Ranger)

Review of the Red Fox Clan (Royal Ranger)

Another really good book in the Ranger’s Apprentice series. In this book, Araluen is finally in peril. It has all the same elements of the previous books, and is very well done. It portrays Maddy very well as a talented, but still learning ranger apprentice who still makes mistakes. The… Read more »

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Review of Becoming the Beast

Review of Becoming the Beast

This prequel novella was available exclusively from the R.S. McCoy newsletter. It tells the story of how Kaide rose to be vice syndicate , how he received his totem, and more. A great short story to read after finishing the main books.

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Review of The Forever Ship

Review of The Forever Ship

The third and final novel of the Fire Sermon involves the resistance’s struggle against the council, their quest to save omegas, and them trying to prevent several awful acts by the General and Zach. Plot-wise, the book was pretty good and kept me listening to see what happened. However, the… Read more »

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Review of The Map of Bones

Review of The Map of Bones

In this sequel to The Fire Sermon, Cass and Piper work to rebuild the resistance and stop the evil schemings of the council and her brother Zack. For the most part this book is more of the same, keeps up a pretty good plot, and has some nice twists. There… Read more »

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Review of The Snow Owl

Review of The Snow Owl

The Snow Owl is a great end to this series, and one that I really, really enjoyed. It had a lot of great action in it. Blossom takes front and center and really does everything to get what she wants. The book ends of a great note and concludes the… Read more »

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Review of The Swampling King by Ben Dobson

Review of The Swampling King by Ben Dobson

This book kept my attention and was a good page turner, but it was really, really, really long. The main characters (Zerill and Josen) are well done and very deep, but I could have used a bit more back story on both. The world building was pretty imaginative, but there… Read more »

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Review of The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Review of The Rest of Us Just Live Here

This book is about a teen named Mikey who is finishing high school, spending time with his friends, and dealing with strange happenings involving an invasion of our realm by immortal beings. The book mostly covers Mikey’s life and feelings, typical teen experiences, and more. I found it very entertaining… Read more »

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Review of The Flaw in All Magic

Review of The Flaw in All Magic

This is a murder mystery set in a world of magic where the main investigator is someone who can’t use magic. The premise is rather unique, and the plot moves fairly well to resolution. There is a nice relationship between Tane and his helper, and a few friendships, but ultimately… Read more »

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Review of The Lamentation of the Marked

Review of The Lamentation of the Marked

Overall I did enjoy this book but it took a long time to get through. The book was just so long, and it was very, very hard to keep track of all the characters. It seemed to be missing some of the fun from the previous books. Most of the… Read more »

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Review of Freakling by Lana Krumwiede

Review of Freakling by Lana Krumwiede

An interesting story about a society that possess telekenesis and a boy who loses his powers but must save his people from his power-hungry brother. The writing was really well done and it really immersed me in the story. Taemon’s struggles with his loss of “psi” really drove the story. … Read more »

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