e-ARC Review: ‘Sorcery of Thorns’ by Margaret Rogerson|Sorcery, monstrous books, love, and friendship

Blurb (as on Goodreads): All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of …

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6 reasons why ‘The Priory of the Orange Tree’ by Samantha Shannon is as promising as it looks

Blurb (as on Goodreads): The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction—but assassins are getting closer to her door. Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is …

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ARC Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Paris in 1789 is a labyrinth of twisted streets, filled with beggars, thieves, revolutionaries—and magicians... When smallpox kills her parents, Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail, naive sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic—la magie ordinaire—Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to …

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The Crowns of Croswald|Fascinating magic and a wonderful world|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret… For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the …

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Genie Magic+ Adventure= Me Grabbing some Popcorn|Eddy Stone and The Evil Genie’s Curse|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): When Eddy Stone accidentally releases a wizard from a cursed lamp, his town's wishes start coming true and his world is turned upside down. Tumbling into a land of genies, mad emperors and dancing camels, can Eddy put a stop to this wayward wishing? Another Eddy Stone adventure (It's a series …

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