Favorite Female Character #WyrdAndWonder

Here I am again this Sunday with another prompt from the Wyrd and Wonder Challenge for Wyrd and Wonder month, celebrating all things Fantasy. I've done a post before on my Friday Favorite Five about my favorite female protagonists but I'm going to use today's prompt as an opportunity to elaborate on one of them, because the... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: A Magical Inheritance by Krista D. Ball

Summary:   Miss Elizabeth Knight received an unexpected legacy upon her uncle’s death: a collection of occult books. However, when one of the books begins talking to her, she discovers an entire world of female occultist history opened to her—a legacy the Royal Occult Society had purposely hidden from the world. However, the magic allowing... Continue Reading →

Book Review: In Dreaming Bound by J. Kathleen Cheney

Summary: What does it mean to be bound? Mikael and Shironne have known for a month now that they are bound, but neither truly knows what their future holds. When Shironne is kidnapped, Mikael uses the nascent tie between them to get her back, and to keep her safe, Shironne is placed among the Family... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold

Summary:     When Cordelia Naismith and her survey crew are attacked by a renegade group from Barrayar, she is taken prisoner by Aral Vorkosigan, commander of the Barrayan ship that has been taken over by an ambitious and ruthless crew member. Aral and Cordelia survive countless mishaps while their mutual admiration and even stronger... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Enchantée by Gita Trelease

Summary: 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 buy the... Continue Reading →

Introducing the HEA Book Club, for fans of Fantasy Romance!

So, The Borrowed Bookshelf and I got together and we're running a brand new book club over on reddit's r/fantasy community called HEA, or Happily Ever After. This is a club meant to highlight all things fantasy romance--these are books that combine elements and tropes of both the Fantasy and Romance genres. Some books may... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis

Summary: The year is 1779, and Carlo Morelli, the most renowned castrato singer in Europe, has been invited as an honored guest to Eszterháza Palace. With Carlo in Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's carriage, ride a Prussian spy and one of the most notorious alchemists in the Habsburg Empire. Already at Eszterháza is Charlotte von Steinbeck, the... Continue Reading →

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.   Among the ashes of a dying world, an agent of the Commandant finds a letter. It reads: Burn before reading. And... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The True Queen by Zen Cho

Summary: When sisters Muna and Sakti wake up on the peaceful beach of the island of Janda Baik, they can't remember anything, except that they are bound as only sisters can be. They have been cursed by an unknown enchanter, and slowly Sakti starts to fade away. The only hope of saving her is to... Continue Reading →

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